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Carlos Bistro

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1025 S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3705 (Hw 24)
719-471-2905
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful!!

This was the first. Tthe owner actually greeted us in the parking lot to welcome us to his restaurant. That's the kind of personal attention you'll receive at Carlos Bistro. We had a party of 9. We ordered everything from raw oysters to duck to steak to escargot. Everything was amazing. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
TopekaKim
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Topeka, Kansas
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

This was the first. Tthe owner actually greeted us in the parking lot to welcome us to his restaurant. That's the kind of personal attention you'll receive at Carlos Bistro. We had a party of 9. We ordered everything from raw oysters to duck to steak to escargot. Everything was amazing. You can tell the owner/chef is passionate about food.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had a very large group and the service could not have been better. I had the elk. It was wonderful. I would go back if ever in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wow! Forget the Famous, Penrose Room and MacKenzie's Chop House and go see Carlos at his Bistro! EXTENSIVE appetizer list and a GREAT variety of entrees. Very attentive wait staff and the Filet Mignon a la Oscar was delicious. The clams and mussels appetizer needs to be shared as it is a HUGH portion! Bon appetit!

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Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were so excited to try Carlos's after reading positive reviews. Unfortunately, it did not deliver. It was louder than we expected and our table location was chilly. They corrected the temperature once we complained, but I was uncomfortable quite awhile. Our wine never arrived. With prices about $50 a plate (salad and additional $9 or so), we had high... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had a most wonderful dining experience at Carlos' Bistro with friends. We were welcomed at the door by Carlos who remembered the couple we were with and served by his son Johnny. What an experience. The food was excellent and the service was delightful. What a restaurant! Oh, to have more restaurants like this one.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We are from Alabama and were in Colorado Springs staying at The Broadmoor. We enjoyed several of the restaurants at the hotel but wanted to experience a local restaurant and chose Carlos' Bistro based on TripAdvisor reviews. We were SO pleased! Carlos, himself, greeted us warmly and checked on us throughout the evening to make certain we were having a... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

To celebrate a special occasion we visited Carlos Bistro. Originally we considered one of the Broadmoor Restaurants but wanted an unpretentious setting. Upon entry we were warmly greeted by Carlos himself an escorted to our table. Jennifer our server was knowledgeable, helpful, engaging, and efficient. Throughout the meal she gave us tips and suggestions that made our dining experience that... More 

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Soquel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

we has a combo celebration of family birthday and AFAcademy graduation. It was wonderful!! Coming from out of state, with many foodies and wine lovers, it was a hidden delight! Thank you Carlos ,from meeting us in parking lot, to our fabulous dinner/celebration!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Yes, Carlos was there and Yes he did make us feel very welcomed---we need more Carlos's in the restaurant world. His food was very good and his staff was well prepared and educated on what they were serving. We ordered their most famous dish---the lobster salad--and it was very good. My wife ordered the lobster linguini diavola and enjoyed the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We came in for late evening drinks and appetizers. Everything we had was so delicious! The calamari was the best I have ever had. It was wonderful to meet and talk with Carlos. He made our evening a very pleasant one. We are looking forward to returning very soon for dinner.

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Additional Information about Carlos Bistro

Address: 1025 S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3705
Phone Number: 719-471-2905
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs
Open Hours:
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1025 S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3705
    (Hw 24)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs
  • Phone Number: 719-471-2905

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?