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Carlos Bistro

1025 S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3705
719-471-2905
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Ranked #8 of 1,181 restaurants in Colorado Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Continental
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Hw 24
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English first
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Carlos Bistro is a go to for special occasions for my family. The menu is pricy, but the food can not be beat. The portions are perfect (not too small) and the owner makes you feel like family. Carlos greets and talks to every table and congratulate you on your special occasion if you list one during your reservation. Though... More

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Rather than dinner at our hotel, we ventured off to Carlos' Bistro - were not disappointed. The signature lobster salad was fantastic, the steaks were cooked to order, and dessert - what can you say about great desserts? Will go again next time we are in the Springs.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Food was delicious but not outstanding.. The service excellent. However, it is way overpriced. As an example, a glass of Cupcake Chardonnay costs $9. That is ridiculous when you consider that you can buy a bottle at most liquor stores for $10. Plus the amount in the glass was puny. One member of our group is very knowledgeable about wine... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our kids had made the reservation for a special birthday celebration. When arriving Carlos was waiting for us outside and welcomed us as if we were old friends. The restaurant has a friendly and warm atmosphere. The menu contains a large variety of different dishes, everything is prepared from scratch. For appetizers we ordered the foie gras, escargots and fried... More

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Milton, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I was very impressive with the service at this restaurant. The food is delicious, food comes to the table in a timely manner. The staff are super friendly and welcoming. The BEST restaurant experience I've ever had. Will definitely come back time after time.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Well above Colorado Springs' usual quality. Engaging proprietor and pretty interior. Quite pricey but we were willing to pay for a quality experience, which is quite scarce in "The Springs", as all locals call Colorado Springs. I/we usually prize service above food, but both were good here, with food slightly exceeding service, in our opinions.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Okay, if you would've told me that a restaurant of this caliber, with this incredible wine list, was found in Colorado Springs, I would've doubted you. But there it is! Carlos has a very deep and thoughtful wine list. And the fruit de mer was impossibly flavorful, with more seafood than I've ever been served. Few proprietors that I've known... More

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Sequim, Washington, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

It figures that we arrived here a little after 4 when the dining room didn't open until 5 but as we were backing out of the lot Carlos came out and invited us to come in and have a glass of wine while the staff geared up for opening. We hesitated but agreed to go in. We were so glad... More

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Wichita Falls, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I have wanted to dine at Carlos' for years (we live in Texas but frequently visit Colorado) and finally got the opportunity. We went at 6:30 on a Wednesday evening, and there were only one or two other parties in the restaurant. Our waiter, a reincarnation of John Fiedler, started reeling off the evening specials prior to asking for our... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

It's a challenge getting great seafood in the Colorado Springs area unless you go to Carlos Bistro. It's not only great, it's incredible. I had oysters on the half shell and they were the best, the biggest and coldest oysters I've ever eaten outside of PEI. The chiopino was delicious and reminded me of the Baja. Carlos greeted us in... More

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