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Carlos Bistro

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1025 S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3705 (Hw 24)
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First off we were greeted by Carlos and he was very attentive and made sure our dining experience was wonderful which it definitely was. Our waitress was awesome. The food was phenomenal. Highly, highly recommend eating at this superb establishment,

Thank Jill M
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had lamb, and it was outstanding!! The flavor was excellent, it was very tender, and it was cooked perfectly. My wife had steak with a jalapeno sauce that she loved. I also had the owners special cocktail. It was some kind of frozen swirl drink. It was also delicious, so delicious that I had two of them. Oh, and... More 

Thank CBaumgartner
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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100 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely little bistro in an unexpected location. The food and service are top notch. I enjoyed the grilled scallops (3 for $45). The spinach was bland, though. I had to add butter to it. The feta Greek salad was nice. My husband had the calamari pasta, and he liked it. We each had a martini. The bill... More 

Thank kdnwbrry
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us, and it did not disappoint! The food was truly outstanding, and the service was super friendly. Carlos himself greets you when you arrive and makes sure you are having a good experience throughout. His son, Johnny, was an excellent server, and made many helpful recommendations. Definitely try this restaurant!

Thank cctravel
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always enjoy having dinner here. It's a very eclectic menu with great Colorado specials. I never make it here without having the lobster salad. It's very good. Carlos is a great host. If you haven't tried it pick an occasion and give it a shot.

Thank Jay J
Colorado Springs
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It has been way too long since we visited Carlos Bistro. We have always loved it and the owner and servers but we eat out nearly every night and the prices at Carlos were a bit high for every day dinner. Well....we went on a week night with friends we had not been with for a while. They suggested Carols... More 

Thank Marytata
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was cooked to perfection, ambiance was perfectly romantic! I ordered the lamb and my wife their chicken carbonara. For an appetizer I made her try the frog legs which was phenomenal!

1 Thank yorsy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Awesome place but extremely expensive. I had asked for a great place that served halibut but they didn't. We left without eating but plan on going back for our anniversary next month. We had too many people with us that would not have appreciated that fine food. We paid for the soda that was ordered and it cost 14.00

1 Thank LeAnne J
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This is advertised as the best restaurant in Colorado Springs for fine dining... Reference: Scale 1- 10. 1 = horrible ; 10 = amazing! Overall rating: 6 *Dress: people with shorts and t-shirts to business casual... 1. Reservation process: OpenTable (no problems, worked as advertised) Scale = 10 2. Wait / Greeting Upon Arrival: No wait...Carlos greeted us like he... More 

3 Thank latu190
Boca Raton, Florida
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207 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding experience. Owner (Carlos) and his family have designed a first class restaurant. We were so pleased with the quality from the moment we arrived. Incredible people skills, menu is a wonderful assortment for food and wine choices, atmosphere is comfortable and attractive. Absolutely worth at least one dinner night during every visit to Colorado Springs.

Thank Greatfood4ever

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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

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