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Carlos Bistro

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1025 S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3705 (Hw 24)
+1 719-471-2905
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In Colorado Springs for a conference. My husband made a reservation based on reviews. It was a bit nicer and pricier than i expected but worth the money. One of the best meals we've had.

Thank Rebecca D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is fine dining at its best! Extremely good food. Carlos the owner is very friendly, the staff is awesome. The food is tops!

Thank randeegorman
Chicago, Illinois
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2,057 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The first thing that comes to mind after dining at Carlos Bistro in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is: "What is a restaurant like this doing in a place like this?" Carlos Bistro opened in 2004 at 1025 South 21st Street. For years, when visiting Colorado Springs and staying at The Broadmoor, the world famous resort, we always dined at the Broadmoor's... More 

1 Thank Taylor B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for our anniversary on a Saturday night. We were looking forward to a lovely dining experience but boy were we disappointed. Worse escargot ever! Gritty with zero flavor. Hardly any garlic or spices. Some guy (owner or manager) was constantly coming by. He was a little too much calling my husband by his name and... More 

1 Thank Deb F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Brought very important customers here for dinner, and I'm glad I did. Great food, wine, waitress and experience. The owner was very engaging, and the waitress was the best one I ever had. Had the lobster salad as first course and it was great. The wine list was very good with great selections. The main course selection was very good... More 

Thank Bill S
Arvada, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner here so very much. The scallops were on point, perfectly cooked, the sides were wonderful, and the desserts were gorgeous. For desert we ordered a pan fried crepe filled with a smooth cheese custard type filling, I'm sorry I can't describe it better than that, and it was covered with a vanilla whiskey sauce. That... More 

Thank KitAtwater
Alamosa, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

If you are looking for a place where you absolutely get what you pay for then Carlos Bistro is the place for you. We had a family reunion in Colorado Springs and I was looking for an upscale restaurant to take our adult kids and spouses. I tried initially to book a table for 13 at one of the Broadmoor... More 

1 Thank GeeandVee
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51 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

How can this possibly be regarded as one or the best restaurants in Colorado Springs??? Owner was gracious and welcoming...server was attentive but had to go back to kitchen a few times to answer questions...atmosphere was nice.... My wife and I both ordered foie gras which was excellent....then things went down hill big time. I ordered weinerschnitzel and my wife... More 

Thank n2r49rs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in all of Colorado! The food is pricey, BUT WORTH IT!!! The table bread is homemade, with homemade butter sprinkled with sea salt. There were 7 people in our party. Each of us ordered a separate dish and it was ALL good. The service was outstanding. We pulled into the parking lot and Carlos walked... More 

1 Thank MyFolks
Sahuarita, Arizona
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Decided to return to Carlos and I should have ordered the Veal Saltimbocca, a previous excellent dish. BUT our server offered a veal chop as a special and I got suckered into ordering this POS chop! My mistake in not asking the price of this special which turned out to be $90! UGG! Over half of it was fat and... More 

Thank Rusty C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
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: +1 719-471-2905

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