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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
17:00 - 20:00
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Food is excellent in a sophisticated casual atmosphere. Out of downtown but don't be fooled by the area...simple can be elegant!

Thank JimboColorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

This was a superb experience for a special birthday celebration! The menu choices were perfect for the discriminating diner with great taste. Carlos' recommendations and his friendly demeanor added to the memories. We will be back to enjoy again.

Thank ddemoss
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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175 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

Looking for a new place for our company holiday party, Carlo's place came as a recommendation. A little skeptical because of the simple name, after checking the menu out we gave it a go. They did an excellent job of handling our group and the food was amazing, everyone kept talking about how good it was. Since then we went... More 

Thank David Y
Colorado Springs
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

Calos Bistro is as good as fine dining can get. Don't worry about the dinning rooms in the fancy five-star resorts. Instead, come here where the food is better, the service is perfect, and every aspect of the operation shows meticulous attention to detail.

1 Thank CJThomas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

I love that whenever I come to eat here Carlos always greets me and remembers my name. He is always such a gentleman and touches every table in the house. I had my rehearsal dinner here as well and it was nothing short of amazing. I've had several food items on the menu and I haven't had one dish that... More 

Thank Welltraveledfoodie82
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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241 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

when you're paying the prices charged by Carlos Bistro (Halibut $55, Avocado salad $13, etc.). In our meal this New Year's Eve, those standards were met, and we feel we got our money's worth. That expensive Halibut was cooked to perfection, the mashed potatoes were super great, the frog legs delicious, the key lime torte delectable. My wife said the... More 

Thank ArtColorado
Colorado Springs, CO
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2014

Everything at Carlos Bistro is top notch. The owner, Carlos greets each diner in the parking lot starting the evening off with an amazing customer experience. The food was impeccable! From the salads, to the entrees to the dessert. This is one of our very special treat restaurants.

Thank biddlesmom08
Healdsburg, California, United States
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Wide range of menu items serve enthusiastically and supervised by Carlos himself. The menu items were only slightly less eclectic than the wines. That made both the food and wine selecting fun, even exciting. My dinner was wonderful, my wife was less impressed but not so that she wouldn't return.

Thank HBGsTraveller
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

If you are going to a restaurant, where cost is no object, then the experience should be memorable. Carlos Bistro will give you the memorable experinece both in food and service. You are met and greeted by Carlos himself, and he will again see you at your table sometime during your meal to hear about your experience with you food... More 

Thank gbbambi
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218 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

The French escargots were delightful, and the sauce they came in perfect for dipping. The house specialty salad with half lobster and goat cheese is a treat for the senses. The veal scaloppini were delicious. The seafood special, "something-something" sole, was somewhat bland and the risotto was overcooked. Both main dishes had great sauces. The dessert with berries and vanilla-burbon... More 

Thank Where2NextColorado

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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, 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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?