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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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We live up the street from Carlos Bistro and go there a couple of times per year. We just had Valentine's Day dinner there. The food and service was very good but the prices are getting pricey. For salad, middle of the road entree and desert (no alcohol), the tab was $100 per person. I believe there are other places... More 

Thank James K
Denver, Colorado
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109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here on a weekend trip couple's weekend. None of us had eaten here in the past. What a great find. Great little bistro in a residential area with a wonderful wine menu and top-notch food. Will return. Highly recommended!

Thank EarthyNP
Woodland Park, Colorado
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite places on the West side of Colorado Springs. Carlos will personally greet you with an encouraging attitude that makes you anxious to eat some of his gourmet specials.

Thank SpencerOleSwann
Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

From the personalized service to the awesome menu and perfectly cooked gourmet food, this is now one of our favorite places to dine in Colorado Springs! The tomato and basil soup was outstanding and the lobster salad was very tasty as well. The portions were large (to include a lot of crab). Carlos was a gentlemen and our waitress Stephanie... More 

Thank clr132017
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Was on a Wednesday between Christmas and New Years, we had early reservation so there were not many there but later it filled up so I recommend reservation for anytime past 6:30. Excel food, great flavor and large portions. Seaford that my wife and I had was excellent. They even had gluten free bread for one of my sons. Not... More 

Thank Graydon L
Golden, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

5:00 reservation, we were 2 women and the first 2 patrons for the night. We were sat in the bar area next to the waitress station. When recognizing the profiling the hostess/owner performed prior to seating us, we both asked for a different table as all tables were open. After informing us that she had a full house that night,... More 

1 Thank Starlyn2
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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2,448 reviews
1,353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,560 helpful votes
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
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?