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El Bistro en la 5ta - CLOSED

5ta avenida entre 22 y 24 | Local 5, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
984-803-4900
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Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

12 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

Went tonight to El Bistro bites for a late dinner. There was a nice ambience in the restaurant and the staff were very friendly and attentive. I ordered 4 dishes off of the menu which turned out to be plenty. All the food was great but I particularly enjoyed the coconut shrimp and the potato bravas. I'll definitely be back.

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Milwaukee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2011

Our last night staying at a boutique hotel in downtown playa, we decided to do apps all over town for dinner. I had seen El Bistro Bites (5th Ave.) when walking around and remembered how nice it looked. We were seated immediately at a table facing the street, the best people watching... For playa, El Bistro Bites has a great... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

We spent the week around Easter 2011 in Playa and were lucky to try this Bistro. Seating is on the caille as well as inside so people watching is spectacular. The quality of the Mojitos and Caipirinhas is top notch and the service provided by Nicola and Martina was nothing short of pleasurable. Charming, helpful and knowledgeable both. The food... More

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Boston
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

A huge tapas menu to choose from with some great selections. A good wine list and a cozy atmosphere with great service make for a great dinner out. If you like to try a bite of everything to get a taste of it, make sure you get to El Bistro and have some "Bites"

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Peekskill NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2011

we stopped here because of the happy hour advertised - 2x1 from 6pm-8pm. we had no intention of eating here but after sitting for awhile we decided to get a few things to nibble on. Every single bite was perfect! with all the choices on 5th ave in Playa this was one of our favorites. Nice friendly servers and the... More

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Ontario
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2011

We stopped at Bites on 5th for a happy hour drink. Our drinks were great, our server charming and the atmosphere pleasant so we order their "five bite" special. All the nibbles were delicious - perfectly prepared and presented. We'll definitely return and next time have a full meal.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

I was in 3 weeks vacation in the south of mexico and the disappointment of my trip I found it in a small restaurant on Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen Several people recommended to my fiancee and me that the restaurant el bistro bites had very good food and incredible service. when we got to the restaurant a waiter... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

El Bistro Bites has an amazing atmosphere and a great wine selection with very reasonable prices. Great for romantic couples!

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Aspen, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

We had 3 dinners and 2 lunches at El Bistro and loved the creative, varied menu. The food was exceptionally well-prepared and delicious. It was a pleasure to have dishes not found elsewhere. Two separate set of guestsof ours also fell in love with the cuisine. The servers were outstanding. We were so impressed by the food that we visited... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2010

We were staying at La Tortuga and enjoyed the restaurant there - so we were happy when we came across this one on 5th (actually now that I think about it I'm surprised the hotel didn't mention it!). The servers were really helpful and even brought us a free class of wine. I had the trio of carpachio which was... More

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