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Bistrot Cinq

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French, Guatemalan
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4 a Calle Oriente #7, Antigua, Guatemala
+502 7832 5510
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious French Food

We learned about this resto through tripadvisor and it didn't disappoint. Quality french food and affordable prices. The atmosphere is romantic. We had the sea bass which was divine in flavour, beet salad and cauliflower au gratin - we saw the chef cook everything to order. The food we selected... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Cindy T
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Woodbridge, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Antigua, Guatemala
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Everyone raves about this place, but the night I went service was lacking and food only mediocre. So much so, I couldn't even tell you what I ordered.

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Woodbridge, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We learned about this resto through tripadvisor and it didn't disappoint. Quality french food and affordable prices. The atmosphere is romantic. We had the sea bass which was divine in flavour, beet salad and cauliflower au gratin - we saw the chef cook everything to order. The food we selected are great options for a lighter meal. Service was also... More 

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Hadleigh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

What a gem this is. I have no idea where the chef trained but we had an excellent lunch here. The menu is French bistrot in the main, the wine list looks good and the ambience is very nice. I was surprised at how easy it was to get a table.

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Juan Luis G, Director General at Bistrot Cinq, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you for visiting Bistrot Cinq and also for your positive feedback on your experience at our establishment. Our Executive Chef, Mario Godinez has trained all over the world but his latest was at Noma in Copenhagen in 2014, "World's Best Restuarant" by Restaurant Magazine. Mario is always innovating our menu and putting into practice the techniques applied... More 

Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Our last night in Antigua, we were packed and ready to leave the next day, but we needed a bit of food and drink. Bistrot Cinq was perfect. . . great glass of wine and mojito! The French Onion soup was delicious as was the warm beet salad. And, the bread was delicious as well. The manager speaks lovely English... More 

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Lake Atitlan
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170 reviews 170 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I enjoyed the atmosphere of this nice French bistro. It is popular with locals, both ex-pat and Guatemalan. Excellent menu that is well prepared by the kitchen staff. The absinithe bar is an extra bonus.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

I have visited B5 for four years now and noticed that the quality of food (and drinks...size, choice of glass and generosity) varies between weekend and weekday. Recently was able to compare a Sat (high net worth locals & tourists) with the very following Mon (the other crowd)...exact same order was very different in quality. Specifically the calamari was pure... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Having spent the last 8 years living in Guatemala, Bistro Cinq is one of our "Go-To" restaurants with fairly good service and consistently good food. Lately, as with many of the other restaurants in Antigua, it seems like folks simply aren't taking their business seriously. We arrived with a group of 12 folks this past Wednesday to find a great... More 

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Rocío I, Gerente at Bistrot Cinq, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We are terrible sorry about your last experience in our restaurant and we want to compensate it in your next visit. This was a misunderstanding of the staff and will not happen again. Your comments help us to improve every day and take actions in order to provide you the best experience in food, wine... More 

Avila, CA
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Tired of the fare we usually encountered in Guatemala, we opted for this French bistro, and we did not regret it. The place is beautiful and elegant. My husband had a pork dish, which he found excellent, and I had the sea bass with white beans. I would never have thought of serving beans with sea bass, but they were... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You want French? Go to France and skip this over-priced place. The food is fine but nothing special. In- experienced service, too. Also slow.

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Antigua, Guatemala
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lots of talk about this place, but found nothing outstanding about it. Atmosphere mediocre, meal less. Could have been just a just an off night for the meal. Maybe with the hype expected more.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 a Calle Oriente #7, Antigua, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
  • Phone Number: +502 7832 5510

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Guatemalan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?