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“Great Tapas and Friendly Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Bistro en la 5ta - CLOSED

El Bistro en la 5ta
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
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Tapas and Friendly Service”
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.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Milwaukee
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Amazing, and I live with a professional Chef!”
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 wine selection! Our waiter, Nikolai (sorry if I misspelled?) was a perfect host. He recommended a subtle and crisp white blend wine, which showed up at our table perfectly chilled. We ordered the pick 5 plate, which we got to pick the 5, Calamari, Chicken Satay, Mini Beef Burger, Grilled Pear and Tuna. AMAZING!! The food quality of each was perfect, spices and temperatures were right on. The Grilled Pear was honestly one of the best things I have ever eaten in my life... The Chef agreed that back in the states this would cost us a small fortune. Go! Eat! Drink! Worth every peso!

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“outstanding all around”
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 is mediterranean and app's are served in amuse bouche portions. Everything we had was impeccable (we spent several nights either cocktailing and/or eating there) and the happy hour flips it over the top. Highly recommendable.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Romantic little tapas bistro ...great prices”
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"

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Peekskill NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“great place. every bite is perfect!”
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 music was not over powering.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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