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Bistrot Cinq

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4 a Calle Oriente # 7, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 5510
12:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best meals we've had anywhere, and we reside in the San Francisco, Bay Area: land of great food.

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

Thanks Thomas for your review and for your visit to Bistrot Cinq while in Antigua Guatemala. We are flattered to read your opinion of our cuisine. We hope you visit us again soon! More 

Plano, TX,USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm puzzled that some people would give this place bad reviews. If you are expecting world-class French cuisine then you probably would be let down: it pales in comparison to Louis 16 in Monaco. Having said that, it does not mean that this isn't a great place: it is: great food and service with a real zinc bar. I had... More 

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

Dear WorldTravelerWantabe, thank you for your review of our restaurant. Your notes motivate our staff and helps us move forward and strive to become better and continue to serve our loyal customers as well as the ones that just got know us. We just celebrated 9 years of service and look forward to many more years. We hope you come... More 

Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Bistro cinq is somewhere between a very nice bar, with exotics such as absinthe, and a very good but limited restaurant. Mostly we end up getting the steak frites, which is very good but, well, steak and potatoes. A good wine list. But Cinq is pricey for not being very inventive--normal upscale Guatemalan fare.

Thank JSul
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112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Totally unexpected and totally great! The elegant and quiet ambiance add to wine and food appreciation. I enjoyed a great cup of French soup and shrimp risotto. The lighting is warm and serene; I truly recommend a visit here.

Thank EmilyMarquez
Rogers, Arkansas
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140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We were absolutely the only 4 people in the restaurant and it was impossible to get service! One glass of wine didn't arrive until we asked several times. One entree did not arrive until we questioned it. Escargot was delivered at the same time as the entree. Muscles weren't fresh... And we all agreed the food was mediocre at best.... More 

Thank maggie2moo2002
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Food was ok. There were 10 people working and r of us yet they forgot 1 of 4 drinks 1 of entree, never asked how our dinner was we had to stand up and wave to get a second drink. Absolutely awful service. Save your time and money and do not ever go here.

Thank sondravoss
Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Definitely the best food in Antigua. Amazing cheese plate, great duck, the setting inside is spectacular, dim lit and romantic!

Thank Kristian J
Asheville, North Carolina
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Bistrot V is a great place to come for a nice dinner in Antigua. We usually come at least once on our trips to Antigua. The food is always very good and the atmosphere is lovely - they did a great job remodeling a ruined building to incorporate that old charm. My husband loves that they give you pencils so... More 

Thank jamss22
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, especially the Steak Tartare, great and friendly service and really good ambient and music. Loved this place!!

Thank Emilia I
Antigua, Guatemala
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We had lunch yesterday and both the service and food were disappointing. We were the first table seated for lunch, however the second for which drinks orders were taken. The drinks took more than 15 minutes to arrive at the table. We didn't order any cocktails which would have taken longer to prepare, so it is really unclear why they... More 

Thank LSMdP

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 a Calle Oriente # 7, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
  • Phone Number: +502 7832 5510

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?