We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bistrot Cinq

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4 a Calle Oriente # 7, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 5510
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

259 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 152: English reviews
San Francisco, CA
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here one night as it was close to our hotel. We had the best meal of our trip if not one of the best meals in our recent memories. Service was excellent and attentive. The wine list had good selection of wines, the cocktails were well crafted. Our meals were all delicious. We had such a great time... More 

Thank Clyde_1013
Juan Luis G, General Manager at Bistrot Cinq, responded to this review

Dear Clyde, It was a pleasure to have you visit Bistrot Cinq while in Antigua. Your feedback is welcome and our staff will be glad to hear good things about your review. This year marks our 10th Anniversary and most of our staff has been here since the start so you basically enter our home each time we have you... More 

Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is excellent. Recommend the calamari or the trout. Say hello to Marlon. Great service, too. Also get the bread to dunk on the sauces.

Thank ChattyCathyVA
Juan Luis G, General Manager at Bistrot Cinq, responded to this review

Dear Cathy, We appreciate your visit to Bistrot Cinq in Antigua. Thanks for your review as well. We are happy to hear you had a great time, enjoyed good food and the service. We will give your regards to Marlon and we do hope you come and visit us soon. Cheers! More 

Falls Church, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Four friends had dinner together here and we all enjoyed our meals, and we were not surprised to see that every table was full - it clearly has a great reputation for delicious food and a nice ambience. It's an attractive restaurant; we especially liked the chandelier made of wine bottles!

Thank Peg W
Juan Luis G, General Manager at Bistrot Cinq, responded to this review

Dear Peg W, Thanks for visiting us in Antigua Guatemala and appreciate your comments about the restaurant setting, the food and the service. Our team is celebrating the 10 year Anniversary so we are always happy to receive new guests from all over the world. The chandelier is quite a crowd pleaser, designed by local artists, it always offers a... More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

2 couples, we had a very pleasant meal. Staff both friendly and efficient, Parisian style. Food really good and well prepared; nice setting. (not entirely sure why we opted for French after travelling half way round world....?) Good wine list but bit pricey. well worth visit.

Thank martin_jrf
Juan Luis G, General Manager at Bistrot Cinq, responded to this review

Dear Martin, We are very happy that after travelling across to this part of the world you decided to visit Bistrot Cinq! We are turning 10 this year so we are happy to keep on growing in Antigua Guatemala and we always welcome people from all across the globe. We truly hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Best key lime pie that I have ever had! It seemed like a pretty fancy place, so don't walk in in shorts and a sweaty tshirt after exploring all day. A big slice of key lime pie cost Q50 and was incredible!

Thank LaSirenita7
Juan Luis G, General Manager at Bistrot Cinq, responded to this review

Dear Sirenita, Great to hear you enjoyed visiting us and having the Key Lime Pie. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, More 

Scarborough, Maine
Level Contributor
87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have really enjoyed Bistro Cinq a spot with consistently great food had great service. It is on the pricier side for Antigua but worth the extra money for a nice dining experience. The meals come with toasted complimentary French bread (don't be embarrassed to ask for butter.) They food portions are ample and nicely presented. They always have a... More 

Thank Dan0001
Juan Luis G, General Manager at Bistrot Cinq, responded to this review

Dear Dan, We appreciate your comments about your visits to Bistrot Cinq. Our team is approaching 10 years of service in Antigua and we always take into account all our customers reviews so we can look for ways to keep improving. We will let our Chef know about your specific comments about the plates. Please come back soon! All the... More 

Ormond Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We absolutely make sure that one night of our always booked dinner evenings in Antigua includes Bistro Cinq. A moment in Paris...in ancient colonial Antigua! Fantastic ambiance, big open room, small bar, open kitchen, cool jazz, menu not extravagant but excellent choices. Servers are intelligent, wine choices very good...the cooking first rate. A must for your romantic visit.

Thank BeachRick
Juan Luis G, General Manager at Bistrot Cinq, responded to this review

Dear BeachRick, it's always a pleasure and a joy to see that our loyal customers keep coming back to "El Bistro". We are delighted to know that you like many aspects of your visit, not just the cuisine. Most of our team will complete their 10 years in the restaurant and that makes them experts in the dishes, both back... More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Really excellent food and service. The Mejiones Clásicos are extremely good. The restaurant has a large wine selection and is cozy.

Thank Rodrigo Javier N
Santiago, Chile
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Our meal was excellent. Service was a bit slow at first, but then things picked up nicely. The desserts are particularly tasty. We went on a Sunday night, so the place was deserted at first, but then things picked up a bit. Try the boullabaise.

Thank Juan N
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Loved everything about bistrot cinq. Food was great. They know how to do steak frites. Tuna tartare was incredible too. Our waiter Marlon was the best too. He put up with all our stupid questions and was a delight. Highly recommended

1 Thank antony_ofarrell

Travellers who viewed Bistrot Cinq also viewed

Antigua, Sacatepequez Department
Antigua, Sacatepequez Department
Antigua, Sacatepequez Department
Antigua, Sacatepequez Department
Antigua, Sacatepequez Department
Antigua, Sacatepequez Department

Been to Bistrot Cinq? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
USD 8 - USD 30
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bistrot Cinq and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Guatemala Department, Guatemala
3 months ago
Guatemala Department, Guatemala
3 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Bistrot Cinq staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?