Bistrot Cinq – A cozy French bistro in the heart of Antigua

Ideal setting for group dining, special events, & other celebrations.

Large group dining, wedding rehearsals, bachelorette or bachelor parties, corporate bookings and other celebrations. You name it, we’ve done it. After 12 years in business we know how to help our clients celebrate their events in a unique and memorable way. 

We’ve got space to sit 56 people in the restaurant. Menus to suit different types of events, party sizes and budgets. Whether you’re looking for a full 3-5 course meal with drinks or an open bar or you’re looking to celebrate with a cocktail party, snacks and drinks. We can accommodate your requests. We’ll be glad to share our menus, testimonials from happy customers, pricing and photos of our food.

We have free wifi and electrical outlets should you need to plug in computers. We can figure out how to accommodate your audiovisual needs.

We’re located in the heart of Antigua, only two blocks from the central plaza. We offer only public street parking. From monday to thursday, it’s not difficult to get a parking spot next to the restaurant or within 1 block. Since our street is one of the main ones, there’s always foot traffic, cars and it’s well lit, making it safe for you and your guests. It’s also within walking distance of all the major Antigua hotels, especially good if you have guests coming from out of town.

Our friendly and knowledgeable group of entertainers will give you personalized, 1 on 1 attention in English or Spanish and we’ll do it with a smile. We’ll treat you and feed you like family. You’ll laugh, enjoy, and more importantly, never leave hungry.

You’ll be assigned someone at the restaurant who’ll be your contact and provide you with all the necessary information for the event and help you deal with any issues that may arise. This will either be Orpha Melgar who handles our back office and events or our very own Chef Mario Godinez.

Our kitchen is open until 10PM and we usually close the restaurant by 1030-11pm. We provide tables, chairs and linens that are at the restaurant as well as our full kitchen and front of house staff. We can provide you floor plans, dimensions of the restaurant so you can plan accordingly. If you’d like to decorate or place signage inside the restaurant we can work with you to do that as well.

For more specifics regarding your event, please click the red button for more information and fill out the contact form. We’ll work quickly to provide you all the necessary details so you can make the best decision.

Thank you for considering Bistrot Cinq for your event. We know there’s lots of choices and are excited to participate and help you make it an unforgettable moment.

Don’t take our word for it.

Reviews from our lovely guests…

“This has been a standout on my list of Antigua restaurants for a couple of years now. I’ve yet to be disappointed. The food is inventive, the service is good, it’s well-located a couple of blocks from the plaza, and you simply cannot go wrong. I’ve been there alone, with family, and with friends and I’m confident every time I take someone there that they’ll be happy.” Tripadvisor

“The food was delicious and plentiful. My dish was spiced to perfection and covered with a crunchy crust of breadcrumbs. The cheeses they used gave the dish a depth you don’t normally find in a humble mac & cheese.” Michigan, Tripadvisor

“The staff are very friendly and accommodating. A good number of diners were locals, which is always a good sign. Had a delicious French onion soup with warm French bread and a very succulent steak and frites.” Uk, Tripadvisor

“It was my last night in Antigua visiting my daughter and stumbled across this restaurant. The atmosphere attracted us in for a drink and we ended up staying for dinner. The wait staff was very friendly and the service was top shelf. I had the daily special, sea bass, which was cooked to perfection while my daughter enjoyed a healthy serving of mussels. I would highly recommend this place for either drinks or dinner.” Tripadvisor

“A cozy atmosphere, simple and elegant at the same time. Offers a touch of France in its tasty and well thought out cuisine, with a variety of wines that perfectly accompany their dishes. The Duck Magret is outstanding.”

Claudia From Spain

“I’ve eaten in this wonderful restaurant for the last couple of years and every time I leave happy and satisfied. They change the menu very often but leave some of the classics. Fish is always fresh and they cook it just perfect. The wine list is good. I usually drink Chablis or the Pinot Grigio. They also make great cocktails. I often get service by Marlon who is attentive, very professional and knows exactly the sort of food I eat and what kind of wine I like.” Guatemala, Tripadvisor

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Wedge Salad

Some think it’s just a name, but we mean a chunk of lettuce, sliced into 3 wedges. Toss in some blue cheese, bacon, tomatoes and a vinaigrette made from apple juice, apple vinegar, and onions that have been cooking for 3 hours and you’ve got a reason to get up in the morning.
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Calamari

Spent the morning deep sea diving off the pacific. Using artisan fishing practices we caught some squid, sautéed them with garlic, extra virgin olive oil and 100% natural lemon juice.
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Steak Frites

6 or 10 oz. of thick Beef tenderloin with our homemade fries. They go through a long 3 step process to taste that good. Bearnaise sauce, herbs, butter and a few sprinkles of this and that.
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Filet Mignon

6 oz. of beef tenderloin. Lying on a bed of colorful, tasty, sauteed veggies, bacon & a blue cheese sauce that would make any cheddar cheese jealous.
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Escargot

Fully fluent in French and on a tourist visa. They’re cooked with indirect heat and flavored with the perfect mix of herbs, fennel seeds & butter. Ask for more bread so you can dip into the sauce. It’s ok, we all do it.
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Mushroom Risotto

Slow cooked risotto, with finely diced wild, seasonal mushrooms, herbs, & our very own vegetable broth. Topped off with cheese.
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Calamari

Spent the morning deep sea diving off the pacific. Using artisan fishing practices we caught some squid, sautéed them with garlic, extra virgin olive oil and 100% natural lemon juice.
Q.155

Steak Frites

6 or 10 oz. of thick Beef tenderloin with our homemade fries. They go through a long 3 step process to taste that good. Bearnaise sauce, herbs, butter and a few sprinkles of this and that.
Q.160

Filet Mignon

6 oz. of beef tenderloin. Lying on a bed of colorful, tasty, sauteed veggies, bacon & a blue cheese sauce that would make any cheddar cheese jealous.
Q.72

Escargot

Fully fluent in French and on a tourist visa. They’re cooked with indirect heat and flavored with the perfect mix of herbs, fennel seeds & butter. Ask for more bread so you can dip into the sauce. It’s ok, we all do it.
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Mushroom Risotto

Slow cooked risotto, with finely diced wild, seasonal mushrooms, herbs, & our very own vegetable broth. Topped off with cheese.