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

The most romantic place in Antigua.

Paris, Venice, Rome…Just the names trigger thoughts of romance. But what if you could have all that, without having to jump on a plane? Only an hour and a half by car from Guatemala City, lies the most romantic getaway in Central America. Antigua’s charm enchants local visitors and foreigners alike. Antigua has a way of wrapping itself around you, giving you a long, warm, comforting hug and making you fall in love. 

And that’s what you’re looking for isn’t it? A place where you can let go, forget about the clock and focus on that special person knowing with 100% certainty, that this very moment is going to be unforgettable. You’ll be praised about how much thought you put into the celebration for weeks on end. Whether it’s your anniversary, you’re celebrating an engagement or you’re thinking of proposing. Maybe you simply want to spend some uninterrupted time with the person who still makes your heart skip a couple of beats.

Book a table at the Bistro, step inside, sit at the bar and reminisce about the moment you first met. The moments that made your head turn and wonder what it’d be like to spend your life with them. Let those feelings sink in.

Come after 6pm and our candle lights will all be lit to set the mood. The sounds of French legends to modern delights will be playing in the background. We’ve hand picked the very best tracks to make sure the evening is just perfect. 

Let us start you off with a cocktail. We’re sure to please your most exotic requests. Want to simply enjoy a bottle of wine paired with a platter of local and imported cheese?  No problem! Your choice from a huge variety of new and old world wines.

Every single thing we serve is made from scratch, just like Grandma used to do it. We get up early, go to bed late, and work our tails off so we can offer you, fresh, seasonal ingredients that we buy from people we personally know and trust. 

You’ll never be bored with our ever changing list of specials, on our 7 foot high blackboard. Our friendly and knowledgeable group 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’re sure to laugh, enjoy and leave more than satisfied.

Casablanca or Gone With the Wind have nothing on this special evening. We’ll make it so good, you’ll be wondering what kind of deal we made with Cupid. 

End with a romantic walk in the pedestrian friendly streets. Sit on a park bench in the central plaza, wrap your arms around each other, look up and take in the mesmerizing view of the starry night. Perhaps stop by one of the local bars for a dance and a nightcap before taking the party indoors. You choose what happens next 😉

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.

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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.

Q.145

Mushroom Risotto

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