Do You Know French Cuisine? I Learned at Bistrot Cinq in Antigua, Guatemala


I have very little experience in French Cuisine, so dragged my husband for a taste test. He has even less experience, if that’s possible. The extent of my knowledge of French food is French Onion Soup, duck, Escargot, lots of butter and wine. So I expected these things with little idea of anything else.

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The menu had all of them, but on top of not understanding the dish it was all written in Spanish to add to the difficulty. No stranger to newcomers, the waiter was quick to point out which were the more popular choices. We ordered a cheese salad and French Onion soup. I couldn’t pass that one up.

Then we moved on to the entrees. The waiter warned us that the dishes were small, and small they were. However, he forgot to tell us how extremely heavy the were as well. We ordered a duck dish and a tuna dish. Both of which my husband devoured happily, I on the other hand wasn’t all that thrilled. But that is pure matter of opinion, since I’m not into overly heavy food.

On a whole, the atmosphere was what did it for me. The elegance and tranquility of the place was wonderful. Not a place I would recommend bringing kids, simply because it’s clientele don’t seem like the kind that would tolerate little rug-rats running around. Which what makes it even more appealing!

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Cost: $20-40 per person

Food Quality: Above average

Decor: Colonial, simple

Service: Above average

Cuisine Type: French

Location: 4 Calle Oriente No. 7 Antigua Guatemala

Phone: 7832 – 5510

Website: Bistrot Cinq

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About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

3 Responses to Do You Know French Cuisine? I Learned at Bistrot Cinq in Antigua, Guatemala

  1. Wanderluster says:

    I love learning opportunities that include food. 🙂
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  2. Fun post about a french cuisine dining out experience.

  3. This makes me smile. I love how thoughtful and considerate people can be at times.

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