Bistro Cinq is a French restaurant that uses organic ingredients whenever possible. The standard French fare can have a few local touches such as guisquil soup. A late brunch starting at noon is offered on the weekends.
Bistro Cinq recently added an ‘absinth bar’. Actually it is just their regular bar area and they serve a few types of absinth.
There’s a chalk board at the door that lists daily specials. Menus are available in Spanish and English.
I had no intention of trying Bistro Cinq this visit because I can go to a French restaurant anywhere and it gets enough attention in guide books and such.
However, a local restaurant card I bought from "Que Pasa" had a two for one offer on appetizers.
I have to give them credit in that they didn't blink an eye and thought I was just going to order the apps. I could have left BC only spending 60 quetzales, about $7.50.
The food was better than my pictures make it look.
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Here's what I had rated from A+ to F -
B …... Complimentary bread and butter
B + … Griddled calamari, garlic, capers, EVOO
C - … Seared octopus, garbanzos, potatoes and lemon
B - ….English pea ravioli, spinach, zucchini and parmesan broth
B - ….Warm goat cheese and raisin samosas, rum raisin ice cream
B - …. House wine
A - … Water
Service: B … Above average
Ambiance: B + … Very, very good
Another poster’s report on Bistro Cinq
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