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  • Bistro Restaurant of Grand Velas Riviera Maya

a casual french restaurant in riviera maya

Enjoy beautiful views, attentive service and a relaxed atmosphere as you dine on dishes infused with the freshest ingredients at our casual Bistro. Start your day with hearty breakfast favorites, stop in for lunch between adventures, or spend the night enjoying fine wines and decadent desserts. Bistro is the ultimate casual dining spot in Riviera Maya.
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Grand Velas Riviera Maya offering Bistro Restaurant

Enjoy a taste of France in a soothing oceanfront setting. Bistro offers three diverse menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a unique selection of traditional French favorites, local specialties and international cuisine. Savor your fare in a relaxed ambiance, with exceptional service and stunning views. Unwind any time of day and enjoy an extensive international wine list or our hand-crafted cocktails.

  • CuisineInternational
  • LocationGrand Class Ambiance
  • Age Group16+ Welcome
  • Hours7 AM - 11 PM
  • Phone1-877-418-2963
  • AttireElegant-Casual (collared shirt, trousers and closed footwear for men; dresses, skirts, or evening trousers for women; beach sandals, tank tops and shorts are not permitted).
This is casual French dining redefined. Enjoy Bistro's breakfast menu filled with offerings like French toast, omelettes, and Playa del Carmen style eggs. For lunch order pizzas, pastas, hand-made sandwiches and traditional French favorites like classic quiche Lorraine. Dinner calls for savoring seared pepper-crusted tuna or oven-roasted lamb ossobucco.
 Rafael Alonso Balam Zavala
Meet the Chef
Rafael Alonso Balam Zavala

Dedicated to gastronomy for over 14 years, Chef Balam's education began at the Colegio Nacional de Educación Profesional Técnica. From 2004 to 2007, he worked at the Grand Oasis Cancun hotel as a kitchen supplier, where he gained profound experience in the department. He then spent time learning from Chef Bruno Pascal Paragot, working daily by his side, before exploring Asian cuisine under the leadership of Chef Mario Burgos.

In 2010 he joined Secrets Capri, where he won first place in a fruit and vegetable carving competition held among the hotels of the chain. He spent three years in charge of the steakhouse restaurant Seaside.

He began working for Grand Velas Riviera Maya in 2013, in the banquet kitchens and restaurant Azul. Today, he is Chef de Cuisine of restaurant Bistro, where he transmit his passion and joy in every dish.