The Bistro, what it means and where it comes from

D Stock bistro restaurant
D Stock bistro restaurant
The bistro restaurant was born in France during the XX century

The word “Bistro” has become very popular in recent years and is used to refer to certain type of restaurants. But people actually know its origins and history.


The bistro was born in France during the XX century. These restaurants were small places that had very limited menu options that could change on a daily basis. The owners used to display the menus on blackboards and the food was quite inexpensive.

The word “bistro” comes from the term “bwystra”, which means fast in Russian. When the Russian army invaded France, during the Napoleonic war, they used to shout “Bwystra!” to the owners or waiters, demanding a faster service because they needed to get back on the road. Over time, the owners coined the term to refer to their restaurants as a place with fast and efficient service.


At first, these restaurants had a defined culinary proposal; They offered fast service and traditional dishes elaborated with fresh ingredients. However, this trend is no longer limited to its native country and has expanded all over the world, evolving to adapt to global trends and current life style.

Bistro gourmet

Nowadays, a bistro restaurant is an establishment where you can order gourmet food, without the formalities of an elegant restaurant, but with the guarantee of freshness and healthy elements. Identyfied by their size, bistros are small to maintain a high quality and friendly environment. These singularities that have made the bistro concept so popular, as it offers the opportunity for a delicious gastronomic experience in a casual atmosphere, with fast service at an affordable price.

An Outstanding Bistro

Over time the bistro restaurants have become an excellent choice for those looking for the perfect combination of quality, taste and price. D stock deck & bistro is a great example. This restaurant offers a casual and chic aatmosphere for breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner combined with great service.

D Stock bistro

D stock has a menu that achieves the perfect mix of local dishes and international cuisine with fresh and healthy products. Its facilities offer the opton of sitting inside the restaurant or on a pleasant deck. It is located in the heart of Nuevo Vallarta, at Residences Plaza and is easy to identify, as it is next to the luxurious 4 Diamond resort, Marival Residences Luxury Resort.