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Lava Terrace Bar & Burgers

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4a Avenida Norte No. 3, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nothing special, kind of horrible

Visited based on a review from a friend. It's in a really cool place, on top of a couple other bars and the view is great, but that's about all that is great. We ordered the jalapeño burger. Not our first time eating jalapeños, in fact we did a couple other times that week. Let me tell you... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
Ashley P
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

....and partying. But, if you just want to go up there let's say --midday to hang out --forget it. The staff i(two young men when I went) --they just were not that willing to attend to a single middle-aged woman who is just looking for a place to relax after a long morning of walking around town. The first time... More 

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Thank lilyput2016
Ocelotjazz76, Owner at Lava Terrace Bar & Burgers, responded to this review

Thank you. It sounds like a concept issue for the most part. We do target a young crowd on the weekends. Where i do feel sorry for you is the service in the day. What a disgraceful way to treat a client. I am furious and i´ll get to the bottom of this. Don´t be shocked if heads roll!!!! More 

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70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lava is located within the "Barrio" complex. Barrio has 4 or more separate bars within the same mansion/ courtyard area. Great concept. It include the Welsh Ocelot (?) with music, The Whisky Bar with a pool table and a great happy hour and staff. An outside shot bar and The terrace above. One night there was even a taco... More 

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Thank mark k
Ocelotjazz76, Owner at Lava Terrace Bar & Burgers, responded to this review

Thank you very much!!! Years and years of effort as gone into this. I´m glad you enjoyed More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Horrible burguers and onion rings. Just fatty and hughe meal. But the rooftop bar is nice when Theres no sun.

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Thank maria a
Ocelotjazz76, Owner at Lava Terrace Bar & Burgers, responded to this review

I´m not sure this is a fair review? You don´t go into any detail and then you round it off by saying the terrace is nice when there is NO sun!!!! Welcome to Guatemala, a country where the sun shines in December!!!! p.s. We have plenty of área in the shade More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Visited based on a review from a friend. It's in a really cool place, on top of a couple other bars and the view is great, but that's about all that is great. We ordered the jalapeño burger. Not our first time eating jalapeños, in fact we did a couple other times that week. Let me tell you: HOTTEST BURGER... More 

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Thank Ashley P
Ocelotjazz76, Owner at Lava Terrace Bar & Burgers, responded to this review

Thanks we value your feedback and i´m glad you thought it was a cool place. Jalapeño burgers are going to be hot!!!! Sorry about the lack of service. We are working on this. More 

Wilmington, NC
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

These burgers were huge! The music was great, the view good, and downstairs you have the Ocelot to have post dinner drinks. The best potato wedges in the whole town! I wish we had visited earlier in our trip, we would have gone back again.

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Thank krobbins722
Kiel
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

After reading reviews we tried and we were very disapointed. Order came wrong, burguer was overcooked and tasteless and bread dry and hard. Moverover bacon very soggy. Fries and onion rings were good and beer cold

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Thank mmosanai
Ocelotjazz76, Owner at Lava Terrace Bar & Burgers, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. As an Owner i can only apologize. Sorry More 

Sao Paulo
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

We have read these were the best burgers in Antigua, but what we found was a horrible experience. The bread of our 3 burgers was dry and hard. We ordered a medium rare and it came completely well-cooked. Also, the bacon was DISGUSTING!!! It was pretty much all grease and fat. Only good thing were the cold beers, which is... More 

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Thank clthiago
Ocelotjazz76, Owner at Lava Terrace Bar & Burgers, responded to this review

Yeah we apologize. No excuses. 2016 onwards and upwards. I hope you and your family have an amazing year. Love Shaun xxxx More 

Manchester, England
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The bar is excellent upstairs & I particularly liked the buffalo wings. If your having a drink, go for one of there deals particularly in happy hour.

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Thank Jubilado2010
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

If you enjoy central american sunsets, wonderful views of the ever ominous volcans, cheap beer, and a steady soundtrack of Shaggy and Dr Dre then this is the place for you. It perfectly sums up everything that I love about Central America.

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Thank bretmorgan
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lava is on the second floor of what's best described IMHO as a 'bar complex.' The terrace is a great spot from which to enjoy a late afternoon drink and views of the sunset - and Agua, the biggest of the three volcanoes you can see from Antigua. The burgers there are really good - in fact I'd consider this... More 

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Thank Jubi H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4a Avenida Norte No. 3, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 8
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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