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“Good experience, check your bill before paying”
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Mateos
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

As per another reviewer's recommendation, on February 8 2014 a buddy and I walked over to Mateos for booze and chow. After a few days on the road through Rwanda, we wanted good pub grub.

Me: Cheeseburger with a small side salad. Nicely seasoned and prepared beef. Big hearty bun, nice veggie additions and overall a moist tasty experience.

My buddy: Garden Salad & Club sandwich. He said all was fresh and flavorful.

Drinks: This is where it gets tricky. I was ordering double tanqueray gin & tonics, my buddy ordering singles just with the bar gin. None of his drinks were doubles, and all were obviously smaller than mine. Yet when the bill comes out, he was charged for doubles and for a pricier gin. The waitress said that the price in the computer must have been changed even though the menu isn't updated. We had to really fight to get the price per unit of gin down, and then she insisted that he had in fact had doubles.

As prices were fairly reasonable, we didn't fight that next battle, paid and left. I think you're better off here just having some beers with your food or making sure all the prices are agreed to. It wasn't a contentious situation by any means, but definitely check your bill.

Ribs looked delicious, too, but the cheeseburger was awesome! Nothing like watching the winter Olympics in Africa over burgers and gin!

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Thank Zach F
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Their fish was really good too!! Also a really great atmosphere and a great view over one of the main streets in town. On a Friday night it was definitely starting to feel like a club.

Thank twendesasa90
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Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Nice joint to hungout in the middle of the Kampala CBD during the week, friendly barman, good music but can get loud towards the weekend. Try out their buffet if you around the at lunch time.

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Thank Khacheso
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

If you're a foreigner looking for a place to go for a drink then go to Mateos. It gets you out of the stale boring environment of the hotel bar, but it is not the kind of place where locals will stare at you either. Just a nice easy going place for drinks and snacks with friends, and the staff have an attitude of 'the customer is always right'. Good whiskey selection.

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1  Thank Bonviveurtraveller
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Drinks, snacks all served in one place. Popular with all, and explains why it is ever full to over flowing. The food is great, and considering the numbers in the evening, I guess the service of drinks is great. Location at the center of Kampala city is a plus for it

Thank jjokwalinga
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