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“You should go here” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ocelot

Ocelot
Ranked #98 of 344 Restaurants in Antigua
Price range: $0 - $5
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Description: The Ocelot Bar. Its so close to the Parque Central. 32 Seconds walk actually so its very safe and we know all of the good taxi drivers who won't assault or attack you. We love our 5pm till 8pm happy hour everyday and we have the famous burgers & Wings from Lava Terrace Bar & Burgers upstairs. Live music at least 3 times a week. Cocktails & Microbrew beer. The bar owned by Welshman Shaun always attracts its fair share of Guatemaltecos. Shaun kicked out all the sloppy Gringo drunks that used to frequent the place in the early years and its now a really pleasant place to come and listen to great music and meet great people and have a good drink
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“You should go here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

We came across this place accidentally (were recommended lava cafe) but we were pleasantly surprised.

It was a Monday night and there were a few people there enjoying the $15quetzal mojitos. We grabbed a table, ordered the tacos and mojitos and only had a chance to set up a game of chess (variety of backgammon and chess boards are designed on each table) before our food arrived.

The service was really good and it was the first time in Guatemala we've had a good cocktail. They even played a few request songs.

Oh and it was all really cheap - 4 mojitos, a beer & 4x tacos (they kindly added another on for us), plus tips was only $130quetzals.

Go there!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank DaniMc2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Antigua, Guatemala
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Bar, music and Texas BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

This is just a great bar to hangout in, close to best in Antigua - Bar staff is great and good atmosphere with music that gets everyone going as the evening proceeds. You HAVE to try the new menu of Texas BBQ tacos and sandwiches - as good as it gets and under 40Q. Have now tried three of the offerings since it launched last Thursday and for a meal - its as good as you can get in a bar. Top that off with the friendly ambiance of the mix of regulars (some eclectic) and constantly changing visitors makes it all an ongoing experience not to be missed.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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4 Thank Peter B
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California
Level Contributor
36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Fun Place To Be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Ocelot is fun! The atmosphere is comfortable, the staff is great and the owner is very welcoming. It is conveniently located, right off the main square. There is a great happy hour every day that is worth stopping in to start your evening. They have a "Pub Quiz" every Sunday night that you can feel free to pop in and participate. There is a good variety of people from all over the world that come in. And you can feel comfortable speaking Spanish or English.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank TravelingCAFool
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice Bar”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

Ocelot is a nice bar with a great happy hour.

After happy hour try the others because if you
plan to stay for dinner you better like hamburgers
or chicken wings.

The menu is pretty much that limited.

Servicec is good.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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5 Thank Gabe H
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
Level Contributor
21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“OK Bar”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

The Ocelot is an OK bar. They have a great happy
hour offer. The food is typical bar fare but not as good
as others like Reilleys for example.

But, worth the visit especially for happy hour.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
6 Thank Ernesto E
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Ocelotjazz76, Owner at Ocelot, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Hi Ernesto. The Famous 5-6PM Happy Hour really is making its mark!!!!!! Thank you for the kind words
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