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Review of Ocelot

Ocelot
Ranked #122 of 377 Restaurants in Antigua
Price range: $0 - $5
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner
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
Reviewed December 2, 2010

Wonderful new(ish) place in Antigua...cheap enough for broke travelers and volunteers but snazzy enough to take my discerning mother there. Great drink specials, interesting ambiance, awesome staff. Oh, and they pay music that doesn't suck-a high compliment from me. My first pick for happy hour in Antigua, especially now that Reillys is closed.

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Thank Mkclote
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Reviewed December 2, 2010

Great bar for the weary and awake visitor alike who wants to delight and immerse in all the perfect sensory perceptions of a good drink, fabulous music, a face or soul to chat with behind the bar or within (some chats which may lead to a game of chess) all the while being surrounded by the beauty of one of the best cities in Central America. Don't get me wrong, any excuse for Ocelet was always a good one, and there were times I even brought along my laptop to get some work done. The owner is the best! Proud, friendly and so many times I enjoyed his stories. While I lived in Antigua for seven months this past year, Ocelet was one of my top places to go. How can you beat the cozy atmosphere, and knowing that when you walked in you would be greeted with such friendliness. Drinks are super reasonable too. But I kept coming back because I loved the owner and the staff! One of my all time favorite places to visit.

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Thank Batsnbeetles
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Reviewed December 2, 2010

If you are just passing through Antigua then you need to make sure one of your evening stops is at the Ocelot. Great drinks, a different drink special every day, live music nightly and really friendly staff make this place different from all the rest in town. Its casual atmosphere is perfect for a jazz and blues joint without being a dive, (in other words it is clean).

The menu is light and varied tapas-style dishes that are properly seasoned and cooked, also something you don't find everywhere in town.

If you go to the Ocelot once while you're in Antigua you will probably find yourself going back again. The locals certainly do. It's worth it!

Thank KPeterson66
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Reviewed December 2, 2010

OCELOT is probably the best place @ Antigua to go by yourself or with company.

Great food, great drinks, cold beer.

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Thank CP-Antigua
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Reviewed December 2, 2010

This bar should be your first stop when you get to Antigua. Most people don't speak spanish and the owner Sean is the man to talk to when you get to town. Even though he is welsh, he speaks spanish and english and that alone can be a great help to anyone passing through. But it's not just that , the bar it's self is like being in you own liveing room , filled with your friends. Its an easy place to get to know people both visiting and the locals, where better to find out about the place and Guatemala & Antigua. Drinks are always good , the food is just great if you ask me and the prices are very fair. So take my word for it and go to this bar, i have always enjoyed it. Trevor from Ireland.

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Thank trevmarkallen
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