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“Best burgers in town and more”

Lava Terrace Bar & Burgers
Ranked #160 of 388 Restaurants in Antigua
Price range: $5 - $8
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed June 29, 2012

Lava has the best burgers in Antigua by a country mile. Sure they may seem a bit pricey at first sight(they range from 40-65Q) but trust me they are worth every quetzal- you can go elsewhere for a cheaper burger but I can guarantee you'll wish you came here instead. Each burger comes with a generous helping of thick-cut fries or onion rings and a very generous side salad of rocket, fresh tomato and pickles. Not to mention the burgers themselves which are huge and come with generous toppings. You can tell from the first bite that they are made of 100% lean beef and are very juicy and done to your liking. The menu has a decent choice although not a massive variety of foods but, as the old saying goes, you should stick to what you are good at and Lava makes an excellent burger. You can find more variety in Ocelot downstairs which is owned by the same man (very nice man if you bump into him in one of his bars, he is the Welsh guy, Shaun).

In addition to the burgers Lava is also a very pretty outdoor terrace with views of the volcano and surrounding mountains. It has a great happy hour between 5-6pm every day with drinks from as little as 5Q and 10Q beers. There is also Sunday cerviche with 5Q sangria (and good sangria at that!). You can enjoy happy hour up here, have a great burger, watch the sun set then hop down to Ocelot for some live jazz most nights.

In short, come here! Don't worry over a few quetzales and enjoy one of the best burgers and happy hours you'll get anywhere!

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Reviewed May 27, 2012

Service lacks, burgers are over priced and not what you order... Would not go back.

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Thank LifeRemotely
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ocelotjazz, Owner at Lava Terrace Bar & Burgers, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2012

Hi
I believe you had the wrong burger which cannot be excused. Will try to iron that problem out. The service we've worked on and on and will continue to do so. What i find hard to believe, is that anyone would complain about the price!!! $5.50 for an 8 oz Burger with a large quantity of homemade fries or homemade onion rings and salad. The bun is also made the most famous bakery in Antigua.

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Reviewed May 23, 2012

I visit this bar two or three times a week, both during the day and during the evening. I think the chips are great, the drinks generous and reasonable, and the staff friendly and courteous.
I have met te person in question most of those visits and have never found her behaviour to be other than professional.
This palce has the best happy hour in town, with drinks as low as 80 cents. The staff are great, service is good and the view is terrific.

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Thank Michael B
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

Good spot, good menu, nice terrace view, good WiFi. But the service is inattentive, slow, and somehow distracted. Music is loud and uneven (what is their theme?) Paying more attention to customers could help them shine.

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Thank Captain_Eric
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ocelotjazz, Owner at Lava Terrace Bar & Burgers, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2012

This is your second review of Lava in 1 month. The good news is the first time you really liked the place and gave us five stars. From your second review a month later you've pulled us up on service and we're always looking to improve on that and the concept seems a bit unclear to you. Well i can tell you that our concept is a hip, party, loud Burger Bar although it shouldn't be to loud on the terrace and you can also order burgers from the peace and tranquility of my other bar Ocelot which is situated downstairs.

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Reviewed March 7, 2012

Lava is a rooftop terrace restaurant bar located just off central park in Antigua. This is an excellent place to relax , have a beer and one of their great burgers. On Sundays, they usually have a live band playing and Spiros(an expat) serves his excellent ceviche.

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