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“Mixed bag”
Review of Bottles

Bottles
Ranked #27 of 273 Restaurants in Lagos
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Founded in the early 90’s, BOTTLES Bar and Grill has long established itself as a proudly Lagosian social hotspot. The first and original Tex-Mex culinary experience in Lagos, Bottles serves a mouth-watering range of sumptuous dishes and signature cocktails such as its famous margaritas. With its causal, friendly and warm ambience it’s no wonder Bottles has maintained its legacy over the years.
Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

This popular venue presents you with a mixed bag of experienced: on the positive side - great Mexican or Tex-Mex food that equals similar establishments across the globe + attentive service + awesome local band (on a Wednesday). On the negative is the greed / commercial aggression : hard push to sell special drinks and the attempt to cram too many guests into every nook and cranny. Perhaps best to visit on less busy nights!

Thank GertdeBeer
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Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Get off the beaten track for a while and kick back at laid back Bottles Restaurant. Cool tunes and great Homeground nachos, tacos and fajitas are a must, swigged down with a frosty cocktail. This is a great place to escape the tourists.. Highly recommended if you don't mind it a little rustic.

Thank David N
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Bottles has great Mexican food, and absolutely fantastic frozen Margaritas, in all flavours, but beware, they taste so good, and with the heat of Lagos, it's easy to have a few too many!

The atmosphere is a great break from the chaos of Lagos, and on nights when they have a live band, local expats throng there, a table must be booked ahead of time though, or you won't get a seat or be allowed in.

A slice of "normality" in Lagos. The sign on the wall, which has a large circle, and the words "Bang Head Here" below the circle, pretty much sums up why expats that live and work in Lagos go there!

Recommended.

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Thank chiltern19
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

This place is just average. The surroundings are a bit drab & dingy. Reminds me of Nigerian boarding schools! I had heard so much about Bottles & I though I'd give it a go. The drinks are over priced & just alright. Food as well- over priced & nothing fantastic. The service was terrible. Staff acted like they were doing us a favour by coming to take our order. Was hard to get the attention of the staff to get some service as they all chose to hide behind the bar. The live band is great though.

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Thank Elizabeth L
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

I haven't come to Bottles for a few months. I stopped because the service was deteriorating but thought I would do a progress review.

While the live band is still as good as ever, the food quality is ordinary, the service is very poor and value for money is atrocious. I had a burger only because I hadn't previously tried it. It was unspectacular and costs more than a decent burger at Johnny Rockets.My friend had a 5 minute interval between the arrival of his tortilla fillings and the tortillas. Service is still an issue.

The live band however is excellent and I suggest you come for a drink to watch them before going on to somewhere where you can get some decent food at a reasonable price with customer focussed service.

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Thank Andy C
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