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Lava Terrace Bar & Burgers

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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4a Avenida Norte No. 3, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Cant say much more than whats in the title of the review. Get there try it. love it. Besides the delicious grub Lava offers great Antigua and volcano views.

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Thank Caldeonmr
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

One of my favorite Antigua joints. Burgers are solid, fries terrific, I always try to get to Lava when in Antigua.

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Thank johnfeegel
West Bend, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were touring Antigua and our friend took us here. It was a perfect place to stop and have a rooftop bucket of Gallo beer. The views are amazing, lovely breeze. We were there very early in the afternoon, maybe around 3pm, so we did not have any food. Bartenders were pleasant.

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Thank Goosey5
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I liked to hit happy hours at this rooftop bar. The food is just so-so, except the french fries are good!

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Thank MikShuSF
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Small place, but nice location. The best item on the menu is the lava burger, which is quite tasty and big. Enjoy the sun and sights from the terrace. The bar is quite good as well.

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Thank CarlosGMF
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The food and drinks are awesome, but as is style for Guatemala the drinks are pretty weak but if you ask nicely, they will make your drink 'más fuerte'. The fries and burgers were delicious.

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Thank Kaylee R
Fort Lauderdale
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Good place to get burgers and onion rings. The place is a great bar atmosphere. If its raining you can get burgers ordered to ocelot and not even leave your seat.

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Thank MadameLPS
Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I lived in Antigua nearly 2 years, and I still crave the jalapeño burgers that I had here! I'm surprised to see a low rating (3 1/2 stars) for this place. I do know that there were a lot of changes going on a few years ago (late 2013 early 2014) - and the recipes for the actual burger patty... More 

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Thank MaggieE_427
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Food and service was good. What was great was the views! Narrow winding stairs to the terrace were a bit rickety! But once you were there it was worth it. Prices reasonable for the area.

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Thank Deborah B
Antigua, Guatemala
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

....and partying. But, if you just want to go up there let's say --midday to hang out --forget it. The staff i(two young men when I went) --they just were not that willing to attend to a single middle-aged woman who is just looking for a place to relax after a long morning of walking around town. The first time... More 

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Thank lilyput2016
Ocelotjazz76, Owner at Lava Terrace Bar & Burgers, responded to this review

Thank you. It sounds like a concept issue for the most part. We do target a young crowd on the weekends. Where i do feel sorry for you is the service in the day. What a disgraceful way to treat a client. I am furious and i´ll get to the bottom of this. Don´t be shocked if heads roll!!!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 8
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4a Avenida Norte No. 3, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?