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Cafe Negril

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Bar, Pub, International
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606 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2002
+1 504-312-3912
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16:00 - 02:00
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Sun 16:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 02:00
Fri 18:00 - 03:00
Sat 16:00 - 03:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tacos, burritos & quesadillas are DELISH with hearty portions. The few times I've been there they have had fun and talented performers.

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Thank Angie J
EmilyInTheBiz, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Negril, responded to this review

Hi Angie, Thanks for taking the time to share your tip with other travelers. Not everyone realizes that we offer a huge selection of delicious food late into the night. Of course our talented musicians are on seven nights a week. Come on back anytime. Cheers, Cafe Negril More 

Edmonton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on a whim and ended up having the best night of our vacation! Drinks were cold and a good price, place was packed, and Twisted Dixie was great entertainment and their frontman was a blast! Would come back anytime!! More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not order food here but we had a few drinks and listened to great music! Really felt like the true New Orleans music experience. Better than some of the "hyped" places that were more popular

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Thank Arthur M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Good local spot for a good time. We stepped by the Negril to see "In Business" a mind blowing funk band, and enjoyed the Ruben's Taco Truck food. Th e Bar is well stocked I'm a Fernet lover and they have it too! Don't expect to see frat boys around here, just people who enjoy good music and a good... More 

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Thank Milton V
EmilyInTheBiz, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Negril, responded to this review

Hi Milton, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback. "In Business" is a truly local band. We are so proud they perform at Cafe Negril. We also take pride in our selection of beer and liquor options. Thanks for pointing that out. And you enjoyed food from Ruben's Taco Truck too...sounds like you had the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I just had the carnitas! They were the best I've ever had! A live band was playing while I waited. Awesome place!

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Thank Scott C
EmilyInTheBiz, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Negril, responded to this review

Wow! We love hearing Ruben's food was "The Best You Ever Had"! Guests like you make all the effort worthwhile. Thanks for taking the time to leave a 5 Star review. Best, Cafe Negril and Ruben's Taco Truck More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Frenchmens Street is a great alternative to Bourbon street. The crowds are much smaller and a lot less rowdy. We were treated to some great music by Revival, who covered several Janis Joplin tunes. The menu included tacos, pizza and some local seafood specialties, which were fairly good. This is a fun place to start your evening out.

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Thank Kathleen C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I went bar hopping in Frenchmen Street for about a week straight, and it was a fine place to listen to good music. We listened to a lot of funk, blues and jazz, and it was very authentical.

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Thank Renan A
EmilyInTheBiz, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Negril, responded to this review

Hello Renan, Sounds like you had a great week! Would love to know how we could win that 5th star from you. We take great pride in our musicians, food, beverage options and service. Thanks for much for the review. best, Cafe Negril More 

Somers Point, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

ended up hear a couple times on our long weekend. Great music, fun staff and loved just hanging out on Frenchmen street.

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Thank bippy227
EmilyInTheBiz, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Negril, responded to this review

Sounds like we had you coming back for more! Thanks for visiting Frenchmen Street. Hope you come back soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Saw (2) bands play here. Both were amazing and both put on quite a diverse show. The musicians were very talented and it was a great NOLA experience. The bar gets packed later on. But it's not too crowded. The musicians that they get in this bar are just amazing and I recommend stopping in here for some great music... More 

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Thank Cregan8256
EmilyInTheBiz, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Negril, responded to this review

Yes! This is what we at Cafe Negril strive for. You had an authentic Cafe Negril experience. Thank you so much for letting us know we are accomplishing our goal. Hope you come back soon! Cheers, Cafe Negril More 

Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

It was late, we were hungry and wandered in here by chance....we were not in the least disappointed by this accident and will for sure return. I had the pineapple pork taco salad and it was so delicious. Loved the music and the fun atmospher

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Thank Chevygirl80
EmilyInTheBiz, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Negril, responded to this review

Oooh we love your title. "A delightful accident"! We recently won 2nd place for "Best Late Night Dining" but it seems many don't realize Ruben's Taco Truck is in Cafe Negril and you can get a steal of a meal. Thanks for sharing your experience! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 12
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, International
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 02:00
Monday
18:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 02:00
Thursday
18:00 - 02:00
Friday
18:00 - 03:00
Saturday
16:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2002
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Neighbourhood: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Phone Number: +1 504-312-3912
Description
Live music bar and restaurant open 7 days a week, 365 days a year on world famous Frenchmen Street. Locals and tourist alike come for live music, dancing, drinks, tacos, burritos and pizza. Cafe Negril has been on Frenchmen Street long before Frenchmen Street was well known around the world. Most of the musicians and bands that play at Cafe Negril have been here for many years and "got their start" on our humble stage. The selection of music is as eclectic as the people we serve. From Reggae to Rock and Roll the bands will get keep you on the dance floor begging for more!

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Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward, the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely residential. Of course, folks around here love to go out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the festivities, well then so much the better! Home to some of the most revered live music venues in New Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.
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