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Cafe Negril

606 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2002
+1 504-383-5131
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“late night” (3 reviews)
“tacos” (27 reviews)
“pineapple” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, International
606 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2002
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Cafe Negril
1. Great music and food
"Their tacos are amazing and their guacamole is the best"
Jodi S
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2. Amazing food
"The food is amazing"
Christopher G
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3. Pizza
"Some of the best pizza I have ever had in my life hands down"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Cafe Negril located on Frenchman Street in New Orleans had a fun and funky style jazz atmosphere and I enjoyed it a bunch. It features a small dance floor and some limited seating inside and what looked like tasty food but I did not eat...More

Thank KweqSmanit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place for music, awesome shrimp tacos, my son enjoys the jamaican patties, I've been in for music several times but this was the first that I tried the food and very impressed.

Thank WiAng
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This place was nice overall, the music was incredible, the bar had nice atmosphere, the only downside was the $10 minimum on credit cards was a little different than other bars which caught me off guard.

Thank Ausha G
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped to listen to the music. First band was good and then we recognized the next band up and decided to stay. Female lead was awesome and the band was right!! We ordered 6 drinks and they delivered 8. Over charged for them and then...More

Thank Alaskanlarry
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Cruising Frenchman and stopped to listen to band. The music was fabulous, drinks reasonable, nice atmosphere. Did not try the food.

Thank R B
EmilyInTheBiz, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Negril, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thanks for stopping by and leaving the 5 star review!

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Seriously amazing Mexican food and pizza, great music and good vibes. Would highly recommend to pay this place a visit!

Thank hannahkdee
EmilyInTheBiz, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Negril, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

We think you are Bloody Amazing as well!

Reviewed 12 October 2017

The music was great and the bartenders were good and friendly. Even tried some of the food which was pretty good too :)

Thank crys7831
EmilyInTheBiz, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Negril, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thanks for the 5 star review! Come back soon!!!

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This place had great music and a nice vibe. Lots of types of beers only by bottle, we didn’t try the food

Thank alonsegs
EmilyInTheBiz, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Negril, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Next time you will have to try the Pineapple and Pork Quesadilla or Fish Tacos. Hope to see you soon. Cheers

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

The Band is good on most days and yesterday was fantastic. The Boys played a lot of requests and was also treated well with whisky shots by some of the lovely guests. I had pizzas on both the days and found it good. Late nights...More

Thank travglobT
EmilyInTheBiz, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Negril, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

We must be doing something right for three nights in a row. Thanks for your patronage!

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The band was amazing. We would have spent most of our night there to listen to them. The bartender short poured and charged $38 for three domestic beers and three 2 oz (total) three ingredient shots. We all tend bar, agreed it was ridiculous and...More

Thank Sunnshyn333
EmilyInTheBiz, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Negril, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Sounds like you had a great time but thought the drink prices we're too high. We do appreciate your feedback. We also ask all our patrons to realize that we do not charge a cover fee and must pay our, as you suggested "amazing" bands....More

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 12
Bar, Pub, International
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
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: +1 504-383-5131
  • E-mail
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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