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Rodeo Pub

35 Porutota Rd | Ethukala, Negombo, Sri Lanka
+94 (0)31 2274713
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Ranked #3 of 75 Restaurants in Negombo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $13
Cuisines: Asian, Italian, British, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Rodeo Pub & Restaurant is one of the oldest and best known pubs in Negombo. Under the same management for the last 16 years, it has become a favourite meeting place for expats, tourists and locals who enjoy its great food and lively atmosphere.The pub is open every day from 10am until 2am (except full moon poya days) and features the house DJ for 6 nights a week and a live musician every Tuesday.Rodeo is renound for its homemade chunky chips, creamy curries and lagoon chilli crabs. If you're in Negombo why not drop in and try it yourself.
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  • Italian first
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Good honest food..great vibe..fun place for a first or last night in Colombo and/or if you are all curried out (western menu good burgers n reasonable fish). On our night, my meal was a little late, so the owner ended up giving me a free Tiger beer bottle wet suit cooler to keep..now that's service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Great bar located in the centre of the beach road part of Negombo. Staff are very friendly and even the owner works the floor as well which is rare in Asia. Food was good; especially the Hamburger and chips and the drinks are inexpensive. I Would recommend this place if you want to go out and have a few drinks,... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The food was good but not special. The hamburger for the kids was really big. The rice and curry was not quite Sri Lankan style. For this price we have eaten much better and larger portions elsewhere in Sri Lanka.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Maybe this is a good place if you want to eat a burguer or to drink a beer. We ordered prawns and veggie curry and we didn't like. The staff was very friendly. We had to wait about 40 minuts for lunch.

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great bar located in a good part of Negombo. Staff is friendly and even the owner works the floor as well which is rare in Asia. Food was good (especially the Sri Lankan chicken curry) and the drinks were nice. Would recommend this place if you are tired of your hotel's dinner or want to go out and have a... More

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Sigiriya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It is the best place in Negombo - may be in Sri Lanka - to eat meet and entertain. They make us visit next day too ,make us postporning the idea of exploring all the other places during our visit. Every day new and innovative experience to have with them. The owner personnally spend with us and share our experience... More

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Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a grt time at Rodeo. Refreshing cocktails and the best curry rice I had. Mainly tourists and locals come here for a beer .lovely music too

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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Food was ok (Tuna steak, little overdone), and drinks were cold and reasonable value for Negombo. Can't really give more than 3 stars though as it was simply 'average' - nothing exceptional, no problems. This place is very small so always seems busy which means it's one of the few places with a bit of atmosphere,

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Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

For me Rodeo is not a pub....it's a family. During my stay in Sri Lanka for the whole year, Rodeo was a good place where to relax, meet people, have fun.... Today is the same. Even if in other place there is not very much going on, Rodeo is always full. Atmosphere is friendly and Janaka (the owner) is always... More

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Huddersfield
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Music too loud not overly comfortable. A bar with no real outstanding features for me. If you want a lively time it is okay but I wouldn't rush back myself. Maybe it's an age thing!

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