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35A Poruthota Road | Ethukala, Negombo, Sri Lanka
0094 312274713
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Rodeo Pub & Restaurant is one of Negombo's oldest and most favourite...
The Rodeo Pub & Restaurant is one of Negombo's oldest and most favourite watering holes, having been opened by Janaka Weeramanthri way back in 1996 when the main street was a mere dirt track. The Pub can be found on Negombo's beach road approx. 100M before The Jetwing Blue Hotel on the beach side. OPENING HOURS: 10 am til late every night! MUSIC DJ AJ plays every night of the week except Thursday when there is a live musician HAPPY HOUR Daily Happy Hour is from 7-8pm and at weekends it's best to grab a table early or reserve one by calling 031 227 4713. FOOD Rodeo serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between! Each dish on Rodeo's extensive menu is made from scratch with ingredients bought fresh on a daily basis. Why not come and try one of our most popular dishes such as: Rodeo's Fillet steak with caramelised onions in a creamy peppercorn sauce Negombo lagoon jumbo prawns sauteed in garlic butter served with caper mayonnaise Pita bread chicken satay wrap with grilled yellow and red peppers, courgettes, carrots, leeks, and mayonnaise The Rodeo Big Breakfast (and it is BIG!). Bacon, eggs, sausages, baked beans and toast If you are in need of a quick and big feed, why not phone your order in ahead of time by calling 031 227 4713 DRINKS Imported and local liquors, spirits and beers are served along with a wide range of excellent cocktails. Why not try one of our most popular such as Moquito, Caipirinha or Long Island Iced Tea? A wide selection of wine and sparkling wine is also available. For an early start come take advantage of daily happy hour from 7-8pm MISSION STATEMENT At Rodeo our aim is provide all the ingredients for a fantastic night out, great food, drink, company, music and ambience. If we are not living up to our mission statement - TELL US! We are open to improving in any way possible.
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Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 238
    Excellent
  • 133
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Visit is a must...

Like every year is it a must have to go this location. At this place you can meet vacationer, locals, business man...just people which like enjoying themselves or with others and want have fun or just simply switch off or dance and talking. We had some great evenings there. It is easily to get in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Grit W
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Konigs Wusterhausen, Germany
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Konigs Wusterhausen, Germany
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Like every year is it a must have to go this location. At this place you can meet vacationer, locals, business man...just people which like enjoying themselves or with others and want have fun or just simply switch off or dance and talking. We had some great evenings there. It is easily to get in touch with new people there.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Pros - great looking menu with a mix of western and local food - good drink menu with lots of beer options, local and abroad. Strong mixed drinks! - friendly service with Sameera Cons - we waited a little too long for our food ( one other couple in the restaurant so they weren't busy and I was a little... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you want to have a lively night, come here. If you want to have tasty food, come here. :-) I tasted their burger and curry. Worth the price!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The Rodeo Pub & Restaurant is definitely my favorite restaurant in Negambo outside of the hotel restaurants. The pub food offered is great and so are the quantities but what makes this place click is the ambiance. It's extremely difficult to find an empty table at this pub which is a good sign of its popularity. The crown always livens... More 

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Andylanka, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Pravs. Thank you for taking the time to review Rodeo Pub & Restaurant. Many thanks for our 5 star rating. We are overwhelmed you regard Rodeo as your favourite place in Negombo and that we have the best pub food in Negombo. We are also delighted that you stated that our food is great, we have a great choice... More 

Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The friendly staff & free wifi enticed us into this basic looking restaurant & bar. We had a nice wine & a great meal at a fair price.

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Andylanka, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear McGooG Thank you for taking the time to review Rodeo Pub & Restaurant. We are delighted you gave us a 5 star rating and pleased that you regard our staff as friendly, that we have good wine and our food is great and at a good price. At Rodeo our aim is provide all the ingredients for a fantastic... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a nice little spot in Negombo to stop by and have a couple of drinks and some lovely food. It's not big, therefore we had to wait a little bit because we didn't make a reservation beforehand, but the staff were very accommodating (it was a Saturday night). They have high, long benches for you to perch yourself... More 

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Andylanka, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear CLNA84 Thank you for taking the time to review Rodeo Pub & Restaurant. We are delighted you enjoyed Rodeo last Saturday night. We are pleased you like our mixed crowd and yes they normally consist of all age groups both local and tourist. We are pleased you thought our pasta dishes were really good as all our pasta is... More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

At first sight Rodeo looks like an average pub but once we got the food that impression changed. I had the best food I've had so far in Sri Lanka, a pepper steak (I think it's called Rodeo Pepper Steak), and it was just amazing! Almost worth travelling back to Negombo just to have it again!

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Andylanka, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear obigrees Thank you for taking the time to review Rodeo Pub & Restaurant. We are delighted your gave us a 5 star rating and very pleased you think our Pepper Steak is the best ever! and even worth travelling back to Negombo for. At Rodeo our aim is provide all the ingredients for a fantastic night out, great food,... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Stopped here twice on our short stay in Negombo. Once to get a beer at happy hour. The place is inviting and there was a good mixed crowd of what appeared to be travelers and locals. After dinner one night, we weren't ready to call it a night and were drawn in by the dance music! Crazy fun!

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Andylanka, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Staci S Thank you for taking the time to review Rodeo Pub & Restaurant. We are delighted you liked our Happy Hour, where we offer 3 cocktails for the price of 2 between 3pm and 7pm. We are also pleased you think our place is inviting, has a good mixed crowd and great music for dancing. At Rodeo our... More 

East Anglia, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The only real "pub" we saw in Sri Lanka wooden breakfast bar type tables where customers eat sitting next to other customers just having a pint t.v on also music playing at same time more of a mans place

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Andylanka, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Alphabettravellers40 Thank you for taking the time to review Rodeo Pub & Restaurant. We are delighted you regard Rodeo as "the only REAL pub in Sri Lanka." At Rodeo our aim is provide all the ingredients for a fantastic night out, great food, drink, company, music and ambience. We look forward to serving you again soon regards Andy Baker... More 

Rotherham, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Best bar in Negombo without doubt, we used this 18 months ago and it just gets better. "real" chips to die for, good crowd in and always well looked after. Thanks to Andy and the gang, pleasure talking to the manager/owner. Thanks for looking after Ann for me on the last night.......hope to see you again. Keep up the good... More 

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Andylanka, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ChrisT Thank you for taking the time to review Rodeo Pub & Restaurant. Thanks for our 5 star rating and your lovely comments -" best bar......just gets better". Our team are overwhelmed with your comments. We are pleased you also regard our home made chips as "to die for" and that you loved our crowd and atmosphere. For what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35A Poruthota Road | Ethukala, Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo
  • Phone Number: 0094 312274713

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 13
  • Cuisine: Italian, Asian, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

The Rodeo Pub & Restaurant is one of Negombo's oldest and most favourite watering holes, having been opened by Janaka Weeramanthri way back in 1996 when the main street was a mere dirt track. The Pub can be found on Negombo's beach road approx. 100M before The Jetwing Blue Hotel on the beach side. OPENING HOURS: 10 am til late every night! MUSIC DJ AJ plays every night of the week except Thursday when there is a live musician HAPPY HOUR Daily Happy Hour is from 7-8pm and at weekends it's best to grab a table early or reserve one by calling 031 227 4713. FOOD Rodeo serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between! Each dish on Rodeo's extensive menu is made from scratch with ingredients bought fresh on a daily basis. Why not come and try one of our most popular dishes such as: Rodeo's Fillet steak with caramelised onions in a creamy peppercorn sauce Negombo lagoon jumbo prawns sauteed in garlic butter served with caper mayonnaise Pita bread chicken satay wrap with grilled yellow and red peppers, courgettes, carrots, leeks, and mayonnaise The Rodeo Big Breakfast (and it is BIG!). Bacon, eggs, sausages, baked beans and toast If you are in need of a quick and big feed, why not phone your order in ahead of time by calling 031 227 4713 DRINKS Imported and local liquors, spirits and beers are served along with a wide range of excellent cocktails. Why not try one of our most popular such as Moquito, Caipirinha or Long Island Iced Tea? A wide selection of wine and sparkling wine is also available. For an early start come take advantage of daily happy hour from 7-8pm MISSION STATEMENT At Rodeo our aim is provide all the ingredients for a fantastic night out, great food, drink, company, music and ambience. If we are not living up to our mission statement - TELL US! We are open to improving in any way possible.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?