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Rodeo Pub and Restaurant

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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, Lunch, Drinks, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
Excellant place for food and entertainment

We went to Rodeo bar and restaurant most nights. Some nights we had meals which were excellant value for money and nicely presented. Whilst we were there, they had a Spanish night with spanish food which was equally as good as the Sri lankan food. They had a guy singing spanish songs which was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
judybaker67
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We went to Rodeo bar and restaurant most nights. Some nights we had meals which were excellant value for money and nicely presented. Whilst we were there, they had a Spanish night with spanish food which was equally as good as the Sri lankan food. They had a guy singing spanish songs which was brilliant. Tuesday nights they a guy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Had a beer and chicken burger. Very tasty and quite the spiciest I've ever had (but this is Sri Lanka). Cost including tip was about R1200 (£6). Nice to have fries made from raw potatoes rather than from frozen. Local beer was good too (Lion). Very quiet, but went mid afternoon and off season. Would definitely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I have been to Rodeo for few times and had a wonderful time. Nice atmosphere for a beer with the mates and the food is excellent. Always packed with foreigners and locals and they All seem to having a nice time. Good music. ..good sports channels. I will always recommend this place to anybody as a Negombo local. ..and good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Good bar! There was a waiter named Sasi. Very nice and helpful Guy!!!!!!!,!,!,!,!,!,!,!,!,!,!,!,!,,!!!,!,!,!,!,!,!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Came here to watch the state of origin and was stoked at how many sport channels they got. Previous 4 places didn't even have a tv. Beers were cold and resonantly priced. Guy behind the bar was cool and friendly locals joined in watching the game. Great spot to chill and watch sport. Was made to feel very welcome.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We went to The Rodeo Pub and Restaurant for a change from other eating places and were presently surprised by the good quality of the food and value for money prices, the service was excellent and drinks again spot on, give the Devilled Prawns a try, very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

How wonderful this beach-side segment of Colombo is. Quaint neon illuminates the bustling restaurant row and above it all is the star......the yellow star on Rodeo's sign beckoning the poor, the tired, the hungry unwashed beachcomber with reggae and the prospect of a cold beer in a giant bottle coozie. The atmosphere is beach side chic with a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Great little pub nice atmosphere nice drinks and the Sri Lankan style calamari is amazing and I'm not even a big fan of sea food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Busy in the evenings. They have a good selection of beers from local lion lager to German wheat. More tourists during the busy season and locals coming to catch the action in small numbers. better not to make eye contact with young male locals, they could ended up stalking till you get to your hotel ( happen to 2 of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had our last good bye SL meal at Rodeo Pub & Restaurant and were pleased with the meal and the ambience by the side of the road. Would definitely recommend the place 

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

Dear Davina Thank you for taking the time to review Rodeo Pub & Restaurant. We are overwhelmed that you rate our "prawns as the best ever" and for our 5 star rating. 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... 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, Sri Lankan

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?