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Cafe Negril

606 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2002 (Bywater)
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Ranked #675 of 1,612 Restaurants in New Orleans
Sun 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Mon 8:00 pm - 4:00 am
Wed 8:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thu 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Cuisines: Caribbean, Jamaican, International
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Bywater
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Bywater
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If we didn't check tripadvisor before venturing to Frenchman, we would have missed this great place! At first glance, it looks like a regular bar with live music but at the very back, they have real mexican taco's. The drinks were pricey but the cost of food was low and scrumptious. We had the beef barbacoa tacos and the salmon... More

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West St. Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had reservations at their sister spot Brazil Taco Truck and they weren't quite ready for us so they sent us to Café Negril. People were friendly enough and they had a band setting up for music, the place and small and dark, not many places to sit, and the drinks were small for the price - along with not... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

we didnt eat here, but went to listen to the music. Normal crowd, great music, lots of beers to choose from. A nice way see the local music scene.

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Midland, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

There is ALWAYS something happening at Cafe Negril, from reggae to blues to jazz! The bartenders are a little slow but...this is New Orleans. Everyone moves at their own pace. And you HAVE to try the food!! I have dreams about the pineapple quesadillas. Yes. PINEAPPLE! I'm not a huge crowd person and this place gets packed pretty quickly so... More

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Valby, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Went there to listen to some Jazz, efter I've been to a bar earlier om the same stedet. To conclude on this experience. - more expensive than the other bar and the drinks are smallere. - the bartender acted Luke a beggar. I had two drinks while listening to the great band. But at second drink the male bartender, who... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

What more can you ask for. The place is a decent size, has attentive bar staff, some class music acts- basically all the goodness of Frenchmen Street. What sets it apart from other places is the food, i tried a bite of my friends taco, So good i ended up getting 3 of my own. And no it wasnt drunken... More

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San Diego, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Walking down Frenchman Street at 8:00 pm and poked our heads in...Revival! Great music, good venue in terms of size and acoustic system. Also, bonus that there is a grill although I didn't have any of the food so I cannot speak to the quality of the food.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We spent the evening on Frenchman Street last night and had a blast. Every place was great except here! We walked in and waited for a good 5-7 minutes for beer. All while others walked up after us and were served. The bartender saw us, have us snarly looks but wouldn't acknowledge us. Finally he came over and I said... More

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Keystone, Colorado
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212 reviews 212 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We ate here while out drinking and seeing music. A great band was playing and in the back a small cafe where you can get some very good tacos.

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Monroe, Oregon
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The food is terrible. The bands are even worse. Walk down the street. Maison is a good choice. Café Negril has nothing going for it - not food, or music.

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