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Cafe Negril

Bywater
French, Caribbean, International, Jamaican
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606 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
504-312-3912
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Saturday
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great music, great food

Had a great band, and a great inexpensive dinner! Had an amazing shrimp taco.... so good! Enjoyed while listening to awesome music.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Karen K
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Westfield, New Jersey
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Westfield, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Had a great band, and a great inexpensive dinner! Had an amazing shrimp taco.... so good! Enjoyed while listening to awesome music.

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Palatine, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great Mexican food or pizza in the back of what looks like a live music venue. You'd never know they have a kitchen from the outside, it looks like a place for live music...but the food is great and cheap!!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Rubens Taco Truck is located in the back of this venue. And the food here was absolutely amazing. The quesadilla was super cheesy and the pork/pineapple corn tacos were super tasty (3 was plenty for my appetite). While we sat at the bar for a beer and food, we were able to catch a little music. Nice vibe. This place.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Its a second time we visited this bar within last week. On each occassion band is awesome! Today we went first to different bar on same street where bartender made us feel very unwelcome. We came back here. Lovely lady behind the bar served us immediately with smile. I explained i would like sweet fruity drink and started explaining potentially... More 

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Dallas
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Please start reading this review by removing the "1" star that I had to select, and make this a "0" star rating... We went on Tues. 3/10/15, probably around 11pm and stayed until they closed a little after 1am. Yes, I know you are thinking "Why did you stay if you gave this place zero stars?" I will get to... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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148 reviews 148 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

On at least one night per visit to New Orleans, we spend a night on Frenchmen. We always seem to end up at the Cafe Nigril, drawn in by the music emanating from within. Always great rock and roll. Always a friendly crowd, reasonable drink prices, and a small kitchen counter for those who have "the munchies," serving pizza, tacos... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This place is a "happening", hoppin bar. On a friday night, I wandered in here around 10pm because the line was too long waiting for a table at Adolfos, and I was famished. A neon sign at the end of the bar, declared GRILL OPEN. There were 3 bands scheduled to play at Negril, and I caught the tail end... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great bands and live music. The drinks are a bit overpriced. $7 for a very small mixed drink...yikes! But if you're just going to listen to the bands it's well worth it.

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Los Angeles
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Nice vibe here, have always seen good bands. Never had any food, but a good, open place to see music. And people are standing, so you should do a little dancing. Good sound system: Great mix, solid, clear, not blasting.

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Los Angeles, California
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249 reviews 249 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The drinks here were strong, but still fairly oriced. The crowd is mixed because some are dressed casually or dressy casual, so take your pick and you'll fit right in either way. I love how this place has a TV so you can watch the band of the evening. Something not all bars have.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 606 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Bywater
  • Neighborhood: Bywater
  • Phone Number: 504-312-3912

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Caribbean, International, Jamaican
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Monday
8:00 pm - 4:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?