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Cafe Negril - Taco Truck

Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Jamaican, Caribbean, International
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606 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
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6:00 pm - 4:00 am
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Seating, Takeout

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Perfect for music, fun and quick eats

Great tacos. I wish I had more of an appetite to chow down on some pizza and sandwiches. Perfect for late night eating. Band was so much fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Encinitas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved the band, the drinks and the vibe at this club the best. They had an 8 piece bank with horns, singer, guitar and drums. The place was electric and we danced our feet off. Highly recommended for some BIG fun.

Thank Liz B
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I and another couple were on Frenchmen St. looking for a place to eat and enjoy good music. We were outside Cafe Negril checking out the menu and the band was warming up, when one of the band members came out and invited us in. The "Taco truck" wasn't ready to start serving so we got a... More 

Thank John W
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Got there Dec 22nd - Listen to some awesome music from Texas pete with good tacos and cheap beer, is that happiness ?

1 Thank Yal_lep
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Great tacos. I wish I had more of an appetite to chow down on some pizza and sandwiches. Perfect for late night eating. Band was so much fun.

1 Thank jlfoerster
Napa, California, United States
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We wandered Frenchmen Street instead of Bourbon Street on our recent visit to NOLA. Cafe Negril smelled delicious and we wanted to investigate. What finally drew us in was this insane horn-driven metal jazz... we walked in, there was no cover, and we couldn't walk out. It was a very laid back easy place to be. Our top shelf drinks... More 

1 Thank Kim O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Great band with sax, horn, keyboard, lead and bass guitar, drums, and great voice singing. We had the shrimp and fish tacos and both were really good and affordable.

Thank Scott J
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Like others, we were wandering around Frenchmen Street on a Tuesday night, and walked in to the music of the Four Sidemen of the Apocalypse. For two and a half hours STRAIGHT, they played first rate jazz; their lead man on sax was simply amazing. One of their friends, a trumpet player on his way to his gig, joined in... More 

Thank Pentwater--summerjoy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We popped in for drinks and ended up having dinner there. Typical food truck fare, but portions were so big that my boyfriend and I split an entree and were both stuffed. Absolutely delicious pineapple pork, and the hot salsa was plenty spicy. The band sounded great and had the crowd going. Good times.

1 Thank ummmily
New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We were wandering around Frenchman street, looking for a place to hear music and have a drink or three. Cafe Negril was perfect as their lively music drew us in, and we got to hear a couple really good bands. The first one was more traditional blues, and the next was more rock-n-roll. Café Negril was spacious, and they had... More 

Thank BarleyHops
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Located in Frenchmen Street, more than a restaurant, the Cafe Negril is a nice place to hear some good music. The entrance is for free and the music start early, around 8pm. There is food there too, and diferent kinds of beers and drinks to try.

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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>  > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Phone Number: 504-312-3912

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Jamaican, Caribbean, International
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
8:00 pm - 4:00 am
8:00 pm - 4:00 am
6:00 pm - 4:00 am

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Staying in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

Neighborhood Profile
Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
Nestled between the French Quarter and the Ninth Ward, the Faubourg Marigny & Bywater environs are largely residential. Of course, folks around here love to go out and have a good time as much as they do anywhere in NOLA. And if out-of-towners want to join in the festivities, well then so much the better! Home to some of the most revered live music venues in New Orleans, an eclectic gaggle of gourmand dining destinations, and a come-as-you-are vibe that’s as infectious as it is alluring, this is real deal New Orleans oozing with southern hospitality and the promise of a most epic night out. For endless opportunities to boogie, to admire row upon row of lovingly restored homes, and to escape the fray of the more touristic parts of town (but still live it up in grand style) head to Faubourg Marigny & Bywater.