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Cafe Negril - Taco Truck

Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
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606 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2002
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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186 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group ducked in just in time to avoid a rainstorm. We weren't planning on eating here, but there is a very understated food counter at the back, featuring a full menu of tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and related fare. We tried a sampling, and it was all good, freshly-made comfort food for a reasonable price. The bartenders in the front... More 

Thank Daniel O
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place to take a drink and to enjoy Jazz. We really enjoied it - our drinks - service - atmosphere - and a lot of jazz

Thank Vladimir C
Boynton Beach
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This place is great! No cover, friendly staff and the music was incredible. They also serve yummy Mexican and pizza. I had two pork Taco's. They we're delicious, especially with the green hot sauce.

Thank EmilyInTheBiz
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

We visited Cafe Negril on Sunday night...lively music and no cover (before 9pm)...the spot is an easy and safe walk from the French Quarter: approximately 15 minutes...

Thank BeaEva2013
Saint Louis, Missouri
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104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

GO FOR THE LIVE MUSIC. Visited Café Negril a couple nights during our trip to NOLA a few weeks ago. We planned on going to d.b.a. the second night, but went back to Café Negril instead. The music was better, there was no cover, and they also had very reasonably-priced food. We had a blast. Not a lot of seating,... More 

Thank mmrr4
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I have often come here for late night food on Frenchman Street and have never been disappointed. Food is decent price and is served quick. Plus, there is always a great band playing while you wait and eat. Tacos are great, and love that you can get them on corn tortillas on request. Makes all the difference. Also, one of... More 

Thank Kay N
Jackson, Mississippi
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Bartender kept moving chairs and refused to let customers take chair from one table to another or move them to or from bar. This was extremely odd and even more ridiculous. Made an elderly couple move the third chair we'd given them from our table back to the table where it remained empty. Band was great, food was good, though... More 

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Massachusetts, United States
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

A small group of us came here primarily to listen to the music. We were not disappointed. The stage has a wonderful backdrop and the small place lets you be right up in front of the action. The first band we heard, Jamie St Pierre and the Honeycreepers, were amazing. I'd come back here just to hear these guys. We... More 

Thank Mark E
Owensboro, Kentucky
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Cafe Negril is a small cafe/bar on Frenchman Street. It is an easy walk from the French Quarter for most people. I haven't eaten there during the day when it is more of an actual cafe, but have been there at night when Frenchman street is happenin. The Good: as a bar, this place has the best acts playing there.... More 

1 Thank Sean24seven
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We spent quite a long time hanging here and listening to the live music. Drinks were good, atmosphere was a lot of fun, and the crowd really got into it! Definitely worth a stop!

1 Thank Jen N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $12
Mexican, Bar, French, International, Pub, Jamaican
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2002
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Phone Number: 15043123912
Live music bar and restaurant open 7 days a week, 365 days a year on world famous Frenchmen Street. Locals and tourist alike come for live music, dancing, drinks, tacos, burritos and pizza. Cafe Negril has been on Frenchmen Street long before Frenchmen Street was well known around the world. Most of the musicians and bands that play at Cafe Negril have been here for many years and "got their start" on our humble stage. The selection of music is as eclectic as the people we serve. From Reggae to Rock and Roll the bands will get keep you on the dance floor begging for more!

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Staying in Faubourg Marigny & Bywater

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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.