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Cafe Negril

606 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2002
+1 504-383-5131
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“late night” (3 reviews)
“tacos” (28 reviews)
“pineapple” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, International
606 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2002
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Great music and food
"Their tacos are amazing and their guacamole is the best"
Jodi S
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2. Amazing food
"The food is amazing"
Christopher G
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3. Pizza
"Some of the best pizza I have ever had in my life hands down"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a wonderful evening full of drinks, dancing, great music and a very fun and lively atmosphere! We had an absolute blast and would absolutely come back in a heartbeat. The crowd was kept alive and going strong by the band! They had everyone dancing,...More

Thank mkaid415
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This is a club on Frenchmen St. My wife and I had an awesome time. The band, Vegas Cola Band, was amazing. I would listen to them again and again. Fun atmosphere. We had the Salmon Tacos...oh yes! Do yourself a favor and visit this...More

Thank PastorBarry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Frenchmen Street is *the* 4 block stretch for excellent food/bars/music venues!!!! We spent a week early march 2018 hitting NOLA, then landing back on Frenchmen. Negril has some excellent bands and a great sound system. Frenchmen street is kind of funny. Most places have no...More

Thank UsuallyNotGrumpy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heard an awesome band on a Sunday evening, Twisted Dixie. The singer was very entertaining and did a great job getting the crowd involved.

Thank EnjoytheAdventure112
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time at this place our last night in NOLA. The band was great, drink prices were good and the food was unexpectedly good. They have a small kitchen towards the back. Very nice people and make great pizza and tex mex.

Thank Jeffrey T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is just a great place that offers good food, and fantastic jazz in a fun environment. Hint: if you snake past the bar you may be able to find seats on the other side of the band or by the food counter even when...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

I'm not huge fan of this type of food, but the group of 8 I was with loved it....so I would recommend it if you like Mexican food.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 4 February 2018

The band playing on the Sunday night was lively, extremely entertaining and just down-right fun. Can't talk about the food, since we were just there for drinks and entertainment. The hurricanes were awesome.

Thank Amber_the_Traveller
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

The name caught my interest. The smell of the food drew is in. The music kept us around for quite a while. Bar with a taco line in the back. Nice stage with great local music. The crawfish tacos were so good and they have...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018

Cafe Negril located on Frenchman Street in New Orleans had a fun and funky style jazz atmosphere and I enjoyed it a bunch. It features a small dance floor and some limited seating inside and what looked like tasty food but I did not eat...More

Thank KweqSmanit
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 12
Bar, Pub, International
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • Neighbourhood: Faubourg Marigny & Bywater
  • Phone Number: +1 504-383-5131
  • E-mail
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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