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Rodeo Pub and Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Asian, Pub, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
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35A Poruthota Road | Ethukala, Negombo, Sri Lanka
+94 31 2 274713
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we enjoyed the food but too bad about the service and staff.... the drunk locals would not leave us alone and tried to buy us beers even though we didnt want them and then they still ended up on our bill at the end even though we didnt drink them. when we started to question the bill the staff started... More 

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Thank Brock D
Moscow, Russia
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there twice. There is very tasty sea food (best for me in Negambo) and cool cocktails. After 9-10pm it's pretty full, some djs playing the music, some people dancing. Sometimes it's too loud for talking. Here is a mix of tourists and local people.

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Thank bigkreker
Janakad, Owner at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there Many thanks for taking the time to write a review for Rodeo. I am pleased that you like the seafood and urge you to try the spicy crabs next time which is one of our house specialities. Late at night it can get pretty loud so better to come early if you want a good chat. With best... More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rodeo is well known for its evening drinking atmosphere and horrendous seating, which is a common style in Sri Lanka aimed at buttock flattening and joint ache... so drink a a lot and get over it. The good is generally good, less expensive, and local. Recommended.

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Thank Michael R
Janakad, Owner at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there Many thanks for your review. I didn't know we were well known for our horrendous seating! Sadly it's a small place and this is the best way to get quite a few seated but the upside is you can get to know your fellow diners and meet people you wouldn't normally get the chance to meet. Thanks for... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place. Awesome Vibe. Only Place to chill and party in Negombo. Delicious Food but mainly Western Menu.

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Thank crashoveroide
Janakad, Owner at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there Many thanks for your great and to the point review! It says it all in one sentence! We appreciate you taking the time to share your positive views. With best wishes. Janaka More 

Byron Bay, Australia
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to Negombo may not be complete without tasting its freshly prepared sea food. When in search of a good place we heard about "Rodeo". From outside even though it looked like a modest wayside pub / restaurant, it was having on offer many seafood delights to select from. We enjoyed a combination sea food platter made some what... More 

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Thank Kamal P
Janakad, Owner at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kamal Many thanks for your review. It's great that you took the time to write about the food as many just assume it's a drinking pub but we do have a good reputation for food too. Apologies about the seating, it's a bit hard with so little space... With best wishes and thanks again. Janaka More 

Negombo, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food the service and the atmosphere in here is absolutely amazing! <3 the food tastes amazing but the pricing is a little over the average limit.

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Thank Bositha F
Janakad, Owner at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Bositha Many thanks for your review. I am glad that you had such a good time at Rodeo. I was surprised to hear your views on the prices as we are definitely lower in price than most if not all of our neighbours on the strip. With best wishes. Janaka More 

Negombo, Sri Lanka
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Unique atmosphere, excellent choice of drinks, good menu options and friendly staff. The chef attended to our order personally as we wanted some variations.

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Thank Chevyvoyager
Janakad, Owner at Rodeo Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there Many thanks for taking the time to review Rodeo. It really helps when guests share their positive experiences, we appreciate the time you took to do that. With best wishes. Janaka More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This bar was buzzing. A diverse group of clientele, though mostly tourists, having fun drinking and eating. The DJ had us going with a great selection of songs and beats.

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Stanhope, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

third visit to Negombo and once again rodeo was the place to be good mix of all nationalities and locals give the place a special buzz still the best for battered prawns and cold lion beer special thanks to Sajith and Heshan who are the main stays of the place also thanks to Chamida,Yohan,Sameera and Sashi hope to see you... More 

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Turku, Finland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Mojitos where the best in whole Negombo. Nice small bar what was always busy with tourist. Not so many bars on this area,but this had the best taste in coctails.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Cuisine
Bar, Asian, Pub, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35A Poruthota Road | Ethukala, Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Negombo
  • Phone Number: +94 31 2 274713
Description
The Rodeo Pub & Restaurant is one of Negombo's oldest and most favourite watering holes, having been opened by Janaka Weeramanthri way back in 1996 when the main street was a mere dirt track. The Pub can be found on Negombo's beach road approx. 100M before The Jetwing Blue Hotel on the beach side. OPENING HOURS: 10 am til late every night! MUSIC DJ AJ plays every night of the week except Thursday when there is a live musician HAPPY HOUR Daily Happy Hour is from 7-8pm and at weekends it's best to grab a table early or reserve one by calling 031 227 4713. FOOD Rodeo serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between! Each dish on Rodeo's extensive menu is made from scratch with ingredients bought fresh on a daily basis. Why not come and try one of our most popular dishes such as: Rodeo's Fillet steak with caramelised onions in a creamy peppercorn sauce Negombo lagoon jumbo prawns sauteed in garlic butter served with caper mayonnaise Pita bread chicken satay wrap with grilled yellow and red peppers, courgettes, carrots, leeks, and mayonnaise The Rodeo Big Breakfast (and it is BIG!). Bacon, eggs, sausages, baked beans and toast If you are in need of a quick and big feed, why not phone your order in ahead of time by calling 031 227 4713 DRINKS Imported and local liquors, spirits and beers are served along with a wide range of excellent cocktails. Why not try one of our most popular such as Moquito, Caipirinha or Long Island Iced Tea? A wide selection of wine and sparkling wine is also available. For an early start come take advantage of daily happy hour from 7-8pm MISSION STATEMENT At Rodeo our aim is provide all the ingredients for a fantastic night out, great food, drink, company, music and ambience. If we are not living up to our mission statement - TELL US! We are open to improving in any way possible.

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