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Bongos Cuban Cafe

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Address: 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL
Phone Number: 786-777-2100
Activities: Dancing, Dining

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average cuban food

there are better places in Miami which serve great Cuban food. This is an ideal place for it's music and nightlife.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Lionheart17
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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

there are better places in Miami which serve great Cuban food. This is an ideal place for it's music and nightlife.

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Miami, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I have never eaten here. I have only been here to celebrate a few times with friends. The music was great for those who like Latin music. If you like to dance salsa, bachata, merengue, and mainstream reggae. The outside was playing different music - English. I enjoyed myself, however, the drinks were typical weak club drinks.

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North Houston, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Food was decent. Nothing extra special. It came with a price tag. Unsure if I would visit again due to cost vs. food quality. We had a great time and service was attentive.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Very bland flavorless food. Was very disappointed. The atmosphere and decoration made you think you were going to eat a great meal, only to disappoint

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Palm City, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
6 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Came here before a Heat game. It was good food and fast service. I enjoyed the meal along with a terrific margarita. Keep up the great work!

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Miami, Florida, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I have been here many times for Corporate functions because of their upstairs, open-air area is great. If you are looking for a place to have a cocktail and listen to live music this would be place to go. They food is okay, service is average and the price point to me is high. But if you are at the... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I are return customers to Bongos. This is one of the few places in Downtown Disney that we never have to wait on line for, and we always manage to get a table upstairs on the covered patio, away from the foot traffic. This is not a family "gimmicky" restaurant like Rainforest or T-Rex, so that's likely... More 

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New Bedford
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

When you order your food and you get it about the same time as your drink it makes you wonder when it was made and how whether it was just reheated. I am no expert on Cuban food but from my little experience the food has a little taste to it. To me this meal was just reheated. No other... More 

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Georgia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I came to Bongo's with a friend on a Friday night before my cruise, looking to experience a little Miami nightlife and have some fun. My entry was $15, his was $20, and that included 1 drink. There was a live band and salsa dancing. The overall vibe and atmosphere the night I went was just ok. Maybe it was... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Pretty place yeah Gloria Estefan owns it but I does not make it a Cuban Food Restaurant. Ceviche soggy, mojito's passable. It's more a nightclub areppa shredded Beef a traditional Cuban fair was ok the calamari fried where pre made frozen and if not they looked and tasted that way. Suggestion is to Pass on Bongo for food but go... More 

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