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Bongos Cuban Cafe

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Address: 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL
Phone Number: 786-777-2100
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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
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Perth Amboy, New Jersey

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Little Rock
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great food and fabulous atmosphere. Dined with a large group and our service didn't suffer because of the size of the table. If you don't like to wait, dine early because it's popular and with the Heat venue next door, it fills up fast.

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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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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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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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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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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