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Bongos Cuban Cafe

5733 Seminole Way, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, FL 33314
954 791 3040
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Ranked #209 of 491 Restaurants in Hollywood
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Cuban
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A little weird that I had to sit in the lobby for quite a while until I asked about the wait (none) and requested to go to the bar. They thought I "wanted to wait" in the foyer for my friend to arrive rather than be seated and served at least a drink. Nonetheless, the interior is fun and the... More 

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Davie, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

we spend with family last night at the restaurant, food was average we consider the price paid for it was overprice for the quality of it, service was ok the need to train better to the waitress especially when it come to serve the plates and setting the silverware the just put it there with out having sone idea in... More 

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Aventura, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went there to celebrate my father's birthday because he loves Cuban food, but what a shame!! food was bad, salty, and the side orders came 10 minutes later! Desserts were average. The restaurant is beautiful too sad that the food is bad, not wonder the restaurant was empty for a Thursday night!! we don't recommend this place because the... More 

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Mason, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Bongos Cuban Cafe is one of the many restaurants in this area that serve 'Cuban' food. There are many authentic restaurants that we tried during our trip so I have to rate this food as '3' (okay) compared to all the others we ate in. The appetizer plate was very tasty. Sweet plantains were nice but fried plantains were rock... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Lacey and 2 other ladies behind bar were beyond 5 star service some of these reviews sure do not fit our experience Gloria keep up great work. Lacey told my wife what wonderful things you do for poor so impressed happy new year You and husband are icons beyond words. Bob and Jackie jones

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

The service was good. But the food was disappointing. My pork cubes were over cooked. The rice which I was eagerly waiting for had crunchy pieces throughout it. The black beans were 1/4 of a cup if that and tasteless. My miami vice drink was delicious. The band was too loud for conversation. We had to shout to the person... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Walked in without a reservation after a few hours spent at the casino. Décor was ok...reminded me of South Beach. Service was excellent and the food was wonderful! I had the Cuban pulled pork with white rice and plantains. Everything was cooked well and came out in a timely manner. The three others in my party also enjoyed their food.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Bongos is a beautiful restaurant, embodying the posh Miami ambiance. Their vegetarian options are few and not very creative (sautéed broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower, served with sweet plantains, black beans and plain rice). The meat dishes look much better, and my guest loved his. The service is standard. What makes Bongos great is the building itself. I can't fully describe... More 

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ft lauderdale, fl
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were here about a month ago to see a concert at the hard rock. We went to Bongos which is close to the theater. We sat at the bar thinking we would get faster and better service. What a joke. We waited and finally after 15 minutes and asking constantly someone threw menus at us. We never got asked... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

I have visited Bongos at the hard rock a few times when it first opened and remembered good food and atmosphere. I decided to host my mother's bday dinner there and couldn't make the reservation by phone, despite calling on various times and days during the week. There was literally no answer. I went on the opentable website to do... More 

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Additional Information about Bongos Cuban Cafe

Address: 5733 Seminole Way, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, FL 33314
Phone Number: 954 791 3040
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Hollywood
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Cuban

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