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Bongos Cuban Cafe

$$$
Lake Buena Vista
Caribbean, Sandwiches, Contemporary, Cuban
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1498 East Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830-1000
407 828 0999
Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable Visit

Really enjoyed our visit , good food , good value , excellent service and lively entertainment. Book in adavance especially at weekends and busy periods.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went July 3rd at a off time 2:00. It was a diastor. Everyone got their food but one adult and my Grandaughter 5 yrs old they gave her fries to eat. Then when her chicken came along worth the other meal we were finished. Then the bill came, we waited half hour on th bill, she could not figure... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

As soon as you approach this beautiful two story building, you know this is going to be a special place,. The atmosphere inside is gorgeous with the artistically tiled walls and carved ceilings.The high ceilings and stained glass gave an airy feeling on a hot Florida day. Percy, our waiter, was personable and knowledgeable. The drink menu was extensive and... More 

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Rankin, Texas
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Dis ol food stop be f ing terrible. The steak be like my grammes old rubber shoe. The service was terrible. The guy took like a hour to brin my whiskey

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We went for dinner and were seated by 6:15. Perfect timing. It was just in advance of the music starting. We had a great time! The dancers walked around in couples, doing salsa along the way. Food was great and the mojiotos marvelous. We felt immersed in the Cuban atmosphere. Next time we will ask for a table near the... More 

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Universal City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious. They had energetic performers, a great wait staff and everything came out very quickly.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We visited Bongos expecting good Cuban food, we got dry pork, a seafood platter without flavour, a bitter mojito and a barely courteous server. The rice was ok and our 18 month daughter loved the live entertainment.

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mICHIGAN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Have to say, Bongos serves some of the best food I have eaten in Orlando. The Latin flavors are genuine, but not over the top spicy. Like every restaurant we have eaten at in this area so far, the service is slow. However, once our order was in, our drinks and food arrived in a timely manner and our waiter... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed our visit , good food , good value , excellent service and lively entertainment. Book in adavance especially at weekends and busy periods.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

For our last day in Disney, we still had one table service to use as a part of the Disney dining plan. We didn't have much time since we had to catch a flight in the afternoon, and Bongo's happened to open at around 11. They also happened to have last minute reservations. So that's how we decided on Bongo's.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had Masitas de Pureco, they were over cook-very dry. The pork had no flavor- the onions had more taste than the meat. The service was much better. Don't waste your money going there. The food and service was not terrible 👎

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Additional Information about Bongos Cuban Cafe

Address: 1498 East Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830-1000
Phone Number: 407 828 0999
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando>  > Lake Buena Vista
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $20 to $30
Cuisine: Caribbean, Sandwiches, Contemporary, Cuban

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1498 East Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830-1000
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando>  > Lake Buena Vista
  • Neighborhood: Lake Buena Vista
  • Phone Number: 407 828 0999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20 to $30
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Sandwiches, Contemporary, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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