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Bongos Cuban Cafe

1498 East Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830-1000 (Lake Buena Vista)
407 828 0999
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Ranked #970 of 3,153 Restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban, Contemporary
Neighborhood: Lake Buena Vista
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised with the food, drinks, music, and ambiance in Bongos. This is a good lunch or dinner option. You will leave full of good food and looking for the next opportunity to come back.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I went once again to Bongos with my husband and parents. The food was great as always and service was good too. I think getting there for a lunch or late lunch is best. There is NO wait for a table and then you walk off the food after. I love it here and my husband loves it too and... More

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Dallas, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've been to Cuban restaurants and must say this was more of a Cuban Inspired restaurant. Don't get me wrong it tasted delicious, the device is excellent and the atmosphere was very very good. I would return but only on a dinning plan.

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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were in a pinch to get food before the movie in Downtown Disney, as we know there food is horrible! My sandwich as bland - ham barely tasted like ham, Swiss barely Swiss, etc. not the worst Cuban I have had, but certainly not the best.

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Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Food was decent, we were on the disney dining plan and all had the seafood platter which was satisfying. The music was so loud we had to resort to pointing and gesturing with our waiter for communication. I would not reccomend this restaurant unless you are dining with people you don't particularly like and don't really want to talk to.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

great food, drinks, and a great time all around!! Great for a date night or bring the whole crew:D There is also a small cafe outside with awesome food to!

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Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Don't expect to get decent service at this establishment. Waited forever for a drink (after ordering it) at the back bar. We eventually left without. They should make it a service bar only because that is how it's used. Hostess was rude when we asked about our table and seemed annoyed at our request to see a manager. Even the... More

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Jensen, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you can make a reservation here, especially on a weekend night, it is highly recommended. Otherwise, it can be a bit of a wait to get seated. Our party of 3 took about an hour to get seated. Once you enter, you hear live music, everybody is singing and dancing, we were even almost caught up in a conga... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I ate at the express area- food portions were nuts- give me less food and charge me less money! Food was bland and the meat was very fatty.

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Mastic, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Way over priced. Menu was rather limited. The specialty drinks were not so special. Food was uninspired. This was the only restaurant with out a long wait at Downtown Disney and now we know why. Next time we'll wait the 50 minutes for Planet Hollywood.

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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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban, Contemporary

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