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Bongos Cuban Cafe

$$$
Lake Buena Vista
Caribbean, Cuban, Delicatessen, Contemporary
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1498 East Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830-1000
407 828 0999
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This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
Today
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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
A difficult review--wish for 3.5 stars!

Our son-in-law had been here before and loved it. I'm sure he and our daughter would give it a higher rating. It is a very stylish space and the dancers in their black and white gowns are stunning. Diners are encouraged to join in the dancing, which did not appeal to our group on this particular... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Striggs
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Divide, Colorado
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our worst dining experience. The food was not good and certainly over-priced for what you get. Service was even worse. I had to leave the table to go get something we requested 3 times, because a server would never come around. Twice, I asked for something and it just never arrived. I had to get up and go... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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231 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our son-in-law had been here before and loved it. I'm sure he and our daughter would give it a higher rating. It is a very stylish space and the dancers in their black and white gowns are stunning. Diners are encouraged to join in the dancing, which did not appeal to our group on this particular evening. We were seated... More 

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Thank Striggs
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We eat here almost every time we're in Orlando, and as always the food was amazing. Our server Scott was attentive and made sure we were happy with everything. A must visit location.

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Tennessee
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place had a great atmosphere, had a live band playing and dancers. Every half hour or so they would engage the audience in a dance. The food was very good as well. The tastes were authentic and true to what the menu described them to be.

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1 Thank jrightmire
San Carlos,Ca
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I started my lunch with a Cuban Sandwich totally awesome, we don't drink so we had drinks with out alcohol. A perfect stop for lunck

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Thank TurekSound
Lafayette, LA
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468 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We ate here on our first night of our Disney Vacation. We are here with family and extended family. My best friend's daughter picked Bongos because she know I love Cuban food. We arrived to a 90% capacity Bongos at 6PM for our reservation which we have had for about two months. They put us in a room full of... More 

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Thank bandman
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had our family reunion this week and one of our favorite restaurants is Bongos- well it didn't disappoint! We were a party 8 including 2 children and we sat outside .. it was an 80 degree evening.. the service was outstanding and the food was delicious! The pork, shrimp and the ham croquets.. even the desserts were great- they... More 

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Thank Quinnschoice
Westport, Connecticut
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282 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed this restaurant very much. Lots of interesting dishes one cannot find anywhere; plantain wrapped with bacon, black bean hummus. My pulled pork was very tasty. Over the years, Disney has really improved their food options. Lots of interesting choices. Drinks are pretty light as far as alcohol content goes. At least in the second daiquiri I could taste... More 

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Thank Cybersebor
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere was good as was the entertainment. I had the slow cooked pork which was dry and not very flavorful. The prices were a bit high

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Thank David S
Queens, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time in Disney world with my family and we were looking for a Spanish cuisine to dine for the evening. My fiancé mentioned bongos Cuban cafe which sounded great. We arrived and the hostess mentioned that there would be a wait and we gladly accepted. She seemed surprised and threw the locator on the table. We waited 20 min... More 

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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 - 30
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban, Delicatessen, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?