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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 #927 of 3,102 restaurants in Orlando
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Lake Buena Vista
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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530 reviews 530 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
390 helpful votes 390 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Bongos Cuban Café is located in the West Side portion of Downtown Disney and is one of the more popular restaurants. As such I made reservations the previous day for 7:45pm. I took the complimentary Disney bus from the resort which drops you on the opposite side of Downtown Disney. As such make sure to get there early as it... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I are big fans of Cuban food and seek it out whenever we travel to Florida. On a recent visit to Downtown Disney we decided to try Bongos Cuban Café. We wish we had made a different choice. The wait was long (45 minutes) for 9:30 on a Friday night, the lower floor was packed with raucous... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The worst restaurant I've been to, had to wait 45 mins with a reservation, crowded, loud, food was horrible and the service was terrible as well, brought wrong foods to 2 of us...

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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Five of my children went from dancing to great drinks and food. They had a wonderful time.The only problem was the parking for Downton Disney, construction everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visit Orlando last week and aside from the yummy food I got to say our waitress Luisa give us an outstanding service. Thank you, from New Jersey.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

There really wasn't anything good about our experience here. We had reservations but they sat us 30 minutes late. Well, sort of. They seated us, then told us that table was for a bigger party. They then moved us to a table that was too small to accommodate our party. So they moved us back to the original table. Then... More

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Lake Mary, Florida, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were in downtown Disney and decided to stop for lunch. We hadn't been here before and hadn't heard anything, but just decided to try it out. My husband is a fan of Cuban sandwiches and my daughter and I tried his and agreed it was the best that any of us had ever tried. Crisp, full of meat and... More

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Good food, great cocktails. Good lunchtime vibe. Picturesque outside dining area at the rear of the restaurant. Nice touch with the Bongos cocktail mugs to take home.

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Northern Mississippi
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We did not have a reservation and even though the place was busy, we walked straight up and were seated. That evening there was a live band playing and my husband requested a song, so he could dance with me. (Talk about a great way to embarrass our teenagers.) Later, various employees started a conga line, which our children did... More

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janesville, wi
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

The pulled chicken was amazing here! We really enjoyed our visit to Bongos Cuban Cafe. There was live music and a lot to observe throughout the restaurant. They even had Presidente beer which was a favorite of ours while honeymooning in the Dominican Republic. Very highly recommended for those seeking out a great meal.

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