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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 #847 of 3,045 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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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I and brother/sister-in-law had a great double-date here; our opinions were bit different though - we live in Canada and found this novel/loved it - they live in South Florida and found it average. The setting is fantastic, white-washed walls, fresh-vibe. We were there on Saturday night and they had great live Cuban music, great dancers, we... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant has a fun atmosphere and great cocktails! Excellent Ceviche too! I've visited twice and enjoyed each time!

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Ajax, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurants is disgusting, not only the food is terrible but the services is even worst. Disney has certain standards and I am very surprise they haven't step in to fix this place. Start with training their employees in Customer Service and cleanliness.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Yeah, I love this place but he 3 stars is well deserved. The servers are very nice and the food is good but EVERYTHING IS SLOW and way over priced. To start the place is beautiful. Everyone walking through the doors imagines they could live in a place like this. Then you wait... The hostesses are indifferent and oddly that... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We've been here several times and must admit that we really like Bongos Cuban Cafe at Downtown Disney; it's become a must-dine when we go to Disney World. We love Cuban food (which reminds me: I need to write a review for a great little Cuban place we found in South Beach), and Bongos--while not the best we have had--is... More

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Louisburg, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Food was bad, service was good, band played only slow Gloria Estefan songs. We were told there was a dance floor (there was, but only 4 year olds were dancing) and latin dancing...not here. Overpriced menu, not much for the average non-Cuban.

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Kentucky
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95 reviews 95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I love Cuban food. I lived in Miami for many years, and I know good Cuban food. The descriptions and the presentations are correct, but the recipes and spices fall short. The food arrived at the table too quickly for what we had ordered so we knew we were getting reheated meals. Nice at most here and attentive services, but... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We visited Bongos on a wednesday, the last night of our holiday. There was just myself and my husband and we booked the reservation through the Disney website and could only get 5.30pm, therefore expected it to be busy with lots of atmosphere, infact the restaurant was only half full with little atmosphere, however it was 5.30pm on a wednesday,... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Absolutely Fabulous! I always order the "Fish Ceviche", "Cuban Sampler" and the "Mango Mojito"! Yummo!!! I would give this "An Excellent", but the staff could really us an over haul!! "Hostess Desk" is "The Gossip Hut". You'll be greeted like you are interrupting them! A good Customer Service Ediquitte Class would't hurt at all!! "Ll

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Excellent food. Whole family enjoyed. South Beach Mojito was great. Tour of Cuba plate was great. Black Bean Soup was also great.

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