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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 #1,005 of 3,105 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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North Fort Myers, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We had an early reservation (4:30 pm) because we were attending the early show of LaNuba. As such, there wasn't any music / band playing that early. We were seated promptly and drink orders were taken. Hard to resist a mojito in the souvenir glass. I ordered the Cuban Trio which featured shredded beef, shredded chicken and cubes of pork... More

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Arlington, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Possibly the best restaurant of our trip. The nightlife scene was excellent and is even better with a great mojito. Dinner was delicious. I had the roasted chicken, sweet plantains and 'Cuban caviar' lol. I went with my family but if the wife and I could have had a date night we wouldn't hesitate to come here.

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Twin Cities
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Four months prior to our Disney visit, we made reservations for Bongos. We arrived 10 minutes prior to our reservation and were told that it would be 20 minutes before we were seated. They requested a cell phone number to text us when our table was ready. Part of the text message asked us to install a phone app to... More

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Bristow, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We make sure to book this dinning eery time we visit Disney. This time we were seated right next to the dance floor so our girls were able to see the singers and dancers and they loved it. Especially when they had the chance to get up and dance themselves. The food is always phenomenal. My husband who is also... More

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Aurora, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was the first time we tried Bongos and we were very impressed with the food which we had a seafood dish that was outstanding, our appetizer was very good also. The entertainment was alot of fun, we set outside and the music level went up and when we looked inside they were dancing and doing a congo line and... More

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Longwood
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I went to Bongos at Downtown Disney this past Friday night. It was extremely crowded (lots of construction going on). We chose Bongos because it was the only place we could get a reservation for our size party - at last minute. This would not have been my first choice. Having lived in Florida my entire life, I am well... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had a group of 5 and no reservation. We were told it would be a 75 minute wait, but it was only about 30 minutes. We had decided to stay anyway, and it was a great decision. Their classic mojito is terrific - served with real sugar cane. The appetizer platter was a good choice and came with items... More

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Cypress, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Ropa Vieja was amazing. Tender shredded beef in a flavorful red sauce, served with rice and sweet plantains. How good is that!!! There was far too much food on this entrée, but I could hardly stop taking bites even after I was full. It was just that good! The tamale appetizer was phenomenal and the drinks that we ordered were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

My experiences at Bongos has always been outstanding. Beginning with the food, it is delicious and satisfying. The servers and runners are always very attentive. William, our waiter, it's excellent with the service and details. He understands the menu to full capacity. Now, the live entertainment it's out of this world. It brings me back home. The music it's so... More

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Service was fairly fast and friendly. This place can get loud so beware. There is live music which is delightful. Try the mixed drinks. Good and strong. I had the Polla a la milanesa. My left overs were enough for my wife and I to share. Great flavor.

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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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