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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 #907 of 3,100 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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1 review
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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4 helpful votes 4 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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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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43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW 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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Staten Island, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We are Disney fanatics and try to eat somewhere new every time we visit. This was a quick decision and I am so glad we made it. The food was delicious, and the atmosphere was fun! Definitely a must visit!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful experience. The food was fabulous as well as the drinks. The service was top notch and manager stopped by man tables to check on everything . Old definitely recommend

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Fort Myers, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We waited an hour and a half to be seated and although the atmosphere is fun and lively, it is not worth the wait due to the poor food quality. Cuban food is generally not expensive cuisine and exquisitely flavorful...this was expensive with no flavor and very poor presentation.

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Princeton, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to Bongos. The food was delicious and the service was quick and friendly. We had our own little booth and the atmosphere was very festive and fun. Would definitely go back!

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