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“Excellent Cuban Experience!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bongos Cuban Cafe

Bongos Cuban Cafe
601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Downtown)
(786) 777-2100
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Ranked #732 of 3,619 Restaurants in Miami
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Cuban
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Embrace the authenticity of Cuban culture at Bongos Cuban Cafe, where Miami meets Old Havanas tropical ambiance, cuisine, and style. This magnificent restaurant and nightclub was opened in April 2000 and is located right in the heart of Downtown Miami adjacent to the AmericanAirlines Arena. Bongos Cuban Cafe boasts spectacular views of the port of Miami, Biscayne Bay, and the Downtown Miami skyline.
Dallas, Texas
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70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Excellent Cuban Experience!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012 via mobile

Forget that the place is owned by Gloria Estefan, this place is amazing even without her reputation. The food, the music, the environment, the staff..... All of it exceptional.
I can simply congratulate Gloria for creating a great experience of Cuban cuisine and music in Miami.
My boys loved the food and I always get the empanadas and flan.
I keep hoping one day Gloria will walk in and I can say hello. What a great place!

So different from the one in Orlando due to size, but the view of the water and South Beach is incredible and goes weill with an evening mojito!

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A piece of Cuba in Miami”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

The food pretty good and well presented. The best, the music and atmosphere you breathe, is authentically Cuban! We had a great salsa dancing

Visited February 2012
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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“Give this place a try..fun and enjoyable evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Bongo's is a fun evening with Cuban food and decor along with music.

Visited January 2012
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upstate NY
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“Bongos Express great fast food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Made to order and still timely service. Slight cuban flair with teh fresh breads and seasoned meats. There is a nice table and chair outdoor seating area...unfortuneately there are "squatters" who have not ordered from Bongos and just sit there to rest taking up space sometimes. Go early!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Glendive, Montana
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“OK experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Food was very good although the lighting was such we really couldn't see the menu. Apparently we went too early for the salsa dancing that doesn't start until about 11 p.m. Next time we'll try to see that,

Visited February 2012
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