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Bongos Cuban Cafe

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5733 Seminole Way, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, FL 33314
954 791 3040
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Having never been to a Cuban restaurant I didn't know what to expect. We were a party of 11 and boy were we in for a treat. Very contemporary with white leather loungers ... Great drinks.. Knowledgeable waiters who recommended good for us. What a treat fabulous food! Highly recommend the skirt steak! The sampler appetizer was a great introduction... More 

Thank Debi0113
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was on point! We had the guava ribs which I think needed more guava flavor. My husband had the skirt stake and it was like eating delicious season tender meat. Love it The entertainment was nice. We come from Orlando and thought they would have had a small dance floor to dance to the live music. I feel... More 

Thank Anahowardphotography
Coconut Creek, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paella is a show stopper @BongosCubanCafe! The preparation takes 30mins but it is worth the wait! Reservations are recommended!

Thank HappyGuest33073
West Palm Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed. We were five dinning at bongos last weekend. Not one of us was happy with the food. Poor quality and expensive. Also the place is very noisy so very difficult to have a conversation.

Thank acdemarco
Beverly, Massachusetts
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174 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Our experience in Bongos was very positive, we enjoyed our food and the portions were so big that we had enough leftovers for net day dinner too ;) The service was fantastic and waiter was very attentive. They even gave us a drink for free because they took longer than usual to bring our appetizers.

Thank dandreyev
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Ok, just ate at this so called "restaurant". The facts: Appetizers: deep friend items all came out cold in the middle and tasted like something out of a box. Dinner: I ordered the special 3 meat plate...chicken was as dry and old as could be, beef was a cold grease plate, and the pork ONLY contained fat...no meat!!!!!!! Waiter: when... More 

Thank Sparty0323
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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828 reviews
687 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Just had cocktails and salads ,and the energy seemed different in very positive way as we have had one bad experience but sure glad we returned. Keep up great job.

Thank bobjoness
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Living is South Fl has taught me how great cuban food is. This place rocks!! The decor was beautiful and the service was incredible. The food was out of this world. I had the pork and friends had the shrimp. We all loved every bite. In addition, the appetizers were delicious. We had steak skewers and empanadas which we really... More 

Thank Robuck11
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

The music is very loud in Bongos. There was a live band that were quite good, but the volume of the band meant that every one had to raise their voices, until eventually you were just shouting at the person opposite you. This would be fine in a bar or night club, but was far from ideal for dinner together.... More 

Thank Hicksy77
Mount Dora, Florida
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Ordered the skirt steak and black beans and rice. Excellent!!!! Loved the seasoning for all. Service was very good as well.

Thank WishingWest

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5733 Seminole Way, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, FL 33314
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Hollywood
  • Phone Number: 954 791 3040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?