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Bongos Cuban Cafe - CLOSED

601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132-1801
+1 786-777-2100
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good30%
  • Average21%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible8%
Nov 17, 2015
“If you want a quick, not authentic, Cuban meal”
May 9, 2015
“Very disappointed”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Caribbean, Cuban
$$ - $$$
601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132-1801
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Reviewed November 17, 2015

I wanted a fast Cuban meal before getting on to the Airport. Not as good as hoped. Expensive, and really I have eaten better in Little Havana and about 1/3 the cost.

Thank M Richard M
Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

The whole experience very disappointing. First the management didn't seem toknow what they were doing. Everyone was nice but running around bumping into each other. Waited an eternity for everything. Ordered three drinks, only two came. Couldn't capture anyone's eye. Finally got mine. Food an...More

Thank Diana D
Reviewed April 24, 2015

After 15 years, the Estefan's closed the place around June 2014. Just around the corner from the American Airlines Arena, it was a great place to enjoy good food, had a nice ambiance, and great views.

Thank HO1964
Reviewed October 14, 2014

A huge plus was lots of parking. Don't order ice tea unless you like instant. I had a Cuban sandwich and it was good. Nothing was great but good. I'll eat there again.

Thank mr_guns
Reviewed August 15, 2014

Adjacent to the American Airlines Arena, in the middle of downtown, is Bongos Cuban Cafe. It has great views of the Magic City's skyline; "View of Port Miami", with it's cruise ships, view of Biscayne Bay. They have a great staff, serving authentic Cuban cuisine....More

Thank 387indy
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We ordered 2 of the combo appitizers and entrees for 7 people. Everything was delicious except for the fish which needed seasoning and tasted like egg, I had the picadillo and my husband had the chicken. The chicken was soooooo good everyone at our table...More

Thank SandyAmanda
Reviewed June 18, 2014

I loved the ambiance, food and smiles all over the restaurant.. the food was on time, great view and great mojitos, our server Carlos guide us enough for us to stay 4hrs enjoying the view and mojitos...

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were here for dinner after a concert at The Artsch Center,The restaurant was rather empty so we were seated immediately.The Chicken soup was great ,tasty and well seasoned.We had seafood and chicken dishes,the meat was tender and tasty.The decor and ambiance was great.The rest...More

Thank madeintheuk
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were in Miami for one night and wanted some Cuban food but didn't want to stray too far from the tourist area since we'd never been here before. I guess we were there way tooo early for this place to be happening yet. It...More

Thank datherto
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Food was just average, service was slow. Was expecting a lot more from all the raving about this place. Needs to be updated, it rough on the edges by now

Thank dfeliz
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132-1801
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 786-777-2100
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.
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