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Bongos Cuban Cafe

$$ - $$$
Lake Buena Vista
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Contemporary
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1498 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8522
407 828 0999
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Redwood City, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a reservation at Bongos on October 4th, 2016 The first server we had was a very nice girl unfortunately something happened behind the scenes and a new server had to take her place. The new server name was Merilyne it ended up being a good thing for us she provided us with excellent service. We had a meal... More 

Thank Laurie V
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just ok. Would not go back. Portions are small for the price. Great atmosphere if quite loud. Empanadas we're quite good. Others did not finish their meal.

Thank Carolyn S
East Liverpool, Ohio
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at Gloria Estefan's Bongos Cafe. Located at Disney Springs in Orlando. The atmosphere was so festive, just how I could imagine Cuba I had the "Award winning Cuban Slow Roasted Pork" it was amazing, literally melts in your mouth, I highly recommended it My wife ordered "Cuban style skirt steak" which she loved, they both were Served with... More 

Thank chris d
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were quite disappointed in our meals at Bongo's. We penciled this in after researching some of the restaurants at Disney Springs and looking at the menu. Made a mistake. The interior is decorated wonderfully but a restaurant should exist for its food not its ambiance.

Thank michaelmccormick26
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were really excited to try this place. I really wanted to like it. The music and dancers were great. The service wasn't even so bad. But the food. .ugh...over rated and way overpriced. I had the roast pork...it was fatty and some pieces were pink..not cooked enough. My husband had the skirt steak with some sort... More 

Thank Trina W
Port Wentworth, Georgia
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall, this is a mixed reviews at best. Given that this is part of Disney Springs, I truly didn't know what to expect as the food could have been hit or miss. In this case, it fell right in the middle. I had a Cuban Steak sandwich while my friend had a Cuban pork Sandwich. In both cases, the meats... More 

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Malibu, California
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was recommended so I tried it....well it was good, not great. Service was just so-so and the food was surprisingly not very hot, like it had been sitting for a while (I imagine I would have liked the pork, beans & rice more had they been served hot). The live music & dancing were the best part and I... More 

Thank SandyQTraveler
Huron, OH, USA
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95 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a reservation, so no waiting; they even switched us to a better table outside. Our waitress was very helpful. 2 of us got the specialty pork & 2 got the shredded beef. The seasoning was fantastic. I would go again. parking was free in Disney springs

Thank SherryOrndorff
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was crowed and noisy inside, we had reservations and didn't have to wait. We sat outside and it was a beautiful evening. Servers work in Bongos they hustle. They're friendly and know the menu. Appetizers looked wonderful but we went straight to the entree. I had the signature roast pork and it was incredibly good. I tried the shredded... More 

2 Thank Joanne W
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice decorations and good service but the food is not what I was expecting from this expensive restaurant. The menu is not kids friendyand the option of half paella ...music is not topical for their theme...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1498 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8522
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando>  > Lake Buena Vista
  • Neighborhood: Lake Buena Vista
  • Phone Number: 407 828 0999
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?