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Bongos Cuban Cafe

1498 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8522
+1 407-828-0999
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1498 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8522
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Service was slow even though the restaurant was nearly empty. Ordered black bean and chicken soup both arrived at the table cold. Had flat bread topped with pork, cheese, sweet plantations and honey. Food may have been tastier if served hot. $40 without tip not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Earl S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Early seating at 4pm. Looked busy, but was seated right away. The bacon wrapped plantains was excellent. The empanadas dry, both the pork and spinach. The avacado salad was excellent. Overall, an okay experience.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ellen A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Gloria Estefan owned Cuban restaurant that I had always wanted to try as a sit down. I have been to couple of other Estefan owned restaurants in Miami and Austin, which I really enjoyed. The food tends to be on the higher end, but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank runaway2travel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Avoid this rip off. If you visit Bongos Cuban Cafe expecting to be swept away with authentic Havana charm I am afraid you will be sorely disappointed. This place has the atmosphere and comfort of an Outlet Mall Food Court, only difference being you get...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Daydream79403
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was fascinated with this restaurant. The service was amazing our server Frankie was so friendly. The food was wow super tasty, if it’s your first time get the tour of Cuba you will not regret it. The music is great and the musical group...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cynthiam322
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced for the quality of food. I mentioned when I made my reservation that it was my wife’s birthday, but she received nothing special for that, not even a nice word from the hostess. My daughter’s cheeseburger came out medium rare. I would avoid this...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank H1957IHmarkm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dining at any Disney restaurant can be chaotic. It’s expensive. And not always good, which adds insult to injury. This is one place that has always delivered value as well as a delicious meal, even if it can be a little chaotic because it gets...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LuckySpivey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an overpriced restaurant, like every restaurant in Disney Springs. However, their Mojitos are very good, so good that we have like 3 of the souvenir glasses. The food is not amazing, but it is tasty and I like it. I'm Cuban, raised in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cubangirl2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If I could give them zero stars, I would. This was one of the WORST dining experiences I’ve ever had. This weekend my mom and I came to Bongo’s for our first time. We had a 3pm reservation in the empty restaurant (should’ve been our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
4  Thank sarahf957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed my meal here. The food and service were very good. Plus there were dancers to watch while dining.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Robert D
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August 2, 2018|
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Response from donjuan117 | Reviewed this property |
Yes usually at that time it starts.
July 20, 2018|
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Response from picc_2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can visit the bar only and you do not need a reservation. Fantastic drinks and good food.
July 20, 2018|
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Response from sagatrap | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can go for only bar service and we have been many times with no reservation
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 407-828-0999
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
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