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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 - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Cheshire, Connecticut
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Bongos on a very busy Friday evening. Had reservations. There was a long line but we were immediately seated right on time. We had a terrific waiter who was personable and funny and gave solid recommendations. We also were visited by Tony Montano (No lie) who, I'm guessing, was the maitre d. Tony was hysterical and gave... More 

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Miami, Florida, USA
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there for family birthday dinner, place was packed. The chicken was like rubber and served cold. The service was terrible. Manager had to go find half our entrees, after 15 minutes of others served. The sangria tasted like mud. The Estefens should immediately close this place , bring in a new team to trouble shoot the food and service... More 

1 Thank ARthur681
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is so so and the service is so slow. Don't waste your time there are better restaurants in Disney Springs. On one plus side the atmosphere is festive and the decor is great. But very loud not a good place for kids.

1 Thank swngdncer
Redwood City, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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.

1 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 1 week ago 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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

1 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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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

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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, 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: 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?