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Bongos Cuban Cafe

$$ - $$$
Lake Buena Vista
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1498 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8522
+1 407-828-0999
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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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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every visit to Orlando I have made over the past 4 years for business or for pleasure has always included a trip to Bongos. This trip I ordered the traditional Cuban meal known as "Ropa Vieja". It is a shredded beef plate with a Cuban spice and included rice and beans. Meat was luke warm with an alright flavor. Portion... More 

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Thank Pedro S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I read the reviews many times, and wasn't going to eat here to avoid disappointment. But I had already eaten at several different Disney Springs restaurants each day, during my Disneyworld visit. I checked Bongos out in person (as opposed to reading the reviews), and decided to sit outside on the patio, solo, where I was given a menu right... More 

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Thank jgenevy
New Port Richey, Florida
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25 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm cuban. And while I would love nothing more than to write a perfect full five star review and show my support, I can't do that. Other than being over crowded (but to be honest downtown Disney is always over crowded), my family and I went there for dinner and were seated in their outdoor tables. Everything was fine until... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My 15 year old and I ate at Bongos while on our annual Disney trip! We had the chicken empanadas and split a double Cuban sandwich. The food, atmosphere and staff are amazing! It was the best meal we had while on our trip! Juan was our waiter and was fabulous as well!! We will be back!

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Thank abamagirl
Bannockburn, Australia
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited with a group of 7 for an evening meal; most had never experienced Cuban food. Not sure how authentic the food was but all meals were very tasty and the portions were quite large. We dined in the outdoor area and the atmosphere was great; perfect night out with great staff and service.

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Thank PeterKatrina6269
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a blast! Bongos is amazing. Live Cuban music, incredible food, and great service! This place is outstanding! We had arroz con pollo (rice and chicken) and croquettes as an appetizer. The tres leeches with a Cuban coffee for dessert and we were ready to head back to Disneyworld to end an amazing day! If you are anywhere near Bongos....... More 

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Thank Paris F
Houston, TX
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ordered at the express window outside. The chicken empanada was flavorful, but the pork Empanada was bland. If they are intended to be served with some kind of condiment or dipping sauce, they were not. Cuban sandwich and pork sandwich were both loaded with meat, but very salty. The bread was fresh and satisfying. A request for no salt... More 

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Thank festusbodine
St. Petersburg
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After looking around Disney Springs and being very hungry, we found a express way cuban food beside the main restaurant. Sandwich is $12 but it can be eaten by 2 people. Kids sandwich is half for $8. Be aware of limited number of tables and being comfortable outside when the weather is hot. Around Disney Springs it seems these are... More 

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Thank ErnestandPat
Naples
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to eat here with a group of people. All of them had traveled internationally and eaten REAL quality Cuban food before. Collectively we decided this was the worst Cuban meal we had EVER had. Food dry and tasteless, service perfunctory, prices ridiculously high. There are so many other possibilities in Orlando and at Disney Village that I assume... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food here was absolutely delicious. None of the group opted for starters so were waiting for mains only. During this time the staff were excellent, very friendly, checking if we needed anymore drinks and informing us of how long our food would be. The restaurant was very busy when we went so we expected to wait a lot longer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?