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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
Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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San Jose, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My favorite dining experience in Orlando was at a restaurant owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan. My Cuban style skirt steak with chimichurri sauce was absolutely delicious. The dancers and singers just added to the Cuban experience. Our server Andy was right on with his recommendation for dinner. I would highly recommend Bongos for a great meal and a nice... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came as a group however knowing American portion sizes only ordered main meals. The whole experience was loud and drawn out. I'm a fan of music and looking forward to the experience however seated upstairs it was still so loud that even shouting across the table could not get you heard, a break would have been nice. Was also uncomfortably... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not the first time I come with my family to enjoy the food and atmosphere. That wasn't the case this time.. On Saturday we went and were greeted by our server " TANNYA"that did not mention her name neither a "warm welcoming" ask for our drinks and went she return she asked if we wanted any appetizers to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

great place to come with the family but do not order some plates you are use to having at home if your spanish. COMe with a very open mind and have drinks. Enjoy the view and music. The coffee is great but do not have too much of it or you won't sleep for days. Great seasoning but some of... More 

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reading
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first night in Disney and we decided to eat here. It was extremely loud in the restaurant and very hot. The waiter did not explain anything to us and when we ordered a drink, he asked what size. It seems when we ordered medium drinks extra money was tacked on and we then got the glass. I did not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife has celiac disease so we need gluten free options. Bongos has a well marked menu and our server Andreas was knowledgeable about the menu and was able to make great recommendations. Based on his recommendation both of us had the skirt steak that was cooked perfectly and was very flavorful. We had a great experience. I had a... More 

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Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food but slow service, and restaurant is soooo loud. The music is great, but too loud, you cannot have any conversation here

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Dallas, Texas
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for drinks before dinner. Great mojitos and appetizers. The restaurant was very loud. We were glad we had reservations somewhere else.

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On Da Road
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a group of 18. Our server handled us very well & our food came out all at once. I just had appetizers, presentation was nice & taste was fine. Others seemed to enjoy their food. We did have fun. They did the birthday thing 3x during our time there might have been nice if they had some... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife, myself, and in laws decided to visit this after passing by. The food was expensive but was good. Almost as good as in Miami. The live entertainment was great. Loved the live band and dancers. The cocktails at the bar were very overpriced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Contemporary
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
Bar scene, Large groups, 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: 407 828 0999
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World

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