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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
+1 407-828-0999
11:00 am - 11:30 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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Ormond Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this place.. we danced .. the kids danced... and it was great chicken and rice !! Make a reservation and it will be smooth sailing.

Thank TOlsen_11
Maple Ridge, Canada
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The waitress was nice but the food was disappointing to be honest. I had the shredded beef which stated that it came with a sauce. When it came on a skillet, there was no sauce at all, and I found it was really dry with the rice and black beans. It tasted really salty too. I would go back to... More 

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Ashland, Ohio
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been to Bongo's twice in the past year. The first experience was great--wonderful food, service, and atmosphere. This time, however, the service was horrible. We made advance reservations, and when we got there, they couldn't find it at first. When we presented our confirmation number, they sat us. We waited almost 20 minutes before anyone even stopped by... More 

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Forsyth, Georgia
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151 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We made reservations for dinner here after a show. They seated us right away in a private booth. Our service was great! My husband and I enjoyed a couple of the signature mojitos. I'm gluten free, and they kindly had all of their gluten free options clearly marked on their menu. We all left full and happy!

1 Thank moochelle1
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect food and location to see the drones at Disney Springs!!! Would recommend to anyone that enjoys Cuban food and atmosphere!

Thank Kin7949
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Family members and myself had all checked this place out as a new resturant that none of us have ever tried or what to expect. We enjoyed the atmosphere and where we were seatted was far away for us to have conversation and be able to look into the Cuban food.

1 Thank Mark H
Ludlow, Massachusetts
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was excellent. The wait staff was very attentive and sweet. The entertainment was through the roof. If you want to see the dancers make sure you are inside within eyesight of the stairs or on the second floor looking down toward the stairs. We ate outside so we got to hear and see the concert outside. Where ever... More 

1 Thank Labkata
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place. They always have great live music and shows while the food is very good. We had a great time at Bongos

Thank MelimarB
Baxter, Minnesota
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just happened to stop for a sandwich our first night at Disney Springs and enjoyed this meal so much. The price was right and the food was amazing. I highly recommend the Cuban sandwich. it was HUGE and was a tasty breakfast the next day, too.

Thank madsandconsmom
Bluffton, South Carolina
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179 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You'll definitely get into the spirit of this island nation at Bongo's! Music, salsa dancers on the staircase, great drinks made by fun-loving and entertaining bartenders - and the food! From appetizers to the rice and beans, to the marinated pork and tender steak there's something for everyone. The menu gives nods to the restaurant's ownership by Gloria Estefan with... 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
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?