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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 - 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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509 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I recently hosted a business dinner at Bongos after the original restaurant was unable to accommodate our group of 10 We had the Cuban starter platter followed by soup then main entrees. The starter platter was very tasty. The soup was ok but basic lacked taste and bland. For entrees we had steak, roast pork and chicken with rice. The... More 

Thank ddmullis
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Liked the food and love gloria estefan. Loud music and live dancing. Food was a bit late but at least we didnt have to wait to be seated with no reservation. The waitress talked too much and we had to interrupt her to talk to each other lol. Was good overall.

Thank Natassia A
Ormond Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week 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 

Thank elsiebel
Ashland, Ohio
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank MelHes
Forsyth, Georgia
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151 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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

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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
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
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?