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Bongos Cuban Cafe

1498 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8522
+1 407-828-0999
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1498 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8522
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Insanely good food! I brought my husband and three children here and the food was AMAZING. It is a bit pricey but completely worth it. Our server was so sweet and attentive to my children and the drinks were so good! The best restaurant I...More

Thank Yolanda G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun atmosphere with costumed dancers and band but the food is just so so. They tout their mohitos as pretty special but I didn’t find them particularly so, in fact a bit on the low side of alcoholic content.

Thank Anne N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent Cuban food in a special Mambo setting...reasonably priced as well! Have been here multiple times over the last couple of years and they always serve up an excellent meal. Try the Tostones (crispy fried plantains with the right amount of salt). Delicious!

Thank CHO22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been to Bongos in Hollywood, FL, before and really loved the atmosphere there. I was hoping that this one would be the same. It’s far from! The place is huge, tables are very close together, and it feels just cramped. We got appetizers and...More

Thank flawal
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the empanadas and cervice for entrees then the steamed seafood platter. Everything was flavorful. I like the booth upstairs away from all the crowd but still loud music. Be prepared to spend and pay 18% tip. Again, a tasteful bounty, glad my wife...More

Thank yungbaby26
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here as a part of a group in late February, 2018. Initially, I was impressed by the decor and the overall feel. We were seated up front, so the dancers(really good by the way) were almost in our laps for dining. As for...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to be insulted in another language and treated with absolute disdain this is the place for you. Having been to the take out window many times it’s guaranteed that the women that serve you will be rude, insulting and talk to the...More

1  Thank AmyK2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant offers typical food of Cuban cuisine with a great variety and quality. My family and I enjoy to celebrate my mom birthday. We never forget this amazing experience.

Thank Andrea A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner by reservation is best, this is very busy place in the summer. The location is quite a walk from the boat dock if you travel to Disney Springs by water transportation. Interior is lively and the music quite loud might be a bit much...More

Thank Dale L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had reservations but cancelled due to later flight. Arrived and went sure by and were able to get a table. Wasn’t the best but wasn’t bad. Service was very good. Menu has a variety of choices for everyone. Ordered 3 dishes for 4 people and...More

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August 2, 2018|
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Response from MarilynSlack | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes! There will defiantly be music at 5:30 pm. I am certain you are going to have a wonderful time. We had a blast.
July 20, 2018|
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Response from picc_2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can visit the bar only and you do not need a reservation. Fantastic drinks and good food.
July 20, 2018|
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Response from sagatrap | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can go for only bar service and we have been many times with no reservation
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $30
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, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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