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Bongos Cuban Cafe

$$$
Lake Buena Vista
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Contemporary, South American, Gluten Free
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1498 East Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830-1000
407 828 0999
Today
11:00 am - 11:30 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bongos is in the new Disney Springs, formerly known as Downtown Disney. It is a Cuban chain type restaurant if you want call it that, but there are only a handfull in the world. The environment is old world Cuba from teh palm fans to the latin music setting the vibe for the meal. This place has a lot of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited Saturday evening. Booked via the Disney App and was able to get a table at relatively short notice at a decent time. Menu lived up to its billing with plenty of Cuban Food on offer. Good quality food at a range of prices (I selected the Fish platter @ $45.00 which was at the higher end of the scale).... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bad food bad waiter and then being asked if I was paying the tip by cash or card (I had a Disney dining plan) was outrageous I will not be returning I will also be getting a quick service dining plan next time as this 20% expected tip is unaffordable everyday I'm a single parent hence why I pre paid... More 

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Thank Sam G
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the authentic food at this Disney Springs location! The music is a lot of fun and the restaurant is in a great spot on Disney World property!

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Yulee, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came on a Friday afternoon and we didn't have a reservation. The staff was so friendly and accommodating . They sat us upstairs in the balcony with an amazing view of the Disney springs lake. The food was excellent. Presentation and flavor. We will come back , real soon.

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Aberdeen
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we picked the restaurant as it offered gluten free meals. The restaurant is very lively, with great music and dancers. Very cuban. Staff are very helpful and the gluten free options were explained to us. Food was very good. Everyone had a great time and the cost was very reasonable.

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Maryland
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a welcome change of pace from the overpriced junk food available in most Disney and Universal parks. Bongos is a lively spot with a band, dancers, and delicious food and drinks.

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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I ate at Bongos on a Saturday evening. We didn't have a reservation, but only waited about 30 minutes for a table. We were seated on the second floor patio; we were unimpressed by the sticky floors and bare/wobbly tables. Our server was very nice. However, we were unhappy to have lechon run out before 8pm on... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great entertainment but place was packed and took forever for food to arrive. Staff were very good, we were on the balcony section and got a bit drenched with the sudden downpour. A comedy routine as we kept pushing tables and chairs away from the rain until we finally moved to another outdoor location on the patio

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Redmond, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for dinner and drinks while visiting Disney Springs. The food was delicious and the drinks were equally wonderful. My only complaint was the speed of service. I know they are trying to turn tables but I don't know if I have ever been served that fast in a fast food restaurant. The slow roasted pork was tender and... More 

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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, South American, Gluten Free
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
Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
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 East Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830-1000
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?