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“You tell me...”
Review of Bongos Cuban Cafe - CLOSED

Bongos Cuban Cafe
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Cuban
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“You tell me...”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Invited to a birthday party Saturday night at Bongos with 16 other people. Reservation was at 9:00 as long as we all were there, which we were but we told we had to wait a few more minutes ( understood because if size of our party I guess) at 9:25 we were told a few more minutes......at 9:45 a few more...after complaining we sat at 10:10pm at a table for 10 but we smooched 18. The restaurant is LOUD so if you like LOUD talking/yelling over LOUD music then youll be ok. We waited another 30 mins to get our drinks ( which only were about 6 of them) which came to table without the one beer order, oops, another 10 mins and oops we dont have that I thought we did, ok? By 11:00ish we got our food, which was good I mean not bad just good, not flavorfull, not alot of spices just ok, I liked it I had a shrimp dish and some fried yuca. Someone ordered pork and got chicken and well....yeah next invite for dinner at Bongos Im declining. However if you are BEAUTIFUL and want to go to top of Bongos for some fun drinks, music dancing then its a great place!!! You tell me?

  • Visited April 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Dont bother”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

If u like mediocre spanish food and over priced then come here. was not very happy with what i was served and how it was served. needs work

Visited March 2013
1 Thank rbtwo4
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good Food.”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Food was good and atmosphere was great. Was with a party of four and we all tried different Cuban style dishes. All were excellent.

Visited January 2013
Thank jameswld
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Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Credit Card FRAUD at Bongo's Skylounge”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Visited Bongo's skylounge with friends in Jan 2013. The place is great, atmosphere is fantastic. The most fun bar at the Seminole! Great music, dancing, etc.
The downside is that our credit card numbers were stolen and used a few days later on purchases for hundreds of dollars each.
We opened up bar tabs at the beginning of the night and our waitress asked for our credit cards and driver licenses. Looking back, we noticed that she did not return our driver's licenses for an hour or so after that.

  • Visited January 2013
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9 Thank mim360
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Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beware! Credit card info stolen at the Lounge!!! ***Fraudulent charges***”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

A group of friends and I recently visited The Sky Lounge at Bongos' and a few days later SEVERAL of us were notified of fraudulent charges being attempted at various stores using our credit card information. For some, the credit card company declined the charges but others are now having to fight off the charges.

All affected had in common the fact that the waitress requested to see driver licenses and TOOK IT WITH HER. In retrospect, she DID NOT have to take the driver's license with her. All she needed to verify identify was to see your ID and give it right back to you. While the waitress might have nothing to do with all this, it's worth noting the 'coincidence'...

  • Visited January 2013
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5 Thank guillerkirita
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