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“Great Experience”

Bongos Beachside Bistro
Ranked #17 of 148 Restaurants in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Bongos Beach Bar & Grill is located directly on the sandy beach behind the Grand Plaza Resort on St. Pete Beach. Enjoy live entertainment daily. Sip on your favorite tropical cocktail while you watch the beautiful sunset. Serving great appetizers, burgers, wings, sandwiches, salads and much more. Open daily 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. Free WiFi. Free sunset shooters daily. A BEACHY LITTLE PLACE WITH A CASUAL PACE!!
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Because Bongo's was hosting 4 weddings that day, we were lucky to get seats outside almost on the beach.
We were immediately impressed by the server, Suzanne who was always smiling, immensely patient and
smoothly competant. One of our party had a great deal of difficulty deciding on her entree and Suzanne was able to help her quickly make a decision. All the orders were delivered correctly and timely and all agreed that the food was delicious. We had also seen a review on local T.V. Channel 10 about the 5 best restaurants on the beach, especially the ones which are the cleanest, and Bong's was one of the five.

Congratulations on the good management, good chefs, good servers and good assistants. We will be back!!!
P.S. Do whatever you can to keep Suzanne, she will be the genesis of a lot of repeat business and satisfied customers who will spread the word.

Sincerely,
Richard W. Beeman MPA
Tampa

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Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

I had dinner at Bongos, sat outside and enjoyed a perfect view of the sunset.
Dinner and drinks were good and they had a band playing that night. It was a great start to my vacation. I chose to sit outside but the bar atea lookef like a lot of fun too.
I did find myself going back for lunch during my stay and I enjoyed it very much. I loved sitting outside with a beautiful view.

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Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were lucky to get a table outside on the beach right before sunset. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was good. Overall a very nice experience. One last point is that the beach seating allows smoking. We had a cigar smoker right next to us and luckily we found another table upwind or it would have been a much worse experience.

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Reviewed June 21, 2014

Bongos is a great place to sit and enjoy the sounds of the gulf and awesome sunsets. The food is great our son loved the clam chowder. Will go back again the servers were awesome.

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Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

I just returned from staying at the Grand Plaza Hotel (attached to Bongos) two nights with three co-workers for our friends wedding. We quickly found Bongo's beach bar and ended up only leaving the property to attend the wedding at a nearby resort- we loved everything about this place so much we ate five meals there in 2 1/2 days! The food was excellent and a great value with huge portions. We loved the chicken wraps, quesadillas, flatbread (we had both the steak and chicken options- yum), burgers, cocoanut chicken skewers.....
everything. The drinks were perfect - we recommend the rum runners and top shelf margaritas; so yummy! The live music, the soft sand, comfortable seating, romantic lighting, great beach, and sunset views all made for a fantastic atmosphere. But mostly, it was the Bongos staff that made our time at this place priceless. They were friendly, outgoing, happy, funny, and attentive to our every need. They worked their butts off, were super responsive and accommodating, and did it all with ease and a pleasant sense of joy about them - like they couldn't even tell it was 90+ degrees out and quite humid at times. The staff seem to really love working at Bongos and we know why - it's a fun place to be! In particular, we give our kudos and special thanks to Beau, Chantel, and Nate for demonstrating top notch service and making our first ever get away to St Pete's beach so great (we will definitely be back!). We give Bongos an A+ and a 10 out of 10 for their Customer Service in particular.

We do have two suggestions for the Bongos management to consider:
1). Stop requiring that the staff cover their tattoos - it's a beach bar after all! :-)
2). Add nachos as an option to the already excellent menu.

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