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Bongos Cuban Cafe

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Lake Buena Vista
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1498 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8522
+1 407-828-0999
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11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Rochester, New York, United States
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133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First off - the food and service are excellent. The beef empanadas are really yummy! And try adding coconut to the traditional mojito. As well, at 6:00pm (at least on the Sunday evening we visited), they have music and dancers - great entertainment. And right in line with the Estefan ownership.

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Thank Kim P
Temperance MI
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119 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first mistake here was to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful breeze on Apr 13. No one mentioned at the door that we would be missing the entertainment if we sat outside. Felt disappointed on that. Looking thru the window occasionally it looked like a fun atmosphere inside, with a band and singers. Ordered their legendary Cuban chicken soup... More 

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Rockville Centre, New York
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Delicious Cuban food with great service. Nice outdoor dining area overlooking the water. Good choice when walking around Disney Springs.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I will get to the food in a minute, but this is more important… ***WATCH OUT*** My wife and I plus our 2 kids age 12 & 13 ate here on Weds 5th April and were in for less than 1 hour – we had 1 course each, 1 beer and 3 soft drinks and the bill came to $103.... More 

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2 Thank MakeMeLocal
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food was ok - a little pricey as usual in a tourist area. Service was average it was a Sunday night not too busy. Recommend strip steak with house made sauce.

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Thank Anthony C
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a Cuban-American, this is as close to home cooking as it gets.. We love eatng here when we visit Disney. The staff is always happy and willing to help you. The food is so good and perfect for what you pay!!

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bassetm
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visted Bongos on 28th March having been so impressed when we visited last June. What a change... Food was very disppointing... starters and entrees came all at the same time.. tasteless..overcooked..cold.. and very expensive. Service was pleasant but hurried. Atmosphere was still good...but this just hides how bad the food has become. Maybe we visited in an off day...but... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We could not miss our opportunity to have a bite at Bongos in the renovated Disney Springs area. Empanadas, Ceviche, Mojito, and good music made our experience really unforgettable

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Columbia, South Carolina
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The music and dancing inside the restaurant are part of what attracts people to this location. I prefer it a little quieter, which is why I was thrilled when they seated us on the balcony outside. The server was friendly and many of the foods were delicious. I recommend sticking to the traditional Cuban foods. The outdoor balcony seating made... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were very attentive and helpful. The chicken was very dry and not very tasty, chicken nuggets for kids were rock solid, like they were re-cooked several times- very busy, nice atmosphere. We ordered 4 bongo pina coladas and were charged $115 for the luxury- not knowing that we were paying for a ceramic mug each time- they should have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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?