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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%
Travellers talk about
“plantains” (170 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (106 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (60 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1498 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8522
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had never eaten here, but on my daughter’s recommendation, we thought we would give it a try. We always feel that a couple gets poor table choices (small tables, close to kitchens, entrances, and bussers). We were not pleased with our table, but it...More

Thank RBMB88
Reviewed 5 days ago

Upbeat latin flavor with extra personality, both in the music and those taking care of you. Mario did fantastic at the bar creating drinks from his home in Cuba. Food, and service were top-notch feeling more authentic than you get from other Disney restaurants in...More

Thank Ryan J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has been our “goto” restaurant at Disney Downtown/Springs for over six years. The cuban sandwich has always been tops, but this time it was not up to their usual standard. The pork was not well seasoned and I was not impressed by the plantain...More

Thank schmidklaus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Uber driver told us how amazing this restaurant was. I am not an adventurous diner. I was happily surprised. The pulled pork was the best I have ever had. Our server Scott was super friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Can’t wait to...More

Thank Brenda412
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bongo’s Cafe is a true step into Cuban culture and heritage. The decor, the people and the atmosphere captures the Cuban spirit. The food is true to Cuban cuisine. I am Cuban and can say it’s as good as home cooking. Live music and dancers...More

Thank Dayamí A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on our anniversary! The live music and dancers were amazing! Our waitress was prompt and knew the menu well. We shared a flat bread appetizer with shredded pork...oh my it was delicious. We each had a main dish that was perfect. It was...More

Thank trexxxy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant. We went there for my Mom's 89th B-day party and it was Fun-Tastico!! The food is delish, the drinks superb, the dancers wonderful and the singers and show very entertaining, they include you in the dance lol. The dancers took...More

Thank PeJa61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a Cuban Chef. I being cooking since I was 8 years old, only traditional Cuban Cuisine. I Learned from my grandmother and my dad who loved to cook the best and tasty Cuban traditional dishes. I also took classes at the Cuban Culinary...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, very loud inside during dinnertime. We were a party with 4 adults and 4 kids. We could not hear each other talk, and were unable to tend to the kids. Loud isnt bad if the kids were entertained, but there wasnt anything entertaining,...More

1  Thank 2sandmans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at the express cafe. My husband had a pork sandwich and I had soup. It was not as good as some Cuban food I have experienced.

Thank timesharetraveler11
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Questions & Answers
Wisdom S
19 December 2017|
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Response from Bluebarnman | Reviewed this property |
No Most were there in casual attire!!
15 May 2017|
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Response from Paris F | Reviewed this property |
I think they have floor shows throughout the day.
15 May 2017|
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Response from Vlk-707 | Reviewed this property |
I know there were birthdays going on. Seems like the dancers went to table and had group go in s sort of conga line
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • Neighbourhood: Lake Buena Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 407-828-0999
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
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