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Bongos Cuban Cafe

$$ - $$$
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 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good atmosphere and food go on the weekend when they have live music or sit outside after dark and enjoy a bit of calm away from the hordes and watch the boats on the lake.

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Thank Cheryl B
Plainsboro, New Jersey
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our visit started off with a 10 minute wait ( though we were told it would be 25). Normally that would be fine, but there were plenty of empty tables and many service staff who appeared to be not too busy. Our Cuban pork & skirt steak entrees were OK, but nothing special. Menu selection made sense given restaurant theme,... More 

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Miami, Florida
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1,035 reviews
810 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a team dinner with 75 people. We had reservations for over a month. They sat us outside and there were nats all over the place. The service was pretty good.We got a bunch of apps that included pork chunks, croquettes, papa rellenas, and mariquitas. We had a pre fixed menu that included skirt steak, shredded pork, grouper, and... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First of all, I suggest purchasing the Disney dining plan if you plan to eat anywhere in the Disney area. The pricing would have been a bit overpriced if we had not had the dining plan. That being said, we enjoyed our meal! The food was excellent and so were the mojitos! Our service was very good however if you... More 

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Thank 1lovethebeach25
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yummy Cuban sandwich. One of the best I have had. Service was excellent we were seated quickly and beverages were kept filled. Great experience.

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Thank HR218guy
Washington, DC
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice dinner menu of Cuban selections. VERY loud restaurant with loud latin music. Must shout to be heard by person sitting next you.

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Thank Fastpitch1
North Bellmore, New York
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Look, as far as location/atmosphere goes, can't be beat. Would;t even mind paying the bill if the food wasn't; soooo average. Dancers and music were a nice surprise but still can't justify the price.

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Thank Nicholas1964_12
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5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I hate writing this review, because I really like Gloria Estefan, the owner. We ordered lunch of the dinner menu. My wife ordered the 11 ounce Skirt Steak and I ordered the Ropa Viejo. We both had water. The 11 ounce Skirt Steak shrunk to about 5 ounces and came with white rice and black beans on the side. My... More 

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Manteno, Illinois
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My kids and I ate here while in Orlando last week. I love Cuban/Caribbean food, plus when I saw that they had plantain chips I knew we had to eat here. My four year old LOVES plantain chips after our recent trip to Jamaica. I was impressed by the prices for being on Disney property, they weren't outrageous. My kids... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friend and I was walking by the restaurant in Disney springs and had to go inside. From their decor, to music, to food.. It was all great! We went on a Thursday night and it was really packed but we didn't experience a long wait time. They had dancers and a live band and even included the audience in... 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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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?