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Bongos Cuban Cafe

££ - £££
Lake Buena Vista
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Contemporary
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1498 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8522
+1 407-828-0999
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Greenville, North Carolina
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110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Bongos during our first night at Disney at Disney Springs. We enjoyed the atmosphere and ate our meal outside by some heaters. We were also in a prime location to enjoy the drone holiday light show. I sampled just about everyone's food, and everything was just okay. Kids chicken fingers were bland. Ribs were blah. Grilled chicken breast... More 

Thank Sarah T
Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just stopped in looking for a quick snack to get through Disney's night light show. Nice that they have a walk up window rather than needing to get inside. It was about the most suitable snacking I could find. Grabbed an Icee and water, along with trying a fried Cuban cheese pastry. It was okay, but would have been better... More 

Thank Netlava
Concord, New Hampshire
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Husband had a friend from Cuba who introduced us to the "Midnight Sandwich" 10 yrs ago. Since then my husband has been on a quest for the elusive sandwich. Many come close but most lack the sweet cuban bread. Bongos has the bread and the flavor and generous portions at reasonable prices. Comes with fries or rice? And sturdy to... More 

Thank Thechrissy
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited Bongos on a recent conference trip to Orlando. The food was absolutely fabulous. We shared the Criollo Seafood Platter--delectable assorted seafood. We also tried the ceviche--best I have ever had. After dinner, the very friendly Manager Tony treated us to a special flan served with cubano coffees, as it was our 30th wedding anniversary. The... More 

Thank patricial43501
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159 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was great and the service was good and quick. They had live music and dancers and the kids had a great time.

Thank tiroloco-travels
Atlanta, Georgia
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516 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently hosted a business dinner at Bongos after the original restaurant was unable to accommodate our group of 10 We had the Cuban starter platter followed by soup then main entrees. The starter platter was very tasty. The soup was ok but basic lacked taste and bland. For entrees we had steak, roast pork and chicken with rice. The... More 

Thank ddmullis
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Liked the food and love gloria estefan. Loud music and live dancing. Food was a bit late but at least we didnt have to wait to be seated with no reservation. The waitress talked too much and we had to interrupt her to talk to each other lol. Was good overall.

Thank Natassia A
Ormond Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place.. we danced .. the kids danced... and it was great chicken and rice !! Make a reservation and it will be smooth sailing.

Thank TOlsen_11
Maple Ridge, Canada
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waitress was nice but the food was disappointing to be honest. I had the shredded beef which stated that it came with a sauce. When it came on a skillet, there was no sauce at all, and I found it was really dry with the rice and black beans. It tasted really salty too. I would go back to... More 

Thank elsiebel
Ashland, Ohio
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Bongo's twice in the past year. The first experience was great--wonderful food, service, and atmosphere. This time, however, the service was horrible. We made advance reservations, and when we got there, they couldn't find it at first. When we presented our confirmation number, they sat us. We waited almost 20 minutes before anyone even stopped by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Contemporary
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
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
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?