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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 - 22:30
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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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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bongos goes above and beyond with entertainment and food in Disney Springs. The drinks were really good. Ordered a steak while my girlfriend ordered the breaded chicken. While we waited for our food, dancers came up to the main floor in front of our table and began to put on a show. It was great ! Before we knew it... More 

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Thank Andres H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were happy our kid with multiple food allergies was accommodated. We spoke to the chef before we ordered and he was able to prepare her a safe and delicious meal.

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Thank Simi S
Columbus, Ohio
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84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our waitress, Ana, was very attentive and personable. I had the catch of the day sandwich, which was delicious. The fish was fresh and super hot when it arrived. My lunch mates said some of their food was a little bland and/or dry. I would go again, and highly recommend the fish sandwich.

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Thank carben76
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Every visit to Orlando I have made over the past 4 years for business or for pleasure has always included a trip to Bongos. This trip I ordered the traditional Cuban meal known as "Ropa Vieja". It is a shredded beef plate with a Cuban spice and included rice and beans. Meat was luke warm with an alright flavor. Portion... More 

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Thank Pedro S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I read the reviews many times, and wasn't going to eat here to avoid disappointment. But I had already eaten at several different Disney Springs restaurants each day, during my Disneyworld visit. I checked Bongos out in person (as opposed to reading the reviews), and decided to sit outside on the patio, solo, where I was given a menu right... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm cuban. And while I would love nothing more than to write a perfect full five star review and show my support, I can't do that. Other than being over crowded (but to be honest downtown Disney is always over crowded), my family and I went there for dinner and were seated in their outdoor tables. Everything was fine until... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 15 year old and I ate at Bongos while on our annual Disney trip! We had the chicken empanadas and split a double Cuban sandwich. The food, atmosphere and staff are amazing! It was the best meal we had while on our trip! Juan was our waiter and was fabulous as well!! We will be back!

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Bannockburn, Australia
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with a group of 7 for an evening meal; most had never experienced Cuban food. Not sure how authentic the food was but all meals were very tasty and the portions were quite large. We dined in the outdoor area and the atmosphere was great; perfect night out with great staff and service.

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Thank PeterKatrina6269
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a blast! Bongos is amazing. Live Cuban music, incredible food, and great service! This place is outstanding! We had arroz con pollo (rice and chicken) and croquettes as an appetizer. The tres leeches with a Cuban coffee for dessert and we were ready to head back to Disneyworld to end an amazing day! If you are anywhere near Bongos....... More 

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Houston, TX
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered at the express window outside. The chicken empanada was flavorful, but the pork Empanada was bland. If they are intended to be served with some kind of condiment or dipping sauce, they were not. Cuban sandwich and pork sandwich were both loaded with meat, but very salty. The bread was fresh and satisfying. A request for no salt... 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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?