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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
Today
11:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my second time eating at Bongo's in the past two years. This time, while spending a day at Disney Springs we decided to get a last minute reservation at Bongo's. We were seated outside right away with a nice water view. The restaurant wasn't busy, but it took our server ages to get to us and then a... More 

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Thank Matthew H
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've eaten @ the restaurant a number of times and always had a good experience. This last time I just wanted 2 orders of potato balls (ea order has 2) & 2 sodas. The girl rolled her eyes & turned away to get my order. When she returned with 1 order I said I wanted 2 orders (total of 4... More 

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Thank AJEmerson
Plano, Texas
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were looking for a fun night out in Disney Springs so based on write-ups about entertainment we chose Bongos. We got seated upstairs along the wall and could see none of the entertainment. Unless you’re in the main dining room on the first floor or along the rail on the second floor you can't see anything. We then got... More 

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Thank dilluxmama
Dover, Ohio
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190 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the roasted pork and the marinated skirt steak. The tostones were also a very good side. Nice place to eat at Disney Springs.

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Thank carolc80
Guatemala
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went with family and friends, a party of 17, front desk ladies were not so nice but our waiter was great, got everything we ordered in a acceptable time, drinks were fast and everyone got their check correct. Live music and dancers are very pro, food was hot and fresh. Definitely going back.

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Thank Carlos G
Lorton, Virginia
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269 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bongos has a very good selection of Cuban food. The entertainment is good. However, the noise level in the restaurant is very high. I had the marinated pork - it tasted a little greasy. The rice has a very good flavor

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Thank kdbauder
Allen, Texas
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first time for Cuban food and Bongos was quite a treat! We loved trying new things and the service was great. There were salsa dancers performing as we ate. Definitely reserve a spot in advance. Our table was ready when we walked in the door.

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Thank koto4
Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you go during the evening, make sure to request a table on the upper outside balcony. You get a great view of the nightly Drone Light Show. Food and drinks were good, but a bit overpriced.

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Thank Dennis M
Newtown, Connecticut
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went there with a group from work after a day at a conference. The atmosphere is fun and energetic. The waitstaff person we had was incredible. Very friendly and accommodating. The food was very good. I had seared chicken with rice and beans along with a side of fried plantains.

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Thank kamcalli1
Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was great! Staff was accommodating and we had good service. The only thing we didn't like was how we couldn't hear each other due to the volume of the band. We will definitely go again!

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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
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
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?