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Bongos Cuban Cafe

1498 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8522
+1 407-828-0999
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1498 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8522
Neighbourhood: Lake Buena Vista
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I reserved a table here the first night of our Orlando vacation. Everything was delicious and authentic. The service was top notch. It was a Saturday, so there was live music and dancing. It gets a bit festive at times, but we...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 3 days ago

I popped in here to have one mojito as the place looked super cool from the outside. I ended up staying for three hours and definitely having more than one mojito. I strongly suggest the "Chusma Fina" mojito. It was excellent. I also ended up...More

Thank Tracy C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I recognize that Bongos Cuban restaurant is located in a tourist location and has become somewhat commercial, but we still enjoyed the food. I love trying the ropa vieja dish when I eat Cuban cuisine and it surely didn't disappoint. I love maduros and the...More

Thank djremosnyc
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having visited 2 years ago & really liking the food & atmosphere, we booked our table in advance of our holiday to Disney. The restaurant gets very busy as it has a great atmosphere, but on this visit the food was bland & expensive for...More

Thank Soxyraw
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing, Delicious meal. At the suggestion of a colleague, I had the Churrasco a lo Cubano. Skirt Steak in a super yummy chimichurri sauce. Beef was melt-in-your-mouth oh so good. Fluffy rice and super flavorful black beans. Also had the plantains and ended with a...More

Thank nyegirl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was great. The service, ambience, staff and food were excellent. We've been to Larios in South Beach so we had high hopes that Bongo's was just as good and it was! My husband & I loved it especially the white & black beans.

Thank AJMartinez
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We always try to eat here when we visit Florida great Cuban food and drinks great service live music and the dancers are good desserts are awesome

Thank ramonlozada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to change restaurant last time and it was the best decision! First time we went and had a great time. Staff very attentive and helpful at all times. Our waiter of friendly and fantastic atmosphere. The food delicious and fresh. The rice pudding...More

Thank Glory48pr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Cuban food this side of Haven (having never been to Haven). Love the atmosphere. We enjoy the music and exhibition dancers. We go every time we are in Orlando. We always take a family photo.

1  Thank CTEarthMama
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried Bongos at Disney Springs and had the pulled pork house dish which was superb as was the chocolate lava cake. Surprise was the live Cuban music and dancing which added to the theme. Waiter service left a lot to be desired, it was very...More

Thank rpuk6
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Is entertainment provided only after 6 pm, or will it be the same fun experience earlier in the afternoon? (Conflicting info on websites). We are planning for a 5pm dinner on a Saturday.
16 May 2017|
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Response from Paris F | Reviewed this property |
I think they have floor shows throughout the day.
Also, we are a 3 generation family of 10, ages 3-60, coming for grandpas 60th birthday. Do they do anything special for birthdays?
16 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
Hi I'm Thinking of having my post wedding meal here around 3.30 pm for 9 adults and 6 children could you tell Me if you think this restaurant would be suitable for a wedding meal ?? Thank you
5 April 2017|
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Response from stewartjoslin | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I missed your question. I would not recommend it for a wedding dinner. It is a very active place and you may not hear each other. On the other hand, if you love loud, live Latin music, super food, good drinks and you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World