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Bongos Cuban Cafe

) #334 of 2,939 Restaurants in Orlando €€ - €€€, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
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
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1498 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8522
Neighbourhood: Lake Buena Vista
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Reviewed yesterday 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent food and for the second time in 30 days we had Ritchie as our waiter. He is as amazing as the food. The Picaddillo doesn't disapoint. The plaintain cups are a great appetizer. The award winning pork is fabulous...but you must have a cuban...More

1  Thank laf4ever
Reviewed 4 days ago

Made a reservation here last minute on our first night in Disney. We arrived early and were going to sit at the bar but the bar stools were really uncomfortable as they are made to look like bongos. When we came back for our reservation...More

1  Thank murph315401
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am Cuban and so I am picky about the places I eat at. Bongos just has become to commercialized. I was here years ago when they first opened and it was worth the price but not so now. They took the tamales off the...More

Thank PurpleLady2
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food was ok temperature of food only warm could have been a bit spicer for me, but had a fun atmosphere

Thank rhian106
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant is one of many within Disney Springs (formerly known as Downtown Disney). We are a early dinner here on a Weds and were generally pleased with the atmosphere, service and food. We are from Tampa and have our own famous Cuban sandwiches (slightly...More

1  Thank rcholden
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So we are a large family and one of our Littles was a bit fussy after swallowing a bit of pool water earlier in the day. Before our food arrived she spit up on the table. Eww. The waitresses and staff didn't make us feel...More

Thank Jamie D
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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.
15 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?
15 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
US$20 - US$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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene
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
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  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World