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Bongos Cuban Cafe

1498 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8522
+1 407-828-0999
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1498 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8522
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Reviewed yesterday

MY wife had made a reservation to Bongos for my birthday. This was our first time going to this restaurant. The atmosphere was very good live entertainment the food was also very good.

Thank Derrick150
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited this restaurant as part of the Disney Dining Plan and would really recommend visiting if part of this package. We were seated quickly (upstairs seating area) and really enjoyed the lively atmosphere with the cuban band and dancers. Although, I can understand that sitting...More

Thank Georgia A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Great food and phenomenal waiter--Jose Lopez. The meal was great ended up with churros and cappuccino. Jose is the BEST!!!!

Thank Kirk A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Bongos is a very popular restaurant. There was a wait when I arrived, so I sat at the bar. The bar stools are in the shape of bongos, so while they add to the decor, their narrow tops are not comfortable to sit on. The...More

Thank MaestraCarmencita
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good but pricey! Same with the drinks. We sat outdoors and unfortunately had music coming from 2 directions... Our waiter Alberto was very helpful and really busted his butt!. What surprised me was the number of "hostesses " at the front stand (maybe...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible sat at possibly the worst table inside bottom of the stairs with everybody walking past but also on the other side a main walkway ordered bottle of wine then a glass of wine appeared as partner had finished meal but server ran off after...More

Thank kevvoBarra
Reviewed 1 week ago

First thing we noticed when entering this place was that it was really crowded. At first, the atmosphere felt energetic... I mean, in accordance to a vacation hot spot such as Orlando and in accordance to what you might expect from a Cuban place... however,...More

Thank Eddel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this 3 month ago from the UK as it was a pencil birthday. When w arrived we had to wait for a table, the table we were given was next to bar, spoke to the Manager who agreed to move us and apologised...More

Thank HeatherAberdeen
Reviewed 1 week ago

This high energy Cuban restaurant own by Gloria Estafan leaves you wanting to shake congas! The food is traditional Cuban fare but sometimes is hit or miss to the quality. It's upon your luck who's in the kitchen that night. But the live band and...More

Thank LindaLIndaLady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to this place for a Sunday dinner with my girlfriend. The wait time was approximately 5 minutes. We sat down on the second level, there was live music n facing. The plates we ordered had the most amazing taste ever. Our server was...More

Thank BigMike407
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Questions & Answers
15 May 2017|
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Response from Paris F | Reviewed this property |
I think they have floor shows throughout the day.
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
4 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
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
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
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