Bongos Cuban Cafe Orlando

4.5
1497 reviews
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Cuban
Discover Cuban cooking and live entertainment at this tropical hotspot.
Created by music superstar Gloria Estefan and her producer husband Emilio, this vibrant restaurant is a mosaic of colors and flavors set against fabulous Latin music and a celebratory spirit.
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Miami
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great other than having to shout all night to talk amongst our party... music was very loud!!! But overall it was great

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Valentine’s Day - we arrived an hour early (traffic is tricky in this area) and was checking if they could take us - after asking for my time of reservation, name (4x) and not finding me, we were just taken to a table. I found my reservation number & then found the checkin girl, she put in my number on the system straight away. We were well taken care of by our server (who made great suggestions) & our meals were outstanding. We had a very pleasant experience minus the checkin. After returning home, I got an email stating we missed our reservation. OpenTable was quick to resolve this, as I had my receipt & explanation. Overall, coming to Bongos was a nice treat & we loved waking around Disney Springs afterward.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good service and ambiance food was good as well

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New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and great experience! Food was terrific, service was fantastic!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service!! Everyone loved their food!

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was absolutely wonderful! Server good until it was time for check then couldn’t find her. Noise level high for the amount of people inside (we went for an early dinner). Ambiance okay, but tables are close. A little high priced, but it was very very good.

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SM
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was really fantastic as was the service. But be prepared for a very high noise level.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We arrived 15 min before our reservation and were seated right away. It wasn't busy at 530pm on a Sunday so the restaurant was pretty empty. We were sat directly underneath the air conditioner which had condensation and dripping on us. We advised the server and he advised us he was going to take care of it. 15 minutes later he came back with a stick and a rag to clean the vent as we stood up. Our silverware and water was on the table so who know what fell on it as he was wiping the vent. I requested to change seats which we thought that was what he was originally going to do. We were seated away from the vent and a more comfortable temperature location. Since it was not hot outside to have the AC up so high. The manager came over to apologize and comp the appetizers which wasn't was one order of the empanada although I requested my salad as an appetizer. Dont let me forget my tostones were soo hard and dry that we ended up not eating it. The 1st mojito my husband ordered was GREAT but when he ordered the 2nd it was Nasty. The waiter requested to balance it but ended giving him a watered down lime juice. WHAT AN END TO MY BIRTHDAY WEEKEND. I was disappointed especially after I found the receipt for $300.00 for 5 people one which was a child , 1 pitcher of sangria and 2 mojitos meals were a soup and a salad.. very disappointed..
I would still recommend this restaurant to a friend because we have been here several times before and this is the first time i was disappointed. I hope it was a fluke and next time it will be better..

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Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great entertainment. Outstanding service.

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MT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bongos was crowded, but we had a reservation and were seated right away. There was live music and dancing! I enjoyed the experience.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and excellent service. Very upbeat and energetic.

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T
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Server was very pleasant and helpful

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AG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Mucho ruido, comida de lata y muy mala, una pobre presencia y ambiente. Para colmo de los colmos un precio como si estuvieras en las nubes. Hubieramos preferido una comida rápida.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Seafood platter was good.

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome fun place with good food

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AM
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

More fun out we’ve had in a long time. Well run, great Cuban band, delicious food. It wasn’t inexpensive, but it was totally worth it. $14 for a mojito is a LOT, but it was the best mojito outside of Havana!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We were first offered an outside seat in the back corner, next to the servers station even though there were many other available tables. We had asked for an outdoor table if the view was good. There was music and dancing inside, but the hostess did not tell us about it when we were deciding if we wanted inside or outside. The food was just ok- the empanadas were really dry. Would not recommend this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this restaurant. The food was fresh and delicious. The service was awesome and the Cuban coffee was great!

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JM
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Babyback ribs were very tough.

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RS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very personable and fun.
Food was cook well and flavorful.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great meal! Food was so flavorful and delicious! Everyone working at Bongos was very friendly and accommodating. It was our third time there.

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RW
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. Always a great time.

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Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, entertainment included.fun place to be.

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F
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Waitress was nice but overall experience was bad, arrived early for an 8:30 reservation, didn't get seated till 9:15 PM. Was also told no entertainment because it's a Monday, despite website promising daily live entertainment.

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ES
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. The food and service were excellent.

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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fun atmosphere! Service was excellent and our server gave us wonderful recommendations! I would go back in a heartbeat. Wish there were more locations nationwide.

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AG
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

worst tuna tarte ever! drinks were okay. i like the music and dancing

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Fun atmosphere!!

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Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The empanadas were bland. My Puerto Rican mother makes much better ones. Felt the entrees were overpriced for what they were and the vaca Frita was over cooked. The service was good but the servers need to be more enthusiastic for a tourist type restaurant. It was hard to get a smile out of them. The dancers were awesome and made up for the lack of enthusiastic servers. It was loud and never heard the birthday announcement upstairs. The speakers were very loud up there. Overall, still enjoyed our very expensive dinner and will probably be a one time event even though my parents live an hour away.

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JP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited this restaurant on three difference occasions and we have always had a great time and the food has always been great. Great restaurant for birthdays, the band will ask if anyone is celebrating their birthday and will then make sure everyone celebrates with you!

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am from Miami, Florida. Now I live in Alabama. This is my absolute favorite Cuban place! Every time I'm in Orlando I make sure to go there at least once. I have taken at least 10 other people with me over the last several years. Hope to get back soon!

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IA
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional. Enjoyed the energy. Loved the dancers and the music was amazing! The food was authentic and very fresh . I felt was a bit pricey, but overall I would recommend this restaurant and go again myself .

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PD
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going here for years and never disappointed. Always start w/their ceviche-excellent. Entrees are wonderful. Our last experience had an outstanding waitress. Others have been good. Love the entertainment. It's pricey but you won't find this unique place in the mid-west.

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MS
Savannah
65 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Reservation process through Open Table was simpler than making one via Disney. Opentable had reservations available when DIsney said no. Wait time upon entering the restaurant were minimal which was good. Energy level in the restaurant were off the charts good, the band was playing and cast members were dancing up a storm.

The food was a different story, this was the first time at Bongo's since it opened that the food and service were a disappointment. The Black Bean Soup was more like a can of Black Bean, heated and served. Nothing said soup about this to me, it was simply a portion of black beans. I ordered Chicken Vaca Frita, which was good, but dried out.

This must have been our 20th time to Bongos over the years, and this was the first time the food was less than good. Service was inattentive as well. I got the impression from the server that asking for water was an imposition upon him.

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JI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable service and great food. What more can you ask for.

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NM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and ambience
A must when feeling Latin in Disney Springs

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food taste and quality. Great service too!

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LS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great . Reservation wait time was fast . Food was great . Price was normal. Server was great .

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Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bongos was a wonderful restaurant. The food was amazing, the service was spectacular and the live music was so energizing! I highly recommend this restaurant and have no negative comments, you will be happy with the selection.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time

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