Permanently Closed - Bongos Cuban Cafe Orlando

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Cuban

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPHYTOTOX
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must have eaten here 100 plus times. Said to see it closing down in downtown Disney. Even though it is opening in Margaritaville. PS. How to I get one of the bingo bar stools.

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vipWinOrlando
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always. Thanks Tony for all the great meals and memories. Bongos will be missed

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Michita
Mexico City
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida y el servicio espectaculares
Música viva cubana.
Muy divertido

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StephanieW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place. Good food.

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Amuze2u
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful family experience. The food was tasty, the service was attentive and with a smile. Enjoyed the music and dance. Would recommend.

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AlishaR
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a awesome time with my family.

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vipjon77
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony was a fabulous host as always. We remember him from our many visits over the years and he is always welcoming and great interacting with the kids!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We came on a Tue though and were disappointed that they did not have the Cuban music playing. We love the Cuban vibe at Bongo’s but it fell a bit short without the energetic music.

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OscarM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We’ve been to Bongos every t
Year we come to Orlando but this time I continue to ignore the reviews, big mistake the food is not what it used to be, too greasy and the traditional gallo pinto (rice and beans), plantains, fritanga etc it wasn’t there. Go to T-REX for better grilled food at half the price

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SandyV
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

70th Birthday

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RickE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we travel to the Orlando area we always set aside a night to eat at this establishment. It’s a little pricey but the food is good. Unfortunately (or fortunately for us) we found out while dining that the place was closing in a week after a 20yr stint at Downtown Disney/Disney Springs. They are opening up a new place over in Margaritaville. Looking forward to it

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AlvinD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, Pallela was spectacular, Ropa Vieja has the best cardo

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annual trip to Orlando.

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JeraliciaG
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The atmosphere is very nice but the food was very bland. My fiancé had the Arroz con pollo and I had the Pork with grilled onions, rice and beans. It could’ve been much better for $25/plate

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really amazing and the portions are generous.

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OurLifeGo
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Bongos will be closing within just a few weeks, but you can still get the delightful French toast and the simple and flavorful Cuban sandwich for a short time. The restaurant is quite worn, as they haven't replaced worn out chairs or things like that, and unfortunately, it looks like they don't clean very well, either. We were there right at opening and the rugs were very dirty, but the food was good and we wish we had gone sooner!

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LynneT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a cool waiter that took very good care of us despite him also having to service a very large party who appeared pretty demanding. The food was good and the music and dancing in the restaurant was a lot of fun. All in all Bongos did not disappoint!

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IsabelL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiero resaltar la labor del personal en el front desk, Excelente. Mi lugar favorito para compartir en familia.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere

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TonyV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Awesome service!
Truly enjoyed the food and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If eating at Bongos- ask to sit in Jose’s area -beyond fabulous
Can’t wait to go back!!

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FunA
Jacksonville
25 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a ball! The food was excellent. There was a fantastic band and there were great dancers. The arroz con pollo and palomilla were fantastic. Sorry to see them closing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bongos was a very pleasant surprise. The salmon was cooked to perfection and others dining with me also enjoyed their meal equally.

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RTGII
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great except the place is always loud. Service and food were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Muy bien todo gracias

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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vipDeborahB
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good for a resort restaurant. Experiencing Cuban food for the 1st time, we enjoyed Mojo chicken, Shredded Beef, ceviche and chicken soup. We were given a table upstairs, but a 1st floor table would have been better to see the dancers perform. Overall we enjoyed dining here.

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DHARDGES
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent! She was the perfect amount of attentive. We really enjoyed our date night and the tour of Cuba was an amazing choice (better shared, thanks to our server for noting that!).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Final day of vacation

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vipDebbieT
Orlando
33 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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KarlaC
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fun ambiance. the drinks very good and the wait was not long at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelente comida y servicio, un restaurant imperdible en tu visita a Disney Springs !!

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DavidS
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bongos had excellent service, performers & music. We loved all the food & the mojitos. It's an experience that makes you keep coming back for more! Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Eh!! For me personally, I was disappointed in my selection. There were so many other options in Disney Springs. Food was bland (ordered the shredded beef) and small portions for the price...half cups of black beans and white rice. Second entree dish was a rice with chicken...equally bland and only half eaten. Stay away...go elsewhere.

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CG124
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Over priced but decent food. Shrimp on salad was a joke: 4 medium shrimp for $18?! Rest of food is pre-made.

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JaryR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a good place to go for a good cuban menu, and good latin music

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RichD
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and entertainment

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