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Bongo's Cuban Cafe

Cuban Restaurant$$$$
Lake Buena Vista
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  • John V.
    "Fantastic mojitos, great cubanos."(8 Tips)
    Gigi L.
    "Victor was the bartender makes the best mojitos and cosmopolitan!"(20 Tips)
    "Try the Cuban Style Skirt Steak, better than expected."(6 Tips)
    "Arroz con pollo with fried plantains.....omg the best ever!!!!"(4 Tips)
244 Tips and reviews
  • Cuban food
  • mojitos
  • lively
  • good for dates
  • family-friendly
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  • John S.
    John SMay 5, 2015
    Guava ribs and Skirt steak are delicious. Service is very good. Don't let impatient people steer you away from some very tasty Cuban cuisine. Drinks are good, too, including the mango colada.
  • Hugo H.
    Hugo HJune 3, 2013
    The service was right on point. I'm not sure what the other ppl are talking about but the food was amazing. I had the 1st seafood option & I couldn't be happier. Mojitos were superb. Overall = 9.5.
  • Ⓔⓡⓘⓒ
    ⒺⓡⓘⓒJune 7, 2014
    Can't decide? The Trio is amazing, cooked perfect and the amazing sauces will satisfy the palate!
  • Chris M.
    Chris McLaughlinMarch 27, 2014
    Authentic, quality Cuban food! Service is relatively fast. Great atmosphere. Call for a reservation or be prepared for a 30-60 minute wait for a table. Pricey, but worth it.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MendozaSeptember 12, 2013
    Amazing food! Cuban Style Breaded Chicken is a must with white rice n black beans. Very disappointed on the service we received on our last visit on 9-12. Server wasn't very assertive to our needs.
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereFebruary 20, 2015
    For a sampling, get this - Bongos Combo - Fried Stuffed Potatoes, Pork Tamale, Fried Pork Bites, Ham Croquettes, Stuffed Plantain Cups
  • Christina C.
    Christina CampbellApril 11, 2013
    Get the fried potatoes for an app and roasted chicken for dinner with the yellow rice! Absolutely incredible! Go on Sat or Sun for live music and dancing.
  • John V.
    John V.October 9, 2015
    Fantastic mojitos, great cubanos. What more to ask from a Cuban restaurant? Jhan Paul was a fantastic bartender.
  • Isabela A.
    Food is delicious and for dessert try their Churros with 3 different sauces: condensed milk, chocolate and guava!
  • Nadia I.
    Nadia IssaBellaSeptember 20, 2015
    Swap out the white rice that comes with most dishes for TNT seasoned yellow rice. It's delicious and no charge to change.
  • Tammy
    TammyOctober 8, 2015
    While the food is great, the prices are beyond ridiculously overpriced. But since you can't go to a Bongos every day if you're not from around here, I wouldn't miss out on this place! Try it!
  • Jeremy
    JeremyApril 16, 2012
    Love the live band but it's seriously too LOUD. Don't come here if you actually want to talk to the people you are dining with. Sit outside instead. The food is hit or miss but the drinks are awesome!
  • Toacca R.
    Toacca RutherfordJuly 23, 2014
    Pollo Asado is delicious. Falls off the bone. Plantains are yummy too!
  • Claudia M.
    Claudia MoraAugust 20, 2014
    Everything was DELICIOUS!!! My favorite was Ropa Vieja 👍👍👍😋and also de MOJITOS 😍😍
  • The_Mrs_Briggs
    The_Mrs_BriggsNovember 9, 2013
    You still have to stand in line even with a reservation. We arrived about 20 mins early- it took us that long to get to the reception area but we were seated immediately. Very fun live music.
  • Hilaire
    HilaireJune 30, 2012
    The food here is amazing, and service is great. Have to realize you are putting up with Disney crowds and have some patience. Delicious chicken and rice!
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeJune 29, 2014
    The combo appetizer is a fantastic way to try a little of everything.
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DesmondDecember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The food here is so well done. If you like seafood get the Parrillada de Mariscos. Rum snob? The Zafra Mojito is a must!
  • Ego D.
    Ego DiosaAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pedazos de puerco is Really good! With tostones or Maduro I just Love it! I order the same always
  • A ndrea P.
    A ndrea PohlotNovember 16, 2015
    OMG. Victor the bartender makes the best drinks! We will come back just to see him
  • Morenike O.
    Morenike O'NealJuly 24, 2013
    Good food...but the wait was ridiculous! Our waiter was amazing, he made sure we had everything we needed. Music was great also.
  • Erin W.
    Erin WhiteMay 22, 2013
    Very loud inside due to vaulted ceilings, tiled everything, and apparently no volume adjustment knob on the sound system. Ask to sit inside the pineapple if you wish to converse over dinner.
  • Lexie T.
    Lexie TriceDecember 29, 2012
    The food was everything you could have hoped for! Service was definitely lacking but it was a busy night and there were 11 of us so we let it go. Definitely worth trying.
  • Christina S.
    Christina StewartFebruary 9, 2014
    Was not a fan... Went through 3 meals before an acceptable one. My grocery store gets a delicious rotisserie chicken every time yet it is their signature dish!
  • Javier R.
    Javier RodriguezJune 7, 2013
    My first visit was 10 years ago & the service was excellent. This time I try to make reservations & they told me they don't it anymore. I had to wait for 1 hour to get in & for the food almost 2 hrs.
  • Katie M.
    We try to stop in every time we're in the area. Good mojitos and amazing sweet plantains! You won't go home hungry.
  • David O.
    David O'ConnellAugust 14, 2015
    I come here every time I am in Orlando. Great music, great food, great staff. I am never disappointed
  • Eating WDW
    Eating WDWMay 4, 2012
    Stop by the express window for sandwiches, soups, salads, appetizers, and a couple entrees. Don't forget the coffees and cerveza! Read more
  • Mischa
    MischaMarch 29, 2015
    Camarones al Ajillo are not "al ajillo", they are just with oil and garlic, ajillo = ajo(garlic) and guajillo chilies
  • Sean C.
    Sean CoyleAugust 15, 2010
    Skirt steak was delicious but my girl's dish was blasted with soy sauce. The service was good for the 1st portion then MIA for the rest. Would recommend other areas of downtown disney beside Bongos
  • Tammy C.
    Tammy CAugust 18
    I had the vegetarian stew and it was fantastic. The atmosphere was wonderful, and the service was outstanding!
  • DJ T.
    DJ TainoFebruary 20, 2015
    Stick with the classics. Grilled chicken breast with white rice and black beans and a mojito #awesome
  • Ethan
    EthanOctober 6, 2012
    Try the Cuban Style Skirt Steak, better than expected. Waiter messing up your drink order = free beers, no complaints there.
  • Rob B.
    Rob B.April 4, 2013
    Had a great experience. The Cuban Tour was worth every penny. Perfect Flan. I'll be back.
  • Benjie L.
    Benjie LadrillonoMarch 24, 2014
    Great service and great food! If you're here with a date, order the Cuban Trip and split it!
  • Matt C.
    Matt CasonApril 16, 2014
    Sit outside for a great view. Lot's of good drinks and music. Food was fantastic.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SpencerDecember 17, 2011
    Good place to eat if you don't want to converse with anyone, the music is louder than a rock concert! I had to yell to speak to the person next to me. Truly obnoxious.
  • Marcos C.
    Marcos Calicchio ViannaOctober 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the ceviche 3 way. Very tasty! Lots of flavor!!!
  • Andy G.
    Andy GuinigundoJanuary 17, 2016
    Good food. Good entertainment. The spirit of Miami and Cuba in the air!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BaldockApril 22, 2010
    The walk up window has great cuban sandwiches, papa rellenos, empenadas(prefer the chicken) all at cheap prices. And if you're a CM, you get a great discount!
  • Abdullah A.
    Very delicious, chicken bite is amazing, also the potatoes in the appetizer is perfect
  • Christina T.
    Christina TAugust 18, 2010
    As a restauranteur coming to a KnOWN chef's restaurant, I find the food SUPER DISAPPOINTING. In fact if Gordon Ramsey we're doing his show in this restaurant everyone would be fired.
  • Loyd S.
    Loyd StaffordAugust 4, 2014
    Making a reservation with open table really paid off . we were almost 15 minutes past our reservation time because of traffic and a packed Downtown Disney and got our table within 2 minutes.
  • Gregg W.
    Gregg WagnerOctober 24, 2011
    While the cuban sandwich is one of the best I have had, the service at the outside window consistently is non existent
  • Robert R.
    Robert RiveraAugust 9, 2013
    Cubans are amazing!!! We did Take Out, HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE GUAVA DESERT PASTRIES.
  • Jill K.
    Jill KurtzJune 7, 2012
    Fried pork dinner terrific. Chicken version too. Eat outside and enjoy people watching.
  • Jay W.
    Jay WeyhFebruary 15, 2015
    Strawberry lemonade is freshly muddled and yummy
  • Jamie R.
    Jamie RiceMay 29, 2012
    Great place. Come here multiple times during every trip to Disney World. Love it.
  • J R.
    J RodriguezMay 15, 2016
    Palomitas steak was great! Roasted pork loin was d-e-licious! 🇨🇺👍🏻😎
  • Bert R.
    Bert RodriguezJanuary 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch out - I don't know about inside, but the outside bar adds an auto-gratuity. Don't over-tip them...unless they deserve it, of course.
  • D M.
    D MilewskiAugust 6, 2014
    Nice if you're in the area. Great place to go for a nice family night out.
  • Matt M.
    Matt MebertJuly 9, 2013
    Service was fairly poor at best. Had to ask for the check multiple times. Shredded Beef with rice and beans on the side and fried plantains was excellent. Prices not insanely high. Decent cocktails.
  • Kristen C.
    Kristen C.October 13, 2010
    Cuban sandwiches are great! Child's cheese pizza is definitely frozen grocery store quality. Talk the kids out of it and save $7!
  • J D.
    J DubsApril 21, 2010
    Once you're done with your meal you have to go to the pier and then look up. Bongo's is actually shaped like a pineapple and you have all the palm and coconut trees as pillars on the inside. Read more
  • Miguel B.
    Miguel BustamanteApril 12, 2012
    Amazing, I loved the service and food. The live music was a great touch. 5/5
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PalacioJanuary 14, 2013
    Paella was awesome. They say it serves two but could easily serve three!!
  • Ian S.
    Ian SuarezDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the food, love the people and love the service! Croquettes are the best!!!!
  • Kathleen J.
    Kathleen J-MNovember 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Service is typical Cuban service, not slow, not bad, just giving you plenty of time to eat and enjoy the company. Not every culture tears through meals :)
  • Georgia P.
    Georgia PeachAugust 6, 2012
    They replaced their yucca with plantains... Ba news for someone who came just for the yucca and hates plantains. Also the service IS Slow - food came fast but waited 15 mind for water refill!!
  • Martha C.
    Martha ChapinJune 28, 2013
    Ask for the sweet plantains withe grilled fish - yummy!
  • Alex N.
    Alex NegronJuly 28, 2013
    The wait is long to get in this place, the service is quick but, the food is very bland. For a place being this packed on a regular basis, you would think the food would be better. Check out Ragland.
  • Jaime M.
    Jaime MullenJune 6, 2013
    If you got the kiddos, get a fun drink with a light up glass. It's a hit!
  • Mike S.
    Mike SimonsenAugust 4, 2010
    Realizing that aging, balding, schlumpy musicians may actually lend authenticity to a Jimmy Buffet cover band. Also noticed that authentic is not equal to entertaining.
  • SemperFi M.
    SemperFi MoversMay 23, 2013
    Elisha is the best server here nice sweet ask her about rice pudding
  • Jacky A.
    Jacky AbramsAugust 1, 2013
    Food was good!! Service slow but not unbearable. paella was delicious. Made reservations got right in. Will come again!!
  • Susan C.
    Susan Ciarlone-SmithFebruary 21, 2013
    Be hungry or you will bring home in a box. Great food. Great service.
  • Naty C.
    Naty CruzNovember 10, 2015
    Tostones rellenos were good too, plantain was nice and toasty
  • Shana M.
    If you are here during lunch get the Frits burger. You will love it!
  • Jordan F.
    Jordan FentonJune 11, 2014
    This should be a HUGE Surprise to noone...Their Cuban Sandwiches are AWESOME :)
  • Kevin V.
    Kevin VincentNovember 3, 2016
    Good atmosphere, the food is very Cuban so if you don't like trying new foods don't eat here.
  • EngHua
    EngHuaJanuary 18, 2011
    Try the fried rice.... a must for anyone! Also the minced pork for appertiser... Yummy
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereFebruary 20, 2015
    Avoid the Bongos Famous Roasted Chicken - It looks much better than it tastes.
  • Lynette R.
    Lynette RaynorAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The PAELLA is the best!!! Way better than the Columbia Restaurant's!!
  • John F.
    John FleckensteinSeptember 7, 2012
    Nichole is an excellent waitress, very attentive to her tables
  • Laura B.
    Laura BodnarDecember 11, 2013
    The Masitas de Puerco was the BEST meal I've ever had!
  • abdulla77
    abdulla77August 13, 2015
    Seafood choices are amazing!
  • Ana F.
    Ana FernandezJune 21, 2013
    The food is good here. The only thing that sucks is the service. You have to wait at least 10 mins before someone even acknowledges that you are sitting and waiting.
  • Adriana M.
    Adriana MartinNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    When checking in don't say you will order just a sandwich you run the risk not getting a table, service not that friendly though mojitos are good I guess that is why we come back...
  • Carolyn K.
    Carolyn KoslenOctober 19, 2013
    The Palm Tree pillars closest to the bar have electrical outlets, so you can charge your phone.
  • Gabe D.
    Gabe D.May 15, 2013
    Solid Cuban food. Nice change from hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken nuggets.
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda DeSapriMay 8, 2012
    Oscar at bar had fast and good service from liliann and sylvana, good food, hostess was kinda rude when I asked her if we could I upstairs she said NO
  • Hannah A.
    Hannah AvrahamSeptember 18, 2015
    Been living in Orlando for 14 years and finally decided to try this place. Very disappointed the empanadas were over priced could have got same form racetrack gas station!The pork bites were super dry
  • Corey M.
    Corey MartinNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for their homemade hot sauce. Be careful though.
  • Ana
    AnaMarch 22, 2013
    Our two favorites: the midnight sandwich and the Cuban frita.
  • Angel T.
    Angel ThomsonJuly 26, 2012
    Ask for Carolina! Super friendly, great service, very helpful!
  • Toacca R.
    Toacca RutherfordJuly 23, 2014
    Service was expeditious and our waiter Andy was great!!
  • Steve
    SteveMay 1, 2012
    Arroz con pollo with fried plantains.....omg the best ever!!!!
  • Rodrigo G.
    Rodrigo GarciaDecember 20, 2012
    Food was great and service by Gabriel was excellent
  • Mike N.
    Mike NeadeauJune 4, 2014
    Anything with black beans n rice is good to me.
  • Beatriz A.
    Beatriz ArousMarch 18, 2016
    Nice restaurant! Mojito is very good!!!
  • Gigi L.
    Gigi LefrancNovember 16, 2015
    Victor was the bartender makes the best mojitos and cosmopolitan!
  • Jose T.
    Jose TorresAugust 25, 2010
    Order the skirt steak with black beans and a Presidente (Beer) to wash it down and its the quintessential hispanic meal.
  • Maribel A.
    Maribel ArochoJuly 14, 2013
    Sit in the patio on the 2nd floor, just to see the view :-)
  • Tiffany Y.
    Tiffany YamMay 26, 2011
    Cuban style sandwich is delicious and the potato ball as well.
  • John V.
    John V.October 9, 2015
    Mojitos and cubanos!
  • Claudia M.
    Claudia MoraAugust 20, 2014
    The BEST Mojitos ever!!!
  • Mario T.
    Mario TangOctober 3, 2014
    Pallomilla, ceviche, and guava and cheese taste of my childhood
  • Julia O.
    Julia O'BrienJune 18, 2011
    Shrimp criolla was good, service was ok, hostess was extremely rude, and my mom witnessed a woman washing her child in the sink. I don't know if it's a cultural thing but Bongos is a bit off.
  • Zoe B.
    Zoe BennMay 27, 2012
    Not for families who want to be able to talk to each other. Get a seat outside cause there's a loud party on the inside.
  • Dan V.
    Dan VallesJanuary 14, 2013
    The service here is very slow when it's busy and several of the waiters are not too friendly despite it being on Disney property.
  • Szoke S.
    Szoke SteveNovember 10, 2011
    Great service from Kalyeigh! Great drinks! Awesome view!
  • Jules I.
    Jules IglesiasJune 4, 2014
    Really good latin food. Loved it!
  • BK
    BKJuly 19, 2010
    Eat at the side cafe - awesome cuban sandwiches and you get to people watch!
  • Jim H.
    Jim HintonJune 3, 2011
    Shredded chicken sandwich & fries is outstanding taste & value @ $8
  • Aly T.
    Aly TaylorOctober 15, 2012
    Cafe con leche and pastries from the window were great but waited 20 min before the girl even said hello. She was extremely rude. This isn't impatience, I am a server/bartender, this is poor service.
  • Llanet F.
    Llanet FernandezMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Cuban Food!!!!! and I can say that cause I'm Cuban lol
  • Carlos Char K.
    Carlos Char KaduJuly 24, 2014
    I can't understand why they don't respect the reservations! I made at all but needed to wait 40 minutes like a regular checked guest!😡
  • Allen C.
    Allen CoyleSeptember 14, 2013
    Dry bruchetta, dry chicken, dry rice, killer Margarita
  • Katie W.
    Katie WelkerMay 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    John the bartender makes the best mojitos!! Leave him a big tip!!!!!
  • Ange M.
    Ange MainesSeptember 16, 2011
    Food is ok. Very underseasoned. I usually don't put salt on things, but I had to here. The service is horrible!! We waited 15 minutes to get out check and another 10 minutes to get our card back.
  • Vilok V.
    Vilok VaishnavJuly 16, 2011
    Original Bubaloo served here... Worth a try people :-)
  • Stacey B.
    Stacey BarretteMarch 29, 2012
    If you plan on actually having a conversation with your dining companion - this is not the place for you. SO LOUD!
  • David D.
    David DAugust 13, 2014
    Croquetas De jamon must be had whenever I walk by...
  • Lori S.
    Lori SedlacekFebruary 18, 2010
    Try the Vaca Frita (the first thing under meat). One of the best things I've ever tasted.
  • Wu-Ning H.
    Wu-Ning HuangJune 15, 2016
    Were told a 45 minutes wait. After an hour, we checked with hostess who seemed impatient and told us another 10 mins. After 20 mins, we asked again and only then they told us the table was ready.
  • Produkt
    ProduktApril 13, 2014
    Food sucked. If you are latino and know what real latino food should taste like, you will be DISAPPOINTED! The beans were bland and the Ropa Vieja tasted as if it came out of a can.
  • Ben T.
    Ben ThomasDecember 5, 2012
    Grilled fish fillet entree was bland. Would not recommend going there. Server lacked attentiveness. Groups, of six or more 18% gratuity fixed in price service suffers as a result of guaranteed tip.
  • Manuel R.
    Manuel RoblesJuly 13, 2014
    Cervache is the best seafood starters.
  • Robert L.
    Robert LaymanFebruary 18, 2012
    Used to love the Cuban club until they started making it on white toast instead of Cuban bread. Service is very slow.
  • Liz N.
    Liz NorrisNovember 8, 2013
    The shrimp in garlic sauce is awesome.
  • Georgia P.
    Georgia PeachAugust 6, 2012
    I revise.... Good service... From the BUS BOYS! Still waiting on my check..... My waitress is still MIA!
  • Stuart S.
    Stuart SimsApril 23, 2015
    Excellent and quick service!
  • Ivana G.
    Ivana G.October 13, 2013
    Sit outside if possible! Food was okay, Mojito was TERRIBLE. Service was good until we asked for the check.
  • Clemson T.
    Clemson TomMay 16, 2014
    If you've had real Cuban food, you won't like this
  • Ana
    AnaMarch 22, 2013
    Ask for Carol from Venezuela. She's great!
  • Daniel O.
    Daniel O'LearyOctober 13, 2013
    Go for the mojito, leave promptly after
  • Angel T.
    Angel ThomsonJuly 26, 2012
    Very good food and my server was great!!
  • Dorjan C.
    Dorjan C.March 14, 2012
    Buy the wooden watch. And leave your crying kids @ home thanks!
  • Kelsey C.
    Kelsey ChaseSeptember 13, 2011
    Their fried stuffed potatoes are so good
  • Naty C.
    Naty CruzNovember 10, 2015
    Churrasco was....heavenly
  • Jose R.
    Jose ReyesNovember 17, 2011
    Had a great time, bartender John was excellent ....
  • Michael G.
    Michael GoodmanDecember 24, 2012
    No free soda ($2.65) refills at the takeout window. That's some bull right there.
  • Lidia B.
    Lidia BonillaApril 6, 2014
    Tropical Mojitos was good but Ropa Vieja was not that impressive!
  • Robert G.
    Robert GoforthOctober 16, 2014
    It's yummy. I just needed a lot of hot sauce on my chicken sandwich because it was dry.
  • surfingislander
    surfingislanderJune 9, 2012
    Strawberry Mojito is very good!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SpinosaJune 29, 2014
    This place was terrible service. We showed up 30 minutes early got sat 15 minutes late and waited another 20 before we saw a waiter. They didn't want us to use the Disney meal plans we paid for.
  • Marissa R.
    Marissa RiveraApril 6, 2014
    A must visit in Downtown Disney.
  • Brent F.
    Brent FMarch 17, 2014
    Overpriced food for quality and taste. But hey! You are at Disney. Very good service.
  • Jorge P.
    Jorge PerezNovember 7, 2013
    Slow service and I must say being a Cuban, this is a typical Orlando tourist joint. Food was good but definitely overpriced.
  • Buckwheat
    BuckwheatJanuary 15, 2013
    Whatchutalkin'bout Hectow?! It be da mod't thnowest playth in O'nando! Word up.
  • Marc M.
    Marc McIntoshMarch 23, 2013
    Hostess was sitting back in her chair with a lazy and indifferent attitude. Service was disorganized and slow. Food was average, drinks were good.
  • Hannah B.
    Hannah BaJanuary 18, 2015
    Extremely loud place when there's loud music. Food is fine for Disney World. Friendly service but slow.
  • ✨💜 .
    Food ok but service was bad as always. Tried again because we had a gift certificate. After waiting forever to get bread, I was told it NOT free anymore and you have to pay $3 ...seriously?????
  • Kaitlyn M.
    Kaitlyn MSeptember 13, 2012
    CMs get 50% during September. Food was meh but worth it with the discount.
  • Lidia B.
    Lidia BonillaApril 6, 2014
    Sorry to tell that the food is not that impressive... I asked for Ropa Vieja and it was blah!
  • Marc M.
    Marc McIntoshMarch 23, 2013
    The hostess was leaning back in her chair and indifferent. Service was slow and disorganized. Food was average, drinks were good.
  • Evan R.
    Evan RosenthalJuly 14, 2012
  • David S.
    David SavageJuly 30, 2012
    The food is delicious but the service is severely lacking and management is unprofessional. They screwed up the bill horribly. How hard is it considering we were on the dining plan?
  • Scott A.
    Scott AdeMarch 3, 2013
    Service was horrible no one smiling in the staff. Acted like they were bored. Food has decreased fast since the last time I was there. If it was not at Disney it would be out Of business by now.
  • Bridget O.
    Bridget O'BrienJune 18, 2011
    The service was good, the food was satisfactory but the hostess was extremely rude and a woman washed her child's feces in the ladies room sink. Not a Downtown Disney pick for me!!!!
  • Matt
    MattAugust 6, 2013
    Haters gonna hate, the food is muy bueno, y soy Cubano!
  • Niky S.
    Niky SamaSeptember 10, 2014
    It's good, fast and economic for the location.
  • Emily F.
    Emily FaganJanuary 5, 2011
    Great mojitos and food, bad service. The waiters tended to hang out with each other instead of tend to their patrons.
  • Mark S.
    Mark StralkaApril 26, 2013
    Skirt steak was really good
  • John-Paul C.
    John-Paul CruzJanuary 7, 2013
    The Churrasco is the main reason why I come here.
  • Zachary
    ZacharyJuly 17, 2013
    Surprisingly bland cuisine comes from Cuba.
  • Danielle T.
    Danielle TheaboFebruary 19, 2013
    Amazing fried shredded beef!
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    So good we ate there twice
  • Nilednam T.
    Nilednam TraMay 17, 2014
    Loud. I mean LOUD. Not a place for kids. Don't plan to speak to your dinner companions, not even to discuss the menu, unless you speak sign language. LOUD!
  • Mary
    MaryDecember 11, 2013
    love this place!!!! great food !!
  • Erin E.
    Erin EJanuary 22, 2012
    Try a mojito! Awesome and strong!
  • Aleyda B.
    Aleyda BracOctober 26, 2014
    Over all, a meh experience. The churrasco was good and tender, but the plantains were terrible and the service was meh
  • Jhon Alexander H.
    Nice place. Good staff.
  • Brandy T.
    Brandy TaylorJune 20, 2011
    If you've ever had real Cuban food...don't bother!! Tourist trap and awful service...not flexible...I can't get rice and beans instead of fries at a cuban place...unheard of @bongoscubancafe
  • Ray
    RayMarch 17, 2013
    Great place. Food. Music.
  • NoWait, Inc.
    NoWait, Inc.February 5, 2014
    Skip the long wait times & host stand, use NoWait to get in line from your phone:
  • Adriana M.
    Adriana MartinNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Be ready to pay for bread this is considered an appetizer really?
  • Fouad A.
    Fouad AlfakhriAugust 5, 2016
    Worth trying it is unusual
  • Chauga T.
    Chauga TopJanuary 30
    Great place for Cuban food!
  • John M.
    John MartinNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the mojito, delicious.
  • Mariana
    MarianaOctober 16, 2011
    They have the best mojitos ever!!
  • Rob
    RobJanuary 13, 2012
    Slow service (Wednesday night) finished off by a bland meal that would make Gloria herself sad.
  • Pork H.
    Pork HontasDecember 22, 2014
    Ready to eat pork!
  • G$
    G$March 11, 2012
    Been coming here since it opened and have to agree with bad service comments. Used to be great but they just don't care.
  • House of Blues
    House of BluesMarch 1, 2012
    Enjoy some authentic Cuban food where the rhythm's gonna get you!
  • Eilleen B.
    Eilleen BerganosMarch 30, 2013
    Skirt steak is pretty darn good!
  • Nathan O.
    Nathan Of AtlantaJune 15, 2013
    Just a minute just a minute. Now hold on, Mr. Potter. You're right when you say my father was no businessman I know that. Why he ever started this cheap penny-ante Building and Loan, I'll never know
  • Kelly
    KellyFebruary 18, 2011
    cafe con lece is da best.....yummy empanadas
  • Russell P.
    Russell PritchettJanuary 17, 2014
    They have ginger ale!
  • Toni G.
    Toni GreenJanuary 13, 2016
    Shrimp crioullo was scrumptious
  • Naty C.
    Naty CruzNovember 10, 2015
    Churrasco was delicious.
  • Fara
    FaraFebruary 4, 2011
    Food was o.k. but disappointed they don't do anything for birthdays...we had to buy my mom dessert in order for them to come over and sing happy birthday. Come on, Gloria Estefan, don't be so cheap!
  • Kim S.
    Kim SantiagoOctober 13, 2013
    Great Drinks and Snacks
  • Tramayne O.
    Tramayne OsbourneNovember 5, 2011
    Terrible choice for food but the sangria is awesome!
  • David G.
    David GagnonSeptember 11, 2011
    Pretty nice! This place is a must!
  • Janneke B.
    Janneke BoekhorstMarch 24, 2013
    Food is not very good. $ 25 for 6 garlic shrimp is way too high. Next time back to the Cheesecake.
  • Robert C.
    Robert CarterJune 14, 2011
    South Beach Mojito! You betta get one.
  • Robert B.
    Robert BushMay 8, 2011
    The only thing that was really any good was the flank steak.
  • travel P.
    travel ProApril 26, 2012
    Fruit salad amazing.
  • Jean-Marie G.
    Food was excellent .
  • Joe M.
    Joe MaceyNovember 17, 2012
    The food here is amazing!
  • Dustin
    DustinMarch 15, 2013
    Slow service, lack of Disney customer service, and a wait for 1 hour with reservation. Not a great start for Disney.
  • Jennifer K.
    Service is slow. Order a cocktail and get a free souvenir glass.
  • Zack A.
    Zack AttackMarch 14, 2013
    Great guitar player
  • Ahmet G.
    Ahmet GencogluNovember 27, 2016
    Live music and dance
  • Carmen S.
    Carmen SanDiegoMarch 15, 2015
    Reservations are not respected... Wouldn't recommend
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SenechalOctober 10, 2011
    Awesome food and atmosphere
  • Joseph C.
    Joseph CamposMay 15, 2014
    Ask for Andy
  • Carolina N.
    Carolina NovoaNovember 4, 2011
    Watch out! They tried to pass off Buchanan for Black Label. Drink the Merlot instead.
  • Joseph M.
    Joseph ManzoAugust 11, 2011
    Bongos combos is the best.
  • Joe B.
    Joe BlaskoSeptember 23, 2012
    Good media noche and flan
  • Michael K.
    Michael KobrowskiJanuary 30, 2014
    Meats. Wow.
  • Mark A.
    Mark AddyMay 1, 2010
    Great garlic bread included with your meal.
  • Ken G.
    Ken GriggsSeptember 4, 2011
    I don't wanna work I just want to bang on the drums all day.
  • Sonny R.
    Sonny RuggerioApril 28, 2013
    Good steaks !!
  • Mike V.
    Mike ValentinSeptember 13, 2014
    Fried steak
  • Traveler F.
    Traveler FoodieDecember 7, 2012
    Where The Rhythm Never Stops Read more
  • Behind The Thrills
    Behind The ThrillsFebruary 16, 2014
    Service is extremely slow. Took over an hour to get lunch menu item served.
  • Erin S.
    Erin Schulte CollierDecember 21, 2014
    Like the airplane version of Cuban food. Avoid.
  • Bobby W.
    Bobby WashingtonMay 14, 2012
    Fast service
  • Carolyn K.
    Carolyn KalmusAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole SuarezMay 23, 2010
    The live band is amazing ! Dance!
  • Jillian M.
    Jillian MarieMarch 16, 2012
    Food was pretty good- people are super rude though
  • Kristin C.
    Kristin CookSeptember 19, 2011
    This place is amazing!
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea ChristensonNovember 3, 2011
    Worst restaurant experience ever. They don't care either. They know they are a tourist trap and you won't be back.
  • Chris M.
    Chris ManderfieldOctober 20, 2011
    Our waiter is an a-hole.
  • Hector S.
    Hector SAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Service is NOT slow, just impatient people!
  • Karen S.
    Karen ShawNovember 16, 2011
    Good drinks. Lousy bar and the food wasn't that great.
  • Donna M.
    Donna McIntoshMarch 23, 2013
    It's been better. The food was good, but presentation was lacking. Service was slow.
  • Declan M.
    Declan MartinAugust 3, 2012
    Sooper loud!
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MondtMarch 26, 2013
    Too disorganized and long line. Finding alternative options.
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly M.October 23, 2011
    Server assumed we were stupid gringos. Dissapointing.
  • Odone B.
    Odone BisagliaApril 17, 2013
    Good, but nothing special.
  • Natasha M.
    Natasha MontesSeptember 13, 2013
    Not impressed. Totally uncaring service, and food tasted like nothing.
  • Greg G.
    Greg GordonNovember 22, 2013
    Over priced-good service though
  • Freddie C.
    Freddie CabreraJuly 5, 2011
    They ran out of ketchup today.
  • Lorena M.
    Lorena MontenegroFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Good food, horrible service.
  • Brooke L.
    Brooke LaffanFebruary 23, 2012
    Do NOT order the fried rice. "Disgusting" to quote my family. Service terrible.
  • Ashley G.
    Ashley GJuly 31, 2011
    Service is very slow.
  • Kristina S.
    Kristina SnydermanSeptember 24, 2011
    Awful service... sad because this place used to be awesome!
  • Davidson A.
    Davidson ArcasSeptember 17, 2015
    A Paella é excelente e serve 2 pessoas tranqüilamente, e de sobremesa Churros muito bom
  • Adiff R.
    Pidan la Paella esta deliciosa, dicen que es para 2 personas pero comen 3 o 4.
  • José Marcos R.
    José Marcos ResendeMarch 25, 2014
    Drible a fila para conseguir uma mesa, pedindo para ficar em um dos dois balcões. Eles servem a comida no bar!
  • Aldo R.
    Aldo Rincon MoraJuly 18, 2013
    La pista de baile sólo está habilitada los viernes y sábados
  • Rafael
    RafaelJanuary 3
    De verdad debería haber más variedad en el menu. Las costillas es lo mejor, la paella el precio es ridículo de caro.
  • Bernardita C.
    Bernardita ChacraJuly 27, 2011
    La milanesa cubana de pollo: notable!!!
  • Ana Karen U.
    Ana Karen UtreraSeptember 21, 2014
    Lo único bueno es la música, el show... el servicio es awful!
    Upvoted Oct 15
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea ChaconOctober 26
    De lo mejor en Disney Springs
  • Iveth F.
    Iveth FloresMay 20, 2015
    Café ..Cortadito Pan c Bistek
  • Ghali J.
    Ghali JuarezApril 15, 2015
    A ver q sabe bueno
  • Ale P.
    Ale ParrishJanuary 6, 2015
    Muy rico y muy accesible los precios y además la presentación de cada platillo es espectacular Haaa y es de Gloria stefn!!
    Downvoted Oct 15
  • Carlos L.
    Carlos LeonSeptember 25, 2016
    Mariquitas o tostones chiclosos, fritos con aceite quemado, lo devolvimos. Super caro para la calidad de comida.
  • Niki D.
    Niki DJanuary 2, 2014
    Очереди того не стоят. Ничего вкусного. Тупые ножи для стейков. Официанта ждем полчаса
  • Alejandro S.
    Alejandro S.April 12, 2016
    Moros y tostones para empezar.
    Downvoted Oct 15
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