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Bongos

Caribbean Restaurant and Cuban Restaurant$$$$
Phinney Ridge, Seattle
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8.6/10
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  • Kassi S.
    "The desi plate is a great bang for your buck!"(2 Tips)
    Roy C.
    "Excellent yuca fries!"(2 Tips)
    Angel P.
    "1 AM sandwich is delicious."(7 Tips)
    Jasper C.
    "Good portions, and a great outdoor space for good weather."(4 Tips)
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  • Sarah Z.
    Sarah ZimmermanSeptember 27, 2016
    Much cheaper and with more food than other local sandwich places. My husband and I have tried several things here. Everything was so yummy. The Desi, Sweet plantains, and Yucatán fries are a must.
  • Roy C.
    Roy ChenAugust 17, 2016
    Excellent yuca fries! The chicken plate with mango salsa is underrated. Make it a meal!!
  • Dana B.
    Dana BeverlyAugust 8, 2016
    Not at all what I expected. Fast casual. Order at counter, food is brought out. Atmosphere lacking a bit, they could use some outdoor music. Fire pit and lighting, maybe atmosphere is better at night.
  • Jasper C.
    Jasper CroomeJuly 26, 2016
    Happy to have checked it out! Good portions, and a great outdoor space for good weather.
  • Mary S.
    Mary SMay 6, 2016
    The sandwiches are good and spicy. Try the specials.
  • Mary S.
    Mary SMay 4, 2016
    Closed ontuesdays now
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurJanuary 28, 2016
    Bongos is a killer Cuban café just off of Aurora Avenue. In addition to serving dishes like marinated Caribbean steak and Cuban sandwiches, it’s also equipped with a sand-covered outdoor patio. Read more
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RossiSeptember 20, 2015
    I get The Bart sandwich. It's a combo of The Desi and the 1AM. So good. The yucca fries rock and roll too.
  • Tanzala D.
    Tanzala DickersonJune 10, 2015
    West Indies plate!!
  • Meg W.
    Meg WybleApril 17, 2015
    I had never tried Caribbean food but gave it a whirl. I have been missing out my whole life! Seriously. Its that good. Its a 40 minute drive in traffic from Tukwila and absolutely worth it.
  • Forrest
    ForrestMarch 13, 2015
    Make sure to order extra plantain chips on the side!
  • Oremo O.
    Oremo OchilloDecember 8, 2014
    The Desi plate is this delicious combination of Pork and Onions all for only ten bucks.
  • Oremo O.
    Oremo OchilloDecember 3, 2014
    Check put the patio seating in the summer
  • SouthernBeets
    SouthernBeetsAugust 25, 2014
    Kick off your shoes, put your toes in the sand, and have a beer (and an awesome pork sandwich).
  • Kassi S.
    Kassi SandstromAugust 15, 2014
    The desi plate is a great bang for your buck!
  • Megan H.
    Megan HuffmanJuly 30, 2014
    Outside seating in the sand. Desi sandwich is off the hook! Only have wine and beer, so no margaritas or mojito (hopefully eventually they'll get a full working bar). Fantastic food and great space.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJuly 21, 2014
    The sides are small—and if you order a combo, you only get half of an order—so make sure to order an extra or two.
  • Madi T.
    Madi ThomasJuly 12, 2014
    I've never come across anything on the menu I don't like but I could eat the Cuban joe for days
  • Angel P.
    Angel PlanellsJuly 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    1 AM sandwich is delicious.
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