This Cuban-American restaurant is in the heart of Disney's West Side. Gloria Estefan and husband Emilio created this cafe as the Disney version of old Havana.
The noise, including a Desi Arnaz look-alike who sometimes plays, and tables nearly on top of one another, can make for a very loud dinner.
The meals are worth the wait though!
Our top recommendation was the Filete de pescado a la Catalana - a lightly breaded filet of Fish with a homemade creole sauce and served with white rice and maduros for only $16.95
The thick black bean soup kissed with onion is the appetizer of choice here.
For a main course, many authentic Cuban favorites are here to choose from, but the thin Cuban steak with grilled onions and saffron rice cooked in a paella pan with a variety of seafood and fresh vegetables outshines the rest. Coffee-lovers should sample the thick, dark Cuban coffee.
Daily 11:00am to 2:00am
Average meal price per head is sub-$30. Starters from $4.95 and entrées from $10.95. Prices exclude tax and gratuities.
Bongos is often crowded and reservations are accepted only for parties of seven or more. Be prepared for a substantial wait during the summer months.
Bongos Cuban Cafe
Walt Disney World
Tel: (407) 828-0999
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