Bongos Cuban Cafe

Bongos is one of three restaurants by that name owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan (yes, that Gloria Estefan). The menu provides an opportunity to experience authentic Cuban cuisine while surrounded by the art deco glamour of 1950s Havana, or South Beach (Gloria's adopted home).

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  • Location: In the middle of Westside on the water. You can't really miss it, it has a giant pineapple on the roof.
  • Date Opened:
  • Seating: Indoor tables
  • Service Type: Table service
  • Children's Meals: Yes
  • Vegetarian Options: Yes
  • Annual Pass Discount: No
  • Reservations:
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Average Reviewer Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Number of Bongo's Cuban Café Reviews: 7
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3.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.03.0/5.0   August 2003
Reviewer: pixie18 Califorina     May 30, 2004
As a Cuban american I can you the food at Bongs is not real Cuban food. It's all bland and has no real flavor. The Cafe itself is very cute but not worth waiting over 10 mintues for nor is it worth the prices you pay. The take-out counter on the other hand is quiet good as it serves smaller cuban dishes ( cuban sandwiches, plantains) is worth checking out and the patio sitting outside is fun to people watch at as well.
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   September 10, 2002
Reviewer: Peka Arlington,Texas     August 11, 2003
We waited a long time to get a table, but the food was excellent. It was very exotic and tasty. The service could have been a bit better though! Our tea glasses stayed empty for long periods?? We totally enjoyed the atmosphere...extremely colorful and festive...not to mention the fun music. We are going to go there again this September. Hopefully the service has improved a bit!
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5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   February 12, 2003
Reviewer: gatorgirl Farmingdale, NY     February 17, 2003
We waited a long time to be seated when we could see that there were empty tables but that was the only problem. The food and service were exceptional. I would definitly return again
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