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Old 10-16-2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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Thoughts on Bongo's Cuban Cafe?

Hello all! What is everyone's thoughts on Bongo's in DTD? Eating here in a few weeks and I'm excited for it, although not too many people talk about it. What's good? What's bad? Comments welcomed! Thanks
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:33 AM   #2
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Our Ratings of Bongo's Cuban Cafe: (rev 6/7/2013)
. . . food price value: C
. . . food quality: C
. . . food quantity per serving: C
. . . food prep speed: B
. . . food selection: C
. . . seating quantity: C
. . . seating comfort: C
. . . eatery atmosphere: C
. . . eatery convenience: C
. . . staff friendliness: C
. . . staff attentiveness: D
. . . character interaction: n/a

NOTE: The food is about average; pricing not far off the going rate for WDW; however,
the service leaves far too much to be desired, bordering on rude. Chose Mexican beer
over mixed drinks, as the drinks are quite disgusting. The outdoor QS serving window is
good. We are fond of going to a noon-matinee at the AMC movies after a sandwich from
the serving window. The eatery is seldom over crowded and easy to get a seat without
an ADR. This tells you something about the quality. There is usually "Cuban" evening bands
and/or other entertainment.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:01 PM   #3
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I don't know why more people aren't interested in this place. WE LOVE IT! It's always a must do for us.

The Cuban Tour & The Parrillada de Mariscos are fantastic, especially if on a DP, they're great value. The drinks are great too!
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I agree. The food, staff and atmosphere have always been great. We order a little of everything, and share. Can't wait to go back in December!
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Hello all! What is everyone's thoughts on Bongo's in DTD? Eating here in a few weeks and I'm excited for it, although not too many people talk about it. What's good? What's bad? Comments welcomed! Thanks
It's wonderful, I eat there maybe 10 times a year. They have a usually good show in the evenings.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:35 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone for the input!
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Originally Posted by TheRustyScupper View Post
Our Ratings of Bongo's Cuban Cafe: (rev 6/7/2013)
. . . food price value: C
. . . food quality: C
. . . food quantity per serving: C
. . . food prep speed: B
. . . food selection: C
. . . seating quantity: C
. . . seating comfort: C
. . . eatery atmosphere: C
. . . eatery convenience: C
. . . staff friendliness: C
. . . staff attentiveness: D
. . . character interaction: n/a

NOTE: The food is about average; pricing not far off the going rate for WDW; however,
the service leaves far too much to be desired, bordering on rude. Chose Mexican beer
over mixed drinks, as the drinks are quite disgusting. The outdoor QS serving window is
good. We are fond of going to a noon-matinee at the AMC movies after a sandwich from
the serving window. The eatery is seldom over crowded and easy to get a seat without
an ADR. This tells you something about the quality. There is usually "Cuban" evening bands
and/or other entertainment.
Overall, this pretty much sums up my thoughts as well. Bland food, not well spiced. Staff attention, and more importantly attitude, was terrible. The walk up window will do in a pinch though.

There are just too many other, and better, options in the DTD area to give this another repeat visit.
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