♫Come on shake your body, baby, do the Conga… I know you can’t control yourself any longer♫
This is what you want to do when you enter Bongo’s Cuban Café…start a Conga line!! Bongo’s is a lively, fun place to eat in Downtown Disney…with delicious food, a party atmosphere and colorful decorations…it’s definitely a place you will want to try next time you are there!!
Created by Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, Bongo’s Cuban Café is a one of a kind dining experience! In this “Old Havana” style restaurant…you will find brightly colored Bongo shaped barstools at the bar, along with flavorful adult beverages…a fun way to start your evening. While sitting at the bar, you get a chance to take in the exciting atmosphere in this two-story establishment. We were given a choice of sitting downstairs or up, so we chose upstairs. We were seated next to the railing that overlooked the stage below…and thoroughly enjoyed the live entertainment and dancers! Don’t be shy…if you sit downstairs…they will invite you on the dancefloor to dance to them!!
But, let’s not make this just about the atmosphere and ambiance…the food is delicious as well!! The authentic Cuban cuisine will bring your taste buds to life!! Our waiter was very helpful in explaining the different dishes offered and we chose to start with an appetizer…the Bongo’s Combo…oh my goodness…it was awesome…and filling!! It serves 2 people and has Pork Tamales, Fried Stuffed Potatoes, Fried Pork Bites, Cuban Ham Croquettes and Stuffed Yuca Cups…so yummy!!! We should have stopped there…but we had already ordered our entrees…which were delicious as well, but we were too stuffed to finish them! You definitely need to come hungry and ready to eat!! Of course, they offered us dessert after our meal, a choice of a Mini Dessert or a Churros Platter…but we had to turn them down so we would be able to walk out of there!!
Bongo’s Cuban Café is certainly on our favorite’s list now…and we are looking forward to eating there again in November! But this time, we will ONLY eat the appetizer…or go straight to the entrees!!
As Julie says: “I am addicted to all things Disney! I grew up in Vernon, TX and now reside in Waller, TX (outside of Houston) on a small ranch with my hubby and all of our animals who we affectionately call “The Zoo Crew”! We have been married almost a year now (together for 7) and have 5 children and 9 grandchildren between the 2 of us. We knew we were meant for each other when we discovered we were both Disney fanatics! I went to Disneyland for the first time when I was 6 and fell in love with the magic of Disney. Now, my husband and I go to Disney World every 2 years either with friends or with whichever kid and grandkid are available to go at the time. We spend a lot of time planning our trips to ensure that everyone has the most memorable time while there, so that is what I will be writing about and hopefully give you some ideas to try for YOUR next Disney vacation. I am very excited to be a part of The Affordable Mouse team!”