Bongo's to permanently close at Disney Springs on August 18

Aug 12, 2019 in "Bongo's Cuban Cafe"

Bongo's Cuban Cafe

Bongo's at Disney Springs will have its final day of operation on August 18 2019.

The 550 seat restaurant owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan is located on the West Side at Disney Springs and opened in 1997. This is one of the longest serving restaurants at Disney Springs that has not been renovated since the transition from Downtown Disney to Disney Springs.

The recently announced Beatrix will take the place of Bongo's at Disney Springs.

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Article Posted: Aug 12, 2019 / 10:33am ET

RteetzFeb 09, 2020

RteetzJan 11, 2020

larryzJan 07, 2020

As they say in New Orleans, "Dat ain't dere no more."

jt04Jan 07, 2020

I would be more concerned but they are moving down the road to Jimmy Buffett 's resort. PS- still think they should have kept the giant pineapple. Would have made a great Dole whip stand. 🍦

DisneyDebRobJan 06, 2020

No worries, you didn’t miss much.🙂

KBLovesDisneyJan 06, 2020

Kinda sad. Saw it on many trips to Disney Springs and Downtown Disney but never ate there. 😟

WDWtravelerJan 04, 2020

Photo update as of Saturday, January 4, 2020.

wdwmagicJan 02, 2020

They are taking it down within feet of thousands of guests walking by. Slow, steady and safe is the way to go.

DznyGrlSDJan 02, 2020

stupid question - why couldn't they just bulldoze it? This and Disney Quest took forever just to come down.

RteetzJan 01, 2020

WDWtravelerDec 16, 2019

Photo update as of Monday, December 16, 2019. Major demolition of the floors, ceiling, and support columns has begun.

RteetzDec 15, 2019

RteetzDec 15, 2019

wdwmagicDec 09, 2019

Total demo