Yes, a return trip to Bongo’s. But with a mission. Joe Hopper and I return to Downtown Disney to catch the U23D movie at the AMC. I tried to catch it in Washington DC last week, but it was only playing on the weekends. So we cab it over in the monsoon and run into the themepark. I manage to completely wipe out just as I reach the Bongo’s stoop, complete with a sliding stop in the rain. Nice.
I had steak last time here, I ordered chicken this time. More rice. More plantains. Slightly less garlic.
We ordered some appetizer that I can’t pronounce or don’t remember. Basically it’s a fried mashed potato with meat in the center. I’m telling you, this would be a smash hit in OKC.
It’s been a big news day in Florida. Tornado warnings up north. Massive power outtage in the south.
Also grabbed strong cigar from Sosa Family Cigars. Man. They recommended a “full bodied” cigar. And it was.
Saturday night at the NAA Marketing conference in Orlando and the crew is hungry. We cab it to downtown Disney. Not for magical tea cup ride, but for some dinner.
We wander into Bongo’s, are told it’s a half hour wait amongst all the families and tourists but it shakes out to a quick 10 minute wait.
Cuban band with congo drums is on the ground floor. We are ushered upstairs with a view that overlooks the dancefloor. Gloria Estefan concert video from Miami plays on the plasma screens.
Food is good. Menu is mostly Spanish to describe the Cuban foods. I ordered a steak, about $15. Came with white rice and plantains. I’ve had Cuban food in Miami in Little Havana. This was frankly pretty similar.
Cubans really like their seasoning or at least this place was a big fan of garlic.
Downstairs, the conga line wound through the restaurant.