Thursday, September 2, 2010

Bongos Cuban Cafe

Courtesy Miami New Times

This is as close as it gets to Havana's Tropicana, the swanky, pre-Castro supper club where "Babalu" was born. The salsa theme puts on the ritz accompanied by lots of Cuban food, lots of Cuban music, and lots of Cubans period.


Restaurant Description:

Adjacent to the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami, this high-energy venue re-creates “Old Havana” style with tropical décor and live entertainment that encourages patrons to hit the dance floor between courses. The lunch/dinner menu features Cuban classics such as ham croquettes ($5), Cuban sandwiches ($8), and entrées such as shrimp with garlic sauce ($19), Cuban-style skirt steak ($19), and Bongos’ famous shredded chicken ($14): a twist on vaca frita (shredded beef), which is also available. Keeping with Cuban tradition, the desserts include a rich rice pudding ($5) and a three-milk cake ($6) that’s so dense and sweet you will need a cortadito ($2.75) to wash it down. A family-friendly venue with vegetarian options and a full kids’ menu, Bongos is a great stop for any pre- or post-arena activities. The views of the bay from virtually every seat in the restaurant are a bonus.

Happy Hour!
Every week Friday, 6:00pm-9:00pm
American Airlines Arena
601 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

(786) 777-2100

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