Bongos Cuban Cafe will be closing its Disney Springs location this August. Owners Gloria and Emilio Estefan announced the closure, along with the opening of a new restaurant, Estefan Kitchen, at the new Margaritaville Orlando Resort.
When announcing the closure, Gloria Estefan told the Orlando Sentinel, “They (Disney Springs) are growing in a different direction, and we are growing in a different direction. So we thought a fresh start is wanted.”
Bongos locations have also closed at the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida, and the American Airlines Arena in Miami.
Estefan’s husband and business partner, Emilio Estefan, sees this as an opportunity to expand beyond their original Disney Springs roots. “And we wanted a nightclub,” Emilio Estefan told the Orlando Sentinel. “I think that’s a part of the Latino experience.”
Will you miss Bongos when it closes this summer? Let us know in the comments.
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