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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Gloria and Emilio Estefan are opening a restaurant at Margaritaville and closing Bongos at Disney Springs

Posted By on Thu, May 9, 2019 at 3:20 PM

  • Photo via Margaritaville
Grammy Award-winning musicians Gloria and Emilio Estefan are opening a second Estefan Kitchen this fall at Kissimmee's Margaritaville Resort Orlando and closing Bongos Cuban Café at Disney Springs.

The Cuban American power couple already has an Estefan Kitchen open in Miami, where they serve Cuban dishes with a modern twist like vaca frita hash, chicken croqueta flatbread, Cuban-style fried rice and tostones rellenos. They even have a "Café Con Leche Martini," which looks pretty cool.

The Estefan Kitchen in Orlando will be at
Margaritaville's Sunset Walk along with other commercial and dining options.

Bongos has been open since 1997, one of the last standing remnants of when Disney Springs was still known as Downtown Disney. The Orlando Sentinel reports Gloria Estefan says Bongos will close in August.

"They are growing in a different direction, and we are growing in a different direction," Estefan told the Sentinel. "So we thought a fresh start is wanted."

click to enlarge Bongos Cuban Cafe at Disney Springs - PHOTO VIA DISNEY
  • Photo via Disney
  • Bongos Cuban Cafe at Disney Springs
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