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Bongos Cuban Café’s Frita Cubana Burger

Bongos Cuban Cafe at Downtown Disney West Side is one of my favorite restaurants to visit at the shopping district, but one that I don’t visit enough. I enjoy their nearby express window which features appetizers and sandwiches (limited menu), and my first true dining experience there was with a friend who is Cuban and knows what tastes like her family favorites. Bongos is the real deal, and with some time to visit during lunch, I stopped by to see if anything I hadn’t tried would stand out to me.

Surprise, something did! When I read the description for the Frita Cubana Burger, I had to order it: a double patty and cheese Cuban burger made of pork, beef and chorizo served with onions, fresh shoestring potatoes served on a warm bun with plantain chips. The patties alone, featuring chorizo, had me sold!

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Bongos Cuban Cafe Express Window: Appetizers

In Downtown Disney’s West Side, tucked to the left next to the main entrance to Bongos Cuban Cafe, is a take-out window where you can order sandwiches, such as the delicious Media Noche, as well as some awesome soups, salads, appetizers and entrees served inside the restaurant. I wanted to pick up a few of their appetizers to bring home, including some old favorites, and a couple new items to try. Normally served in a paper tray, I asked for the items to go and they were placed into a styrofoam box instead (this is perfect if you want to try some food from Bongos but are heading back to your resort!). Since the items are kept under a heat lamp, I was cashed out and headed back to the truck in just a few minutes.

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Mouse Bites for March 4, 2012

This past week has brought some fantastic posts along with it! I love seeing a review about a Disney fan favorite on a blog that typically stays away from the tourist areas (thanks, Tasty Chomps!). I’ll wrangle eatingwdw’s posts for the week, but be sure to check out everyone else on the Grand Circle Tour!

This week on Eating WDW:

Beignets

Beignets were a delicious way to welcome the week.

Lip Smackers brought a lot of us back to a simpler time…

Is anyone going to hit up Big River’s Tapping Party?

The Steak, Egg, and Cheese Quesadilla at Old Port Royale has potential, but needs work.

Goofy’s Candy Co. Character Sweet and Sour Candy is a must miss.

Riverside Mill’s Chipotle-Barbecue Cheeseburger brought smoky heat to a Disney burger.

Better than a postcard, you can always mail a coconut from WDW!

Minute Maid Light Pomegranate Lemonade. If you’ve tried it, what do you think of it?

And now for your Grand Circle Tour around the Disney Blogosphere!

Caramel Corn from Karamell-Küche

Michael at Progress City USA reintroduces the Citrus Swirl from the Sunshine Tree Terrace.

Tasty Chomps checks out one of my faves in Downtown Disney, the Earl of Sandwich. I need to try the Italian; I love capicola and mortadella!

The Japan Hospitality Kiosk, err, Sake Shack, features a review of the Orange Sake Cocktail thanks to our friends at Drinking Disney. And be sure to stop by Pop Gallery at Downtown Disney for some gorgeous art; especially the works by Jasmine Becket-Griffith!

Over at The Dragyn’s Lair, Dana makes Rosa Regale Jell-O!

Bob over at Everything Walt Disney World has been busy! He’s bringing us some reviews from Bongos Cuban Cafe and Grand Floridian Cafe. Matt and I have visited both. Be sure to check out our reviews for Bongos and Grand Floridian Cafe! Christina explores Karamell-Küche at Everything Walt Disney World.

Diane at Disney Food Report sweeps us away to Aulani for a review of ‘AMA ‘AMA.

Are you missing Food & Wine Festival as much as we are? Ryan takes us back with a few wines he picked up during the festival at Main Street Gazette.

Disney Parks Blog covered the Midnight Snack over at Disneyland during One More Disney Day. They also brought up some Hot Dogs around WDW property that have been around for quite some time now. May I especially advise against the Macaroni and Cheese with Truffle Oil dog at the Studios?