And second, because once we got to the restaurant, I realized that the video card in my camera had been stolen by my brother Aaron. Again. I won't go into it here, but let's just say that this wasn't the first time I found myself without a video card because of my younger brother. We used up our extra hour tracking down a new one in a shop located at the far end of Downtown Disney, opposite the end at which Bongo's is located.
In any case, you're not here to listen to me whine about inter-sibling problems. You're here to find out about the restaurants. So let's get to it.
|Bongo's Cuban Cafe|
|Jessica, the nice lady at the door.|
|The first floor dining room, as seen from our table.|
Note the staircase on the left, and the bandstand to our immediate front, taking up space that in another restaurant would be filled by tables.
Once seated at our table (also made of white marble, as Jared remarked upon), I took a minute to check out the rest of the room. There were a lot of windows, and the lighting was almost completely natural, and gave the place the illusion of being a lot larger than it actually was.
|Jared and me. Note the big windows behind us.|
|Mom, studying the menu.|
Again, check out the absolutely fantastic natural lighting.
|Kayleigh, our waitress.|
She earned her tips, believe me
|The Black Bean Dip Appetizer|
She used her rice and black beans to make her own congri (Cuban black beans and rice, one of her favorite parts of Cuban cuisine), and was a bit disappointed that congri could not be found on the menu at all.