After an intense 5 hours of outlet shopping, we were ready for late night dinner. I’d done a quick search for food earlier and Bongos was the chosen spot. They specialize in Cuban and Caribbean cuisine.
The sand out on the patio. A little hidden beach oasis.
We dropped in on a Saturday evening (around 9:30pm). We were there late but they greeted us with smiles and open arms. The girl working the front was incredibly friendly and sweet.
The decor is rustic and fun; love the surfboard up on the wall, the coffee bean bags decorating the ceiling and the hipster hanging lights.
The menu is split into sandwiches, plates, combos and sides.
They were sold out of multiple things (pork was all gone) so we asked for their recommendations.
There’s also 7 beer options available on draft.
Love the beer tap that’s dressed up as a bowling pin.
Ten Pin pineapple wheat ale ($5.25 US pint)
We decided to try out their pineapple wheat ale; refreshing with good pineapple tones.
Trinidad steak ($13.99 US)
Marinated and grilled steak. We opted for medium rare which is exactly how it was cooked; super tasty and tender.
All their plates come with beans, rice, mango slaw and a maduro (plantain). Portions are generous and come with a good amount of meat.
The plantain was legit and we both liked the mango slaw.
We were surprised to find a whole layer of rice underneath everything!
West Indies ($10.99 US)
Jerk spiced chicken with west Indies sauce. The chicken had some heat to it but still retained all the flavour. Good bite and tons of chicken.
Excellent spot to grab Cuban/Caribbean food! Would definitely come back to Bongos and try their sandwiches next visit.
6501 Aurora Ave N