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151 West 46th Street, between 6th & 7th ave, New York City, NY 10036
212-398-7440
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Ranked #702 of 11,658 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $45
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between 6th & 7th
Transit: N,R,W trains at 49th St B,D,F,V trains at 47-50th St's N,Q,R,S,W,1,2,3,7 trains at Time Square
Description: Havana Central evokes the 1950s golden era of Cuba, capturing Havana’s heyday as the world’s most tantalizing playground. Through its festive ambiance, vibrant décor and mouth-watering food, dining at Havana Central is like taking a mini vacation. Executive Chef Stanley Licairac’s traditional dishes like Vaca Frita, Ropa Vieja and Arroz con Pollo are an unmistakable celebration of Cuban cuisine. The cocktail list includes the best Mojitos and Sangrias in New York; the wine list is filled with Latin American favorites. Havana Central Times Square opened in 2005, followed by Havana Central Upper West Side in 2007. Hours and menus vary by location.
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Lansing, Michigan
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92 reviews 92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We came here on recommendation of a friend, who said the food is great. We went in without reservations, which was no problem because there is plenty of seating. Upon entering you are confronted by a band - a very loud band - which makes it all but impossible to communicate with the host staff. We were able to express,... More

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Wellington, FL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We saw If/Then Saturday Nov. 15 (important because that was the night Idina sang "Let it Go" with several audience members who contributed to Broadway Cares - a VERY big deal to my theatre loving/performing HS Senior daughter and her two NYC theatre major college friends with us). We were able to spend all that time witnessing Idina's song after... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

We've been to this restaurant two different times, three years apart, and it was just as good the second time around. I believe the menu changed a bit, as there were items we ordered initially that we didn't see the second time. But we were just as satisfied. There is a comical review on this restaurant that states that "the... More

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Issaquah, Washington
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101 reviews 101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

Looking for a light dinner before heading to the theater or just a great Happy Hour close to Times Square? This is the place! They also have a full menu of Cuban specialties. We went for Happy Hour and enjoyed the $1 Empanadas (large ones filled with chicken, beef or cheese…get the sampler), the Chicken Croquets, and $5 Mojitos while... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Was delighted I got in on a busy Saturday night w/out reservations. Have been here many times- but I dont think I ever noticed how fabulous this restaurant runs! Everyone is on alert to serve your table! Runs smoothly and quickly! Buy a bottle of their mango salsa to take home---awesome...specials are always great!

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massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you really like Cuban food, this is not the place to go. The food was not that great. The only item that was good was the empenadas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Very good local Cuban joint. Great service, generous portions, reasonable prices, quick service :) Definitely a go for people limiting carbs but wanting good food

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Disclaimer: Came here as a +1 for a Yelp event. Staff: The staff was great but special mention to the carving board guy and the bus boy/ sangria server who were AMAZING. Food: We had a whole suckling pig, carved and served in front of us. This was accompanied by chimichurri sauce, picked onions and dinner rolls. We also got... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I liked this restaurant. It was nice and the food was very good. Service was fast and good customer service.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Thank you for a great meal and quick service! I highly recommend the slow cooked pork and the mojitos! City prices, but great food.

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Additional Information about Havana Central

Address: 151 West 46th Street, between 6th & 7th ave, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: 212-398-7440
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
Cuisine: Cuban

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