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151 West 46th Street, between 6th & 7th ave, New York City, NY 10036
+1 212-398-7440
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Ranked #684 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $45
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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740 reviews 740 reviews
491 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We went here for dinner. The server rushed us through our meal. Even gave us the bill without asking if we want dessert. I had the vegetable paella it was decent. The sangria was just ok. The tres leches wasn't good. The restaurant was FREEZING like the AC was on because there wasn't a door open. I wouldn't go back... More 

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Roslyn, New York
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170 reviews 170 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I was here a while ago and returned with a friend to enjoy another delicious dinner. The restaurant was very crowded and we asked if there was a quiet table. The manager, Keenan Jones went out his way to find a lovely table for us. The salmon with mango glace was wonderful. Service was professional.

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Annecy, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great place to eat good food in NYC. Alcohol free mojitos for kids and they enjoyed it. Worth a try, it's a good place

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Grand Rapids, MI
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Excellent appetizers and dinners. Three Empanadas, one each of Shrimp, Chicken and Spinach with Goat Cheese. This was the first time we had tried these and they were excellent, especially the Spinach & Goat Cheese one. We also enjoyed the four Fried Plantains that were shaped like a small bowl and stuffed with, chicken, pork, beef & shrimp. Also Delicious.... More 

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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Havana Central will definitely be added to my Times Square pre-theater list. Great atmosphere, great drinks and appetizers. We both had the Don Julio margaritas and split the queso fundido with chorizo. The empanadas at the next table looked great too. My husband had one of their specials that was basically a mixed grill. The skirt steak was excellent. I... More 

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Keller, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Restaurant located right off Times Square and is able to accommodate most customers without reservations. All food items were Cuban type dishes and not very spicy as I expected. All four of us were very surprised with everything about this restaurant including the food.

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Katy, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Service was ok. Food was good. Mojitos were great. Make a reservation for a weekend night for sure as the place was packed (bar and restaurant). The place seemed a little touristy as it's near Times Square but the folks around our table were all locals so perhaps not.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place was awesome food excellent people friendly drinks especially the mojotos very good I had the shrimp monfogos very delicious I would definitely would recommend this place, also live band at night weekends not to far from time square.

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New York
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155 reviews 155 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The food here is great and authentic. There is a lot to choose from on the menu. I especially recommend the empanadas, arroz con pollo, and chicharron. Very delicious. The service can be hit or miss. Sometimes we go and get excellent service, other times you have to work pretty hard to get a glass of water or hot sauce.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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43 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I have seen this place a few times but always blew it off because I thought it was one of the may tourist traps near Broadway. My cousin and I were in the city and decided we wanted Cubin food so, we decided to take a chance. What a surprise! The food and service were great. We were really hungry... More 

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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: +1 212-398-7440
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
Cuisine: Cuban

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