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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 #816 of 11,845 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $45
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Cuban
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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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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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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63 reviews 63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Visited Havana Central with some friends and really enjoyed it. It is definitely a great cuban option in New York. Great food and great atmosphere.

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san diego
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We were out walking and saw this restaurant. It looked interesting and another couple were walking in and said to us that this is a "fun place, we love it" so we went in and we loved it to. We were seated right away and our waiter appeared shortly after. He was very friendly and made us feel very welcome.... More 

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Massapequa, New York
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166 reviews 166 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Our first visit to Havana Central. We like Latin food and were pleasantly surprised to find the food very good here. I say that because, Havana Central is in the heart of Times Square and many of those rest. push you in / out with so so food, for a big price. My wife had a pork shank, that was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had an early dinner at Havana Central. He is Cuban born and we travel to Miami often. In addition, we enjoy preparing our own Cuban meals so we have a very refined palate with regards to this type of cuisine. I am pleased to say it was a very nice meal. We shared tostones and plantains... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took my family here to try something different. My kids are 7 and 10. The kids meals were more than enough and they were thoroughly enjoyed. Our meals were also excellent. My wife had the Caesar salad with chicken and I had the crispy beef. For something different close to times square I would definitely recommend this place.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

After taking in Matilda with my granddaughter and daughter-in-law, we headed to Havana Central for a late dinner. The restaurant is colorfully decorated with prints of Havana, and there was live music when we arrived. Unfortunately, the music ended shortly after we arrived (before 10). The wait staff was attentive, and the menu had a variety of options to choose... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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105 reviews 105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We went here by chance and it what great. Live music of traditional Cuban music along with rum punches led to a fun evening. I had the half chicken with rice and beans. It was good, but a little dry. My wife had chicken and shrimp with garlic sauce. She stated it was delicious. We finished with the coconut cake... More 

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Johannesburg
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Very nice lively air about it........the cuban style decor also adds to the festive feel and then my collegues are raving about the food!!😎😎

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Scotland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great lively atmosphere with a live band playing. We did not have a booking but managed to get a table at the back of the restaurant which was good as it was very noisy next to the band!!!!! We had the empanadas as a starter which were delicious. I had the shredded beef but this was a bit dry and... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

got the pork roast and the shredded beef. wow. just WOW. do it, well worth it. live music as well..great great atmosphere inside

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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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