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Havana Central

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Midtown
Cuban
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151 West 46th Street, between 6th & 7th ave, New York City, NY 10036 (Between 6th & 7th)
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
+1 212-398-7440
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Havana Central evokes the 1950s golden era of Cuba, capturing Havana’s...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene

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  • 78
    Average
  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Numero Uno

Great Food, service and Drinks during our visit. Had the best Passion Fruit Mojito. Ivan, our waiter was top notch with his full explanation of the menu items and his personal recommendations. He was very engaging and took great care of us. Happy Hour Drink Specials Monday-Friday. Native Cuban... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
QTravelinMan
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Clinton, Maryland
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Clinton, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Great Food, service and Drinks during our visit. Had the best Passion Fruit Mojito. Ivan, our waiter was top notch with his full explanation of the menu items and his personal recommendations. He was very engaging and took great care of us. Happy Hour Drink Specials Monday-Friday. Native Cuban Food and Drinks at its BEST!! #Will Return Soon

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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

FANTASTIC food, OUT OF THIS WORLD Mojitos, GREAT service, AFFORDABLE prices, why wouldn't anyone choose not to dine here? Recommended by Concierge when we were TURNED AWAY from Victors Cafe because we did not call 2 weeks in advance for reservations. A little upsetting at first because a Victors had always been our choice, but no more.....! We ordered the... More 

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Wallkill, NY
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Lovely staff, great vibe, and FANTASTIC Cuban food. A great place before or after a Broadway show ~ reservations are a good idea. We tried the pernil, ropa vieja, and ribs. They were all equally delicious. The appetizers were amazing, too. We can't wait to go back!!

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nj
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I made a reservation for an early dinner after seeing a broadway show. Restaurant is a short walk from the theaters- right in Times Square. Cute Latin themed place, friendly staff - our waiter Michael was very nice . Great drinks , good food, fun atmosphere!

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was looking for a cute place to eat before going to a Broadway show, and this really fit the bill. The decor really does seem straight out of a night club in the 50's in Havana, and the food was amazing! We had Mofongo and Beef Hash. The portions were large so we were very full by the time... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Excellent Latin restaurant located diagonally across the Marriott Marquis down 46th St with dishes that are true to their heritage but not overwhelming to the beginner. Had a late dinner on a Saturday night and they had live Latin music. Had the Classic Mojito which had great taste though a little light on the rum. Pork Taquito appetizer was excellent.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were told about this place from the staff at the Muse hotel and I tell you they were on the money $$$$$. Best coffee ever !!!! We were so addicted we could not start the day without it...they plated up a plate of Cuban food for breakfast a few times and did not disappoint....they are the friendliest guys you’ll... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was the best Cuban food ever, even 2nd time around. It was also reasonable, price wise. The cocktails was also very well received. They do know how to make cocktails and very tasty food.

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Seminole, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We ate dinner at Havana Central on Valentine’s Day. We’ve been to this restaurant before, but this night was not the best to visit. We knew they had a fixed menu but we felt they could have done better. To be honest from the moment we got there we felt rushed. We were seated promptly but from there it went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place.... clean, friendly staff food preparation was great..I had a pallet my husband had a churrasco which was great!!! music really good, it be even better if there was a dance floor n music away from front entrance... I enjoy it every time I visit... great for 1st dates n a get away.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 West 46th Street, between 6th & 7th ave, New York City, NY 10036
    (Between 6th & 7th)
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-398-7440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene

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.
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

Questions & Answers

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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