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Havana Central

151 West 46th Street, between 6th & 7th ave, New York City, NY 10036
212-398-7440
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Ranked #765 of 11,634 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Norfolk U.K.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A lady on our flight recommended this restaurant & we were not dissapointed. The Havana has an excellent atmosphere & there was a live band playing salsa music. The staff were extremely attentive & the Steaks were perfect as were the Mojito's. Given the choice of restaurants in the area, I was very pleased we chose to eat here. I... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Kudos to our waiter for surprising me with an extra on my mahi dish! I was torn btw two dishes because I wanted the mango salsa that comes w/salmon but preferred mahi & all that came w/that dish. When my mahi arrived, it was adorned with mango salsa! This was my 2nd visit in two years, both experiences great. Friendly... More

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Maitland, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is located just off Times Square close to the Broadway Shows. My daughter thought it was one of the best meals she has ever had. The food was great and reasonably priced and the atmosphere was fun. Highly recommend!

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Such a great spot for a delicious lunch. Went with a group of 8. Everyone raved about their food! Excellent friendly service. Beautiful bar. Would love to go back for dinner.

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Traverse City
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We dined here before a show and had a great dinner. Our waitress was very nice, the food was great. I had the slow roasted pork with pickled onions. The three milk cake for dessert was splendid.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Wow! Havana's was my first experience of Cuban cuisine so I played it safe with what I thought would be a simple chicken dish but turned into a whole new experience!! The flavoring in every bite was delicious and definitely worth the money spent on the meal. Each member of my family (all having different meals) loved there meal here... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Great food for brazilians who miss rice and beans and a nice steak. Ask for the " Churrasco". Tables in the front are the most noisy because there is always a salsa band! Nice place for fun but not the most suitable for romantic dinners!

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richmond, ky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The food was good and the band was great, just a little loud if you are wanting to have an intimate conversation. Pretty happening place on the weekend!

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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great appetisers. Good food! Extraordinary variety of Mojito's passion fruit being the best. The Mofongo with Pernil (Samshed Plantain with Pork Leg) at its best. A must to eat!!! For salsa music lovers it is amazing the live music they have. Just at the rest entrance. This singer is an immitator of Pánama, Ruben Blades and Puerto Rico, Victor Manuel... More

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Flushing, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My friends and I went before going to a Broadway show. The service was quick and courteous, the food was average, and the price is reasonable. The food can come a little warmer in my opinion. It was like a toned down Cuban cuisine. I think it's a good place to eat if you are in the area for a... More

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