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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 #726 of 11,659 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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New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It was our first time here, and it wasn't bad. The food was good, and they had a lot of choices on the menu. The decor was my favorite part. It was a decent restaurant, but not one of my favorites. I would probably go back if everyone wanted to, but it's not the top of my list. Just okay,... More

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Philadelpha
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I was introduced to Havana Central by a Puerto Rican friend. I have been back several times. The food (including the cubano sandwich) is always delicious, the facilities clean and they serve a mojito to die for! Twice I was there was music in the front corner with folks dancing throughout the restaurant. I highly recommend it for lunch and... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My girlfriend and I found this place randomly in Time Square. She got the mango glazed salmon, and she loved it. She is a pretty picky salmon eater too. I got the classic Cuban and it was awesome. Really cool little place.

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Alvin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We like to order an assortment of things when we travel so we can get the most experience possible out of things, our dinner here was no exception. We got 2 appetizers and both were phenomenal. (Crab stuffed avocado and corn on the cob) Our entrees were also delicious...though being from Texas not as spicy as we like..but then, Cuban... More

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Swiss Alps, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Didn't get to have a sit down meal here due to jet lag so we ordered a take-out. Arrived early to collect, however as soon as we arrived they got straight to our order and it was ready before we'd managed to order a beer from the bar! Atmosphere seemed great would love to try a sit down meal if... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

I love this restaurant. I always love eating here. The best Cuban food there is that's good for both kids and adults and a great dessert waiting for you!

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Long Island, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I always try to eat at Havana Central whenever I'm in Midtown. Although is is usually bussling with activity, the wait staff is always attentive and provides great services. I've had a variety of meals here and I"m never disappointed. Their happy hour is great, drinks are never watered down. I recommend making reservations to assure that you are seated... More

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Long Island, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had dinner here following a play on Sunday. It's in walking distance to the theatre district. hey have two floors of seating. We sat on the second floor overlooking the main, which was very nice and a bit secluded. We started off with fried calamari, which is delightful. I had the mango-galzed salmon salad, which was quite good, my... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We arrived in NYC on a Saturday at around 2 and were looking around for restaurants in the Times Square area. We immediately saw the giant palm tree and the lights of the restaurant and were drawn to it. The menu looked great, so we went inside and were seated right away. For drinks, we ordered the passion fruit lemonade,... More

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13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Came with 3 friends about 1:00. Nice atmosphere, waiter prompt and personal. Ordered stuffed plantains..... Everyone happy with the choice. Ordered 2 chicken and rice dish. We shared. It was very good! Tried 3 different salsas... Loved the mango salsa! Overall very happy with Havana Central!

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