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“Kids Celebratory Dinner” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Havana Central

Havana Central
238 Market Street, Yonkers, NY
914-423-5500
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Ranked #39 of 278 Restaurants in Yonkers
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Cuban
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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.
New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Kids Celebratory Dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

It was like a Havana night. The music was going and the crowd enjoyed it. I've been here and other Havana Central's before but the food was not that great. Try the Coconut Lemonade, that is by far the best! The deserts are also delicious especially the churros. I think it was a off night due to the crowd.

Visited March 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Ardsley on Hudson, NY
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229 reviews 229 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 82 cities Reviews in 82 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Very Good Entrees BUT”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

both the black beans and the red beans are to soupy- really too bad because the churrasco and other entrees are very good- beans too soupy brings down the overall rating to just average instead of very good. They also shouldn't have the outside door open - it may be inviting to others to encourage to come in but it brings the colder air inside!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York,NY
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280 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 98 cities Reviews in 98 cities
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
“bland food and mediocre service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

would not come back here and if I did I don't know what to order because I came with 2 other people and all of our food was mediocre. Sorry, but I would much rather drive to the Bronx and get real latin food. Pass this place on by.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

I really expected more refined service especially because we were at ridgehill. The food was ok- I had the pineapple chicken. The lobster stuffed avocado was a small Hass avocado stuffed with seafood & 3 tostones- a small appetizer not even enough for sharing. The service was sloppy. I guess It was ok. I saw that care was not taken in avoiding touching food/drink condiments w/ bare hands. I did notice a live band playing while there was a recording of some other music playing. Nice interior though. Would I go back? Probably not because I'm super picky- but I guess its ok if your not.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Yonkers, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Delicious Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Beautiful restaurant with cool atmosphere with Latin music on weekends. Latin food is very tasty and the prices are reasonable. The service is good. However, it is very loud inside and sometimes the large parties are sitting next o the smaller groups and they drown out your conversation. There should be a separate area for large groups. I would visit again on a slower night.

Visited April 2013
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