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Havana NY

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58 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018 (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
+1 212-944-0990
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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newton aycliffe
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

the best Cuban restaurant in New York.Fantastic food and fantastic service.A must place to eat either lunch or dinner. The owner has a beautiful Geordie (a regional English) accent As a Geordie I can vouch for that.

Thank david m
Chicago, Illinois
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211 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

Really good and authentic Cuban food in the heart of the city. Can't go wrong with the Cuban sandwiches; always a popular favorite and very fair prices.

Thank warch1
Bucharest, Romania
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91 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2015

We went to this Cuban restaurant for dinner, at a friend's suggestion. And it really delivered! We had a reservation, so were seated right away. But I think you have a good shot of finding a table anyway, especially on Monday evenings, when we went out. We had the guacamole and plantain chips - huge portion. They keep bringing you... More 

1 Thank MatildaTanascov
New Jersey
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant between 5th and 6th on 30th may be a bit hidden but the food and atmosphere is on point. The staff is very friendly and quick to serve. I came in during peak lunch but was seated right away. The meals are very fresh and tasty if you like Cuban food, not too spicy unless you ask. Recommend... More 

2 Thank jerseyxguy
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Every time I visit New York I must go to Havana NY! We stumbled across this place by accident a few years ago and we've been going back ever since! As soon as you walk in you're transported to the warm coziness of Havana. Rest easy with phenomenal drinks and appetizers - the flavors of the food are mature and... More 

1 Thank TravelQueen95
Outer Banks, North Carolina
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

I stumbled upon this restaurant after shopping at nearby Lord and Taylor. What a find! It's a sweet place, very cozy, nice bar and great food. The service was excellent. It was moderately priced but worth the money. We went there for lunch so I don't know what dinner is like, but the lunch specials were excellent. It looked like... More 

1 Thank Elizabeththecritic
Venice, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2015

I recently met up with friends for lunch at Havana NY. This quaint and rather small restaurant features authentic Cuban food prepared by Cubans. You enter through the small bar area and proceed into the back dining room. The locale was warmly illuminated with pop Cuban art tastefully hung from the brick and mortar walls. A soft latin beat could... More 

2 Thank Mirto56
New York
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is our second time dining at this restaurant both on a Saturday night so please make a reservation as it is always crowded. This time I opted for the special chilean seabass and it was one of the best I have ever had. The food as well as the service never disappoints and it is in a great location... More 

1 Thank mnewshan
Trophy Club, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had dinner here while enjoying the Christmas festivities in NYC. This dinner was the low point of the night. We had 6 adults - ordered drinks, appetizers, steak dinners. One of the steaks was to be cooked well done. After three attempts and still getting a pink steak, we asked that it be removed from the bill. The manager... More 

Thank txerica
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76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2015

We ordered the empenadas (chicken and beef) - good, Paella rice and a chicken dish plus two cocktails. I drank the one that came with a sugarcane - very good! Knowledgeable staff, friendly and nice ambience with a band playing Latin music. Cool!

1 Thank joan_uran

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $45
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
    (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: 7 train to 5th Avenue and B, D, F &V trains to 42nd Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-944-0990
Havana NY is a vibrant Cuban restaurant located in the heart of Manhattan. Since it's opening in 1991, Havana NY has been consistently recognized as one of the best places in town to enjoy homemade Cuban food in a warm, and friendly environment!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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