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Havana NY

#1,777 of 11,526 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Caribbean, Cuban
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27 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018 (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
7 train to 5th Avenue and B, D, F &V trains to 42nd Street.
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Cuban

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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141 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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81 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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426 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We called on a busy Friday night and they were nice enough to squeeze us in when we wanted to eat. As soon as you walked in, there was a Cuban vibe with the Latin music. The seating area is relatively small and a bit tight, but it added to the atmosphere. The waitress and hostess were very polite. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 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: 2129440990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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