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Havana Central

Certificate of Excellence
Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Caribbean
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151 West 46th Street, between 6th & 7th ave, New York City, NY 10036 (Between 6th & 7th)
+1 212-398-7440
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Parabiago, Italia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

NYC gives you access to cuisines from litterally all over the world, and Cuba is no exception. We came to this restaurant for dinner, as it was advised by both TA and our guide. Havana central is near Times Square, the interior is decorated Caribbean-style, with bright colors, palms and a live-music band. The band is really loud, too much... More 

Thank Vale23
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful place with great food and drink... must try the Cuban sampler!!! Also had a strawberry mojito... or two, delicous, the wife had a lemonade and they both tasted fresh... our waiter, I believe his name was Rafael was also fantastic!!!

Thank Nelson R
Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time I come to THE City I eat at Havana Central. If I have a long layover at one of the NY airports, I come into Manhattan to eat there. The best Cuban food around. The classics Cuban is out of this word as are the mojitos!!! The food is wonderful.

Thank Appealing56
Bethpage, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our waiter was excellent. Great food and EXCELLENT service. Drinks were good and food was out of this world. We tried the mango salmon - and several pork dishes. The avocado salad was crispy and delicious. We didn't have a reservation and were going to the theatre. They seated us right away and got us in and out by 7:45.... More 

Thank 3gwen
Sag Harbor, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's like dining in Old world Cuba. Great food, served promptly with really fun wait staff. The Cuban pulled pork was simply wonderful and their breads were out of this world. I wish there was one closer to where I live ( 100 miles from our home on Eastern Long Island) I would eat their often. Go here for great... More 

Thank JJR1947
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tried something different and was not disappointed. Great service, good live music and good food. Entire family enjoyed it.

Thank ottojames
St. John's, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really thought I would like this place. I love Spanish and Mexican food, so I jumped at the chance to try Cuban. The restaurant was big and noisy and I like the decor. Our waiter was jolly and pretty helpful at the beginning. The mojitos were great. Then it all went down hill. The appetizer sampler plate was all... More 

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Wahroonga, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK I guess. Music was fine. Close to Times Square. But our food was pretty dry. I wouldnt rush to go back but if you want to hear some latin music and have a drink then it is fine

Thank FamilyTravelJunkkie
Indianapolis, Indiana
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long day, and before taking in an off-Broadway show, this was a lively, pleasant respite. Upbeat (and not overpowering) music, exceptionally courteous and attentive staff, and authentic tastes. We could converse without having to shout, enjoyed the tapas, and both entrees were savory. Only wish we could have tried a dessert or two.

Thank DonPaula R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in NY to watch a play. We were craving Latin food . Great food. I had the pulled pork and was great. Dessert sampler was delicious.

Thank Francisco P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $45
Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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 - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 West 46th Street, between 6th & 7th ave, New York City, NY 10036
    (Between 6th & 7th)
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-398-7440
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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