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Havana Central

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
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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
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this restaurant is great, fast service and music to go along with it.the food is good and but loud so get ready for a fun time at this cuban restaurant.

Thank gg7245
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On our family trip to NYC, our kids wanted rice and beans (we're from PR you know...) so we visited Havana Central among other Latin restaurants...but this one is truly an experience. Mylza, our bartender and Carolyn, our server were soooooo nice, helpful, always with a smile and even talkative with our kids. The food was delicious always. We stayed... More 

Thank Grace R
Paris, France.
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a meal here on a sunday night! It was fantastic, there was live cuban music and the meal was really nice. I had been here 7 years ago and every time I come back to NYC I want to go back but never got the chance until now! I was not disappointed the service is quick, the waiter... More 

Thank Rolipoli
Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like Cuban food this is a must go place called ahead to see if there's entertainment. When the entertainment is available it's off the charts wonderful. We did have to send my wife's food back because I made it in correctly however they did it quick. Moderately priced and make sure you order the Cuban coffee.

Thank Pat B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 star????? We ate here last night. Terrible food was awful!!!! Can't believe the reviews I'm reading!!!! Don't waste your evening here!!!!! We had a mixed starter.... Terrible Had a pork and beef main ..... Terrible

Thank Sean8619
South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dining near Times Square on a Friday night means you cannot escape crowds and noise. Both were well represented at this attractive place with very good food and good prices for the area. Service was perfunctory; they were jammed!

Thank Alice M
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in New York for 3 nights and found this place on the first day. What a find great having visited Cuba we were pleased to find a Cuban restaurant. The service and food were excellent. The waiter was so helpful in recommending various dishes. Can't praise this place highly enough - a must visit place.

Thank pilgrim48968
United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the place, the staff is great and the food was very nice. Just ask the waiter about the quality of the tapioca before you order it, our "yuca con mojo "was very hard but the cancelled it from the order.

Thank Idanys C
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went before going to radio city music hall Friday evening. Traffic was hell due to protests but staff was very nice when I called and asked to hold table another 15 minutes. Party of 6 seated immediately upon arrival (love a restaurant that keeps table open for reservation). After settling in with a pitcher of coconut Mojitos. We ordered empanadas,... More 

Thank sjmiranda
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Cuban food and I was thrilled with the selection of foods at Havana Central. I may even go as far to say possibly the best ribs I've ever had. The chicken empanadas are some of the best I've ever had. Service was good and staff was attentive. Prices were excellent - especially in a touristy area of manhattan.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $45
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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