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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Open for Thanksgiving!
1. Open for Thanksgiving!
Featuring a $59pp prix fixe + regular Cuban menu. Live music 5-9.
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2. Ring in New Year's Eve
2. Ring in New Year's Eve
Join us Dec 31st for a 5-Course Cuban Feast & Open Bar. Tix required!
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3. Our Mojitos are Legendary
3. Our Mojitos are Legendary
Mojitos, Sangria, Margaritas and More! (Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm)
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About
Leading Cuban & Latin restaurant in the heart of Times Square. Escape to the golden era of Havana, Cuba and enjoy a vacation complete with flavorful specialty drinks, classic Cuban dishes, circa 1950s decor, a festive live band, and a feeling that you're part of our family -- a true celebration of Cuban culture. Featuring a $12.95 weekday lunch, Happy Hour Mon - Fri 4pm-7pm, live music Wed - Sun and a boozy Sunday brunch, Havana Central has something for everyone. Step inside today!
PRICE RANGE
$13 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed August 24, 2020

Just had lunch and a fantastic cup of coffee. My server (Isaias) was fantastic, food was fabulous and I have a need reason to look forward to my biweekly physical therapy appointment.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed November 10, 2019 via mobile

A rollicking place to celebrate your birthday or just have a great time. Sitting upstairs on the balcony rail gave our foursome a great view of the restaurant and was a not too close position to the lively latin band. We feasted on a range...of tapas...sharing a bucket of chicharrones de pollo, handmade empanadas, shrimp cerviche, tostones rellenos, mexican street corn and arepa. All downed with a salad and a classic margarita pitcher. Wow. Everything was fabulous. Ivan, our server, kept our birthday party laughing and brought a delicious candle lit flan to the celebrant. We had a grand time.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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NatalieC3721, Owner at Havana Central Restaurant & Rum Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2019

We love when we can celebrate with our community, so thank you for coming in and having a wonderful time with us! Sharing is caring, as they say, and it sounds like you all were able to come and share quite a few of our...More

Reviewed August 18, 2020 via mobile

Excellent Latin food (Cuban) restaurant. I have been here many times. My favorites are the Ropa Vieja (shredded skirt steak in tomato sauce) and the Arroz con Pollo (Chicken and Rice). They also make excellent strawberry daiquiris. The prices are moderate by New Yorkers’ standards....This is an excellent place to go on a date or out with a group of friends. On certain nights they have a live band playing. The only complaint is the bar area is very small. But if you get a table inside it is very spacious. The food is excellent quality. I highly recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 22, 2020 via mobile

It is open and it’s wonderful! Ivan is fantastic. I’ll go back soon. It is open and it’s delicious. Ivan greeted us. The staff has on masks and gives you hand sanitizer It is open and you hand sanitizer. They also have the tables socially...distanced. And menus are paper. It’s great due to covid. The food and drinks are great and the staff is lovely. We had wings, empanadas and sandwiches. As well as margaritas.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

I love Havana Central, good food, great atmosphere, live music at night on weekends, a little bit expensive but is worth it, the mojitos are delicious !!! better if you make reservation, it’s one of our favorites restaurants in NYC and you can park right...across the street. Always recommend it to our friendsMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

The Happy Hour drinks were a bit week. The food was good - not great. Disappointed because we've eaten there several times before and food had always been very good. Noisy atmosphere but a fun and unique place to eat in Times Square - especially...if you have tickets to a Broadway show.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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NatalieC3721, Owner at Havana Central Restaurant & Rum Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2020

It's disappointing that your most recent visit with us was not what you were expecting. I assure you our happy hour drinks and meals are crafted the same as always, but if you have a concern, please don't hesitate to speak with a manager so...More

Reviewed February 27, 2020 via mobile

We had a delicious and authentic Cuban dinner here. From appetizer to entree to dessert (yum Flan) we so enjoyed our meal before our play. Service was great, too

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

Went with my wife and grown up son. We're all food lovers and were looking forward immensely to New York. Stumbled accross this place just off of Time Square and it was great. Tasty food, excellent staff, quick service and reasonable prices. What more can...I sayMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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NatalieC3721, Owner at Havana Central Restaurant & Rum Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

We're so glad we could be a part of your time here in New York! As people who love food ourselves, we enjoyed sharing our plate with you. We hope you have a great time here, and come back to see us again soon! Thanks,...More

Reviewed February 21, 2020

We dined at Havana Central before the show next door. Dinner was much better than the show. Seating at 6:00 pm was quick. Prices were reasonable and service was good. For drinks we had a Mojito and a red Sangria with pieces of fruit ....Both were quite tasty. My arroz con pollo was tasty and had plenty of rice & beans and a few small pieces of pepper, but could have used a lot more of the pulled chicken pieces. I had to search for them to be sure there was really chicken buried under the rice. Not sure what my friend ordered-something with plantains. It came with a bowl of black beans and a large portion of white rice. She was satisfied. Both were filling, so we skipped dessert.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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NatalieC3721, Owner at Havana Central Restaurant & Rum Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

Steven, thank you so much for joining us for an incredible meal! I'm glad to hear you loved everything from drinks to dinner. We invite you to join our VIP/Birthday Club to receive special perks, including a free entree on your birthday -- details can...More

Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

I have to stop on every visit! The food is absolutely amazing! If you like mojito’s make sure you try the Passion Fruit mojito! Its the best I have ever had. Love how they add the sugar cane to make it more Caribbean and Cuban!...The churrasco dish is my favorite. Chicken soup is delish. The only small detail is the space. I have gone several times and during winter with all the coats and bags, its really hard to move around, especially with big groups or kids. I would suggest a coat room or move tables for more space. The service is excellent! Definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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NatalieC3721, Owner at Havana Central Restaurant & Rum Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

We're thrilled we're a must-stop on your list, YNogue! I think you've got some pretty great taste -- the Passion Fruit mojito is definitely a favorite around here. We're already looking forward to having you back for seconds soon! Kindly, Kylene S., Guest Relations Manager

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Marleny L
January 10, 2020|
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Response from LaurieW199 | Reviewed this property |
I brought my 9 year old and she had a great time!
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Go2Wander
April 15, 2018|
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Response from Dana Q | Reviewed this property |
I think so. The empanadas would be easy to share and the cuban sandwich was cut in two so sharable. Portions are a decent size.
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ChristheIntrepid
January 15, 2017|
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Response from AlanBachrach | Reviewed this property |
I can only say that the night I was there they had a live band. I think it was a Friday night. I'm sure you could call them and ask.
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