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Havana Central Times Square

151 West 46th Street, between 6th & 7th ave, New York City, NY 10036
+1 212-398-7440
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
151 West 46th Street, between 6th & 7th ave, New York City, NY 10036
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Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

We went to Havana Central twice during our stay in NYC and both times the food and service was absolutely amazing! Our first visit was on a Monday evening and our table was booked for 8:30pm. The service was so quick that we had been...More

Thank Chloe1996ct
Reviewed April 13, 2016

Havana Central is a fun place to go if you are in the Times Square area. The cuban themed restaurant with entertainment is family-friendly and the food is pretty good. It's a great place to take a group or out of towners. There is also...More

Thank Preethy K
Reviewed April 13, 2016

this is a loud colorful touristy fun place. Very good Cuban cuisine, large portions and reasonable prices. We shared the Queso Fondido which was yummy We had the Havana style ribs and the Slow roasted pork.

Thank Roberta H
Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

We loved the place, it looks like an old Cuban restaurant you would see in movies. The music is great and the food was delicious. We decided to give it three stars because of the customer service. First, we saw a couple come in and...More

Thank Rosie F
Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Being Puerto Rican, I'm used to great food. The food here was absolutely fantastic. The chicken in garlic sauce was amazing. And you can't have Cuban or Puerto Rican food without tostones. They were delicious and the dipping sauce was amazing. If you need a...More

Thank Lisanne10n
Reviewed April 10, 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurants to eat at when we visit Time Square. The food is delicious and the service great. Get reservations to avoid a wait.

Thank Lu P
Reviewed April 8, 2016

It was my cousin's birthday and she most wanted a piece of Tres Leches cake - a Cuban specialty. We found it on the menu here. After our evening at the theatre, this was a fun place to kick back, share a Cuban sandwich and...More

Thank Dancerose
Reviewed April 6, 2016

Felt as if I was eating in the middle of Grand Central Station. Groups of people constantly passing by both sides of the table where I was eating. It was most unsettling. Food was also a disappointment. I ordered a pork dish which was tasteless...More

Thank Koalax1
Reviewed April 5, 2016

We had lunch here on our second day in New York. Amazing food, big portions, very friendly staff. Prices not too bad. One complaint, my glass of wine was less than half full but still cost me $9. Went back in the evening to listen...More

Thank Lavinia767
Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed great Cuban food and live music - atmosphere was energetic and very welcoming. Will definitely visit again! Worth the wait if there is one - take show times into consideration when you go - we arrived at 5:00 on a Sunday - crowds started...More

Thank Karen J
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers
like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Does anyone know if there is a live band playing and which nights & at what time?
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $45
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, 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 - 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
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Step through our restaurant's doors in Times Square and find yourself transported to the golden era of Havana, Cuba. It's 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. Whether you're out taking a lunch break, enjoying happy hour after work, or settling down at the end of a long day of sightseeing, we can't wait to welcome you on a fanciful excursion to this fabled island.
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