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“Enjoyable to the last bite”
Review of Havana Central

Havana Central
Ranked #12 of 135 Restaurants in Garden City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Cuban
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

The Havana Central got me hooked on Cuban dishes the first time I visited it a year ago. Now, trying to choose mouth-watering all-variety appetizers along with a fruitful Sangria red wine mug was amazing! Many platters are exquisitely prepared and compete to arouse the palate to an unforgettable experience. Get enchanted and try any. Highly enjoyable!

Thank hageme
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

I came here with a group of about 12. Many in our group had never had Cuban food before, and this was a good introductory place for them. The food is not really that extreme in tems of flavor so it makes it an easy transition for someone looking to try Cuban food.

The live music was a nice touch bit it was waaaay to loud!

Some of the appetizer samplers were great - we were able to try lots of 'new' things and share with the table.

My dish was grilled sugar chicken (or something like that) over the mango salad and the chicken was way too dry to be edible. I ended up eating around the chicken mostly.

I would give this place a second chance though as the atmosphere was lively & it's nice to have something other than standard go-to meals of Italian, American, Mexican.

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Thank TPalm22
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

The only good thing to say about this place is the $5.00 glass of wine. How can you mess up Arroz con Pollo (chicken and rice)? Well, they did it here. First, the menu was inaccurate. It said that the chicken was "breast" of chicken. It was as dark as it comes, and I'm surprised that they didn't include the bird's feathers. The black beans were cold, and the bread that was requested was stale with butter and garlic to mask the staleness. Finally, the music was so loud that even the deaf can regain their hearing.

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Thank drbosendorfer
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

although i never been to cuba I guess is the closer you can get to the island without leaving ours…the food is of excellent quality great ambience it has a sense of time and place that almost makes you feel you are in cuba… it is one of the best latin food I had ever have … the drinks are very good, the gran borracho it is to be share!!!! the only huge drawback is the lack of the cuban coffee,they have to have cuban coffee to be called cuban restaurant!!! It is the only MUST HAVE went missing… !! other than that excellent…

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2  Thank VictoriaD2
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

The food is good in this Restaurant. A little expensive for Spanish food, but it's good and the drinks also. Service not so good. We were there 3 times already and I don't know why the service always get messed up. The first time they brought us the main meal before the appetizers. Second time they forgot the drink and the third time it was just too slow. But the food is good and I definitely will go back.

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1  Thank alicea97
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