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“A little escape in Times Square”

Havana Central Times Square
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Ranked #370 of 13,552 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $45
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 6th & 7th
Transit: 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
Description: 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.
New England
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390 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“A little escape in Times Square”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

They screwed up our order but the food was still very good. The price is outstanding for that area and if we had more time I would have ordered entrees (they looked huge!) but we shared two appetizers and drinks due to a time crunch before we had to leave for the airport. This is a place I would definitely return to if I were to eat in this area again. We really enjoyed the food although the service was a little slow the waiters were gorgeous so that made the time pass :)

  • Visited January 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Bad food - average service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

I went there with a few colleagues for diner after work. It is a canteen, the food is just incredibly mediocre. For the first time in a long time, and just could not eat what I has served. My colleagues had the same feedback.
The service is very average.
Not recommended at all.

Visited January 2013
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Linwood, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Delicious and reasonable prices!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

My husband and I always visit this restaurant when visiting Times Square. The restaurant has such a great vibe and the food is wonderful, as well as the prices. If you go there on certain nights, they have an awesome Latin band named Ochun that plays live music and they are incredible. The only drawback at times is the wait for a table so get a reservation. But this only proves how incredible the restaurant really is. A++

  • Visited January 2013
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McLean, Virginia
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great Value for Manhattan”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

We came here after seeing a show. We were in Times Square and wanted to eat in a place that wasn't a tourist spot.

We showed up around 1:30 and the place was full, but we didn't haves wait. The restaurant is large and has a second floor.

The service was good. The lunch specials were all the traditional Cuban fare. Our group of five tried different items and all were well done.

  • Visited December 2012
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Cardiff
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“Great music, average food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Lovely music provided by Latino band. I was disappointed by the food, the garlic prawns were obscenely garlicky. I love garlic but this was beyond. Portions generous. Calamari to start was huge, but a little chewy. Okay place.

Visited February 2013
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