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“great themed restaurant”

Havana Central Times Square
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Ranked #371 of 13,743 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $45
Cuisines: Cuban
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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 York
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great themed restaurant”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is the 2nd visit. Overall nice experience. Good entertainment feel, very relaxing, great music and decor.
Food and drink are both awesome ! Try "bird of paradise" a tequila based cocktail.

  • Visited July 2013
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“Loved it”
Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

A great pre-broadway meal. the empanadas, the paella, the garlic shrimp, and especially the roasted pork were all delicious. So many other things sounded great that I can't wait to go back.

  • Visited July 2013
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Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great cuban food, great mojitos”
Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

The best of all restaurants on my trip to NYC. Rice was so delivcious, Vaca Frita was great. My daughter's Ropa Vieja was amazing, my wife's and son's Lancon, wow...next time, I'll had that. Service wad not the best, buy the food was the main act.

  • Visited July 2013
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Savannah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great family lunch spot!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Fabulous Cuban food (plantains especially amazing) with the added benefit of a children's menu with options for little ones looking for something plain (ie Mac and cheese, chicken fingers...) Wonderful atmosphere and service - never felt rushed and children welcomed. Excellent.

  • Visited July 2013
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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Perfect preceding a matinee”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We were headed for the Manhattan Theater Club and wanted to try something beyond the many Italian restaurants in the area. Havana was perfect. We had a reservation (which included a note that we needed to make a 2:00 curtain). Although the place was crowded, we were seated right away. All the waitstaff we interacted with were upbeat, down home, and generous of spirit.

Because we wanted a light lunch we stuck to appetizer/tapas dishes. My companion tried pulled pork tacos which she said were delicious, and my goat cheese empanadas were just the thing. I got two of those and one shrimp, but there are other choices. Home made lemonade with fresh strawberries hit the spot on a grimly hot day.

Good service and food all around. Next time we'll try something different.

Of note, I did see that the drink prices at the bar were very reasonable for NYC at 6$

  • Visited July 2013
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