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“Delicious lunch!”

Havana Central Times Square
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Ranked #368 of 13,763 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, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Delicious lunch!”
Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

We went for lunch before the broadway show we had tickets for. They were aware that we needed to be out within a certain time frame and service was very fast. The food was also good especially the sweet plantains. The table next to us had the table side made Sangria which looked delicious, next time we will try it

Visited November 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
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“3rd Time eating there”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

I really enjoy this restaurant. I have eaten here three times in a course of 3 years and I never had an issue. This time we ordered El Boracho to drink. Boy were we tipsy! My husband had the Vaca Vieja platter. We shared the stuffed avocado with Lobster and it was delicious. I had the Cuban appetizer platter and it was good. For dessert we had Ice Cream topped with Expresso. The prices were decent and the staff were great. Make sure to make reservations before hand if not you are going to wait for a while. Thank God we did. They also had a band playing after 9:00pm on certain days of the week.

So next time you are in NYC, Eat some cuban food and enjoy!

  • Visited November 2013
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere...good food...high priced!”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Food was pretty good but not much better than other latin places, not in NYC. The atmosphere was great...band playing, dancing by the table...decent drink prices....We had a good time...

  • Visited November 2013
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Akron, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Authentic Cuban and latin food in Mid Town”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

We stopped in for lunch on the way to a matinee show. Very good Cuban sandwich and rice and black beans. Good atmosphere, great service. Open late for the after the theater crowd. A welcome change from the Italian restaurants which flood midtown.

  • Visited November 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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“New York adventure”
Reviewed November 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Walking the streets of NYC after a show on Broadway, late at night, not many places were open to serve dinner. Havana Central was open for regular business, and they really mean business. There was live music, the place had a latin energy, and the food was great. Priced reasonbly.

Visited August 2013
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