Havana Central Roosevelt Field Mall
Havana Central Roosevelt Field Mall

Havana Central Roosevelt Field Mall

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.havanacentral.com/
  • Phone: (516) 739-7900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday to Wednesday 11:30am-10pm ------ Bar Closes at 10:30pm

    Thursday 11:30-11pm -------Bar Closes at 11:30pm

    Friday and Saturday 11:30am-Midnight ------Bar Closes at 12:30am

    Special Lunch Menu is available Monday through Friday ONLY between the hours of 11:30 am-4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Cuban, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Stanley Licairac
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Havana Central brings Cuba to your office, home or destination of your choice, serving the same fine food available at our restaurants.

    Specialty stations can include a make-your-own-paella bar, fresh-pressed Cuban sandwiches, traditional hand-made empanadas and tamales, and so many more great Latin dishes. We can serve up a traditional whole Pig Roasts plus all the trimmings. So whether you are throwing a lunch for 20 friends or a major corporate event for 1,000, let Havana Central Catering plan your party.
  • Entertainment: Live Latin music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Special Events: The events that we have created with our clients are as varied as any event company has done. We do events from 12 to 500 people at our Havana Central locations. We provide fun and elegant service, a wide variety of the most delicious Latin cuisine, music from all over the Latin world and drinks that transport your guests to the Caribbean. If you want a unique event that will create a memory that your guests will never forget, contact one of our event managers.

    Seated: Total Outdoor: 90 | Total Indoor: 290 | Main Dining: 130 | Private Dining 1: 12 | Private Dining 2: 110 (with option of 50 in one separate room or 60 in another separate room) | Bar: 38

    Standing: Total Outdoor: 150 | Total Indoor: 500 | Main Dining: 210 | Private Dining 1: 20 | Private Dining 2: 200 (with option of approximately 100 in either of two separate rooms) | Bar: 70

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking available in the main lots and multi-level parking decks
A word from Havana Central Roosevelt Field Mall
Havana Central transports you to pre-Revolution Cuba with swanky decor, lively jazz, relaxing bar and beloved recipes. Traditional Cuban cooking is a labor of love: many dishes are slow-cooked over low heat and require constant attention to create that perfect flavor. Executive Chef Stanley Licairac has mastered the patience and style necessary to recreate old-world Cuban classics.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerCuban
Havana Central Roosevelt Field Mall reviews from OpenTable diners
190 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (118)fit for foodies (67)hot spot (66)special occasion (59)great for lunch (53)great for outdoor dining (46)late-night find (46)vibrant bar scene (41)neighborhood gem (33)romantic (32)kid-friendly (28)great for brunch (24)scenic view (5)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • Its good for groups hangout!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This was my first exp at Havana Central, I def. would recommend for groups. I took my husband for his birthday, it was okay, but thought the tables for couples were small. The food was great. Service was okay, I had reservations and I still had to wait for a table. You would think having reservations, you would be seated right away, not the case. But, I loved the ambiance and music was great....
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Nats
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I had a surprise birthday lunch here for a friend. The staff were warm, friendly and accommodating to my entire groups needs. The food was delicious as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Music too loud , table for two was too small , my Corn or the cob appetizer came out still frozen so that obvious means it wasn't fresh & my entry was semi cold and my Sangria was in a small glass filled with ice and fruit 2-3 sipps and it was done at $10 a piece Overall disappointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • May be the last time I go here.
    gio270
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Waiter was clueless. Food took forever. Waiter was not very experienced. Manager had to apologize for the wait .
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was Very good. However the drinks were very disappointing. It was $9 for a Margarita and it was so tiny you could finish it in 2 big sips.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, delicious food
    UnknownVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great atmosphere, delicious food, attentive service. Loved the live music (though it was a little too loud). Really enjoyed the experience. Will definitely return and recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!!!
    Havana
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I had an amazing time and the food was fantastic. Service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Seated right away Service ok Had to ask for drink menu Food was cold Ice cream dessert melted
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and ambiance
    Selt
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food, service and background Cuban band entertainment were of perfect balance. Now I understand the difficulty in getting in. Overall experience was exceptional. I am critical who rarely gets excited about a restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • protekk
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The service was great and the food was really good as well. My wife and I really enjoyed the pork with pickled onions and my daughters had the taquitos which were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Very loud and noisy. Food just ok, but watch out for the bill. The recommended tip is written as though it is already added to the bill so be careful not to add the tip in a second time. We almost did. We split the bill and paid by credit card...recommended tip was added in ...we almost paid an additional $25.00 towards the tip until we caught it on time...be careful!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday disappointment - shame!!!!
    MrRom92
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I've been here a few times before but this visit was disappointing. My mother wanted to come here for her birthday so I got a reservation through opentable many hours in advance & made the notation that it was her birthday & that we would prefer a booth in the main dining area. Upon arrival we were taken to a table in a secluded dining area. We were then given the suggestion that we could sit by the bar - another secluded area. Unacceptable, especially considering the restaurant was barely populated. Finally seated where initially requested, our waiter wasn't attentive. After noting 3x it was her birthday through the reservation, to the hostess, & to the waiter, it was acknowledged, but nothing was done. Another table did get sung to though
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service HORRIBLE.
    gio270
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Again, the food was amazing. I would go back. Our table was at the bar area. Seating was tight. The waitress was not attentive at all. The waitress had to be reminded twice about drink orders. She did not seem interested in asking how our food was, if we needed anything more or if everything was okay. There was a live band and it was VERY loud. We will try it one more time . I wish I knew we were going to be seated In the bar area, I would have requested a better area to sit.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Eatingfortwo
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Fun with live music, great food and service! Fried plantains appetizer was delish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Bill
    Harryc27VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The bill includes a suggested gratuity, but the way it displays is very misleading. This should be addressed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME!!
    RMGRAND
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our waiter was so plesant and the food was to die for..LOVE IT!! Cant wait to go back..
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food But Dicey on Weekends
    LongIslandAdventurer
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    First Friday night I've been there and it left much to be desired. New secondary dining room next to the main room, Unlike the main room, which has great atmosphere and décor, secondary room feels more like an upscale diner, they had a live authentic Cuban music trio playing which could neither been seen or even slightly heard from the secondary dining room. Waiter attentive but not enough staff to handle the overflowing crowd - as always, food excellent but two entrees, a simple fish dish and chicken sandwich didn't appear for almost 50 minutes, unacceptable. A definite good time during the week but hit or miss on busy weekend. Lastly, we asked for wrapped leftovers that never came back, got tired of waiting and left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Horrible service. Drinks were full of ice. This is the second time we had to complain. Will not be back
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot
    Duck
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great service, good food and drink and live music. Some nigh call the noise level high but I would cal it exciting rather than noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different cuisine
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    If you want to try something a littlle different than usual Havana Central is the place! Our entrees ranged from sandwiches salads and regular dinners. Everyone thought their selection was wonderful. I had lime chicken salad it was one of the best salads i ever had. Drinks were also amazing! Reservations were honored timely! Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friends nite
    Grandma4
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great service, food, fun atmosphere. We recommended it to our friends since we had been there before, they loved the place! I made the reservation and they had our table waiting, a pleasant surprise.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Martha333VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Reminded me of being back in Miami having lunch at a Cuban Restaurant. Food was quite good. A very varied menu with reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MissMonica
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My mother had a great experience here. The service was great. The staff was very friendly and animate. The enthusiasm is contagious and the music will make you smile and forget your problems. I highly recomend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    food was good and the staff was on point. liked it a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • overpriced specials
    greg70ny
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We got the mixed grill not knowing it was $38. We were still hungry afterwards. The waitress described it as a huge platter. For that price, I should have had leftovers. Service was very slow. Never refilled our water as well. Took drink and appetizers order but didn't want to take entrée order until later. Very weird.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Front desk ladies
    Kay92
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I made my reservation ahead of time and when I got there the front desk ladies were mean and rude and made me and my family wait for a long time because my table wasn't ready and they forgot about us. Horrible service from them.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shocked!!
    SuppaCPA
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This message is directed to the owner of the restaurant. I am a CPA. Some of my clients are household names in the restaurant industry. I tried the Roosevelt Field location last Saturday night. The staff was friendly and engaging. I loved our waitress. Her name was jessica. The food was great. The manager came over to see how we were doing. He was very nice. I will probably never return to the restaurant. The volume of the band was so obnoxiously loud it was offensive. We sat in the back room and we could not hold a conversation. I was warned by other patrons. They were right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food
    yumyum711
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Parking is horrible. They need valet parking. The food was great...the service could have been better. i think they were to busy and not able to attend to us as expected. it is a great find. I want to try the other locations. I have been here during lunch on a saturday and dinner friday night and saturday night ...great times...band is awesome...our server was really great...Eduardo is his name from Mexico...thanks for working hard at getting us served....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In love!!!
    Luv2havegoodfood
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Great restaurant and food was out of this world!!!! Our server was fabulous!!!!! Very sweet and took great care of us!!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome spot
    cynfulbun
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    loved this place, but the music was too loud we sat in the back and we could not hear each other. Enjoyed it so much we are booked for oct 9
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Okay
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great experience! I have been there before and loved it bur it was my boyfriends first time and he loved it. He is a tough critic, very hard to please and he loved!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soup is Superb
    saverhinos
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Very friendly staff. Food is excellent. My favorite is the Cuban Black Bean soup. It is vegetarian and delicious. You must order it if you go.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Frank
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Service wa extremely slow. Drinks were not good. Seats in both were ripped and dirty. Food was tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • superior food, just dont be thirsty
    Williet917
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I've been here several times. Love the food, you can't beat good, authentic Cuban food. But oh my goodness, where is the liquor in the drinks?? How pathetic! They talk you into the pitcher of mojitos or margaritas and all you taste is ice and sour mix and mint leaves. You'd like to get a little buzz from the booze, but you don't even get a "b". Shameful. For the price you pay, very shameful.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Diner
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I asked for a table away from the band and they tried to sit me directly in front of the band. I made a reservation through open table and they didn't check me in as having arrived.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The service was fine. The brunch was nowhere near a good NY brunch deal. The brunch serving was an extremely small portion. The bill was $100 and we left yearning for more
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I went to celebrate my birthday here. The service was good n fast. The place is loud. As they have live music on Sunday. But is a happy environment. I have to say I did not like the sangria too strong n not enough fruit. But overall I loved it.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    SaraVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I am so impressed with the food here that I am flying back to NY for my 50th birthday party to have it there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Band
    RigbVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The live entertainment was too intrusive, i.e. too close, too loud. Should have been closer to the bar perhaps. Made it impossible to hear conversation with others at my table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun time
    MezzalunaVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food is good if you are not a stickler for "authentic" cuban food. The drinks are devine but a little pricey. The service is spotty - it started at attentive and waned as we were there. We had to look around for our waiter a few times. The live band was so loud that we had to shout over it to talk - I hate that - it does not enhance the dining experience. The band should be set up so that it is background music, not a live concert! I found it to be very annoying.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.