Havana Central Times Square
Great spot, nice island like decor.Food was very good and the service was spot on. Will definitely be back for more.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery Dish is Delish!No matter what dish you order, you can't go wrong -- everything is SO delicious!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe place is really nice ,andThe place is really nice ,and the food is decent , I really liked the appetizers . we had empanda and stuff avocado with lobster .as for the entrees I had ropa vieja with yellow rice . I feel that the yellow rice was bland, but ok.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA regular Times Square favoriteThis is a great place to go before a show. Grab a Mojito at the bar, some tapas or one of their flavorful entrees and you're ready to go back out into the Times Square craze or off to a Broadway show. Always a reliable restaurant with friendly staff.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant had very goodThe restaurant had very good food with a nice ambiance!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy in havana!My wife and I wanted something different for lunch on our way to a Broadway play and we were not disappointed. The empanadas, the tamales, and most of all, the tres leches cake, were exceptional as was the service. It's a busy place with constant background music, but you can still have a conversation without raising your voice. Great for lunch, but probably not for dinner.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific Cuban foodThis is a fun loud place, great for large parties or an early dinner before a show. We used to go to Victor's but found the food at Havana Central more consistent. The pork is always wonderful and the prices are reasonable. The only draw back is that the last time we went our entrees arrived less than 5 minutes after we ordered it and not much after our appetizer was served, so hold off ordering the entrée if you are not in a hurry.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic Cuban cuisine!!I went with my family for Mother's Day, we really enjoy the food and have a great time!! Attentive service and delicious food we will recommend to our friends!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic!The food was incredibly good, the service was really attentive and the whole ambiance of the place made me feel like Hemingway was going to be sitting at the bar. The mofongo with ropa viejo was more than enough for 2 people. The guava ribs were outstanding and the maduros were perfect. I would visit this restaurant again in a heartbeat.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodI highly recommend Havana Central! Great food, service, and ambiance!!!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFave placeThis is my favorite place over many years. The food is consistent, I have introduced many people to it, who then return on their own. Great music and salsa dancing Thurs- Sun evenings!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMQue bueno!Best food in NY, best service in the world (thank you, Armando)..5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNot too touristy. Locals should go.Even tho in Times Square it was not overly touristy nor was food too Americanized. It tasted fairly authentic. Portions were good size too.
Requested a bday candle with dessert when made the res. and they did remember. Food reasonably priced. Drinks not.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere & cuban cuisineReally enjoyed our night out here.
There was live music playing while we were there and there was a good, lively atmosphere.
The food itself was authentic Cuban cuisine & there was ALOT of it!
I was stuffed by the end of it.
The sangria was good also!
The staff were friendly and the service was good.
It's also situated in a good location a 2 minute walk from Times Square.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Cuban foodThe food is outstanding. Service is attentive. And then there is the music. Just a great find!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMjeffrey was our waiter. hejeffrey was our waiter. he was great! (I hope the restaurant manager reads this). He was attentive and funny. I drank my first glass of White Sangria so quickly, that he said "Oh. I must have forgotten to serve you!" as he walked by, stopping to fill it again. How nice to have a waiter with a sense of humor-and i have been there at least 8 times!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMHavana Central Times SquareHavana Central Times Square was a recent find that I was pleasantly surprised with. It has a lively atmosphere with a good selection of Cuban appetizers, lunch and dinner items. I enjoyed my meal and will return there.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood With FlavorThe place has very good service and decent food. One appetizer came out barely heated. Rice and beans should also have been served hot. They were lukewarm. Our waiter graciously replaced the cold appetizer and was very concerned about his guests. All in all, a great dinner before taking in a show.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodAlthough my friend and I did not have a meal, we had 2 appetizers and a salad and they were excellent. If you go, you have to try the empanadas and the taquitos - they both melt in your mouth5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCuban Food and SalsaMy girlfriend and I, went to the restaurant on Saturday May, 4th. The avocado with lobster salad appetizer was delicious. The braised pork with yucca mash was amazing. I was very hesitant at first before making a reservation, but the Cuban food combined with live Salsa music made this place an execellent choice. This is a place you definitely have to experience. FYI the Copacabana is one avenue away, just in case you feel the need to dance.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI appreciate that my reservationI appreciate that my reservation is always ready upon my arrival. I eat here 2X a year and my meal this weekend was the best ever. Staff are awesome as well!!!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasantly SurprisedAfter reading some of the reviews here I was hesitant on even making a reservation but we decided to give it a try...SO GLAD WE DID! So close to Time Square, it made it so convenient to get it after our show. We were greeted/seated immediately. Our server was super attentive and accommodating to say the least. Everything sounded so good on the menu which made it difficult to decide and when we got our food we were not disappointed. Everything was flavorful, nice sized portions just perfect. I know home-made Cuban food and this is legit tasting Cuban food! Apart from the food, drinks were on pint from the bar as well. All in all, glad I went with my gut and not just by the mixed bag of reviews. I will definitely be back!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time atWe had a wonderful time at Havana Central! Our waiter made it even more memorable by making our sangria at our table. We loved that! Thanks Daniel! Food was delicious and the service was excellent. We talked about the sangria all day! What a great vibe. I love it there!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are regulars at HavanaWe are regulars at Havana Central! The food is delicious! We were celebrating our friend's birthday, so we ordered several appetizers to make it more festive. The pulled pork guava taquitos were especially delicious so we just had to get another order!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time at Havana!Havana Central is a fun place; I love the atmosphere and the music. I definitely would return as I enjoy the food. I had the chicken in garlic sauce which was so good! My friend had the skirt steak which tastes well. The waitress was fantastic, patient and very helpful. All in all, everything was great and I recommend this place to my family & friends.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPaella enough for two. AuthenticPaella enough for two. Authentic Cuban food and libations. Mohito devine complete with sugar cane spear. Live 5 piece band at front entrance. Wonderful time.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHavana Central has a greatHavana Central has a great ambience. The menu is huge and the food was good.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was Magnificat , wouldFood was Magnificat , would go there over and over . Mojitoos were as great!! And my server Anthony was the best!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Cuban cuisine, efficientExcellent Cuban cuisine, efficient and friendly staff and a vibrant ambience. A Must Visit!!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and serviceFirst time sitting on second floor. It was hot and cramped... felt like a sardine in a can. The food and service was awesome as always.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHavana Central Times SquareHavana Central Times Square delivered exceptional service. The band was really great. If they had a cigar lounge, the night would have been perfect. I would definitely visit again the next time I am in town.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHavana Central is where weHavana Central is where we go whenever we're at the theaters near Time Square. Our visiting friends from Australia loved it too. We have consistently received good service and great food. We enjoy the atmosphere and the live band. It is a signature spot.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Mojitos are too die for!!!!!!FoThe Mojitos are too die for!!!!!!Food is excellent too...4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMelissa, our server, was outstandinMelissa, our server, was outstanding. Very nice experience, inside decor is a nice respite from the city4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy coworkers and I had a preMy coworkers and I had a pre theatre dinner first and had a blast at Havana Central. We made a reservation just to make sure because this place gets really packed. we had the cuban appetizers, several empanadas, croquettes, chicharrones and shrimp ceviche. We washed them down with a pitcher of mojito, sangria and martinis, and margaritas. Yeah we ate alot..dont want to list that we also had entrees. to say the least we love this place! the food is awesome. the drinks are terrific. our server was wonderful and a great time was had by all!!! will come back here again!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe hostess must listen...We've eaten at Havana Central Times Square many times. This last time was part of my husband's birthday gift to me that day; flowers at work, Braodway show (Motown) and dinner at Havana Central Times Square afterwards. The waitress and rest of the staff were attentive. The food was terrific. The only negative was being sat next to a work station next to three other people while the rest of the restaurant was pretty emptyy at 11pm. We told the hostess that friends might be joining us. Still; she sat us in a cramped space. It's a good thing that our friends never made it.
My husband wanted to complain but refrained from doing. Next time, we leave. Too bad for you; too bad for us. We like HCTM.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAs a Cuban, I set the barAs a Cuban, I set the bar high for a Cuban restaurant. I had the vaca frita which I felt was very good. It was served with a cilantro rice, which is not standard, in my opinion, with this dish. When I mentioned this to the manager, she promptly asked me if I preferred white rice & that she would bring it right out to me. The black beans were also very good. The flan was excellent. Other than the cilantro rice, I was very happy with my meal & I would definitely come back the next time in NY.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than Long IslandThis was the first time for the Time Square location before attending a broadway show and the food was excellent & we plan on coming back next month. Staff was friendly and efficient as well as the food was delicious.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest dining experience I'veBest dining experience I've had in NYC for quite a while! Everything was wonderful - I highly recommend Havana Central4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were very pleased withWe were very pleased with our food and service. I would rcommend to anyone in the Times Square area loking for a good meal,good service and not exhorbitant prices.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA great dining experience!My sister and I booked a table to celebrate her birthday and I have to day that we had a absolute great time. A 10 + to our attentive waitress Madeleine, a real sweetheart. the atmosphere was great and festive and energetic. People were having a good time and it showed. ok now the food: We started out with the Empanadas: shrimp, beef and spinach & goat cheese. We liked the shrimp and beef but not so much the spinach & goat cheese. My sister had the Pernil and loved it, I tasted it and it was tender and flavorful. I had the oxtail and it was awesome! tender, falling off the bone good. for dessert we had the 3 tier desserts, very good but a little expensive. Now the best for last....The Mojito's get 10 stars! Definetely going back.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was so so so good. DrinksFood was so so so good. Drinks were amazing as well. Craft drinks and fresh made food. Server was just OK and it was so busy that we had to wait 20 minutes even with a reservation but the food and drink made up for that. A little expensive, you could make a meal of appetizers easily, such good food, but some of the fried stuff is heavy.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Cuban food!Food was very good. Our waiter was very attentive. For a restaurant in Times Square, prices were reasonable. Definitely going back!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious, andThe food was delicious, and their mojitos are top notch.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and would definitelyGreat food and would definitely recommend the
Flan. It was the best ever!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good authentic flavorfulAlways good authentic flavorful cuban food. Very busy but good service. Great drinks.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great experience atHad a great experience at Havana Central. Made reservations and was seated immediately upon arrival. The drinks was tasty especially the sangria. The food was very delicious. I will defiantly be returning again.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a fabulous place forWhat a fabulous place for dinner. My friend and I went for pre-theatre dinner and we also had a Entertainment discount coupon. The food was delicious, plenty to eat and in fact we couldn't finish what we ordered. I had garlic shrimp and chicken and it was fabulous. Also extremely reasonable prices. I would highly recommend this wonderful Cuban restaurant.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGo-to spot for hosting friends.HC is one of those go-to spots if you are hosting friends from out of town, which I was. Reasonable prices for nice sized portions (not gargantuan but not tapas), you’ll have have no problem cleaning your plate with any number of entrees. The nice ambiance really makes you forget that you are in midtown and our waitress was polite and timely. It probably helped that it wasn’t very busy at all when we went (1 pm).3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome experience. BestAwesome experience. Best cuban food to date and rivals anything in Miami. Fried beef and pork dishes were exceptional! Highly recommend!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AM