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About Havana NY

Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, Havana NY gives you the true Cuban experience. Hearty dishes, fresh seafood and prime meats, daily specials and an inviting staff keeps our customers coming back year after year. Whether you're seeking a full course meal, or our famous Cuban sandwich, or refreshing Mojito, Havana NY is the place to kick back for the City's premier Caribbean cuisine.

58 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cuban

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 5th and 6th Avenues

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 944-0990

Website:
http://havanany.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking is available after 7:00pm.

Public Transit:
7 train to 5th Avenue and B, D, F &V trains to 42nd Street.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

Havana NY Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Fun (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Cozy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Romantic (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Spicy (3)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food. Everything was delicious from appetizer to entree. The service was also very personal and attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

DELICIOUS FOOD
Great Service
Low Key Atmosphere

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great lunch service by Ivan. Recommended specials for the table, decided to go with the seafood paella for the table to share. The paella was good along with the rest of the food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food is nothing like the ones on the photos. Really disappointed. It’s not bad but definitely not as advertised.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Un Pedazo de Latinoamérica en NYC, un lugar muy acogedor, bonito y amplio. El servicio impecable, el sazón de la comida típica (tuve que preguntar si el chef era Boricua) pero era Dominicano brutal. En fin una excelente sorpresa...

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was fabulous for us! I am Cuban and it was truly great Cuban food. The grilled calamari & octopus exceeded our expectations! The staff was friendly & fun.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a nice time.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very nice place. Food was very good, atmosphere was warm and inviting and the service was friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Authentic, high quality food. The drinks, mojito for example, was more mint and ice than drink for $13. Other than that I loved our waiter, good experience.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The place was really nice, I ordered their grilled salmon and WOW was it GOOOOOD!!!!!!! THEY EVEN HAVE A SPICY MANGO MARGARITA!!!

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Friendly staff, large menu selection with delicious dishes - good portions and nicely presented.
Dinner menu somewhat overpriced and place very noisy but food makes it worth the trip !

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great service, great food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food but noise level made it hard to talk. Didn't help that a dance party was happening upstairs!

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

good food good service
no complaints
nice setting
excellent café con leche

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Pleasant atmosphere since renovation. Pollo a la Planca was a let down. Rice and beans were cold and chicken dry at $20 a plate I expect a great dish. Friendly waiters but slow. We asked for drinks and it took 20 mins. Shame as I would like frequent this restaurant but if I go I'll go for drinks.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

It was simply amazing! Great service, food and drinks !

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Really bad smell upon entering and in the dining room.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Havana NY was a very pleasant surprise! We had read the reviews, but the food and service far exceeded our expectations. The ambiance was perfect, and our meal was authentic Cuban (I have been to Havana recently). Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Good food, great atmosphere and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The dinner was on Saturday (Dec 1) and now that I had a couple of days to digest it. Usually, I take the high road, but as a person that frequent a lot of nice restaurants. This place is cozy, however, the food was very bad. It wasn't seasoned properly and the portions were way too small for the prices. I would surmise, that the executive chef wasn't there and his stand-in isn't quite ready. The rice (yellow) had no flavor and the read beans wasn't as good as Goya from the can (lack any spices and more watery). The chicken (which was simply a boneless chicken breast) was very tough to cut and not properly cooked (too long). So, I would never recommend anyone that wants dinner here (i.e., over priced for basic food and portions are ridicules). I love Via Brazil restaurant (not a plug, just better food and not too far from this place).

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was pretty good but not worth the prices. Ambiance and service were great. Food came quick, almost too quick.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Five appetizers, meals, and desserts all delicious. Pork, fish, soup, calamari, flan: Enjoyed it all.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Both the food and service were great. Good spanish music at a low volume that we could converse with everyone at the table without shouting. We really enjoyed our dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner here the first night that we went back two nights later. Authentic Cuban food and drinks, tasty and good sized portions, even for sharing! Would recommend this for foodies who enjoy that Cuban fare.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Spicy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Went here before a show because of the on-line reviews. We don't much about Cuban food, but everything was excellent: my wife had the Paella special which was bountiful and very delicious. I had a pork medallion special that was also excellent. Both dishes had an excellent mix of flavors and textures. The service was phenomenal and the ambience very nice.

Tags: Fun, Spicy, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great daily specials. Good portions and very tasty meals. We were not rushed and about to have a nice lunch and conversation.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The staff was rude, service was terrible. Overpriced

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent food and ambience. The decor was exquisite.

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Havana NY continues to be one of my faves in nyc. The staff is top notch with great service. We were one hour late for our reservation and they greeted us with smiles and promptly seated us. The food is authentic and plentiful. My fave is the skirt steak - flavorful and a huge portion. I been to Havana about 6 times and never disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food, Great Drinks, Great Service. Dress up a little, this was definitely a place for "grown ups"

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Spicy, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This restaurant is fabulous. We’ve been going for years and it just keeps getting better. It’s authentic Cuban cuisine. The portions are big. We always take home. The wait staff are friendly and very enthusiastic when serving you. I can’t say enough about Havana. Especially you Abis!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent food and service! Servers are pleasant, energetic and attentive. The food is authentic and always fresh. I will continue visiting Havana N.Y. again and again!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great service. Pretty place. Excellent empanadas! Cuban sandwich was ok. Black bean soup was tasty. Prices were reasonable. We enjoyed our lunch & would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for good Cuban food in a lovely setting.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Very good food, and good service. Everything from the appetizers to the meal, as well as side orders, are excellent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was overpriced and

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was delicious and came out relatively quick. I had to change my reservation a couple of times, but they were understanding and accommodating. The prices aren't expensive for being around/on West 38th. Rum punch was delicious as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The service was great, from the bartender to the wait staff. Restaurant has good vibe and fun setting. The food was good, con leche very good and I would return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

it was not good., the food lacked flavor and was super expensive for what is was!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Loved the food, service and location. My husband and I were in Manhattan for a coupe of days for a staycation and decided to eat here based on the location from our hotel. We were so happy we came. The food and service was so good. I had a grilled shrimp dish and my husband had oxtails. Both meals were tasty and the rice and beans were on point! Drinks and appetizers were good as well. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We were in NYC for the Eric Clapton concert and wanted some good Cuban food. Fortunately, we found Havana! Excellent food and great service! The crab cake appetizer was outstanding as well. My wife loved the Mojitos!

Would definetly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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