Join us on Easter Sunday for a variety of seasonal specials like Mango Salmon & Shrimp and crispy Chicharron, plus our regular menu. We are open from 1130am to close and also offer a variety of delivery and catering needs for those spending Easter at home!
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Great service and attentiveness by waitress. Always a great time dining here
All in all was great ' thanks new girl ' Sophie ' she did an great job!
I had the churrasco and I loved the way it was cooked along with the delicious side salad.
Food took a long time to come out and it was cold when it came out. Steak was chewy and cold. When they re-made it it was warmer but still not hot enough
Food was very mediocre. Extremely noisy. Service was good. Food presented to the table in a reasonable timeframe. Not worth the money.
I ate originally ate at the one in Time Square in New York and when I found out this one was only an hour away from where I live I had to come. It’s nestled in a mall which I found odd considering the one in New York is just a standalone restaurant. The decor was similar and the food was pretty spot on. I had the ropa vieja and my boyfriend got the Frita Burger both were delicious. The drinks were good as well the mojito was not as strong as we would’ve liked but the sangria and the Cuba libre were excellent definitely would go back. Nothing will ever beat my grandmothers cooking but this satisfies my craving for some Cuban food!
We used to visit the Havana Central in Times Square alot and have ordered catering from them at different times (especially at the holidays). I stopped going because they started to rush patrons to get as much turnover as possible. My favorite location was the one on 114 St & Broadway. It was quiet, great service and great food. Therefore, my sister and I decided to try the one in Menlo Park Mall as we live close by and it has been a long time since we had been to Havana Central (in any location). Well, I was a bit disappointed. Service was shoddy at the beginning but then got better as time went along. But the menu seems so limited. Definitely not like the menus in NYC, which has so many more offerings. Food was passable but not great. I don't think I will be visiting very often if at all.
The food, the service and dining experience was excellent.
Definitely packed house. Reservations made via open table a week prior but ended up on a high top. It's better than waiting 30 minutes for a regular table. Food was just average. I've had local Cuban food in NYC and surrounding NJ towns and Havana could not compare. No plantains on the menu and Paella is not a Cuban dish, in my opinion. Food wasn't bad, just basic and underwhelming. Expected more when shelling out 100+ for 2 people. Noise level is loud. Couldn't hear the waiter speak and dim lighting doesn't help with reading the menu. Music starts at 9pm while enjoyable, made talking to each other and the waiter unbearable, nonexistent. Not even a mention of our birthday celebration. Details included on reservation and waiter didn't ask so we didn't offer the info. That meant we'd have to stay even longer! No thanks. Most likely will not visit again.
And once again we had a great time at Havana
The food was great and the place was beautiful. It was a little busy so service could of have been better. We waited long for drinks but food was fast. Overall my family loved it and plan on going back!
Service was really lacking although friendly. Just absent. Food was tasty. Skirt steak was very good! Had to constantly flag down a server for assistance. I’ll try it again. Maybe just a bad night.
Good dining experience!
Came here for family dinner with my daughter and my husband. Delicious food and great service from our waiter JC. Highly recommended....Will definitely come back again!
Very mediocre food - I would not recommend. Appetizer had to be sent back + credited it was so bad.
We enjoyed Havana Central when we discovered it while shopping at the mall. The live music was an added bonus. Also one of the main things that made us want to come back to celebrate my sister in laws birthday. While the host and manager were courteous and nice (manager even allowed one of our guests to bring in their emotional support dog!), our waiter just wasn’t there. He came about 15-20 mins after we’d been seated and told us he didn’t realize we were there. He’d been serving the table right next to us, how do you not see we’re sitting there, with closed menu’s!!! We had to ask him for water three times and my nephew never received his kids drink. We ordered appetizers and 2mins after it arrived, our main course did as well; there was no spacing it out. Our waiter did not check in on us until we flagged him down for more drinks, Never taking away our finished drink glasses. We were sitting there 15mins waiting for him to take our check so we could pay. We felt the whole night we were waiting on him and had to ask for things multiple times. Just made for a bad overall experience.
We did enjoy our food and the live music. I ordered the Ropa Vieja and enjoyed the flavour. The drinks (most of us ordered mojito’s) were ok. I’m not so sure there was rum in it. Mine tasted more of soda they put in it.
We’ll go back. I just hope we’re sat in a different section.
Waiting service was not the best and we had to get our own silverware
I had a Great experience and the waitress Maria was amazing
went for Valentine's dinner. we were seated in the patio area. the light from parking lot was very irritating. next time will make sure we sit inside.
drinks were great.
Amazing food! That’s the best part of this place.. service was ehhh just because my waitresss was a little ughhhhh but other then that it was really good.. I recommend it
Great food great time
Seating was prompt, our server was excellent, food and drinks were outstanding!
To start, I’m a waiter, our server was clearly overwhelmed and lacked knowledge of the very small menu(15items). I order their steak, and my date had the chicken pinapple. I will say that the appetizer was the only good To come out of it. The steak tasted as if it was reheated, chewy and I got it cooked medium. The Pinapple chicken tasted as if someone cooked rice and chicken and dumped a pina colada over the dish. Too sweet, way too sweet. For desert, the churros and the churro bowl dishes were hard and not sweet. I’m never coming to a Havana central, and I’m going to tell everyone who wants to know where’s a good place to eat, not to go to Havana central. Awful.
We have dined at other Havana Central locations in the past. We all found this location a little nicer than the one in Westchester. My only complaint was with the Paella which stated it contained scallops. You should be aware that the scallops are of the very small variety about the size of a bean.
The service while friendly was not as good as I would like. We had to ask for salt, pepper and steak knives with the dishes. Also the time it took was a little long for simple requests.
I had such a great time the atmosphere was nice and the food was great.
Went to Havana Central ( in Menlo Park Mall) yesterday to celebrate early Valentine’s Day with my husband and our two sons. Our youngest son has severe food allergies to peanut, tree nuts, & sesame. We informed our lovely waiter Jason who promptly went to the kitchen and informed the staff including the head chef and the manager to ensure none of our food contained the allergens and to make certain no cross contamination would occur. In addition, The head chef and manager came out and we saw Jason informing them that we were the family with the allergy. At the end of the night the manager came to us to make certain that our experience was a positive one. Thanks Havana Central for making our first time there a delicious experience. Delicious food & great drinks all thanks to our waiter Jason. We definitely will be returning soon.
Disappointed because we specifically went there for dinner and piña colada cake and they were out of cake by 5:30 PM when we ordered dessert.
Booked a reservation for 12 people for my birthday. Thank God i called the same night just to confirm because the system seems to only show them a reservation for 2 people although on my end it was showing 12z The receptionist told me for over 10 people it would be considered catering but she went ahead and put my reservation in as normal. Thanks for saving my birthday dinner! I would have hated to show up to a long wait. The service was great the food was good the drinks were awesome. I would visit again. Everyone had a great time.
Our first time here, we arrived a little early on a Friday night and our table was ready, (it became more crowed as the night got later.) The drink menu was great, and found many different choices to choose from. We chose an assortment of appetizers, each were flavorful and authentic, as were the main courses. All the food came out from the kitchen hot, and service was prompt, and our server happy to explain the specials and different dishes. I enjoyed the live band, but was a little too loud. Overall we felt like we were whisked off to Havana for the evening. We will return again.
I like the different cuisine that other restaurants in the area for a reasonable price.
I have been to this restaurant about 4 times. 3 times in the evening and one in the afternoon.
The afternoon is not as loud and you can enjoy talking in a normal voice with the people you are dining with. At night it is a bit louder and hard to talk. But overall, I love the atmosphere, the food, the servers and staff are friendly. Definitely would recommend this to family and friends.
Our waiter JC was great. Superb service. I would definitely recommend friends and family.
The food was excellent! The service was great ! The only issue we had was with the price of the drinks. We paid New York City prices in Edison New Jersey. Although the drinks were definitely good they were definitely overpriced. Other than that we had a blast. Atmosphere was great, staff very attentive. We had a last minute birthday dinner there and everyone had a great time. Definitely recommend and will be returning.
My wife and I enjoyed our experience at Havana Central. Food was excellent, Service was great as well. Will definitely be back soon.
I don't often get to go out with my husband and we had a fabulous time!!!
I took my dad for his 83rd birthday! We both love this place! The food, ambiance and great Mojitos!! I’ll be back for my birthday!! Thank you to the staff!!👏👏
We have dined here about 5 times since we discovered the place last year. My husband is Puerto Rican and loves that he can get this type of food. However, this last time we not enjoyable.
The waitress could care less about us. Not only did she forget my drink but forgot to give me utensils, did not put in my husbands plantains he ordered, walked by us server all times without asking how we were. Mind you, her table next to us got great service from her. I don’t see what was so hard to stop for us to see what we needed as well. She was just not as good as we are use to when we go.
The bill was about $95 which I think was way too much for two entrées, 3 drinks and 1 appetizer. It could get expensive but I rather had gone to Ruth Chris steakhouse and paid $100 rather than go here.
My husband was not happy this time so he said we aren’t coming back anytime soon. The food was very good as usual. The drinks came is little stupid jars which they charge $10-15 for it. Starting to feel like a chain restaurant more than comfort food now. It was excellent the first few times we went, now not so much.
When I got to the restaurant. It was close due to I don’t know what. I never got I call to let me know that my reservation was canceled. So disappointed.
The restaurant was close, and we were not notified prior to coming to the restaurant.