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Havana Central - NJ

4.4
1157 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Open for indoor dining (25% capacity, socially distanced)! We also offer Catering, Curbside Take-Out and Delivery (through 3rd party apps)!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1157 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KayeG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I’m a fan of Havana. The on thing is that it can run on the pricey side and the from our last experience, the pork was, unfortunately, dry. Aside from that, usually a good experience.

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Ali624
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner at Havana. A little disappointed, a few favorites were
no longer on the menu but have noticed this at other restaurants also, i guess due to co-vid. Over all had a great dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love the food and drinks, server was extra helpful, it’s our go-to place

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tonya
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

You will love it. The food is great. Make sure to make a reservation!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We only waited a minute or two to be seated (we had reservations). The reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because they sat us at a high table with high chairs. The table was pretty small. I saw that they had small booths open but when I asked the hostess if we can have one of the open tables, she said they were reserved. Our whole time there, no one even sat there, so I was a bit upset about that. High chairs are uncomfortable for me. The waitress was nice, she attended to all our needs. The food was amazing. Drinks were good too. I’ve been here a few times and the food is always good

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TASHAG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visiting this restaurant and we will definitely be back! The food and service was outstanding! Thanks for a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

food was good.
Service wasn’t bad.
It was valentines day so of course they were a little busy.
Other guests were rude to an employee, but she handled it very professionally.
Noise wasn’t so bad besides the screaming child behind us lol

Seating definitely could be a little more comfortable.
I loved the NYC a little bit more, but definitely will return for some empanadas and mojitos ;)

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RussellW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect & our waitress Teri was amazing

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JohnL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough good things about Sophia our server. She was by far the best server we have ever had at Hanava Central. To be honest, when we walked in, the wife and I weren’t thrilled with the 3 ladies that greeted us, a bit immature, however Sophia made up for it and more. Both my wife and I were super impressed with her professionalism. Orders were on point, everything was to perfection. This is our go to place and will continue to do so.

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MatthewS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I went here the day before Valentine's day because I figured it would not be as busy and that was a good move. I had been here before for a bday party and then we had finger food which was good so I came back. This time the empanadas were good and side dishes, but I was a little disappointed by the main dishes. I had chicken and rice which was a little bland and my wife had some shrimp dish which was very salty. She didn't eat it and the waiter was kind enough to take it off the tab. I would go back, but next time I'll stick with finger foods. Nice 0lace overall. Staff was nice and friendly.

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GiovaniC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not the same as the one in New York. Did not get the Latin vibes. Also the 2 ladies walking around asking if we wanted to take a Valentine’s Day photo were extremely rude. Our waitress was awesome though

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration

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WillS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was quick and accurate. Will def be going back

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since I’m a repeat customer I thought the food was excellent the service was excellent and I appreciate it

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DebraM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, excellent social distancing, very good food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waitress was wonderful. Food was good. I ordered the Garlic shrimp which was very good. The white rice was a little hard. Besides that very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything came out quickly and hot. Our waitress was friendly and did a great job!

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1stlady
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was good until my husband found a piece of hair in his food. The waiter and manager were apologetic but we were completely turned off, asked for the bill and left.

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Mzvita
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and drinks were really good!! Servers were awesome

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Mzvita
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We only came for appetizers... Our service was great!! Alex and Dion were awesome!! I'll definitely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time. The waiter was very attentive. The food was delicious!!!

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MathildeS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Salad was not fresh, other than that, great food.

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IsraelA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was good. First round of drinks and food took a while I get but after that the drinks came around fast. Over all good food, good drinks and our server was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service with Covid 19 precautions taken seriously.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our date night was absolutely marvelous. Terri was a great waitress, very attentive, fun and energetic. She catered to my needs in regards to the food combo I wanted and I enjoyed the food....I also ordered too much so had to take some home. Overall, great ambiance and great restaurant. Will come back again.

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LinaZ
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great customer service and they do a great job with making sure tables are far away for social distancing.

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AmyZ
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Never disappoints! The food is always amazing and sangria is worth the trip!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was horrible. Our waiter only had like 3 tables and barely checked on us. We had to wait a good 15 to ask for mustard. Food was really good though.

Havana Central - NJ
Responded on January 4, 2021

While we are so happy you enjoyed the food we have to apologize for the service issues. We aim for top hospitality and are always disheartened to hear about any delays in service. Sending you a private note now to make things right.

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LetiR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place and we recommend to our friends, good is delicious 😋!!

Havana Central - NJ
Responded on January 4, 2021

Aww thank you so much! We love our guests!

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HugoM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We spent new years eve at the Restaurant, Food was good as always , we had so good time.

Havana Central - NJ
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thanks for celebrating New Year's Eve with us Hugo! Cheers!

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RobertC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience celebrating New Year's Eve. The service was wonderful, the food was very good. Recommend for a night out with family and friends.

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SISteaklover
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner with family

Havana Central - NJ
Responded on January 4, 2021

Happy New Year's! Thanks for celebrating with us.

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Bluv310
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Waited entirely toooo long for my entree, while 2 other parties that came after us recieved theirs. The waitress didn’t come around to uodate us nor did the manager. The only time I got their attention was because after being there for close to an hour I finally went up front and notified them that I just wanted to py for my appetizers and drinks. Then magically the food appeared along with the waitress and manager, who comped my entrees but unfortunatrly it was too late. I will not be going back EVER!

Havana Central - NJ
Responded on December 22, 2020

We are disheartened to hear about your visit. This is certainly not the typical hospitality we are known for. We'd like to make things right! Sending a private note now...

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JenniferA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want good food, drinks and service then this is the place to go. Definitely worth the drive from Staten Island to Jersey.

Havana Central - NJ
Responded on December 22, 2020

Jennifer we are so happy you made the trip! It's our pleasure to show you and your group a good time!

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RanisaT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was definitely worth it, the birthday celebration was good we’ll definitely be back.

Havana Central - NJ
Responded on December 22, 2020

Thanks for celebrating a birthday with us Ranisa!

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Stefany
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Always a good time. I have been coming back for years.

Havana Central - NJ
Responded on December 22, 2020

We're so grateful to have loyal guests like yourself. Thanks for dining with us!

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DeliaM
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, great atmosphere, and good food😊

Havana Central - NJ
Responded on December 22, 2020

And great guests! Thanks for dining with us Delia!

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AbrahamB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great and lots of it. A couple could definitely share.

Lights could have been dimmer for ambiance.

Noise level great then last time I was there, not as romantic more family.

Would go again.

Havana Central - NJ
Responded on December 14, 2020

Abraham we're thrilled you had a nice visit and look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food wasn’t all that
The drinks was good
Staff was nice
Location was nice

Havana Central - NJ
Responded on December 8, 2020

We are very happy you enjoyed the drinks and our staff took good care of you. We are sorry to hear the flavors did not impress though. Sending you a private note now to learn more about your experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terri our server was AMAZING!!! Food had great flavor. Tables were appropriately distanced. Will definitely go back again!!!

Havana Central - NJ
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thank you for the kind feedback! See you again soon!

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Havana Central - NJ does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Havana Central - NJ also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 906-5708.

Havana Central - NJ is rated 4.4 stars by 1157 OpenTable diners.

Havana Central - NJ does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/havana-central-new-york/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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