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About Havana Central Ridge Hill

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.

Ridge Hill Shopping Center
1 Ridge Hill Blvd
Yonkers, NY 10710
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cuban, Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:30 pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(914) 423-5500

Website:
http://www.havanacentral.com/

Executive Chef:
Stanley Licairac

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Classic Cuban food with the energy, excitement, and entertainment of old Havana.

Havana Central Ridge Hill Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
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Authentic (7)
Cozy (6)
Live Music (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

PLace was over crowded i booked this in advance to be seated at a good table an wen i got there they seem like they wasnt ready for a reservation an i jus got put at any table an the food was expensive at that an nobody can hear me an food was rushed like i was tight an im never coming back.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food, service and value excellent. Seating undesirable. Seated at small table in the back room. Felt like I just walked off the street without a reservation. Hopefully on a regular day will be seated more comfortable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

This is a beautiful restaurant and the food is delicious! I never leave disappointed. I haven't been lucky enough to catch the live band.

I miss them selling the empanadas outside on Tuesdays or Thursdays (I can't remember). They have the best empanadas!

Great staff as well :)

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We’ve been to Havana Central before and have always had an great experience. This time we went for my birthday and it was so good. Our server Cathy made the usual great experience amazing! That girl should be training every server! She was polite, personalsble, and accommodating. If I could request a server for future visits I would I’d request her every time.

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I ate here before with small
Groups and it was great, I made sure I reserved a table For a party of 8. The table wasn’t ready when we got There, then is was so squeezed between two other tables that me and my daughter were uncomfortable ( she’s only six and I’m a
Petite person) we barley fit since the chair couldn’t
Be pulled out, for a large party and gratuity automatic they had a server who was covering to many tables. I ordered 2 pitchers of sangria ( same exact as I have before) when it came out it was different I asked her why it wasn’t w red wine she said well that’s it and continued to mix the second ignoring any question I asked, she could’ve asked what was it I wanted and changed it nothing was mixed yet. When I made the reservation I started it was a birthday and wanted to celebrate. A slice of any desert Wasn’t brought out. I could go on no utensils on the table the rice had the bottom crunchy part in it. Not what one expects when they spend over 300. This will definitely be my last time.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Good Food, Good Service, Nice Environment.

I enjoyed my meal

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I’m originally from Miami, so I know and love Cuban food. However at this restaurant I don’t believe they know what it is, well at least I don’t think the chef knows! The server was nice, but had no clue about the food. The Chimichurri sauce was like a bland pesto paste. Disgusting. The online menu on google or open table for this location is not up to date. Most the pictures of the food on trip advisor were made by the restaurant, but when the food comes out it looks nothing like the pictures. Sorry I didn’t take any pictures. It’s almost as if the real chef opened the restaurant then quit. If you find yourself here and have to get something then try the pernil asado. That was edible. As far as dessert the flan was great, but then again how does the saying go? There’s 2 things hard to mess up when it comes to cooking...that’s breakfast and dessert. LOL
This place would be a good place to go for a cocktail and live music. Not for food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The food and drinks are always on point. Always a good time - one of our family favorites!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Back to awesome. Not sure if the management change has anything to do with the overall at atmosphere. Great service. Great food. The marinated pork shank is worth every penny. The app with the breaded corn is phenomenal and who doesn't love a good Mojito. The children had a great time and our server was very attentive and on time.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service was great and the food was delicious. We were celebrating my dads 75th birthday and we had such a good time. Everything was great and we can't wait to come back with the fam again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year eve

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The overall experience was good. Food was excellent
Our Server was friendly and gave good recommendations
Only negative was that having a reservation and arriving on time
we had to wait over ten minutes to be seated...

Tags: Live Music, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was delicious but we had to use our cell phones to light the menu enough to read. Service started out good but waiter seemed to ignore us after we got our dinner. We were going to have dessert and coffee but he took to long to come back to us and by then we were over it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

So so so so good

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Havana Central is perfect for lunch as a couple or with the family. The food is consistently excellent. I recommend the Classic Cuban Sandwich. The service is always the best. Our server, Ross, was right where he should have been. He was competent and personable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

we Came here for my wife’s birthday, food was great and the staff was friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Seating was immediate. Food choices, timing, quantity, & quality were all excellent. Not too noisy for dinner. Well worth the price. We loved it and will definitely return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was absolutely great!!!!! The drinks were not water downed and the coconut margarita was GREATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT !!!!!!! The server was attentive and the atmosphere was perfect.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The food was great, however the service was terrible. I really wanted to have a great experience here but they need to be attentive to their customers. I dined here on a slow night, so I wasn’t sure what the problem was.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The restaurant itself is super nice. They had a live band which was also nice and not too loud that is ruined the mood to eat and relax. The servers were great. The food was alright. Our appetizers were pretty good but my food was kind of bland.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Six of us went together for a Friday night dinner. Food and service was really good. We all ordered different things and everyone was happy. They even had live music!!

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is absolutely one of the best places I’ve dined at. The food is delicious, the waitress was awesome and the atmosphere was of people enjoy each other and the live band. Great job. See you soon!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My waiter Ross was superb. Nice, well mannered, helpful, very pleasant. The food was really good. I was seated very quickly and often checked on. The staff overall are very pleasant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Average Cuban food. Great ambiance and service.

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

What can I say? Great food, Great atmosphere Great people. Just don't get the waiter named Joey. Absolutely the worst. I hate to say names but when you ruin a service and there are children involved you should be fired. I asked the manager to change the waiter due to a service problem and they did. He was upset because of the change and I watched him say to the new server I'll bring the desserts. Brownies came out like hockey pucks and he brought them with a smirk on his face. So upset but my children were sitting there so I bit my tongue and paid and left.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The server was not very friendly - I understand it was a late reservation but that’s no excuse for poor service . We sat outside and one of the other patrons was smoking and trying to hide it and no one told her to put it out. And they clearly saw and smelled it . It was just a bad experience and - the drinks tasted like juice .

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our server Joshua was awesome. He took the time to constantly make sure we were comfortable. Joshua knew it was my niece's 30th birthday and he went out of his way to secretly ask me what was her favorite appetizer and he brought it out with a candle. My niece had a extremely memorable night. The food and drinks were out of this world. We definitely recommend it to everyone. You definitely can hear yourself talking even with the nice live music.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Asked for churrasco medium. First time it was closer to rare. Server brought out a second piece (points for not recooking first piece) and this was closer to well done. Didn’t wasn’t to wait for a third try.

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

The waiter, Joey, was great. He gave great advice in drink selections that were spot on! The food was good and we had a good time.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Had a great time as usual. The food was great as well as the service. Have been here about 8 times and that's should tell you something. We'll be back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Excellent food and music!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The food was tasty. I loved the roast pork . The waiter was friendly and provided good service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I canceled last nite because I made a res. On open table but it didn't show that they had customer appreciation day and only had 20$ menu. It was packed. We still had to wait on line. I canceled with the waitress. Gave her my name and went to Greek rest. Next store. Today open table sent message that I didn't cancel. The waitress taking res. On the line never took my name off. Will call later. Next time. Open table should take note of such a change in menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The atmosphere is for couples and families. Food has authentic Spanish taste. Portion size are perfect. Pina Colada are delicious. Server was polite and friendly.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I was cery disappointed on lack of service to the table. The plates were left without being picked up for very long time. Glasses empty bad service overall. The paella had no taste hardly any seasoning.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent experience! Totally fun setting with delicious entrees and cocktails!
They really captured the essence of Havana!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was great! We were seated right away for our reservation. Would recommend .

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Food was very good, but the service was a bit slow.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Outdoor Dining
It was great to join my daughter and her boyfriend for dinner. Drinks were delicious, food was good and the atmosphere was festive. We ate outside, but there was a terrific band playing Latin jazz inside. We had a great time and will return soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Made a reservation for my mom's birthday, it was five of us in total. The food was just okay, not as good as I had hoped. The tostones were hard and "ugly" as my mom mentioned since they were dark. I ordered ropa vieja and I was the worst one I've ever had at a restaurant since the meat was red of how undercooked it was. I left almost all of it on my plate and only ate the black bean moro which was actually delicious. My mom and her friends enjoyed the shrimp dishes they ordered. The ambiance was loud but not overwhelming. Our server was really sweet and accommodating after I told her that it was my mom's bday celebration. I had mentioned this in my reservation and asked for an acknowledgement via a small cake or birthday song but this never happened until I mentioned it which was disappointing. Needless to say I plan to spend my money elsewhere for future celebrations.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music
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