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About Havana Central Roosevelt Field Mall

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.

630 Old Country Road
Garden City, NY 11530
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cuban, Latin / Spanish

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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(516) 739-7900

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

Entertainment:
Live Latin music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Catering:
Havana Central brings Cuba to your office, home or destination of your choice, serving the same fine food available at our restaurants. Specialty stations can include a make-your-own-paella bar, fresh-pressed Cuban sandwiches, traditional hand-made empanadas and tamales, and so many more great Latin dishes. We can serve up a traditional whole Pig Roasts plus all the trimmings. So whether you are throwing a lunch for 20 friends or a major corporate event for 1,000, let Havana Central Catering plan your party.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet parking available. Self-Parking available in the main lots and multi-level parking decks

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

Special Events & Promotions:
The events that we have created with our clients are as varied as any event company has done. We do events from 12 to 500 people at our Havana Central locations. We provide fun and elegant service, a wide variety of the most delicious Latin cuisine, music from all over the Latin world and drinks that transport your guests to the Caribbean. If you want a unique event that will create a memory that your guests will never forget, contact one of our event managers.

Seated: Total Outdoor: 90 | Total Indoor: 290 | Main Dining: 130 | Private Dining 1: 12 | Private Dining 2: 110 (with option of 50 in one separate room or 60 in another separate room) | Bar: 38

Standing: Total Outdoor: 150 | Total Indoor: 500 | Main Dining: 210 | Private Dining 1: 20 | Private Dining 2: 200 (with option of approximately 100 in either of two separate rooms) | Bar: 70

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Private Dining

Havana Central provides a wide range of catering and event services. From luncheon drop offs and full-service on-site cooking, to a full range of themed events, Havana Central will produce the perfect event for you. Havana Central maintains a staff of experienced event professionals.

Havana Central Roosevelt Field Mall Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (29)
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Good for Birthdays (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Authentic (18)
Casual (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Great for Lunch (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Romantic (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Disabled Access (6)
People Watching (6)
Tapas (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Cozy (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
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Neighborhood Gem (3)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

The food was good. Service is a little slow. Possibly because it’s Saturday. Drinks could be a little stronger and less ice filling up the glass

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Great time great food. Had a wonderful time with my family

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined 3 days ago

Fun 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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·Dined 3 days ago

I had ordered the Oxtails special which I thought would guarantee a solid choice but it was to salty to even try. I forced a few bites and had enough

Tags: Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Kim was great!!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food great music great people

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·Dined 7 days ago

Great music very beautiful vibrant place. My appetizer and entrée were great but my dessert was pretty bad I got three tiny shriveled looking “churros”. Service was good could be a little more friendly. Drinks were good. Overall a good experience and I will be going back and recommending.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I’ve been coming to NYC every year for the past 7 years and my favorite spot is always Havana. I’ve recommend Havana to every one of my friends when they travel to NYC. They always comeback to me with smiles!!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Friends took us out for a special celebration... picked the perfect spot! Everything was great ...like the delicious cocktails and food, great service and awesome live music! Festive and fun night! Looking forward to going back soon!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We went with a bunch of friends and a birthday celebration. They have live music and a small dance floor for guests that want to dance. The food was good and portions were decent size. We will definitely be returning to try other menu items!

Tags: Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Been to Havana Central many times. Food, drinks and service are never a disappointment.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Date night with husband

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It is an OK restaurant if you want to have Cuban food you can't get elsewhere easily. But it is just OK. Portions are good, the flavor is fine, but you feel as if it you are being rushed by a not too attentive waitress. They need more waitress service.
The drinks are mixed with very little liquor. My pina colada tasted mostly like pineapple when I asked for more liquor that I would pay for, it could not be done. My daughter also asked for a mixed drink and she could not taste the rum.
It is very 'touristy'. Decor is fun and music makes me happy since I am of Carribbean descent but I will go only when in the mall (don't live in area)and won't go out of my way to travel there just to eat. I won't order cocktails.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Live Music
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food is good but the portions are small. I enjoyed the live music.

Tags: Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Delicious as always. Great live band. Great drinks.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Started out bad but the manager took car e of it. The entrees and drinks were good. With so many choices in that area not sure I would go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Was shopping with my wife and the place seemed like a great option. Made a reservation with the app and got there about 30 min early. We checked in and told them we are early and if they can get us in before that would be great. We were told there were others with earlier reservations but shouldn’t be a problem. It was busy, great live music. It was 9:10 and our reservation was for 9:45 pm. No buzzers or any way of letting us know other than calling our name out so I waited nearby. People came in after us and were seated before us. I checked in a few times and was told it would just be a few minutes. Finally a little after 10 when I saw two couples who came in after 9:45 be seated before us, I went up again. We were brought to a table, a small one that had a sign watch your step wet floor next too it. The table was wet and sticky and the floor was wet too. One hour and that’s what I was given. Wouldn’t take it. At the same time, two other tables of two were seated. I am a very easy going person and a generous reviewer and tipper but this wasn’t acceptable. Finally we were seated at an appropriate table. Food was very good, waiter was as well. Great live music. Front needs better training and a better system I don’t blame them. Will try again but only one more try.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was DEELISSH and our server (Yesid) was attentive and gave a great suggestion to the Expresso Cuban Martini.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Live Music, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great experience for a first date. The ambiance, food, intimacy, music & people are lively and delicious. Great experience for casual/family occasions. The ambiance, food, music & people are lively & delicious. Either way you can't miss.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our first time there! Musics was amazing! Food was delicious! Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our reservation was for 7:30. We had to wait 20 minutes for our table. Then we were shown a table right by the bar with lots of people standing around. We asked for another table in the restaurant and had to wait another 20 minutes. It was right by the music (the band was great). Way too loud to have a conversation. We had to wait for the band to go on a break to talk. Food was good, drinks not so good. My vodka and club soda was served in an old fashion glass. That’s too small for a club soda drink!!! This is a nice place to go if you don’t want to talk too much and listen to good Latin music.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food was good. Prices are high for food quality and amount.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Everything was ok. Except the wait time between apps and entrees was long and we had to keep asking for water and napkins.

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went here with friends and had an amazing time. The food was great, the coconut mojito, something I've never had was spectacular.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Live Music, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Literally only 2 vegetarian dinner options. The stuffed pepper had ZERO flavor terrrrrrible food I was actually embarrassed because it way my birthday and my idea to go there. Nobody liked their food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great place to eat and hang out with friends. The live music makes the dining experience better.

Tags: Casual, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

While the food was amazing, it took a long time for the food to come and during that time the waiter never checked on us to see if we wanted more drinks.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

4 for us had a blast dining and dancing . Havana Central is a great place to meet up with friends or just a romantic date.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food for excellent. Music was festive. Service started to get a little slow.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went 12/31/17 Was taken to our table quick the service was quick but the food was rushed and cold. The place was empty had to track down waitress to get refills and to tell her our food was cold.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was great, appetizers and main courses were all delicious. Service was less than average, our waiter was in a bad mood and inattentive. Also, booths and chairs were pretty filthy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always a fun place. Great food, live music and awesome cocktails.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

All the locations are just perfect, the food is on point (Mofongo/Pernil), live music.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Overall the restaurant was nice, food was okay, but the waitress totally ignored our table. She paid more attention to her other table, we had to keep asking the manager or another waitress for items. But I enjoyed everything else. I will go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great atmosphere....Live music. Great food....Festive and fun.

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

Great time
Spinach and goat cheese empanadas were delicious

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent service thank you. Always like Vaca Frita. We will be back

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

I had an amazing waitress. I was seated right away, when I told them I was early for my reservation. Perfect dinner for my anniversary. Thank You to the Staff for making it special.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was terrible.. all of our orders were not what we had asked for, and they were cold. Manager comped our apps but took over 45 minutes to get coffee, and the bill was wrong.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I enjoyed this visit more than my previous one. The atmosphere seemed to be mellowed and Theresa who took care of us was so friendly and professional. She made excellent recommendations and the food was tastier than ever.

Tags: Fun
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