Havana Central Times Square
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Friday, February 14, 2020
Havana Central was perfect for our lunch before going to see a Broadway show. They have a lunch menu, quick service and all the wait service and hostess were accommodating and pleasant.
Dinner with the family before a Broadway show. First time here and very happy. The service was excellent - the food and drinks were tasty. We would come back again if we are in the city!
Albert, we are honored you would come back to dine with us on your next visit to the city. We are quick and efficient when it comes to grabbing a snack before pre-theater. Thank you for dining with us, we look forward to seeing you again!
The food was authentic. The price was reasonable. The drinks were very good. I had a guava mojito. The service was very good. This was on a Sunday before a show. I will come again for sure.
Had a nice time at Havana Central with my Sister for my birthday but the Saturday Brunch menu is disappointing, not many of the mouth watering dishes on the menu are available until after 4:00pm, even if you have to wait. The dishes available are tasty but so standard and boring. Drinks and service both really nice. Loved the music though. I will only revisit Havana Central after 4:00 pm when there are more menu choices available.
I went with a group of 7. It was the perfect place for a group our size. There was a live band playing music at the perfect noise level. The portions were large and fairly priced.
Live music was killer!!! Empanadas were delicious. Our server was sweet but service was slow. Overall, I’ll be back for$1 Tuesday happy hour empanadas and anytime the band is playing
Jennifer, we now serve $1 Empanadas Monday-Friday between 4pm - 7pm. We look forward to seeing you again for more killer music! Thank you for dining with us!
Great, festive atmosphere. Friendly, attentive server with good suggestions. Absolutely delicious pineapple chicken.
Marnie, great choice of entree the Pineapple chicken is definitely a delicious savory dish. We are happy you enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the service! Thank you for dining with us, we look forward to seeing you again!
Reservations are a must pre-theatre! We had to take an early seating (5:30) and were seated on time!
Our waiter, Ralfy was excellent - very helpful, explained the dishes and made a few recommendations. Cocktails were excellent, and food arrived quickly. We had a mixture of appetizers and entrees. The food was very, very good - although some of the portions were really large! It is a very lively restaurant, with a festive atmosphere. After a 1-1/2 hours, the waiter did say in the most polite way that he really needed the table for other guests. I have never had that occur in a NYC Restaurant -- based on the location and pre-theatre, I get it -- Havana Central is a busy place! I will definitely return, but perhaps after the theatre crowd has gone and the atmosphere is not as rushed. A fun time for all!
Great food, drinks & atmosphere. I had a wonderful vegetarian dish that I would definitely choose again.
Live music was an added treat. Our waitress was excellent. Reasonable price for Times Square area. Appetizer sampler was excellent and great value. Plenty for two to share.
Andrea, we are happy your dining experience went really well! The live music adds a great vibe to the ambiance we are happy you enjoyed it. Thank you for dining with us, come back soon!
Service was outstanding! Food was delicious. Drinks were on point. DEFINITELY WILL BE RETURNING! (I signed up to become a "Havana VIP"!😉)
Loved the food, customer service, and drinks. I have been here numerous times. The staff and the music are major part as well.
We love that your dining experience went great! From the staff to the music, we like to hear these experiences go smoothly. We look forward to seeing you soon, Thank you for dining with us!
The restaurant was great and the service was outstanding. Would definitely go there again.
Terrific venue and food.
A bit noisy and the tables/chairs are packed in making it difficult to walk around.
This is the 3rd time we have dined at Havana Central with a large group. Jonathon, our waiter was phenomenal. He was attentive and had a great personality. Dinner was as usual...delicous and the drink selection was great.
Corey, we appreciate the lovely review we are happy you had another delicious meal and drinks! We look forward to seeing you again!
Me and my friend had a marvelous time and we will definitely be coming back
The entrée I had was rather dry. I do not think I would order Tour of Havana again.
The food was amazing. Made a reservation and arrived at restaurant and had about a 10minute wait for a seat. Seats are a bit close to one another. However, the drinks and food were phenomenal so it made up for it. Nice staff ad well
Decent food and wait time. Would go again.
Always a delight—great food, wonderful music and a truly welcoming staff. Waitperson Ivan makes a fun time even more memorable.
Thanks so much for dining with us!
Broad menu, great food, attentive service staff
Fun place, wait staff a bit slow.. forgot we were there! Other than that, it was fine
I really hate to write a poor review, but as a Latina going to a Hispanic restaurant is supposed to be a big treat: comfort food reminding you off home, etc. Havana Central Times looked really good on paper and the location was excellent. But if a Cuban our any other Latin American Restaurant restaurant can't serve good "tostones' then they have failed. Tostones (fried plantain) is a staple of Hispanic food. They were terrible. The manager was lovely and admitted that their supplier was not the best. She took the fee off the check but that still didn't make up for it somehow - call me a purist. Staff was lovely but the food was mediocre.
Mercedes thank you so much for dining with us and sharing your feedback. Your note on the tostones really hits home and we'll be looking into this with our supplier. Thank you!
My meal was quite delicious. I ordered the Chicken and Rice from the regular menu and I had so much leftover to bring home. Service was good.
Patti, great choice we love the Chicken and Rice it's definitely filling great for leftovers! Thank you for coming by and dining with us, come back again!
Great food, good service!
Always a favorite when in NYC.
Open Table did a great job with the reservation on a busy Saturday night. We were seated immediately. Waiter was prompt and drinks followed soon after. Food was great, ambiance terrific! Would definitely come again.
Liza, Opentable is great for reserving we like that it went smoothly and you were able to be seated immediately! Thank you for dining with us come back soon!
Loved the vibe of the restaurant ! Definitely coming back.
la comida es excelente,, siempre que vamos a NY vamos alla
What a nice restaurant... greT food at reasonable prices. I will definitely go again
Food is delicious as well as the mojitos. Love going here for lunch and dinner.
Happy hour is always fun!
Had a great lunch visit thanks to our waiter Abinael at the NYC times square location.
Thanks for your excellent customer service.
One word AMAZING! We celebrated our daughter's 17th birthday and the service, the food, the music was PHENOMENAL!
Did not love their signature vaca Frita. The meat was very hard to eat but their empanadas were delicious
Took the family for a night of fun and good food. That’s exactly what we got. They had a live band playing which made the place exciting. The kids had a good time.
Delicious food. Live music 5 evenings a week. It’s a little tight but the food more than makes up for it. Please try the cheese empanadas; SO GOOD. Great Happy Hour specials. Staff very pleasant.
The food was decent. It was better in the past but the service was not at all what we expected or remembered. It was New Year’s Day so maybe that contributed to things but I definitely expected more.
We wish we could have wowed you more! Even on New Year's Day we aim for 5 stars across the board. We hope you might give us another shot.
Great!! Food was great and service was excellent
Havana Central was a wonderful departure to our normal Italian or “Famous” places to dine in the city. All 5 of us had a different entree and we were all very pleased to not only eat but make the whole table taste what we ordered! From the appetizers to dessert, everything was delicious. Our waiter, Michael, was fantastic on service. He was quick, personable, patient and helpful! The place isn’t huge, but it’s comfort was perfect! We have a new favorite place in NYC!