Havana Central Times Square
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Friday, February 14, 2020
Server was friendly. Food is great . Serve big portions you can share. Empanadas are best !! Love the live music !
One of my all time favorite NYC restaurants! We went for brunch and had a great meal with authentic Cuban music.... love the Havana Mule cocktail !!
Abel was a great waiter!
Experience was great! Food and music were awesome and our server, Marcos, was fantastic.
The food was excellent the restaurant was lovely and the price considering it was in Times Square was reasonable and yes we will come again we live in NJ we found out there one in Melo mall by us the oxtails were great rice and beans excellent
This was my second visit to Havana Central this month. It’s quickly becoming my favorite New York City restaurant. The food is delicious and the service very friendly. They make great empanadas and during happy hour they’re only a dollar each. We came on a Saturday and we thought we would have brunch but they only have brunch on Sunday. So we were disappointed with that. But the regular menu was wonderful. It can be noisy when they have live music but it was bearable. Large variety of drinks and they were delicious. Especially the rose sangria!!
Delicious food, great flavors. Good presentation. Service good but on a full night it’s different of course. Good happy warm ambiance. Crowded kinda loud for a meal but it was friday night.
The restaurant is good, however the hostess and waitstaff need to communicate better.
Yes I visited on a Friday evening and it was crowded, however I was checked-in on my open table reservation by one person. Told to wait, another staff member asked me did I have reservation a d I said yes and later on I receive an email saying I didn’t make my visit.
The food is good and the drinks made up for it :) however staffing left a bad taste in my mouth.
Thanks so much for dining with us and glad to hear you enjoyed the food & drinks! We apologize for the mix up with the host stand. We will be sure to take this up with our team so future visits go more smoothly. Thank you.
I would recommend for drinks and a beautiful space. The live music...amazing. I didn’t find the food to have much flavor although the presentation was beautiful. It def wasn’t worth the cost! My food came out cold and I had to have it reheated. The services was amazing though! So all and all I would go back for the drinks and ambiance only.
The food was excellent. The ambience a bit noisy. Not a big wine collection but the cocktails were good. Surprisingly we found a daily good Malbec at a good price. Overall a good dinner.
Awesome food and service, been going to Havana's for years,!
We were there to celebrate my son’s birthday. Our server Justine was very friendly and attentive. Our food came very quick. I had arroz con pollo and was delicious. It was a big serving and I took home leftovers. My son and husband both had the penil and they said it was very good. The owner also stopped by our table which was very nice. They also sang happy birthday to my son and they gave him a little white fedora.
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.