Havana Central Times Square

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$30 and under
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Cuban

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Pre/post Theatre
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Dining at Havana Central transports you to pre-Revolution Cuba, offering swanky décor, live jazz several nights a week, a fun bar atmosphere and most importantly, beloved Cuban recipes. Traditional Cuban cooking is a labor of love: all dishes are prepared fresh daily and made to order, using only the finest, freshest ingredients. Located in the heart of the Big Apple, the team at Havana Central Times Square looks forward to showing you a true taste of Cuba, no passport required.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband and I took my mother here for her birthday and we had an amazing time...the food is extremely delicious really good flavor some drinks we ordered like the rum punch wasn't a strong drink l. We switched to shiraz sangria that was much better we got an extra shot too...my only complain was we felt rushed ....the waiters were right there on our backs as soon as a plate was empty and we were taking pictures and they came singing happy birthday...we didn't appreciate that ..overall good food our waitress was helpful and nice definitely recommend this spot

OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Ivan ! Our hearts went out to this restaurant during this trying time. Ivan worked so hard to make sure our 10th anniversary was magical. We loved the empanadas and chicharrones ! My mojitos were on point!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation/ birthday celebration

AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, loved the mojitos, loved the service, loved the music! Two words: Vaca Frita! Once you have it, you'll never want to get anything else. Havana Central is right in the heart of Times Square, and it is the best value for your money.

m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice for quick lunch before theater. Tasty menu interesting choices

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thanks for dining with us! We hope to see you again soon.

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TW
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic latin flavors, nice setting and great background music.
Music level is just right, you can actually have normal conversation.
I've been there many times and I'm never disappointed.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 13, 2020

Terry thank you so much for the kind words. Hope to see you soon.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was marvelous

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! So glad to hear our team took great care of you!

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IO
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was excited to try Havana Central after walking past and seeing it. The location did not disappoint. Everyone was friendly and just great experience al around.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thanks for stopping in! We are so glad you had a great time.

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m
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

If you go for the Sunday brunch, give yourself plenty of time. We dined before the theatre matinee and I thought we gave ourselves too much time with a 12:30 reservation but in the end we were just in-time for the 3:00 show.
The live music was vert loud... one of my pet peeves now days. We had to keep asking each other what we had said.
On the plus side... the food was very good and reasonably priced.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 13, 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us! We do apologize for the wait...certainly your group should have been done well before 3pm. I've shared this feedback with our team but please know we are happy to serve you a delicious and speedy meal next time you visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good Cuban food!! Would recommend.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thanks for dining with us!

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B
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great food and drinks. Noisy if too packed. Reservations encouraged.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 10, 2020

We so appreciate you dining with us.

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F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. 2 of us shared 3 apps and split a main course. With the most amazing dessert the churro bowl it was plenty of food. Our server Maria was a sweetheart.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thanks so much for your kind words! We agree, the Churro bowl and Maria both superb! :)

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RB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria was fantastic! We had a great time!

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 10, 2020

Ron thank you for dining with us and sharing your feedback!

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BW
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Ivan was great, nice guy, funny, he made the night special! He recommended a pork loin dish and my friend loved it. Be back soon!

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 10, 2020

We can't wait to see you again soon! We are so pleased to hear Ivan took such great care of you.

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TN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and drinks are great! Affordable prices and specials.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thanks for dining with us!

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T
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a 5:15 reservation, got there little early but they seated us right away which worked for us because we had a 7pm play to attend. Food was very good. My only gripe is that the margarita I ordered was weak —not a good value for $12.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thanks so much for dining with us. Please let your server know next time if something is not to your liking - we are more than happy to remake it or get you something else!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family had a great pre theater meal at Havana Central.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 10, 2020

We are so glad to hear that! Hope the show was good!

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JW
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great although felt a bit rushed. Table for two was way too small. Purchased the $36 drink special. Had a good taste but for $36 I felt like I got a 51 oz glass of ice and not alcohol.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 10, 2020

Jody we are so glad you had a nice time! Please know we are more than happy to remake or replace any dish or drink you are not happy with so please speak with your server next time so we make sure you leave fully satisfied!

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CB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food always delicious and nicely presented.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for the kind feedback Christine. Please come again!

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KG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Only for happy hour specials. I wouldn't recommend any other time. They changed up their Buy One Get One deal randomly. Now all of a sudden you can't take your free meal to go. The BOGO coupon is now limited to one per table whereas in the past me and my friend used our own at the same sitting. The manager was pretty rude about it as well.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 13, 2020

Kendrick thank you for dining with us and leaving your feedback. As promotions develop we sometimes have to fine tune the parameters and as such our last two BOGOs include verbiage that explains it's intended that each promo is for two people. We apologize if this was not what you were expecting and certainly apologize for any rudeness you received! Hospitality is our #1 priority and no matter what we aim to make our guests happy and satisfied. Sending you a private note now as well.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

After 5p could be crowded so use Open Table for a reservation. Good Happy hour choices.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thanks for stopping by!

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RK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my cousin from TN Loved her first visit to this wonderful restaurant

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 10, 2020

We are so pleased to hear!

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F
New York Area
176 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very tasty roast pork. The side salad is very undistinguished. The arroz con pollo was very tasty

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 10, 2020

So glad to hear you enjoyed our dishes! We look forward to welcoming you back.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been a regular there for a very long time always enjoy the food and cocktails and the ambience and the live music is also very good.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 10, 2020

We are so lucky to have valued regulars like you! Cheers!

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food as always, great food right before seeing a show

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you Michael!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews