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Havana Central Times Square

4.5
7461 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban

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Pre/post Theatre
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OPEN FOR OUTSIDE DINING NOW; RESERVE FOR INDOOR DINING STARTING 9/30. JOIN US ON 46th STREET ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. Also open for Curbside Take-Out and Contactless Delivery from 16th St to 79th St, East & West Sides.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 7461 people are saying
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EdithM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Restaurant is following COVID-19 measures. Place is clean and spaced out.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for dining with us! We are so glad you felt comfortable in our space. We take the safety precautions very seriously for both our guests and staff.

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Joseph
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are always on point. If you're looking for suggestions, they have an amazing BlackBerry Mojito and the corn is to die for.

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Responded 3 days ago

Great picks! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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RaeE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Felt rushed through our dining experience. My friend was still eating and waitress started asking if she wanted to pack up her food while bringing over the to go boxes.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded 3 days ago

Rae we are sorry to hear about this! Sending you a private note now. We want all of our guests to feel welcome and at ease during their entire visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for dining with us!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun scenery, waiter was a blast and sang and danced to us. Drinks were very good, a little pricey but doable!

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on October 19, 2020

We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again sometime!

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Mike
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Our waiter Ivan was AWESOME!

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on October 19, 2020

We are so happy you had a good time! Ivan rocks! :)

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RealUpsetCuban
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was extremely expensive compared to many other Cuban restaurants. I was in shock that a ropa vieja meal with a scoop of yellow rice would cost $27. They don’t have a menu for kids and we also spent around $27 on a churrasco for our son. Overall, we spent around $170 on food for 2 adults and 2 children. The night before we had spent around $135 including 18% tip and wine at Olive
Gardens and the food experience was waaaayyy better. Come on guys, $27 for a ropa vieja. It’s simply ridiculous. And I don’t want to even comment about the “Cuban coffee”. Really??? $3 for something I don’t know what it was, certainly, not “Cuban”.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on October 19, 2020

We are very sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. We'd like to connect with you to make things right. Sending a private note now.

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TwanE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for friends and family to live, love, and laugh. Amazingly attentive staff! I felt safe and comfortable considering our new norm because of the pandemic. Thank youHavana Central!

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on October 19, 2020

We are so happy you and your group enjoyed your visit! We are thrilled to be at your service and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JorgeP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Despite the current circumstances, we had no pleasant service. Food was exceptionally good.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on October 19, 2020

Jorge thanks for dining with us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on October 12, 2020

Thanks for dining with us!

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HeidyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived we were seated right away, Ivan was the best waiter we could have been assigned. He was attentive, charismatic and friendly. We will absolutely come back to visit Ivan! The food was great as well

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thanks for dining with us and offering feedback Heidy! We are so glad Ivan took great care of you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fun the host was nice was seated right away everyone was so nice and enerven

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on October 6, 2020

We are so glad you had a nice visit! We look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipRonB
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place...so happy to see them open for inside business. Viva Havana!!

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on October 5, 2020

Not as happy as we are! Thanks for your support Ron!

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MashaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivan was THE BEST server anyone could ever ask for. And as always food was amazing !

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on October 5, 2020

Masha thanks for the support! We'll be sure to share your feedback with Ivan :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went to lunch with my old boss. It was one of my first times dining out since the pandemic. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The pernil was AMAZING. Thanks to you and your staff!

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to serving you again.

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Anrod01
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love eating at Havana's and I'm super excited to be the first one to attend it's reopening with minimal seating and COVID19 measures in place indoors. I had a wonderful time and delicious lunch. Everyone was super careful and wore masks and we only took ours off to eat. It was perfect and I would go back. :)

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thanks for dining with us indoors! We are very excited to be able to offer seating inside now and super glad you enjoyed your experience! Come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was great but I’ve been to Havana before and I know there’s a pandemic but the food and drinks were not good at all. Our pitcher of mojito tasted like juice and our food was so bland. It lacked seasoning and flavor. Neither were worth the price at all. Like I said I’ve been to Havana before, many times and have never felt unsatisfied and disappointed like I did recently. The food and drinks are the one thing they can control during this time and it was not good. Hopefully they get back to their regular standard soon

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on September 28, 2020

While we are very glad you had good service we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal. Were you able to bring this to your servers attention? We are more than happy to remake anything or get you something new off the menu. We are sorry it was not a good time but do hope to make things right. Sending you a private note.

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AndreaW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very clean with a friendly staff and the waitress was great!!

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thanks for dining with us Andrea!

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PrettyMe
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, service and price. We Had a great time. Staff is amazing! Definitely recommend. We will be back.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on September 14, 2020

Thanks so much for the kind words! We look forward to serving you again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They dont sanitize tables in between customers, Staff is rude and unprofessional

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on September 8, 2020

We are sorry to hear about your experience. Sending you a private note now so we can learn more about your visit and make things right.

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vipLocalFoodie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roast pork was fantastic! Thanks for being open in these times.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on August 24, 2020

Thank YOU for supporting us during these times! Glad you enjoyed the Pernil :)

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OpenTable Diner
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

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation/ birthday celebration

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AndreaC
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.

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mitchk
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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TerryW
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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OpenTable Diner
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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IsaacO
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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vipmtanne
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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OpenTable Diner
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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Boricua13
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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vipFoodie61
New York Area
18 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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vipRonB
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria was fantastic! We had a great time!

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Responded on March 10, 2020

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

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BrendaW
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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vipTexNYC
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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Touristy
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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OpenTable Diner
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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JodyWins
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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vipChristineB
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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FAQs

Havana Central Times Square does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Havana Central Times Square also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 398-7440.

Havana Central Times Square is rated 4.5 stars by 7461 OpenTable diners.

Havana Central Times Square does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/havana-central-new-york/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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