Havana Central Times Square is available to host parties for groups from 10-250 guests. Our private mezzanine is perfect for cocktail parties, presentations, seated receptions or holiday events. We can also bring a taste of Cuba to you with our off-site catering program!View Private Dining Details
I made a reservation a week ago requesting to sit on the second level. It was a special occasion and we wanted to be away from the noise/ music. They claimed the second floor was reserved but when I went upstairs to use the bathroom that did not appear to be the case. I should have been informed that my request could not be honored. The then sat us right in front of the live band! HORRIBLE! My husband asked for extra onions in his beans and not only did he not get extra, there were no onions in the beans at all. I asked for very little ice in my drink and I got a glass full of ice. The food was also lukewarm. Rather than complain on my husbands birthday, I just will never go back there again. I also would not recommend this restaurant. The sever did not listen to our requests. Our food was served while we were still eating our appetizer. If they could they would have sat the meal on our laps.
A great place for some casual fun (and tasty drinks) in Times Square. Our server, Ivan, made our experience extra special with his contagious smile, playful attitude, and attentive service. Thank you, Ivan!
This was the third time we have eaten here. It is definitely not a place for a quiet, romantic dinner - it's large, noisy and packed but we love it. Generous mojitos, Cuban food that tastes authentic and friendly service, it's also very good value for money
I always enjoy eating here! Arrived 30 minutes before by reservation and they were able to accommodate. Hostess was very nice and the waiter very friendly and timely.
All around good choice for dinner in NYC. No complaints, I’ll Be Back!
This restaurant is amazing! The food was perfect and the service was very fast. The staff is super friendly and helpful.
Authentic and delicious Cuban food in a great location.
To expensive for average food
Soup and main courses arrived together. Soup was not hot, main courses brought back into the kitchen. When they came out 10 min later, chicken was dry.
The service was very good and the food was even better! I had the pork chops. Unbelievable.
We were visiting the city with our three year old and this was the perfect place for us to eat lunch. The staff looked delighted to set him and the host put us in a comfortable booth in the corner. Our little guy wanted the shrimp empanadas and even though the kids' menu didn't mention them, there was no problem ordering them. This was a fun, friendly, and delicious place to have lunch. Those shrimp empanadas, I mentioned, they were amazing! The plantains were soft and flavorful, my Cubano yummy and the arroz con pollo was delicious and the perfect size for lunch. The price was also very reasonable for leaving us all full and satisfied.
walked past this restaurant several times during stay near Times Square. Decided last minute to try and get reservations on OpenTable and was successful. Added two friends later and had no problems changing reservations. Great food and very authentic tasting. Mojitos were amazing!
It was great!
If you try Havana Central, do yourself a favor and have the Crispy Beef (vaca frieda). It's wonderful.
The authentic Cuban food is plentiful and delicious. We were pleasantly surprised that there was a 6 piece band playing/singing Cuban music which heightened the pleasure. They play on Sundays from 6-9 p.m.
The waitress with glasses was nice and friend, even for someone like me who does not speakEnglish English well, still feel comfortable.
I love this place. I usually stay away from restaurants this close to Times Square, but the food and value are really great, considering the location. The food is always delicious, and the mojitos can't be beat. Make a reservation, though, or you'll be waiting a long time if you try to go pre-theater.
Food was really good and came out quick. Live music was a lot of fun. Our waiter Ivan was great! He made the experience that much better! We would go back just to see him!
The food and atmosphere was excellent. Our waiter, Ivan, was extremely accommodating and very personable.
This place is great!!! Food and mojitos!!! Add the salsa music at night and bam!! The best in town!!
The food is awesome!!! If you have never eaten Cuban food, this is an excellent place to try it for the first time. Cuban food is very similar to Puerto Rican food, which I can’t live without!!! If you want to try traditional Cuban/Puerto Rican dish, Oder the Mofongo. The shrimp Mofongo is amazing!! Don’t leave without trying the tostones. They are so delicious!!! In Puerto Rico we eat them with every meal. I visit Havana Central every time I am in the city.
Great spot. Our entree was delicious! Would certainly return
Great menu, good food and good service.
It was empanada day so it was a great day to be there. Yummm
As a Latino I am very surprised at the lack of seasoning on the food! I am not sure what or who is cooking this food but it needs help. The drinks were ok and service was average. The atmosphere is great as well as live music. As a Latin restaurant they need better chefs period! I wonder if the chef even tastes the food being put out. If he did and let it still go out! Shame on them.
Great food and live music. This was my second time visiting this restaurant and it’s been great both times.
Unfortunately, the food quality has taken a turn for the worse. I took a friend for a birthday lunch, and the empanadas were not hot, and the mofongo was not seasoned well. Also, our dishes took 40-45 minutes to arrive, which is a little long for lunch. The restaurant is very busy, but the quality of the food has gone down. However, the service was wonderful, and the wait staff were giving the best service they could.
Great find while on holiday, something different. Very tasty food, great atmosphere. Young kids enjoyed also. Walked straight in to a table with booking.
I always enjoy eating here. The food choices just get better and better and the drinks are amazing!
Luv luv luv this spot!!! The live music was transporting!!! I felt like I was in Havana & the music volume was perfect we were still able to hold conversation and enjoy our meal!!! Great service!!!
Service was excellent and food came very quickly. Ivan was charming, welcoming, and made the experience so much fun. A great option in the Times Square area.
Great service, authentic food, and friendly staff. Their Havana tour sampler was to die for. Will definitely be back
Great Cuban sandwich!
Excellent spot for pre or post theater meal. Fun atmosphere, good drinks....A bit tight..Good value.
Although the food came out quickly, we were still on our appetizers . We felt rush to eat the appetizers to have our dinner. Not to mention, I asked for avocado with my meal and they forgot to bring it. After about 15-20 minutes the waiter came to check to see how was everything and that was when he realized that avocado was not brought to me. The food was very bland.
Ivan was our waiter and he was absolutely amazing! Our service was fabulous. Fast and friendly staff. Food and drinks were the best we had in Times Square all weekend! Would recommend to anyone of any age.
Waited for 45 minutes for soup course and only got it after complaining. No more than five minutes after it arrived, while we were still eating the soup, the mains were plunked down on our table.
We asked to see the manager who told us she was sorry but there were kitchen problems and she made no effort to take the mains back until we were ready.
The main dish of veggie paella was a heaping crock of rice with a few random vegetables here and there. It was dry and most of those at the table left about 90% of it over.
The manager kept asking after that if everything was ok and I do not understand why since she saw it was not a dining experience for us that we would remember with satisfaction or want to recommend.
My date was a half hour late and they were so accommodating and seated us as soon as he came. The food came out hot and delicious in short order. We made it to the theater on time. They know how to get people in and out in time for the theater but don't skimp on making good quality meals. I would definitely go again.
We were there for dinner before a show &, as always, food & service were excellent!
Delicious food and excellent services. The drinks and empanadas were amazing!
First time we visited the Time Square restaurant was a nice experience.