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About Havana Central Times Square

Our authentic menu is comprised from the best Cuban ingredients; featuring family recipes that have traveled from one generation to another and which our family and friends have saved with great pride and devotion. All of our meals are prepared daily using only the finest, freshest ingredients.

151 W 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Cuban, Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11:30 am - 4 pm 7 days a week
Sunday thru Wednesday 11:30 am-11 pm
Thursday thru Saturday 11:30 am-12 am

Cross Street:
Between 6th & 7th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 398-7440

Website:
http://www.havanacentral.com/

Entertainment:
Live Latin music 5 nights a week.

Catering:
Havana Central brings authentic Cuban cuisine to your home and office.
Our recipes have been passed down through generations with much love and pride.
Our experienced staff can accommodate all of your catering needs from drop off luncheons to full service banquets at the location of your choice.

Parking Details:
Street Parking & Public pay lots in the area:
145 West 47th Street between 6th and 7th Ave
25 W 48th St, between 5th and 6th Ave
148 W 48th St, between 6th and 7th Ave

Public Transit:
N,R,W trains at 49th St
B,D,F,V trains at 47-50th St's
N,Q,R,S,W,1,2,3,7 trains at Time Square

Executive Chef:
Stanley Licairac

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Step out of the busy streets of Times Square and transport yourself to paradise. Our flagship location has multiple semi private dining options. The Mezzanine is comfortably seats 75 for dinner and 100 guests cocktails and happy hours. Our VIP area offers semi privacy and accommodates 25 guests.. The Veranda provides a street side view seating 20 and 25 standing. Our 40 foot long mahogany bar is also available for small gatherings of up to 20 guests.
Our entire venue is perfect for an exclusive event for 325 guests.

Rooms Available and Capacities:

VIP Area - (12 min - 25 max)

Mezzanine - (12 - 100)

Bar - 20

Veranda - (12 - 25)

Entire Restaurant (Buy-out) (12 - 400)

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Havana Central Central will accept it's last reservation at 9:00 pm
and will be closed all day Christmas
Happy Holiday to All !!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Happy Holidays and Joy to All
Havana Central will be closed for Christmas Day and reopening
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 11:30 am Please inquiry about our NYE Celebration featuring a 5 course Latin Feast-3 Hour Open Bar and Live Music

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year Havana Central style
Located in the heart of Times Square. Celebrate with a live salsa band and 5 course Cuban feast. Open bar midnight toast $195 per person inclusive of tax and service. Bar package $145 per person inclusive of tax and service.
9:00pm to 12:00am

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Private Dining

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, holiday events.

Havana Central Times Square Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (69)
Authentic (64)
Casual (59)
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Good for Groups (52)
Fun (45)
Good for a Date (44)
Special Occasion (41)
Live Music (39)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Happy Hour (37)
Comfort Food (34)
Great for Lunch (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Bar Seating (26)
Tapas (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Hot Spot (21)
Kid-friendly (18)
Late-night Find (18)
Worth the Drive (15)
People Watching (13)
Romantic (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Quick Bite (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Business Meals (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Cozy (9)
Spicy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Healthy (5)
Scenic View (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Vegan (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

It was a Sunday afternoon during holiday season, so it was quite crowded and noisy, but fun. The waiters seemed a little overwhelmed perhaps by the sheer crowd. They forgot several things and we had to ask again, but overall, it was a very pleasant experience. Thank you!

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined 3 days ago

I've been to this restaurant previously and have always enjoyed. that said, my last experience wasn't anything special. I think my biggest complaint was that they told me that had no decaf coffee, at all, and that my only option was tea. that really bothered me as I had been looking forward to my decaf expresso, which I've always gotten there in the past, and which I always enjoyed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The food, service and ambiance was wonderful. We ordered something that was only on the week day menu without a problem. The service was quick even if we weren't catching a show. Be sure to make a reservation as the wait without can be quit long. Will definitely be coming back!

Tags: Tapas, Cozy, Live Music, Romantic, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Visiting the city to see a show, we had post-theatre dinner. The Cuban food is authentic and had choice of several favorites including specials which offered a taste of several dishes. The drinks can be strong, but the waiter warns you. Ivan, our waiter, created a fun atmosphere without being intrusive to our party and the supporting staff kept the table cleared and water glasses filled. Parking garage available at market rate across the street.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was the worst ever by the waiter but management went above and beyond to make it right.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great and our server was very friendly and attentive

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Good happy hour specials for mojitos margaritas sangria and beer as well as appetizers. Enjoyed dinner of roast pork and rice and beans. Delicious dessert of churro with ice cream. Reasonable prices

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

went for early ore theater and food was very tasty but it was kind of noisy, especially for a time when there was no live music. Will definitely go back for another meal but during a less crowded time.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

We were 30 minutes late for our reservation and they still seated us right away (tuesday 5pm) and made sure we were able to eat and drink with time to make it to our play. Staff was friendly and polite. Bathrooms are clean. But be prepared the tables are close together and it's noisy!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great service and delicious food at affordable prices.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The atmosphere was great for people watching the service was attentive and personable, the food was excellent

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

An authentic Cuban atmosphere with great cooking like my mom made. Flavor is great, presentation is very nice and the amount of food per serving is more than enough even the tapas.

Tags: Tapas, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had been wanted by to go for dinner for a while. Finally did this trip. We were not disappointed. Food was wonderful. Love the plantain chips and avocado salsa app. All our dinners were delicious and the flan was just the right amount to finish off the meal. And the mijitos, guava and passion fruit were outstanding.

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

This place is amazing ! The staff was so nice and our waitress was so professional we doubled her trip because she was that good. The food was spectacular, really authentic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Spicy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Completely recommend this place for a night out wh friends or a delicious brunch or lunch. It’s very loud, the music is amazing and you kind of have to scream to hear each other, but the food is a MUST!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great Place, Fantastic fun atmosphere and the food was outstanding. Definitely a must dining experience in NYC Times Square!

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

I was there celebrating my graduation dinner with my family & everything was perfect. Thanks to the manager there yesterday & her team, my family love the food & enjoyed themselves.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Outstanding experience. Supremely attentive and accommodating service. Great food and ambiance.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

appetizers were not good. main dishes were good and priced well. Service was just ok.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fun atmosphere with live music. I try Cuban sandwiches every where I go and Havana's was excellent! Cost for downtown NYC was decent.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fun atmosphere and good food. The only thing i was surprised at was last time i had the same entree and was told they no longer give you a salad with the salmon although it still says it on the menu.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very good food at a modest price in Manhattan.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

What a lovely surprise! Was afraid of a chain experience..but got pleasant professional service, delicious plentiful portions, and a lovely vibrant atmosphere that was perfect for families. Drinks were delicious and all went smoothly with our reservation. Highly recommend!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Vegan
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We visited Havana on a whim while visiting NYC to see several Broadway shows. I googled the restaurant and it suggested to make a reservation which I did. One was available within 2 hours of when I wanted to go. We went at our reservation time and was immediately seated. We ordered Ropa Vieja, Vaca Frita, arroz con camarrones and arroz con pollo y camarrones - all dishes were amazing and a ton of food. We could have almost shared a couple dishes among us. The service was prompt and the food was great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, People Watching, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Going to see the ROCKETTES

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Our second time dining at Havana Central Times Square - great food and service.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

My family, a friend and I went to have dinner to celebrate my sister's birthday we had a great experience, food was very tasty, there was a salsa group playing alive, our waiter was attentive and kind. My second time at this restaurant nice experience!
My family and I were on a family trip to NYC

Tags: Tapas, Tasting Menu, Fun, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Needed a place to go before a show that was near our theater. Was not expecting much from a chain restaurant in Times Square, but we were all pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. We started with the Cuban sampler and Empanada sampler, everything was delicious. I had the shrimp and saffron rice. A generous portion of shrimp and more rice than one could eat. Everyone in our group really enjoyed their food. The service was excellent and we got to the theater in plenty of time. Would definitely recommend for pre theater

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was right. Love the many choices/selections. Go there all the time when in the city. Good music.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Execellent service as usual! Great atmosphere and food.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food tasted great from the appetizers to dessert. The server was great as well. He made some good recommendations and was very attentive.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our overall experience was excellent. The food was fantastic as well as the service from Michael.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Although our server was great, this first time our food came out cold. And I mean every single item. First it was the appetizers that came out cold. I didn't have it returned because I figured our meal would make up for it. But when our other dishes came out cold as well, it was very disappointing. I didn't ask our server to return the food because I just don't trust what goes on behind closed doors when you return food. Aside from that, the food was tasty, just cold :-(

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Lovely. Great food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

For the prices this place has, I would expect the food to be hot when brought to the table and well cooked. I had the chicken and shrimp al ajilla, the chicken was dry and the ajillo (garlic) was more of a watery taste. My boyfriend had the vaca frita, it was more like vaca fria. I recommend you order individual drinks rather then pitchers because the pitcher is watered down. The waiter seemed rushed and messed up or drink order - I understand it was a evening and packed but come on at least get the order right.

Tags: Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Favorite restaurant, great food, best mojitos, awesome live music!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Really good food and nice value for the money

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

When I visit the city from Connecticut Havana Central is always our first choice. We love the authentic meals.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food and service were excellent. I had the Sugarcane Lime Chicken Salad, and it was delicious; my husband had the Chicken and Rice with black beans, and enjoyed it very much. Portions were large. The atmosphere was very nice, and considering it is a chain, and in a touristy area, we pleasantly surprised at the quality. I would definitely go back to try more of the menu next time we are in to see a show.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great Cuban-themed restaurant. Convenient; good food and good service. Great for a meal before / after a Broadway show.

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