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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/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, 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)

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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

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (70)
Authentic (58)
Casual (56)
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Good for Groups (53)
Fun (51)
Special Occasion (42)
Live Music (40)
Good for a Date (39)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Happy Hour (34)
Tapas (34)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Comfort Food (30)
Great for Lunch (29)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Vibrant Bar Scene (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Hot Spot (24)
Late-night Find (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Kid-friendly (19)
Tasting Menu (19)
Romantic (18)
Cozy (15)
Worth the Drive (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
People Watching (11)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Quick Bite (7)
Spicy (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Business Meals (6)
Healthy (5)
Scenic View (5)
Live Sports (4)
Vegan (4)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great dinner with friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

We got there promptly at 6:15, Our reservation time… And had to wait 45 minutes… Many others got seated before us that have the same amount of people. 1/3 of our party had to leave Because they would not have made their show. Very frustrating that they don’t honor the reservations. We were Very kind during the situation.

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·Dined 4 days ago

This was my second visit. I love the ambiance. The food was great. The drinks were fantastic. We had a great server. My only complaint was when I was speaking to the hostess she walked away. Then another took over and she apologized for the other hostess and she was quite lovely.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Live Music, Good for Groups
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·Dined 4 days ago

I am not a big fan of going to a Times Square restaurant , however I have been here for happy hour before which are well worth the great mojitos and empanadas! Went with the family after a Broadway show and had a great time. Food was good , had the pork shank which was cooked very nicely and tasty, the daughters had the port chops which they loved and my wife vegetarian stuff peppers which she enjoyed. The one thing was the vegetarian stuff peppers was cold and needed to send it back to make it hot. Our waiter was professional and polite. It was loud mainly because of a large party which was right behind us. After they left the noise level went down were we able to hear the music being played. Thank goodness we made reservation on open table. We got our table within minutes, others with no reservations had an hour wait. Forget that. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

We got there soon after opening so it was uncrowded and quiet. Service was good, food was tasty- my chicken soup was excellent and a chicken dish was quite tasty. I would definitely return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome place to take my teenage daughter for her birthday, food is always on point and the ambiance is amazing.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, People Watching, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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·Dined 5 days ago

I chose this restaurant because I love Cuban and Caribbean Latin food. It was also very convenient to parking and theters. The menu was extensive and had so many classic Cuban dishes like Moro, pernil, ropas viejas, tostónes, maduros etc. We had an appetizer of shrimp ceviche which was delicious and made just right and an appetizer of maduros (sweet plantains) which was the only disappointing thing. They were cold which leads me to believe that the weren’t fresh because you just cannot make fried sweet plátanos and have the en cold. I think they were reheated leftovers. The strawberry mojito was to die for!!! Overall great food and great experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, staff was friendly and quick. Pineapple mojito was tasty! I loved the live music but wish there was a dance floor !!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Live Music, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined 7 days ago

I went to Havana for my birthday with my group of friends and i had a great time the food was so good. I got the shrimp mofongo and drinks at happy hour. The drinks were really good as well. My waiter was very nice and attentive. The manager was very attentive and came to our table making sure we were enjoying our time. Well i think he was the manager he was the only one that had a blue shirt on. When they came to sing happy birthday to me it was really energetic and not dry and awkward like some other restaurants. Overall i will visit again and recommend to anyone

Tags: Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

I’m 21 and my waiter tried to ID me????

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food great atmosphere and great prices. Server was very dull and not very outgoing. Live Music was great but a bit noisy when sitting on the first level but the musicians were fantastic!. We arrived early and the lovely hostess at the front seated us right away without a hassle. With the exception of our waiter the staff is very outgoing, and had a fantastic energy/ vibe. Over all good experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was delicious

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Despite slow service, I love the food and the music. I wouldn't mind going there again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

A lot of food. Chicken was dry

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Havana Central is an excellent Theater District restaurant that serves very good Cuban food. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there before the theater.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Spicy, Happy Hour, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Had reservations and were seated as soon as we arrived. Service was excellent and food was delicious. Waitstaff were very attentive & friendly.

Tags: Casual, People Watching
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good food at reasonable prices right in the heart of Times Square. The mixed appetizer platter is a must! My family had the shredded beef and pulled pork entrees were were very good. I had the chicken and shrimp in garlic sauce and the chicken was dry so I don’t recommend that dish. I made a 630 reservation through open table and we bypassed a long wait line and finished in time for our 8pm show. Overall good option for pre/post theatre.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I have passed this restaurant many times while I was in Times Square and decided to eat here before a show. No wait for the table. Service was excellent and the food was amazing. Great place to eat.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excelente comida y buen ambiente!!!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

My last time here was on 2010, even though years has past the place still have this amazing environment. The food is great, delicious, well done with lot of flavor. And the mojitos are just the best, you can have them on a jar or glass and in both presentation they are absolute great, you actually feel the taste of rum in them, not many places serves great cocktails.

My reservation worked perfectly and I found everything amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We absolutely loved our dinner at Havana Central Times Square on our recent vacation to New York! So glad we made a reservation on OpenTable in advance, as this place is very popular and busy. Great atmosphere, friendly service, and the food is incredible. Sat next to some native New Yorkers who said that it is one of their favourite restaurants. The paella was delicious! 10/10

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The Vaca frita is a definetely their speciality, one of the best I have ever tried, very recomended and the Mojitos are awesome

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

My wife and I went there this past Thursday night , after catching a broadway show!! Reservations were at 10:00 pm, arrived at 9:30 pm, where they accommodated us with a table. Place was packed.

If you like live Latin music, looking to dance, or tasting delicious Cuban food along with Great Drinks, this is the place to go. The coconut margaritas, also the mojitos were awesome. The salmon with mango sauce was delicious

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for a Date, Live Music
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

I absolutely love this place!! It has definitely turned in one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Service was excellent.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was fairly good, asked for a rice with chicken-lots of rice, very few pieces of chicken-. The service was poor, maybe the waitress had too many tables; just came to our table 3 times and once cause i called her. Asked for a glass of wine to two people, the guy who brought the food and a person who came to our table to asked us about the service (ironic?); they both said, your wine will come soon, it never came. Then saw our waitress, called her, told her about the wine issue, and she brought the glass of wine. The worse was the temperature the place was very cold , the day before we went to another restaurant and a very few customers were wearing jackets or coats (inside the restaurant), in this place, it was the other way around; most of the customers were wearing their coats and jackets, it was like dinning in a place where the heating system had been turned off, It felt like dining in a street corner cafeteria.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food and service was excellent at Havana Central. Unfortunately, their heating system had broken earlier that day and no warning was given when checking in. We spent our dinner bundled in all of our winter clothes and still could not get warm. It was outrageous that they did not warn us or give us a heads up before seating us.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was absolutely freezing inside the restaurant (even seated all the way in the dining area). We had our gloves on until the food came out. We didn’t want to eat with our coats on, but had no choice.
Great food. Wait staff very friendly, even when very busy. First round of drinks tasted much better than the second (?) Entrees were delicious. No complaints there. Great music too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Flavorful food, fabulous service, great music, fun atmosphere! Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Had to wait more than 30 min even though we had booked table. Additional 30-40 min waiting for food. Food ok, waitress nice, loud live music. Mixed emotions!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This is one of the worst restaurants - no idea why this place gets good reviews. The service was good, but the food was no better than airplane food! We had chicken with garlic sauce and ropa vieja - both were terrible. We won't be going back.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Nice place and good food and live music definitely would return.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Visited NYC for the holidays and went back to Havana as that is one of our go-to-places when we visit. Mojitos were good and strong as always. Pork roast was good although the yellow rice was somewhat bland. Wife had arroz con pollo and it was a hit. Daughter had churrasco and was disappointed. Meat was cooked well done although she asked for medium. Meat was tough and charred. The fried yuca was amazing

Service was outstanding as always. Michael took care of everything as expected and made sure we didn’t miss anything

Overall it was a good meal

Thanks

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food is really good, fast service when you have reservation. Great location, close to theaters and Times Square.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The atmosphere is nice, but the food isn’t authentic .....
Sorry.... Ropa Vieja is to be moist, with its sauce, not just dry shredded beef topped with peppers and onions on top, the fried yucca was too fried, and cortadito coffee wasn’t even espresso.... tasted like regular coffee with warm froth....
Thank you but not convinced.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had reservations and were seated quickly. The service was fast and pleasant. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable about menu items and was able to make good recommendations. The food was great and arrived quickly. The portions were large . Great experience !

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very Cuban environment, friendly staff and many lovely menu options at fair prices. The restaurant is also in a great location in Times Square.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Un gran restaurante, con gran ambiente. Comida tipica de cuba de buenissima calidad. Te transporta directamente hacia la bodeguita del medio tan famosa de la havana. Algunos dias y unas horas concretas hay musica en directo! Eso si... tardan un poco en adjudicarte mesa aun teniendo reserva! Pero vale la pena.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 25, 2017

6th time we have been there (go every year we visit New York!)...Everything excellent as always!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Authentic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The vegetarian food was excellent and good value for money. I thoughly enjoyed the life music. There were queues of people wanting to enter and the restaurant was jam packed. I felt pressured to leave before I wanted because the bill was placed on my table while I was still eating and before I requested it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great place to eat, good food, convenient location, will recommend to anyone

Tags: Live Music, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Fun, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu
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