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Havana Central Times Square

4.3
5839 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Authentic
  • Casual
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Cuban, Latin / Spanish
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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
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Phone number
(212) 398-7440
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Cross street
Between 6th & 7th
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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
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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
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Entertainment
Live Latin music 5 nights a week.
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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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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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 or holiday events. We can also bring a taste of Cuba to you with our off-site catering program!

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What 5839 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Authentic and delicious Cuban food in a great location.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

To expensive for average food

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The service was very good and the food was even better! I had the pork chops. Unbelievable.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

It was great!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

If you try Havana Central, do yourself a favor and have the Crispy Beef (vaca frieda). It's wonderful.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The waitress with glasses was nice and friend, even for someone like me who does not speakEnglish English well, still feel comfortable.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food and atmosphere was excellent. Our waiter, Ivan, was extremely accommodating and very personable.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

This place is great!!! Food and mojitos!!! Add the salsa music at night and bam!! The best in town!!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great spot. Our entree was delicious! Would certainly return

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great menu, good food and good service.
It was empanada day so it was a great day to be there. Yummm

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food and live music. This was my second time visiting this restaurant and it’s been great both times.

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2.0Dined on April 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great find while on holiday, something different. Very tasty food, great atmosphere. Young kids enjoyed also. Walked straight in to a table with booking.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I always enjoy eating here. The food choices just get better and better and the drinks are amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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!!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great service, authentic food, and friendly staff. Their Havana tour sampler was to die for. Will definitely be back

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great Cuban sandwich!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Excellent spot for pre or post theater meal. Fun atmosphere, good drinks....A bit tight..Good value.

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on March 26, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We were there for dinner before a show &, as always, food & service were excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Delicious food and excellent services. The drinks and empanadas were amazing!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

First time we visited the Time Square restaurant was a nice experience.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great staff, very crowded/lively, outstanding menu and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Took a co-worker to Havana for her birthday. She loves this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Went for lunch with co-workers. Food was good and service was great. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Moderately priced midtown dining experience

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Was in the area for a show. Service read pretty good and did was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Authentic Cuban food in the Heart of Times Square. Great place for a lively night out with friends or for a quick drink and appetizer before a Broadway show!

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