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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

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

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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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Details
Sun 9:45PM - 11:00PM

Mon - Wed 4:00PM - 4:30PM 9:45PM - 11:00PM

Thu 4:00PM - 4:30PM

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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

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (76)
Authentic (65)
Casual (65)
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Good for Groups (61)
Fun (53)
Good for a Date (50)
Special Occasion (44)
Live Music (43)
Happy Hour (40)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
Great for Lunch (36)
Comfort Food (34)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Hot Spot (28)
Bar Seating (27)
Tapas (27)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Late-night Find (21)
Kid-friendly (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
People Watching (15)
Business Meals (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Romantic (12)
Quick Bite (11)
Cozy (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Spicy (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Vegan (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Live Sports (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place for a theatre outing, it’s conveniently located in Time’s Square.

Tags: Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Bar Seating, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love Havana central! Food is always great no matter what you order and the staff is friendly and accommodating. I had the mango salmon with green rice and ended the meal with the chocolate cake. I have no complaints.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Nice waitress, but got the drink and appetizer wrong

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Pineapple chicken was delicious! Staff accommodating for substitute menu items. Great cocktail!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had a fantastic pre-theater dinner on Wednesday evening. The shrimp ceviche was tasty, the empanadas were terrific, and our main courses were great. Our frozen mango margaritas were made exactly to specifications, and the mojitos were out of this world. Our server, Maria, was friendly, warm, helpful and efficient, and she helped to make our dinner even more enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Service was super slow. We thought the writer forgot about us at one point. Food could be warmer.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Authentic Cuban specialties for appetizers, entrees & desserts. Very friendly wait staff. Food choices were all very good. This particular Saturday evening was very loud. A little difficult to hear from across the tables

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Enjoyed our experience! Waitress was very patient when we couldn’t decide on our drinks and meal. Food was wonderful!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Fun, Fabulous food place! Have been several times now and this place is always timely but doesn’t rush you. The food is excellent and something different in a world of pizza.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food and service was exceptional. I’ll go back again and again.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Was a nice birthday. A bit loud at first but after a while the background conversations become just background noise. Food, as always, is excellent. Highly recommend.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Was looking for a unique dinner spot near our show "The Play that goes Wrong" and this was a great find. There was a wide selection of cuban dishes. The specialty Sangria was delicious. We had a few appetizers that were really good, Plantain boats, Empanadas and Shrimp Ceviche. I would definitely eat here again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Spicy
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The only fault we had was the bucket of chicken wings to start. Great variety of dipping sauces but there were so many both my son and I failed to finish our main course. You may ask how this is a fault, but if you tasted our skirt steak main course you would understand our dismay at not being able to finish it. Would whole heatedly recommend, we went for our last supper in NYC and were not disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Live Music, Authentic
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

I took my lady here for her birthday. The food and service was great. Dessert was presented to her with a lit candle. We really had a good time.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Tapas, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

As always, great food and service. It's one of my favorite places for lunch, dinner or just drinks.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food was amazing, HOT SAUCE WAS DELICIOUS! Pretty sure my sister and I emptied the bottle for our pollo asado. Mojito is garnished with fresh sugar cane which made my Caribbean heart really happy. And the waiters sang happy birthday to my friend! It was amazing and my friends all enjoyed their time and our bellies did too!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Eat here Everytime we come to NYC. We live in Long island come to NYC almost once a month. One if our favorite restaurants.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food and service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The atmosphere and setting were fun and full of energy. Service was good except for no action taken when told of dissapointment with meal. We ordered various chicken dishes and although there was decent flavor, the chicken was very dry. I did not finish my meal. I did mention it to the waitress but there was no effort to take the meal off the bill or offer desert. Despite the meal, it was a fun place and hopefully a one off on the chicken.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Live Music
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Havana Central was great to take my girlfriend to on her birthday. Would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food is delicious and the sangria too. Lunches are priced just right.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We love Cuban food. We eat it often in Florida. We were excited to visit Havana Central in midtown NYC. The mojitos were great. And our server, Ivan, was outstanding. Unfortunately, not all of our meals were outstanding. My vaca frita was great. My wife's palomilla skirt steak was a bit tough. We would definitely give it a second chance when back in NYC.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Authentic, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food was terrible. The service worse and the server could not have cared any less about it. Got drinks wrong. Got orders wrong. Had to ask several times for replacement order while rest got cold. Would NEVER go again and hope I can save others from going. So far from Cuban food it was not funny 👎

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I took my girlfriend here after seeing a show. Very active atmosphere. Food was fantastic. I will definitely return to dine again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent find in the Broadway area. The service is okay, not too friendly and slow. The bathrooms need to be checked more regularly and the music is way too loud! Yet the food is tasty and the prices are excellent for a Manhattan restaurant. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Unbelievable latino food. Every single bite was beyond delicious. Will be coming back as many times as I can.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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