Havana Central Times Square
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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Food was excellent and service was superb. Ellie was our server and she was above excellent!
Our garlic chicken took way too long and arrived cold and way overcooked. Two out of three of us sent it back. The garlic shrimp was delicious but we were rushed and our night was pretty ruined by the time it was all straightened out.
5 stars ⭐️ I have already recommended to friends and family. Service from entrance to leaving was so friendly , comfy, fun! Loved our balcony view seating , and live music enjoyment. Dance if you want to , people do. Wonderful place for a birthday 🎁 dinner , they sing joyfully while placing a cute hat on your head to keep! Our teen loved it. So pretty a, fun , delicious , warm in the middle of winter cold , books table for a beautifully warm ambiance. Will be back ASAP. 💕✨🎉
I went there thinking I was going to have mofongo and the waitress told me they don’t man it on the weekends .. My mouth was watering for it , but I had to instead order something else . I ordered salmon with yuca and it was disappointing to see how little they give you of yuca , smh . I didn’t see it at first and it a a tiny portion under the salmon , wtf !! Any way the waitress Zena was very pleasant and professional. I will visit again and hopefully there will be more yuca
Patrick, the Mango Salmon is definitely delicious and a great choice! We are happy to see Zena was pleasant and professional. Thank you for dining with us, we look forward to seeing you again real soon! Also, if you haven't already, we encourage you to join our VIP/Birthday Club to receive special perks, including a free entree on your birthday -- details can be found on our page.
We chose Havana Central for its convenience to show we were seeing on same block. Show was at 7:30 and we had a reservation for 6 pm. We arrived at 5:45 but were told they couldn't take us early. They ended up not seating us until 6:10 and we were concerned about timing. Our waitress Zena was wonderful and very efficient. She saw that our appetizers were brought right away. We had no trouble finishing dinner (appetizers, main courses, dessert) in plenty of time to make the show without feeling rushed.
We all had empanadas (3 beef, 1 chicken). They were good but not exceptional. We had a variety of main courses (2 seafood dishes and 2 beef dishes). Once again, all were good but not exceptional. We shared the dessert platter - 3 very good desserts.
While meal wasn't outstanding, it was perfectly good for a quick pre-theater dinner. We'd recommend it on that basis.
We are beyond happy we provided you a good dining experience before your show. We get a lot of Pre-theater diners and work hard to make sure you make it to your show on time. Empanadas are definitely a guests favorite and to end it with a Dessert platter couldn't be more perfect. Thank you for dining with us!
The check-in staff are overwhelmed, they could use better training, at the very least, they could smile.
The waiter, Carlos, was great! Very pleasant, tried to anticipate our needs, did not make us feel rushed. Overall a great dinner.
Lively venue. Great service. Very busy on Fridays and Weekends. Live music on Fridays. If you are seated on 1st floor near the door it can be very loud.
Always great here! We’ve been coming here for years. The margaritas and mojitos are awesome. It is a little tight for space but it’s a fun atmosphere!
Went to Havana Central fo Thanksgiving. We had reservations but waited about 20 minutes for our table. Once seated we were greeted and placed our drink and dinner orders. We didn't see our waiter again for 40 minutes after that initial encounter. When he came back to our table he gave us the dessert menus and asked us if we would like dessert. I told him we hadn't received our dinner yet and that we wanted to order more drinks. He just walked away and did not ask us what we wanted for drinks. I called a manager over and explained what was happening and he said that he would get our drinks and that they would be on the house. Finally our meal came about an hour into sitting there. When we got the bill the drinks that we were told would be free were on the bill.
Heather first of all we are so grateful you chose to celebrate the holiday with us. That said we are incredibly disheartened to hear about your experience. This is not the type of hospitality we are known for and pride ourselves on. Reaching out to you now to make things right...
The staff were welcoming and pleasant and the venue itself had a fun energy. The live music is a great touch. Overall a very nice experience. Paella Valencia was awesome for a Thanksgiving dinner
Michelle, we are beyond happy you had an overall nice experience we love that you enjoyed the Live Music as well! We look forward to seeing you again for another delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Also, if you haven't already, we encourage you to join our VIP/Birthday Club to receive special perks, including a free entree on your birthday -- details can be found on our page.
We went for thanksgiving and it was amazing! I have been to Havana central before and they never disappoint. Great drinks, great food and amazing service!!! Love this place!!!
Good food, good alcoholic drinks, excellent service.
Great restaurant but very noisy. Recommend before after theater
The food was AMAZING and we got free bday flan which was awesome. We adored the atmosphere and the decor. However, we felt a bit neglected by our waitress. It took a long time to get water and for her to finally check on our table. A little bit disappointing.
Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us! We are sorry to hear the service could have been better. We take hospitality very seriously and always want our guests to feel well tended to. We hope you consider dining with us again as we know we can impress much more!
Excellent Cuban typical food choices that may be complemented with a Cuban drink. Service is great, live music is contagious. Appetizers choices are the best.
Abby, the live music is definitely contagious and we are happy you had a great time dining with us for some excellent Cuban food. Thank you for dining with us, come back soon! Also, if you haven't already, we encourage you to join our VIP/Birthday Club to receive special perks, including a free entree on your birthday -- details can be found on our page.
I’ve left a bunch of reviews before and they’ve all been super positive. Only concern this time around was that all of the hosts at the front seemed a bit... miserable? Totally understand that at peak hours for dinner it can get hectic and stressful, but it was a strange first impression coming in. Servers though were awesome as always!
We apologize for the only hiccup in your visit and that was the greeting walking in. As you mentioned you've had super positive reviews and great dining experiences. We love that you continue to come by and enjoy some Cuban cuisine with us. Thank you for dining with us, come back soon!
Always on point, food and service
We have been here several times before the theatre and it is always delicious and service is great! Nice ambiance too.
Multiple visits. Convenient central mid-town location. Solid Cuban fare. Good service. Will keep returning.
Thank you for dining with us!
Great vegan quinoa bowl! Service was timely and food arrived at right temperature. Nice place for pre show dinner.
Mary, we love the Quinoa Bowl it's definitely a great Vegan option and we are happy you enjoyed it! We look forward to seeing you again real soon! Also, if you haven't already, we encourage you to join our VIP/Birthday Club to receive special perks, including a free entree on your birthday -- details can be found on our page.
Everything was excellent, including the drinks. Pretty loud with the live music, but it all contributed to the ambiance.
Great meal and vibe! Would come back next time in the city!!
Tired, oily food served in a beat up, dirty restaurant. My guests said it was the worst meal they had ever had in NYC. Everyone felt vaguely ill afterwards.
We are known for our fresh and flavorful food so needless to say we are disheartened to read about your experience. We'd like to learn more about your visit so we can make things right. Sending you a private note now. Thank you.
Our food was, simply put, not very good. And arrived cold. We have eaten at Havana Central in Roosevelt Mall — and that was good! So we expected a decent meal. This, instead, was the worst pernil I’ve ever had.
Thank you for dining with us. We are sorry to hear the food was a let down. We'd like to connect directly to learn more about your visit and make things right. Sending a note note.
Great atmosphere and amazing food!
Would defo recommend
Good food and decent service, but chaotic and loud. The W 38th location is more intimate and charming.
Good food, good service, definitely shall return.
Thank you for dining with us!
The food wins! Good service and quality. Busy place, a bit noisy but very worthwhile because the food was fantastic.
Southercraver, we are pleased you enjoyed the food along with the good service and quality. We look forward to your next visit, come back soon!
I've been here many times over the years, the food is good, not great. Depending on what you order, I got the mango glazed salmon and was happy with it. My niece got the shredded beef dish and couldn't eat it - it was so dry and chewy. She felt bad to send it back and kept asking for different sauces to try to make it edible, but nothing helped. The mojitos were delish and the service was on point, our waiter was great. The atmosphere is loud and busy.
Thanks for your feedback! Please know though it is our pleasure to remake or switch out a dish if it's not to your liking. We'd rather you leave full & satisfied than unhappy with your dish. Next time we hope to impress your niece's taste buds much more!
A visit to NYC for the day
Spectacular food and amazing cranberry sangria! Most importantly, my cuban boyfriend has finally found authentic tres leches in NYC!
We've been to this restaurant many times after going to the theater and have always had a great time -- it may be too "touristy" for some people, but we're pretty down-to-earth and don't really enjoy so-called "sophisticated" venues. The restaurant staff are all genuinely nice, friendly people that seem to want everyone to have a good time, and we do. Every time. The food is great and the pitchers of sangria are always a highlight. I could have stood to walk all the way home to Battery Park City on Sunday night after overeating (again) but oh, was it worth it. I haven't made it to Cuba itself yet, but I feel like I'm there -- just a little bit -- every time I come to Havana Central. Thank you to everyone for making every dinner there special!
Dorothy, we are beyond pleased you've had a great experience from start to finish. The pitchers of Sangria are definitely a highlight and we are happy we can give you a little taste of Cuba every visit. Thank you for dining with us, we look forward to seeing you soon!
Always enjoy the liveliness of this restaurant and good food.
Havana Central is a wonderful restaurant for a nice meal for two or a special occasion for a group. The food is delicious and full of the authentic flavors of Cuba. The staff are outstanding in every way: friendly, efficient and caring. The ambiance is great. I love looking at all the magazine covers from 1929 Cuba which adorn the walls. And don’t forget the music - whether recorded or live, it creates the proper mood to accompany your dining experience.
Margaret, I am happy you had a wonderful dining experience from the staff to the ambiance. We like that you noticed the magazine covers from Cuba, it's definitely one of our favorite contributes to our ambiance. Also, if you haven't already, we encourage you to join our VIP/Birthday Club to receive special perks, including a free entree on your birthday -- details can be found on our page.
I love this place! The staff is so nice and friendly.
The food is delicious and the mojitos are awesome!
Angela thank you for your kind words. See you again soon we hope!
The waiter Carlos was very excellent with his service. Person with great sense of humor. On the order hand, the food wasn’t good enough. My family and I ordered what was suppose to be great food. but instead gave us food with 30 scoops of salt in each individual plate.
Jason we are so glad Carlos took good care of you but disappointed to hear the food was a let down. Were you able to let Carlos know so he could adjust your dishes? We are more than happy to remake or change your order so that you leave happy & satisfied. That said let us make this up to you...sending a private note now.
Great night with my son celebrating his 21st. Carlos our server was first class. He made a real fuss of my son amd enaured a memorable evening of good food, wine and song. Lively, lovely and made great memories. What more could you ask for? Thank you to Carlos , the team at Havana and of course the chef!
You better make sure you and your party are on time because it was CROWDED! They were nice to give the 15 min grace period and the waitress was great and told us what was a quick dish so we could make the theatre. Food was surprisingly DELICIOUS with great authentic hot sauce. I thought the food would be watered down tourist food....NOT! Great food and AWESOME mojitos! I would recommend. But get there early for pre-theatre..
We are so happy you had a good time! Hope to see you again soon!