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Havana Central Times Square

4.6
7570 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban
Real Cuban cooking in a fun & lively setting. Featuring indoor dining, outdoor dining (weather permitting), private parties, catering, take-out and free delivery from 16th St to 79th St, East & West Sides (order through our website!). Outside of the delivery range? Look for us on your favorite 3rd party app too! Reservations are recommended.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 7570 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShaneekaC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere, and the food is amazing. The time between ordering and getting the meal at the table was pretty quick.

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Responded 4 days ago

Shaneeka it was our pleasure to serve you. Cheers!

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Colby
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday at Havana Central! I enjoyed the monthly special of pineapple glazed Chicken (pollo con piña) with a side of tostones! I got an extra added bonus of flan and a Fedora which was free for my birthday! Love this place

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Responded 4 days ago

Happy Birthday Colby! We're so happy you enjoyed our special! Come back again soon!

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vipSencillo
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Got raw meat and service wasn’t great but they were very busy so I can’t fault the server.

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Responded 4 days ago

We are very sorry to hear about your visit and would like to make things right. Sending you a private note now.

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MandyC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my Friend was so happy when they came over with the hat, and sang to her Amazing

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Responded 4 days ago

Happy Birthday to your friend! Thanks for celebrating with us!

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CanellaB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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Responded 4 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Mal servicio

Havana Central Times Square
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for dining with us. We are sorry to hear your service was poor. We are known for great hospitality and do hope you might swing by again as we'd very much like to impress! If there's anything specific you'd like to share about your visit please email us at info@havanacentral Thank you!

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FlorangelV
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

food was great! Our waiter Ralphy was super nice and efficient

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Responded on July 21, 2021

Thanks for dining with us! We're happy you enjoyed!

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JoanneR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Clean

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Responded on July 21, 2021

We're glad you had a good visit, thanks!

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Niva
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant is great, Was my birthday part and I had a good time.

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Responded on July 21, 2021

Happy Birthday to you! Thanks for celebrating with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My visit to Havana times central was awesome. The ambience, the food, everything was just great . Was looking for something on the heavy meal side and this place definitely did the job for the price.

Will definitely recommend and be back

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on July 21, 2021

Sounds like you had a good time and we're happy to hear that! Thanks for stopping by!

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MiguelS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wanted to say that I had an unforgettable evening, everything was perfect food, ambiance, music, everyone that was there you can see what just having an amazing time
And none of this would have been possible without our waiter IVAN who is one of a kind
Such a beautiful soul, above an beyond
Made us laugh all night
Night was perfect because of him and for that I’m truly grateful look forward to coming again.

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Responded on July 21, 2021

Miguel reviews lie this warm our heart! Thank you for dining with us and sharing about your experience. It THRILLS us to hear you had such an amazing visit.

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Nancymarie
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I came in from Houston, TX and due to a previous amazing work experience with Havana I suggested it for lunch She hasn’t stopped talking about it. The food was amazing and the Ralfy and the staff were wonderful. We’ll be back. Thanks!!!

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on July 21, 2021

Nancy we are so glad you stopped by for a visit! Makes us so happy to hear we impressed your sister! :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The staff was very friendly and catered to our requests without hesitation. The food and drinks were amazing.

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Responded 4 days ago

It was our pleasure to serve you and help make your meal special!

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Luckyel
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Needs updating. Food was ok. Drink was mediocre. Surprised.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry to hear your experience was a let down. Sending you a private note now to learn more.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friends went here to celebrate a upcoming wedding. And our server Ivan was such a exciting, down to earth server. He went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable with our food and drinks. He came to our table frequently to see if we needed anything which we loved! He made our dinner one to remember and we will for sure be heading back for more delicious food and a good welcoming atmosphere place!

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on July 12, 2021

Wow Steve we are so happy to hear you and your group enjoyed your experience! It's our absolute pleasure to show you a good time and Ivan is certainly a rockstar team member. We hope to see you again sometime and truly appreciate the feedback.

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TiaraB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Every other time I’ve been here the food was amazing but not this time. I barely ate, just picked through because it was so bad. Bland no seasoning, soggy rice and very chewy shrimp.

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Responded on July 12, 2021

Tiara we are very sorry to hear this. Sending you a private note now to learn more about your experience. Thank you.

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JenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and food was delicious. The drinks are perfect!

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Responded on July 12, 2021

Thanks Jen, we hope to see you again soon!

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MsCris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time diner, I had a nice time. You must try the the Havana Hurricane!

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Responded on July 12, 2021

Welcome to Havana Central! Be sure to sign up for our VIP Club on our website! We hope to serve you again soon.

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AnaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Havana Central, the food, the drinks, desserts are m m good, music, the staff are all very friendly

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Responded on July 12, 2021

Ana thanks for stopping by!

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CristinaD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great meal at Havana Central. My kids love the empanadas and love the pernil asado dinner. The lemonade was also super delicious and the dessert trio was amazing! Always enjoy our meals here!

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on July 12, 2021

Cristina we are so glad to have you dine with us and thrilled your family enjoyed their meals!

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Noises levels were fine ! Especially for Time Square Area ! Service was outstanding- amount of food was great for the price! All good reviews for this place ! Have been there many times

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on July 12, 2021

David we are so lucky to have such great customers! We appreciate you visiting us again and thank you for your feedback. Cheers!

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QueenM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Didn’t get everything we ordered. Food was subpar… mango salmon was really good. Roosevelt location has better food and service!

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on July 12, 2021

Thanks for checking out our NYC location! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the salmon but apologize if some of the other items were not as good as you've had them in Long Island. Sending you a private note now so we can better understand your experience. Thank you.

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AugTravelers
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food at this restaurant was amazing! Not some watered down version to satisfy tourists. Our waiter Anthony was superb! We went with our young kids (ages 8,7,2) on a Saturday night and they had a great time and loved the food. We are definitely coming back when we are back in NYC.

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Responded on July 12, 2021

Thanks so much for fitting Havana Central into your NYC visit! It was our pleasure to serve your family!

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Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time dinning here. Family and I enjoyed the experience!

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Responded on July 5, 2021

Thanks for coming by again! We are so glad you had a good time.

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VioletaH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so festive and has delicious food. We ended up coming here three times during our one week in NY.

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Responded on July 5, 2021

Violeta we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visits! Makes us happy to hear you had a good time!

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JanetS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love this place! My friends were introduced to Havana Central. The birthday flan and candle And singing waiters was such a hit! They even gave her a hat wiyh Havana Central band. Her husband wore it home! What a great afternoon! It’s one of my favorite NY go to’s!

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Responded on June 28, 2021

Happy Birthday to your friend! We love celebrating milestones and are so glad you all enjoyed your night!

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LindaL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I was here before and loved the food. This time we got the Tour of Havana which was a combination… and it wasn’t great. The chicken was bland and undercooked about which i told the waiter who graciously deducted that from the check The beef and pork were just okay . i has remembered complimentary chips but these were not there. The atmosphere is festive and the staff very accommodating .

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Responded on June 28, 2021

Linda thanks for dining with us and sharing your feedback. We're glad to hear the waiter was able to adjust things for you after your disappointing meal. We do hope you might come back another time to explore more flavors as we know we can impress much more!

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JayG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ivan was absolutely spectacular! What a gem of a server. Whole family had a wonderful time for my sisters graduation. Thanks to everyone

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Responded on June 28, 2021

Congratulations to your sister! Thanks for celebrating with us!

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CLLove
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love our server Ivan. He's very energetic and makes our dining experience amazing everytime we dine. The food is great also !

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Responded on June 28, 2021

Thanks for your kind feedback. We're so glad to hear Ivan took such great care of your group!

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EricL
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Súper! Amazing! Staff made the experience fun. We would definitely visit again

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Responded on June 28, 2021

Eric we're so glad you had a good time, see you soon!

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JenniferC
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! We have multiple allergies and they did a terrific job accommodating us!

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Responded on June 28, 2021

Jennifer it's our pleasure to serve you. Thanks!

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vipSteakhouse
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Always great food. Loud for sure but doesn’t bother us. Great spot to visit in NYC.

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AprilC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Ivan was amazing! He sang to us, and chatted, and made us feel so welcome!

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Responded on June 28, 2021

We want all of our guests to feel welcome and are so glad to hear you enjoyed!

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VictorL
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Ivan was so enthusiastic
an so attentive that he made us feel like we're at a family outing with him . He was very knowledgeable of the food and helped us pick the right dish for our mom who has alzheimers. The restaurant was better than what I thought. Looking to return soon and enjoy the food the staff and Ivan's passion to serve his patrons

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Responded on June 28, 2021

Wow Victor we are just so happy to hear you had a good time. It's our pleasure to serve you any time!

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MelindaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. Tasted like my grandmother was in the kitchen! (Abuela is that you?)

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Responded on June 21, 2021

Wow such high praise! Thank you! Come see us again!

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SarithaM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Santo Cielo , Omg!! Es lo mejor de lo mejor en la gran manzana. La comida, los precios, el ambiente, el servicio. Es difícil encontrar un lugar que no le falte nada y Havana Central es uno de ellos. Fuimos por mi cumpleaños y fue una de mis mejores celebraciones, Ivan nuestro mesero un amor de hombre, muy gentil, respetuoso, alegre, divertido, atento en todo momento, el staff vino con un flan de cumpleaños, me cantaron el happy birthday y me regalaron un sombrero cubano señores. One word AMAZING!!

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Responded on June 21, 2021

Saritha we are so thrilled you had such a good time! It's our pleasure to serve you!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are visiting NYC and found this restaurant close to our hotel in Times Square. Havana Central exceeded our expectations. The food and drinks were amazing. The staff was extremely knowledgeable about the menus and our special diet requirements and steered us in the right direction with our menu choices. The decor is charming like you stepped into Havana. Highly recommend this place!

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Responded on June 21, 2021

Thanks for stopping by! We're so happy you enjoyed your meal!

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JillB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Try the maduros - incredible. The avocado salad had plenty of avocado on it.

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Responded on June 21, 2021

Jill we're so glad you enjoyed your meal! :)

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JennJenn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food taste was ok, it was a small portion, and it arrived cold. The restaurant has indoor/outdoor seating. Made a reservation for outdoor seating weeks in advance and called on the same day to make a reminder, but I still didnt get a table as requested when arrived so I waited around 25 min for the table. They promote on the menu $25 wine bottles. When I asked for it, they informed me that there were none available at all, so I ended up buying a red wine bottle for $36. The service was good (the guy really knew his stuff) Also, do not know if this is normal in some restaurants in NYC but they included the 18% tip in the bill without asking me.

Havana Central Times Square
Responded on June 28, 2021

Jenn thanks for dining with us and sharing your feedback! We apologize for the confusion with the tables but do hope you enjoyed your meal after all. The $25 wine bottles are for to-go only but actually now NY no longer allows alcohol sales to go so you will find that removed from our website. We apologize for any confusion!

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JoanneR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

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Responded on July 21, 2021

Thanks for dining with us Joanne!

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Havana Central Times Square does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Havana Central Times Square also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 398-7440.

Havana Central Times Square is rated 4.6 stars by 7570 OpenTable diners.

Havana Central Times Square does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/havana-central-new-york/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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