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Havana Central

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Neighbourhood:
Midtown
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151 West 46th Street, between 6th & 7th ave, New York City, NY 10036 (Between 6th & 7th)
+1 212-398-7440
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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New Jersey
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good Service, Nice Atmosphere, Good (not great) food. The place is popping with activity and the ambiance is nice. It's perfect for lunch before theater (as we did) but get there when they open 11:30am. I think dinner pre-theater might be nice, too. Fantastic (lemon)ade drinks! Fresh exotic fruits make a nice non alcoholic drink, or they will add rum... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So when visiting NYC I wanted to try some Cuban food, but couldn't get a reservation. Well we decided to go by and see how long a wait was. At first they said 45 mins which we were like "well" but then they came back and said they could seat us now. First it is really crowded and noisy in... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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171 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great Cuban food, great party atmosphere and very friendly wait staff. We especially enjoyed the plantains and shrimp dish.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While just off Time Square, Havana Central has a vibe like no other I found in NYC. The food was great and the Blackberry mojito is worth the trip alone! Great place to grab a quick bite solo or with a group.

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Denvi
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rainy night only made this lively resturant that much more enjoyable. Great atmosphere, plentiful selection from the drink and food menu and reasonably priced for the theater district .

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Hunter, New York
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Havana Central is one of the best restaurants that I have ever been to in New York City. It is fun, festive, and affordable. We went on a Friday night before seeing a Broadway show. We arrived around 5:30 P.M. There were five of us in our party. We did not wait long at all for the table. We had... More 

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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Havana Central a few years ago with our children and thoroughly enjoyed both the food and the experience. We recently took a weekend trip to New York with two other couples and I immediately thought of Havana Central! All six of us loved it! We had wonderful service, food and drinks! Highly recommend the Mojito...it was made... More 

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Morristown, Tennessee
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't usually give 5 stars but I love this place! The atmosphere was great with friendly staff and lovely hostess who explained the history of the restaurant and how the special dishes were prepared. I liked the originial art from 1920 and the band was great and really put everyone in the Latin mood. I liked it so much... More 

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NJ
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a huge fan of this place. Their food is great. No matter what I have it's always awesome. Their sangria is not that great but my husband raves about their mojitos. We've been here more times than I can count. It's always worth the trip. When we go into the city we think about trying a new place but... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm glad we arrived early because we were able to get seated quickly. The food was amazing as were the desserts and the cafe con leche. The atmosphere was lively and our waiter was very attentive. It felt more like an experience than just a meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 West 46th Street, between 6th & 7th ave, New York City, NY 10036
    (Between 6th & 7th)
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-398-7440
Description
Havana Central evokes the 1950s golden era of Cuba, capturing Havana’s heyday as the world’s most tantalizing playground. Through its festive ambiance, vibrant décor and mouth-watering food, dining at Havana Central is like taking a mini vacation. Executive Chef Stanley Licairac’s traditional dishes like Vaca Frita, Ropa Vieja and Arroz con Pollo are an unmistakable celebration of Cuban cuisine. The cocktail list includes the best Mojitos and Sangrias in New York; the wine list is filled with Latin American favorites. Havana Central Times Square opened in 2005, followed by Havana Central Upper West Side in 2007. Hours and menus vary by location.

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