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Havana Central Times Square

151 W 46th St, Between 6th & 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-8512
+1 212-398-7440
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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151 W 46th St, Between 6th & 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-8512
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Classic Paella was amazing! Good for two (and maybe 3 actually). Staff were very friendly and attentive as well. Can be very busy though so time your visit well. Went here for an early dinner.

Thank Chaching1197
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having come across this restaurant and a menu that was overwhelming with enticing possibilities, I was happy to brave the cold for an after-theater dinner. The place itself, although a bit too bustling and somewhat less than private for my taste, certainly presented the flavor...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had drinks at this restaurant before a show. The drinks were good, the decor was great and the ambiance was really fun. I would eat here sometime.

Thank musiclover3377
Reviewed 1 week ago

My father was born in Cuba, so I grew up eating some good Cuban food. We were four people who got four different dishes. My dish (vaca frita) was excellent. My wife's dish (palomilla steak) was just OK. She was bummed, as she wished she...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff and entertainment. Walked in and felt like I had changed destinations. Really set the mood.

Thank Kate I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my mum recently went to Havana central , this was our 1st time eating Cuban food. We had a reservation for 7-30pm, when we arrived we were greeted with a warm and friendly smile , showed to our seats and then our server...More

Thank citygirl14
Natalie C, Manager at Havana Central Times Square, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

While it's great to hear the service, drinks, and taste of the meal impressed, I'm disheartened we didn't meet your preferences on having really hot food. I hope you brought it up when you were dining with us, since we're always happy to accommodate to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bustling Times Square restaurant with very good food and efficient service. We felt lucky to get a table for 2. Modest decor with authentic Cuban feel.

Thank Karola M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for supper after reading reviews. They had live music in the entry way which was cool but loud. We were seated right away so off to a good start. Our server took forever and even throughout the meal we were ignored alot....More

Thank kenny m
Natalie C, Manager at Havana Central Times Square, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kenny, our team's a very thoughtful bunch, so I'm surprised you felt we weren't as welcoming and attentive as we're known to be. Hope you give us another chance to prove our service is as good as our food. All the best, Natalie C., Guest...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Havana Central has a splendid location close to the Times Square, Interior location is very nice, with posters from the 1920s / 30s Havana. Service was fast. Food was good, but my shredded pork dish came not that warm as expected. Good service. affordable...More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time in NYC. My friend invited me to dinner at this restaurant the food was pretty good. I tried on if their Godiva drinks it was good

Thank Sandraev1
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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15 January 2017|
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Response from AlanBachrach | Reviewed this property |
I can only say that the night I was there they had a live band. I think it was a Friday night. I'm sure you could call them and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 W 46th St, Between 6th & 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-8512
    (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
  • E-mail
Step through our restaurant's doors in Times Square and find yourself transported to the golden era of Havana, Cuba. It's a vacation complete with flavorful specialty drinks, classic Cuban dishes, circa 1950s decor, a festive live band, and a feeling that you're part of our family -- a true celebration of Cuban culture. Whether you're out taking a lunch break, enjoying happy hour after work, or settling down at the end of a long day of sightseeing, we can't wait to welcome you on a fanciful excursion to this fabled island.
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