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Havana Central Times Square

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  • Cuban, Latin American
  • 151 W 46th St, New York NY10036 40.7584159 -73.984077
  • (Btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
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  • (212) 398-7440
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User Ratings (Based on 74 reviews)

3.565
Food 3.5 Value 3.4
Service 3.5 Atmosphere 3.9

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 398-7440
Fax:
fax
(212) 398-7449
Website:
www.havanacentral.com
Place Order:
Order From Havana Central Times Square for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Delivery Take Out Catering Private Parties Major Credit Cards
Hours:
Sun-Wed: 11:30am-11pm Thu-Sat: 11:30am-12am
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Group Dining, Kid-friendly, Open Late, Live Entertainment, Happy Hour, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties
Min Delivery:
10.00
Delivery Area:
12 block radius

User Reviews

  • Havana Central Times Square

    Posted by nyahz on 05/20/2007

    more for the tourists

    I had lunch at Havana Central a few weeks ago and ordered off their express lunch menu --they guarantee your food will come within 15 minutes and deliver on this promise! I ordered the media noche (Cubano on sweet bread) which came with a HUGE pile of sweet potato fries. Portion sizes were huge, but flavor was lacking. The roast pork in my sandwich was so bland I had to add hot sauce and salt. Also, they didn't put a barrier between the sandwich and plate so the bread was soggy after a few minutes. My friend's (also bland) rice and beans was mixed with frozen veggie mix (carrots, peas)...but at least there was a lot to go around. Havana Central is worth a try if you're in the area and want a quick and very filling meal but for an awesome Cubano....etc, head to Havana-Chelsea if you don't mind the diner atmosphere.

  • Havana Central Times Square

    Posted by BMB on 05/13/2007

    Delcious food and great service!

    Had lunch/dinner reservations for May 12,2007 at 1:30pm with 2 other friends. We were seated in a nice and comfy corner booth. I ordered a mojito which was excellent(sugar cane and mint leaves),my friend had 2 fruit shakes which she said were really good. Ordered the empanadas as an appetizer,they were good also. For the entrees we had the chicken in garlic sauce(delicious and a normal portion),special of the day grilled porkchops w/spinach and mashed yuca(my friend loved it all),and the sampler platter,that included the ropa vieja,shrimp,ribs,etc....They all came w/rice and beans and we ordered a side of tostones(fried plaintains). To top we had the dulce de leche cheesecake which was delicious. Overall the food came out super quick. We were done by 3pm. The service was very good and all the waiters were attentive and very nice. I had been her once before for a drink and the ambiance was very nice and airy. I would definitely recommend this place for any meal or just drinks and appetizers. The prices are a bit more than usual than your typical Cuban restaurant,but for the area in Times Square you can't beat it. There is a band in the evenings Thursdays and I think on the weekends.

  • Havana Central Times Square

    Posted by Anonymous on 04/29/2007

    Surprised!

    Had a reservation for a party of six. Arrived and almost walked out when we heard the very loud piped in music and bar crowd at 5:30pm. We were escorted upstairs where tables were set for dining. The noise was deafening and the seats at the table we were taken to were not comfortable for dining. We were taken to another table - seating was much better. We commented on the noise and the sound was miraculously turned down! Service was excellent and food was very good. The wait staff tried to please us in every way. All the group of six said they would certainly return to this restaurant!

  • Havana Central Times Square

    Posted by Tavalores on 03/29/2007

    Nice Food,dreadful atmosphere

    Went here for a meal and had lovely food but the whole thing was ruined by the Band,who although were very good were too loud.We couldn't here ourselves think and struggled to hold any sort of conversation.I tried moving tables to be further away but the place was chocca and we had to stay put.We ended up moving on to a couple of bars when due to horrible weather,would have rather stayed in the restaurant...It spoilt what otherwise was an enjoyable meal...My recommendation is go there,but sit as far down the restaurant a possible as you'll then enjoy both the band and the foof....

  • Havana Central Times Square

    Posted by Anonymous on 03/05/2007

    Why isn't it actually Cuban?

    None of the waiters are Cuban, and the food isn't authentic. It goes with the general idea of the cuisine, but has some major flaws. And some major staples are missing. Overall, nothing to write home about.

  • Havana Central Times Square

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/13/2007

    Great food & atmosphere

    I decided to stop by Havana's for my anniversary. My boyfriend and I arrived at 5pm and sat at the bar for a couple of drinks b4 eating dinner. Since we're both from latin descent, we loved the latin music , which played all night long. Around 7pm an actual live band played latin tunes. The food was very good, it had a good amount of seasoning, I would recommed the Churrasco (skirt steak) and the Arroz con Camarones (Safron rice with shrimp). The atmosphere had a nice, loud vibe to it, we saw families, couples, co-workers all dining here so it pretty much accommodates anyone. If your looking for something low-key, cosy and serene this will not be the place for you.

  • Havana Central Times Square

    Posted by Anonymous on 12/16/2006

    Good Entertainment, Drinks & Food

    I stumbled across this restaurant walking back to my car on a Saturday night. I heard the live music, which I loved, and walked in for Mojito’s and an appetizer. Everyone was friendly….some people were dancing….. Music, drinks and food were great. This is a restaurant that I would definitely go back to.

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