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Havana Central Times Square

151 West 46th Street, Between 6th & 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10036
+1 212-398-7440
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
151 West 46th Street, Between 6th & 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10036
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A lively small place with good food & live music, Latin, Cubano & centrally located for visitors! Times square area, a good place to hang out if u like atmosphere that is Latin!

Thank Marilyn b
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Guys. Eat here. My Cubano sandwich was the best I've tasted (and I get them often!) and the coconut mojito was outstanding. The staff was friendly and seemed to be enjoying themselves. The atmosphere was perfect--the music just the right level of loud and the...More

Thank Kelley M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had made reservations for dinner, and were seated quickly. The place was very busy, with staff flying around taking care of everyone. Our waiter was quick to take our drink order, made a very good recommendation on appetizers (Tostones Rellenos...very good!). The classic mojito...More

Thank JimFlyer2010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh, this was great. I had the empanadas. Chicken, beef and shrimp. The pastry was flaky but not flimsy. The meats were the perfect season, not overly spiced (not 'hot' as in pepper) but packed with onion, saffron and good stock. For my meal, I...More

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large, crowded, very noisy, not much atmosphere. Garlic shrimp was very good. Decent mojitos. Server was quick if not particularly personable.More

Thank L H
Natalie C, Manager at Havana Central Times Square, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

While I'm happy you had a good time, I'm sure we can impress you far more. Our ambiance is more lively than most, and we understand it may not be for everyone. I hope you'll see us again soon so we can prove we're all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here for dinner (reservation it is almost compulsary). was my first time there. THe atmoshepere is typical of Cuba, nice staff, nice music, nice food and drinks. It is the right place to spend some time with friends enjoying good food at a...More

Thank giorgio c
Reviewed 1 week ago

My second time here, I would rate it a 4.5. Crowded; but the 4 of us could carry on a conversation without a problem. My food was excellent; including my mojito! The empanadas, big enough to share, may be the best ones I've ever had!...More

Thank Miriam L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good mojitos but food was pretty bland and mediocre. It is a huge, cavernous place and we found it difficult to find a waiter whenever we wanted something (like placing our order, more water, etc.) We have recently been to Victor's Cafe on West 52nd...More

Thank Rob5555
Natalie C, Manager at Havana Central Times Square, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I'm happy you enjoyed the mojitos but sorry to hear our food's flavor didn't impress you as much. Our team is known for being very attentive, and it's surprising you felt otherwise. I'm sure next time you're by you will leave far more wowed all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought my family for some real authentic Cuban food. We were not disappointed. However the service was absolutely horrible. Our waitress was Angela and she only came to the table one time to take our order and we never saw her again. Unacceptable for...More

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

While I'm happy to hear our Cuban cuisine impressed you, I'm sorry to hear your waitress didn't. I'll be sure to speak with the team over your visit, and I hope you'll give us another chance to make your visit all around amazing. Best, Natalie...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Havana Central was really disappointing. The restaurant is huge and packed but sadly staff demonstrate no interest whatsoever in your experience. We felt that we were an inconvenience and sadly the food wasn't that great either. There are so many wonderful places to eat in...More

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, 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 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
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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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