Havana Central Times Square

Havana Central Times Square

Cuban Restaurant$$$$
Theater District, New York
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    "$1 Empanadas on Tuesdays are a MUST!! From 4-7pm, take..."(5 Tips)
    Lisa L.
    "And to top it off, some romantic live latin jazz for entertainment!"(4 Tips)
    Iris R.
    "Mojito's, salmon, shrimps, tostones, pretty much everything"(54 Tips)
    Dj M.
    "Pomegranate mojitos and sangria with live Cuban music on weekends ."(5 Tips)
199 Tips and reviews
  • mojitos
  • Cuban food
  • empanadas
  • sangria
  • live latin
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  • Charlie T.
    Charlie Tiller2 weeks ago
    Very tasty. Got us in & out quick. My burger which was ground beef & chorizo was excellent. My wife had chicken with a pineapple sauce that she really enjoyed.
  • Guibens F.
    Rice & Pulled Pork 🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • Dimka D.
    Loved the food and atmosphere!
  • Amy M.
    Amy MarksApril 20
    This restaurant is awesome!!!! The food is delicious and fresh. I feel like I am in Miami at one of the best Cuban restaurants. Fantastic and great staff too.
  • Elvis R.
    Elvis RodricksNovember 13, 2016
    Decent mojito.... Love their latin band on the weekend....
  • Shadi J.
    Shadi JanaanAugust 23, 2016
    We tried shrimp and rice, chicken pollo, Cuban sandwich and the Salmon and we loved them all! Also,def try the chicken soup and the churros!
  • Ade L.
    Ade LeriAugust 6, 2016
    I celebrated my best friends birthday there and the food was so delicious.
  • Tasos P.
    Tasos PapJuly 31, 2016
    Good food nice cocktails and live cuban music.
  • Iris R.
    Iris RiveraJuly 10, 2016
    Mojito's, salmon, shrimps, tostones, pretty much everything
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel La FeirJune 16, 2016
    Plantains, black beans, ribs are yummy!
  • Ryan
    RyanMay 20, 2016
    For being in Times Square the food was actually good. Recommend the vaca frita.
  • Collette S.
    Collette SApril 25, 2016
    $6 sangria for happy hour! And $1 empanadas on Tuesdays!
  • Thracian
    ThracianFebruary 15, 2016
    It's basically frozen food reheated for tourists. Great atmosphere though, so a good place for drinks.
  • Ece I.
    Ece IzgiFebruary 5, 2016
    Go there at the weekends for live Cuban music. Get the Braised Beef, Peppers & Onions platter with plantain appetizer.
  • Cynthia L.
    Cynthia LinJanuary 27, 2016
    Decent value, but pretty commercial
  • Michael C.
    Michael CrispinoJanuary 3, 2016
    The decor of this place magnificent.the food I'd extraordinary and the staff is dedicated and attentive
  • Michael G.
    Michael GogelNovember 22, 2015
    Sit in the back for more privacy. What they call VIP
  • dean c.
    dean collinsNovember 18, 2015
    meh. It was fast though....
  • Fernando B.
    Fernando BalderasOctober 16, 2015
    Pollo con Piña is the best!
  • Freda L.
    Freda LlerenaOctober 8, 2015
    Love the atmosphere. Staff is always wonderful and very helpful, especially the first time I went. The tamales are the best I've tasted and the corn on the cob is great. Stop every time I go to NYC. ♡
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CifuentesAugust 19, 2015
    Cuban Sandwich is really flavorful. Try the sweet potato fries instead of the regular!
  • John P.
    John PerezJune 18, 2015
    Great appys: Lobster Avocado, platano rellenos, taquitos & chicharone de pollo. Great sides: maduros. Tostones were just okay. Mojitos: tasted pina, coco and passion fruit---Coconut was my face!
  • Anthony
    AnthonyJune 12, 2015
    food is okay nothing special. their drinks are excellent
  • ImSo_Brooklyn
    ImSo_BrooklynMay 12, 2015
    Skirt steak! I love the atmosphere. Makes me want to be in Cuba. Love the drinks, margaritas are good. So is the rum! Food is awesome.
  • Sonya R.
    Sonya RobertsMay 2, 2015
    Great apps (chicken, empanadas, queso) was delicious. The drinks were tasty too.
  • Milton L.
    Milton LugoMarch 31, 2015
    Food was good and if donot know latin food good place to start
  • Ed V.
    Ed ValdesMarch 14, 2015
    Cuban food in Time Squares Excellent for not being in Miami
  • Wandalys D.
    Wandalys DiazFebruary 18, 2015
    Best Shrimp Monfongo and Mojito in New York City so far!
  • LSG
    LSGFebruary 10, 2015
    Live salsa music on saturdays
  • Harish H.
    Harish HoonFebruary 2, 2015
    Love the roast pork Cuban sandwich and yuca fries.
  • Liany V.
    Liany VillacisJanuary 22, 2015
    Chicken sandwich. 👌
  • Fatou B.
    Fatou BahJanuary 21, 2015
    Mango mojito are everything. Chew on the sugarcane. It's delicious. Great live music too.
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LangstonJanuary 17, 2015
    Food is surprisingly delicious and drinks are quite tasty as well. It can get quite loud, so it may not be the best option for date night
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachDecember 28, 2014
    The portions are extravagant. The food's not great but if you're stuck in Times Square you could do much worse than Havana Central.
  • Laura K.
    Laura KathDecember 20, 2014
    Live music on the weekends. Amazing food. Churrasco accompanied by the greatest chimichurri in the city is a must try here. Strong but delicious mojitos. And the atmosphere is just wonderful!
  • Paris B.
    Paris Buttfield-AddisonDecember 9, 2014
    One of the best restaurants in the tourist trap area that is Times Square.
  • Vic A.
    Vic AlvaradoDecember 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    $1 empanadas happy hour Tuesday!
  • Anabel S.
    Anabel SotoNovember 21, 2014
    Great restaurant
  • Suzanne P.
    Suzanne PrestonNovember 7, 2014
    Birthday Lunch with my co-workers! They're so sweet - my neverending birthday continues . . . with mojitos 😃
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhNovember 2, 2014
    Delicious empanadas & cuban sandwiches. Get a mojito too!
  • Sammy B.
    Sammy BNovember 1, 2014
    Get the plantain baskets, they're fantastic!
  • Becky J.
    Becky JaggerSeptember 23, 2014
    Live band playing Cuban music. great variety of cocktails, especially the piña cola!!!!
  • Olivier L.
    Olivier LambertsSeptember 19, 2014
    Shredded beef was delicious. Had to wait rather long for our mojitos.
  • Jorge B.
    Jorge BrionesSeptember 12, 2014
    Good food. Great service. If Ivan happens to serve you, you are in for a treat.
  • AJ T.
    AJ T.August 22, 2014
    Great dishes, but a loud environment.
  • Joan P.
    Joan ParkAugust 14, 2014
    Mango Salmon was good but it was the Shrimp Mofongo that took me back to Puerto Rico. Go for HH & order a sangria but expect a large loud crowd of people at the bar.
  • Chloe
    ChloeAugust 10, 2014
    Do not try frozen Margarita here
  • Martin
    MartinAugust 9, 2014
    Keep in mind that you won't be seated until your entire party is present
  • Brenda A.
    Brenda AndrewsJune 14, 2014
    Love the zesty corn& empanadas
  • Eva W.
    Eva WangMay 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Paella is the best any which way! Tried most of the Latin restaurants in the area & this is the freshest with high turnover!
  • Barbara
    BarbaraApril 1, 2014
    Crystal us a fantastic server!! Ask for her - #the empanadas , sangrias and the paella were very very good. We are leaving stuffed
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MyersMarch 25, 2014
    $6 happy hour for margaritas, beer, and mojitos!
  • Bana A.
    Bana AMarch 1, 2014
    Sea food platter <3<3 the best!
  • Angelica C.
    Angelica CookFebruary 16, 2014
    The food is excellent. Order the pernil mofongo. That said, don't put couples up on the balcony in that tiny table with two chairs. Very uncomfortable.
  • Willinsky B.
    Willinsky BaptisteFebruary 10, 2014
    Try one of the mojitos!!!!
  • Tammy M.
    Tammy MaddenteJanuary 19, 2014
    Always a fun spot when I'm in New York! Great live Latin music!
  • Emanuele A.
    Emanuele AJanuary 5, 2014
    Great Cuban food in the heart of Times Square. In NYC everything is possible!
  • Ritchie N.
    Ritchie NumaDecember 20, 2013
    Zesty Havana Corn. Yes.
  • nerajana m.
    nerajana molDecember 12, 2013
    New Year's Eve 2014 Party at Havana Central - Manhattan, NY early @ Tuesday December 31, 2013.Grab Your Tickets @ http://tinyurl.com/p2oe22f
  • S. L.
    S. L.December 7, 2013
    Great Cuban food and fantastic happy hour deals! $6 margaritas from 4-7.
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkOctober 29, 2013
    Halloween drink alert! Bols pumpkin smash liqueur, hazelnut liqueur, rum and ice cream make the Pumpkin Patch-Tini here an obvious pick for late October. $14.
  • Cowboy B.
    Cowboy BillSeptember 23, 2013
    They know how to make cafe cubano. Perfectly sweet. Genuine.
  • ENDO
    ENDOSeptember 18, 2013
    The Havana corn on the cob is the bomb. Try it!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 3, 2013
    At $12, their Cubano is a tad pricey for a sandwich, but it's a big one (I couldn't finish mine in one sitting)
  • Nelson G.
    Nelson GuasAugust 18, 2013
    Great service! Friendly staff! Great food! Place is truly a Cuban Paradise!!
  • Jane C.
    Jane CookJuly 29, 2013
    Excellent mojitos - Times Square
  • Anthony W.
    Anthony WareJuly 28, 2013
    Food was dissapointing. Nothing tasted as you expect it would. Where is the "Cuban" flavor?
  • Marissa L.
    Marissa LeeseJuly 27, 2013
    Not sure what to get? Order the sampler. Great opportunity to try a little bit of everything. Every item is SO GOOD.
  • Addison W.
    Addison WaltonJuly 27, 2013
    If you are in the Times Square area, make sure to go here. Great picadillo and black beans and rice.
  • carolina H.
    carolina HartleyJuly 25, 2013
    Great passion fruit Mojitos ! With real passion fruit purée!
  • Molly S.
    Molly SwensonJune 12, 2013
    It's just ok. Frozen mojitos are syrupy and too sweet. Food is ok but not great. I prefer Victors up the street a bit for their flavored mojitos.
  • Candie W.
    Candie WaterlooMay 30, 2013
    Try the crispy beef - it's out of this world! Great mojitos as well! Would return!
  • Tanika M.
    Tanika McKelvyMay 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mojito's in a pitcher. Enough said!
  • Oswald M A H.
    Oswald M A HacklMay 1, 2013
    Perfect blackberry mojito
  • Andres D.
    Andres Del GallegoApril 21, 2013
    Love it here !!!
  • LaDawn E.
    LaDawn ErvinApril 11, 2013
    Their white Sangria is Good!!
  • Morgan H.
    Morgan HendrixApril 8, 2013
    This Mojito Snob Highly Recommends the Cocktails and authentic Cuban Music. This place is a MUST.
  • Selen F.
    Selen FobianApril 7, 2013
    You have to try the paella.
  • Fabiana C.
    Order apps and Ropa Vieja!!!!!
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BachmanMarch 23, 2013
    Loved the live music. The plantains and avocado salsa was awesome!
  • D. S.
    D. ShenMarch 22, 2013
    They mix the sangria at your table. Champagne sangria.. Mmmm
  • Bill M.
    Bill McLaughlinMarch 7, 2013
    Excellent Food and Drinks
  • __TR3V
    __TR3VFebruary 21, 2013
    Stuffed plantain baskets (tostones rellenos) are amazing, esp the ones with shrimp.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceJanuary 28, 2013
    Come summer or winter (alcohol induced tropical dreams are a thing, right?) suck down the Super Rum Punch. Worth it whatever the weather.
  • Simran J.
    Simran JaisingJanuary 28, 2013
    corn appetizer.
  • Antoinette M.
    Antoinette M.January 5, 2013
    OMG...can you say foodgasim? If you like pork, you must, I repeat, you must get the Braised Pork Shank...to die for!
  • Dex W.
    Dex WoodDecember 16, 2012
    I'm up the roadster the W- Time Square
  • Wanda
    WandaDecember 8, 2012
    They are nice at the front desk but they rush you out. The place needs a serious facelift and the menu needs to change. It's been the same for years! Won't be coming back.
  • Boon Y.
    Boon YapDecember 6, 2012
    Surprisingly authentic, and classy joint. Nice live music. Great mojitos - especially the mango, or maracuja. Enjoy!
  • Mary Ellen G.
    Mary Ellen GromDecember 5, 2012
    By far the best service in 5 days in NYC! Plantains are divine. Dulce de leche cheesecake is to die for. Sangria goes down fast. A++++++ in my book!
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RodriguezNovember 29, 2012
    Tres leches cake is amazing!!
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LeeOctober 21, 2012
    The servers are super sweet and helpful, I had to catch a show and food was brought out fast. Food was delicious. And to top it off, some romantic live latin jazz for entertainment! A perfect dinner!
  • Aurelie G.
    Aurelie GOctober 21, 2012
    Ultimate Mojito quite as good as in The Carribe in Toulouse, France. You should taste it to compare !
  • Mike
    MikeAugust 20, 2012
    Rope Viejo is awesome. Glad to see Mofongo added to the menu.
  • Monica S.
    Monica SanchezAugust 17, 2012
    Great food & fine looking men!
  • amol w.
    amol waishampayanAugust 14, 2012
    Get the Mango salmon. So amazing. Had it 3 times so far.
  • Aubrey M.
    Aubrey MillerJuly 26, 2012
    Love the Mojitos :) And the stirrers!!
  • Melanie
    MelanieJuly 19, 2012
    The pulled pork tacos are a must get!!!! DELISH!
  • Times Square NYC
    Times Square NYCJuly 16, 2012
    The goat cheese and spinach empanada hits the spot after a nine to five.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CordeiroJuly 16, 2012
    Corn on the cob rocks!
  • Mûre y Elle
    Mûre y Elle1 week ago
    Menu du menu excellent! Endroit et personnel tres agreable
  • Alfonso E.
    Alfonso Espinosa3 weeks ago
    Paella 🥘 😍
  • viviana
    vivianaApril 20
    Muy rico todo! La ropa vieja exquisita, también los maduros y por supuesto los mojitos!
  • Kamil S.
    Kamil SözenJuly 4, 2016
    Konumdan dolayı aşırı turistik gibi duruyor, ki zaten öyle de olabilir. Ama güzeldi. İçkiler de, canlı müzik te, canlılık ta.... Girmek için çekinmeye gerek yok.
  •  Aneury 
    Ropa Vieja. Woooo
  • Angel O.
    Angel Ortiz GomezDecember 12, 2015
    La comida es rica!, pero el servicio es lento, me gusta el lugar, el ambiente pero hay que mejorar el servicio
  • Cristiane X.
    Cristiane XavierAugust 7, 2015
    Ótimo custo benefício na times square. Porções generosas e comida saborosa.
  • Cristo L.
    Cristo LeonJuly 24, 2015
    Una excelente opcion para cenar, con musica en vivo de calidad internacional
  • Elias A.
    Elias Abdala PadillaDecember 21, 2014
    Si lo que busca es un lugar cubano en el time Square este es el lugar para disfrutar
  • RafaSalazar
    RafaSalazarNovember 11, 2013
    Paella de Mariscos (sea food paella) - lo mejor!!!
  • Frances F.
    Frances FulgencioFebruary 2, 2013
    Great Coconut Mojitos! Yummy!
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