Havana Central

Restaurants, Cuban Midtown West
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Havana Central
Havana Central Times Square
This formal Times Square offshoot of the fast-food original in Union Square takes the basic precepts of its forerunner into swankier digs. Solid, reasonably priced renditions of Cuban classics—roast pork, ropa vieja—are whisked to your table in enormous portions with the usual heaps of rice and beans. But it’s best to veer toward less traditional offerings, like a Cuban sandwich stuffed into a crisp empanada and sweet-sticky ribs with ginger and mango. Faux palms and repro posters channel Hemingway’s Havana, as do retro cocktails like the original daiquiri poured over ice. The food may not be worth its own special trip, but as a pretheater option Havana Central makes sense.


Venue name: Havana Central
Address: 151 W 46th St
New York
Cross street: between Sixth and Seventh Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Wed, Sun 11am–midnight; Thu–Sat 11am–1am
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, V to 47–50th Sts–Rockefeller Ctr
Price: Average main course: $18. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Big space, vibrant atmosphere, and not too crowded considering it is right off of Time Square.  Lunch specials are the way to go in terms of price.  My favorite so far: the sampling of three empanadas.  More delicious than what you would find at the local bodega/cafe.

Senor Magnifico

GREAT FOOD! Our boss took our team here for my "welcome lunch" and  everyone loved it! They accommodated  a part of 6 quickly and served us in a timely fashion. The menu list was extensive with inexpensive options. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for authentic Cuban food! 

Toccara L

I love this place! My friend and I went here for lunch and really enjoyed it. First of all, they have $12.95 lunch plates which was the deciding factor of us checking out the place.You get a main dish and two sides.I got the arroz con pollo with black beans and plantains and my friend got arroz con camarones with salad and plantains.Everything was so flavorful and the presentation was spectacular. We also had sangria which was dressed up with a little plastic lady.The service was great, food came out super quick.I’ll definitely be visiting again for dinner so I can check out the live music.