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“Wasn't blown away - noisy, service was average, and food was cold”

Havana Central Times Square
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Ranked #784 of 14,583 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$25 - US$45
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 6th & 7th
Transit: 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
Description: 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.
Reviewed 25 May 2014

The food *was* tasty, but there were several issues that made this a bit of a disappointing experience. 1) the waiters forgot a bunch of items, and couldn't remember who ordered what, setting down the wrong food three or four times - not even our group's food occasionally! 2) It was noisy as hell in there - I came away with a sore throat. 3) The pulled beef, while delicious, was luke warm at best. 4) Some of my friends didn't get their meal until 20 minutes after everyone else, which was a shame

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Thank Gaurav V
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Noisy and spotty service and menus that can be grimy and very touristy, slightly over-priced drinks is all made up for with the food that is uniformly good and tasty. Pretty much everything on the menu is good for a mid-priced large-scale restaurant
The live music on some evenings can be way way too loud for a decent conversation to be had. Still better food and value than most Times Square joints.

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Thank rnarisetti
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

This is a great little restaurant just off Times Square on 46th. Had an appetizer and a margarita. Both were very good. They have entertainment some evenings but I was not there on the right night. Would be a fun place to enjoy music. Upbeat and friendly staff.

Thank Travellinfool
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant and since I like Cuban food, thought I'd try it. The live music was very loud so ask for a table upstairs or at the back of the restaurant if you want to talk. I had the classic mojito and it was very good and authentic much like the ones you get in Cuba with a sugar cane stick. I had the roast pork and it missed the mark for me. The rice and beans were okay but I've had better. The service was good and staff were friendly. Glad I had the experience but I probably wouldn't go back.

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Thank sworrels
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Was visiting New York with a friend. She has been to this restaurant on a prior visit and raved about it. We started with a sampler appetizer. Yummy! We then shared a full rack of ribs. This too was very good. A bit dry (perhaps overcooked), but tasty.
We both had strawberry margaritas. You could not taste the strawberry over the alcohol. Too strong! The atmosphere was great.

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