Take a Cuban vacation in the middle of Times Square! Havana Central serves home-cooked Cuban food in a lively setting in the heart of New York. Before a Broadway show, or after a stop at a Times Square attraction, step into this spacious 1950s eatery for a mojito and some ropa vieja. Weekdays from 3-7pm enjoy Happy Hour drink specials and 1/2 price empanadas at the bar with purchase of drink! (Restrictions apply.) Great for large groups, a romantic date, or a girls night out!
Havana Central’s all-day menu boasts the best in Cuban cooking. Dig into classic dishes such as the Cuban sandwich, arroz con pollo, or vaca frita, an addictive dish of pan-sautéed shredded skirt steak served with cilantro rice and a fried egg. Also on the menu are vegetarian friendly options like a veggie stuffed pepper, a Cuban spin on surf ‘n turf (“Mar Y Tiera,” pairing a grilled steak with shrimp and calamari), and appetizers like the empanadas, chicharrones de Pollo, and the chips and guacamole.
Or, you can get a bit of everything in the appetizer sampler, which includes chicharrones de pollo, tostones, maduros, masitas, and empanadas. Make sure you save room for the decadent desserts, including Cuban flan, churros, and tres leches cake.
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Great values at Happy Hour every Monday-Friday from 3 to 7pm. Red sangria, margaritas, and mojitos are only $7 each. The signature house sangria is made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Ciroc VS Brandy, agave, and fresh fruit, while the classic Cuban cocktail, the mojito, won’t disappoint. Take your happy hour at the bar empanadas for half-price when you buy a drink (rules apply), along with other bar bites like sliders, fried calamari, and boneless chicharrones de pollo.
Havana Central's prime Times Square location makes it a natural for pre-theatre dining. Monday through Friday from 4-6:30pm take advantage of a great deal—just $49 for three courses and a drink (tax, tip, and additional drinks are extra). For appetizers, take your pick of an empanada sampler, chips & guac, crispy fried pork with pickled onions, Cuban fried chicken, or avocado salad. When it's entree time, options include ropa vieja (a classic Cuban braised beef dish), grilled skirt steak, slow-roasted pork (above), mango-glazed salmon, garlic chicken, or stuffed peppers). The entrees are served with two sides. Save room for dessert, between Flan Classic with a caramel topping and Churros Traditional served with dulce de leche and chocolate dipping sauces. One drink is included, with a classic mojito, margarita, red sangria, house wine, well drink, or beer as the possibilities.
Havana Central is a great place near the theaters to book your event. Whether for a group of 12 or a full house of 150 or more, Havana Central will provide the food and drink to get your fiesta going. They do a great job with bridal events, corporate gatherings, and all kinds of group occasions.
Celebrating a birthday? This is the spot! All birthday guests enjoy a free flan and fedora when they dine! Celebrating a milestone? Book a private space for your group!
Havana Central has launched a merchandise shop so people can take a piece of Havana Central home with them. Look for items for men, women, and kids, including t-shirts, hats, and home & living items here.
Havana Central has live Latin music, every Thursday from 6-9pm and Fridays from 7-10pm!
This place is wildly popular so reservations are recommended—but walk-ins are always welcomed. Havana Central is located at 151 W. 46th St. (btw. Sixth & Seventh Aves.), 212-398-7440, havanacentral.com.