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151 W 46th Street (W 46th St. between 7th Ave. & Avenue of the Americas)(212) 398-7440
Minimum order of $12.00 is required for delivery
Delivery estimate is 25-40 min (more info)
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Minimum order of $12.00 is required for delivery
Delivery estimate is 60 - 75 min (more info)
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Ensaladas. All salad dressings are served on the side.
All sandwiches are served with sweet potato fries, potato wedges, plantain chips or house salad.
Platos clásicos Cubanos.
Cuban and Latin American Cuisine. They have something for everyone: soups, salads, pressed sandwiches and traditional Cuban dishes such as Ropa Vieja and Pernil. Delicious Paellas, seafood and of course you can't forget dessert!
Jeremy is a lifelong Latin food aficionado, whose penchant for authenticity prompted nearly a year’s research of Cuban food and culture before opening Havana Central.
Stanley grew up in the Latin food business and his father’s midtown eatery was one of the first to introduce traditional Latin dishes to New York.
Paella Valencia—Classic paella, chicken, chorizo, clams, mussel and shrimp saffron scented rice in a signature sofrito
Arroz con Pollo—Boneless, skinless chicken in seasoned yellow rice
Ropa Vieja—Beef, peppers and onions skillfully combined in a secret family recipe
Mango Roasted Salmon—Fresh salmon with mango glaze, roasted to perfection
Havana-Style BBQ Ribs with Mango Habanero Ginger Sauce
Classic Cuban Sandwich Cubano—Smoked ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard pressed in Cuban bread
Not in our delivery zone? Please visit our other Havana Central locations around Manhattan:
22 East 17th Street
Havana Central – Broadway
I don't know about the previous reviews, but in my opinion, this place is amazing! My food took the expected 30 minutes or so and it arrived hot and perfectly packaged for a delivery. All of my utensils were included and they even provided me with hot sauce!
The food itself is the best Cuban I've had in a very long time. I love me some Tina's and Sophie's but Havana Central has a home cooked feel to it. Get the Roast Pork lunch special. The meat is cooked perfectly and is seasoned deliciously. I got it with the yellow rice and red beans. The red beans are super delish! Enjoy! :o)
Posted 5 months ago by Moshie O.
Will never order here again! I have ordered many times and the food ALWAYS takes over an hour to arrive. I work 2 avenues away...shouldn't take that long. But I love their food so I just deal with long delivery times. However the last two times I have ordered, the food has taken 1 1/2 hours to arrive and it was pretty much cold and inedible. Who wants cold rice and beans, anyway? The kicker is that this time it not only took forever and arrived cold, but absolutely no condiments were sent with it! No fork. No spoon. No salt/pepper. No napkins. NOTHING! So I waited for 1.5 hours to get food that is cold AND that I cant even eat! Fantastic.
When I called, the mgr had an attitude and asked what i suggested as a solution and asked "you don't have extra utensils sitting around your office?". So i am done with this place.
Posted 7 months ago by Brea B.
delicious lobster stuff avocado, sugar cane chicken salad, shrimp empanada
Posted 8 months ago by Brittany R.
Its been almost an hour and half and my food still hasn't shown up. This is lunch and it should be timley. Havana Central isn't cheap, which makes paying the cost here challenging when the company doesn't handle the delivery
Posted 9 months ago by Rashad R.
Food is great. But they sent the wrong sandwich with an order today - and when they sent the replacement it was.....the exact same (wrong) sandwich. They don't seem to know their own sandwiches. Guy on the phone argued that it was correct one even though it clearly was not. Spoke with a nice manager who issued a refund. But wow, they need to get their ordering system straight, it seems. Not worth the aggravation.
Posted 10 months ago by Andre S.
Posted 11 months ago by Cindi M.
I'm not a fan of their picadillo but the crispy shredded beef with the egg atop the white rice is yummy. There are numerous dishes I've enjoyed but can't recall as I've been dining here for years now. I love the corn and when you eat at the restaurant everything seems to taste great! Sangria is a plus!The delivery time is not so bad and my job is about a mile away.
Posted 11 months ago by Ann N.
Best Cuban sandwich I've found in Manhattan!
Posted a year ago by Matt K.
Fine food. Wish the black beans and rice had been mixed before. You end up wasting all the black sauce from the black beans.
Posted a year ago by charles s.
I ordered the Savory Cuban Ground Beef - picadillo, and it was the worst picadillo I've ever had, and I'm not a picky eater. The quality of the meat was really bad and I'm pretty sure they added something other than meat to bulk the dish. It was so bad I actually ate a little and threw out the rest. The rice was ok, the plantains were greasy and the beans were overcooked. Like the other poster said, the container of the rice was half empty. Very disappointed, will not order again.
Posted a year ago by YAMILE T.
Still waiting even after a phone call nothing has arrived- over 90 mins wait- not professional at all, never again!
Posted a year ago by Lorraine H.
Bad food. Delivery took forever.
Posted a year ago by Matthew C.
Excellent food, i hope they add to the menu "Rabo encendido" !!!
Posted a year ago by alex s.
Well, the Cubano was good but didn't care too much for the Chicken sandwich. But here's the deal, when they delivered they forgot half my order. Only one sandwich and forgot my soda. I was very upset but when I called they said they would send the entire order again as well as a free dessert. Well, about 20 mins later, either a manager or hostess, not a delivery guy, brought my food. All there with free dessert and an apology. Wow!! I never would've expected that in New York City! Kudos to these guys for the awesome customer service!! Fixed a bad situation really well!!
Posted a year ago by ROBERT G.
Called a few mins after order to make change in beans selection and told it was on the way already. Showed up 30 mins later. Ordered steak and onions and got shredded beef, onions and a ton of hot peppers, which I can't eat. So for $25 I've got barely a meal. Too bad..
Posted a year ago by Elisha D.
Best Cuban food in the area!
Posted a year ago by jasmine c.
Took 2+ hours to get my food for lunch time, with an advertised estimated delivery of 1 hour (60 minutes). Called in to find out the status and was placed on hold more than 3 times til I finally got an answer that delivery guy was on his way and should be there in 10 minutes. They should update their delivery time from 60 minutes to 130 minutes.
Posted a year ago by brian s.
I'm about four blocks away. After 1.5 hours of waiting, I called and they told me 5 minutes. Fifteen minutes later, I canceled.
Posted a year ago by Nathaniel M.
The food is great and delivered in a timely manner.
Posted a year ago by Josh S.
The pork is outstanding with white rice and black beans. My order was delivered hit and timely. I will order again!!!!
Posted a year ago by Reginald H.
Update: haven't started ordering on a regular basis, but the few times that I have since last review, food arrived on time, hot and tasted good.
Ordered roast chicken with plaintains on 1/22/10, I'm only a few blocks away, just couldn't get out of the office... Order arrived an hour and a half late, food was ice cold and inedible... Called Havana Central and spoke with Daniel whom I'd spoken to earleir to try and find my order, which at that point was an hour late. He appeared to be genuine when I politely told him that my food arrived an hour and a half late and ice cold reminding him I'm only a few blocks away and that I was only able to eat the small salad included with the chicken. I further told him that I undesrtand this type of thing happens and I'm letting them know as a courtesy so they can fix the delivery problems going forward. HE then offered to refund me the lunch. To date that order has not been refunded. I'd like to reiterate I never asked for a refund he offered it, and based solely on that it should be honored. Food is ok, but I won't be recommending them anymore.
Posted a year ago by Linda R.
Worst place ever no good customer service. I ordered a dish they called and it wasn't available so I ask what was and it was a cheaper dish then what I had paid for. I asked if I could get another side since I still had some credit and it was now going to be short .50 cents and instead is just saying sure since we don't have your original dish we will wave the difference of .50 cents they said no. Really good way to keep a customer. Sad when I finally got the food it was bland and seemed to be left overs from the day before not fresh.
Posted a year ago by Luis P.
Ordered the pineapple chicken dish. Worst chicken that I ever ate!!! Ended up eating just the rice and beans which was ...okay at best
Posted 2 years ago by Laurelle K.
The quality of their food is slowly deteriorating. I used to love eating here and not it seems that it is moving away from its authenticity in order to meet the growing demand of customers. I ordered the Palomilla (steak and onions) and my steak was swimming in oil, didn't appear to have been sauteed at all . Just poached in oil. The best thing was the rice and beans I got.
Posted 2 years ago by Florence C.
The pork was absolutely fantastic! Very flavorful and delicious. The empanadas were also great! I will definitely order from here over and over again!
Posted 2 years ago by Shaliza T.
terrible! super greasy/buttery, and they obviously don't know what vegan means, as the tiny stuffed pepper was COVERED in cheese.
Posted 2 years ago by Sarah H.
Pork very dry and bland, fruit salad small for price and the presentation reminded me of cafeteria food.
Posted 2 years ago by Robert L.
really good chicken!
Posted 2 years ago by Raymond M.
I ordered the Ropa Vieja and the sweet plantains and it was excellent! Definitely recommend this place
Posted 2 years ago by Delfina G.
Food was bland. Delivery was 90 minutes when estimated at 45-60. Food needed to be reheated.
Posted 3 years ago by Nathaniel W.
Greasy and flavorless Cuban imitation, typical Times Sq. type food, overpriced for the quality that you get. Tastes like fast food Cuban, and made me sick to my stomach after eating.
Posted 3 years ago by John O.
The beef empandas were absolutely delicious!!! i literally ordered one and then ordered three more right after.. soo YUMMY!
Posted 3 years ago by Nicole R.
Delivery was very quick following order. Food was perfect temperature and very tasty. Thanks!
Posted 3 years ago by KENT L.
Not too bad, though a bit heavy on the grease. The $6 chicken soup, while tasty, is a terrible value - a very small cup and mostly rice with almost no broth or chicken.
Posted 3 years ago by Dan R.
the delivery took so long that everything showed up soggy/mushy was not too pleased with the meal for that reason, but i will say the flavors could be good. if delivery process was quicker it might have been good!
Posted 3 years ago by Lawrence K.
The food is good and filling. I would recommend this place.
Posted 3 years ago by Rachel V.
Empanada's and Oxtail stew were great!
Posted 3 years ago by Arlene Z.
Had to throw out most of the order. The corn made me gag.
Posted 3 years ago by Adam W.
Love the Cuban sandwiches and potato wedges!
Posted 3 years ago by Ken M.
Delicious & fresh. Fried sweet plantains are my favorite treat.
Posted 3 years ago by Eleanor H.
On 5 different occasstions my order was missing the side beans that should have been included with my meal that I was charged for. Very disappointing!
Posted 3 years ago by Carlos B.
If I could give No stars I would. Order came 90 minutes after I placed the order. Called twice and manager said they couldn't locate the deliveryman.
Posted 3 years ago by Catherine O.
My salad was good but I was disappointed to not receive the Mariquitas with Mojo that was supposed to come with my order.
Posted 3 years ago by Suzanne H.
Grilled chicken sandwich and fries always good, always consistent. The pork is also flavorful. Both times I've had them deliver, the food has arrived in a reasonable time frame.
Posted 3 years ago by Natasha T.
I would suggest not ordering from here. The food was inedible. Chicken was dry and oddly tasted like fish. Corn was smothered in sauce, you couldn't even taste the corn.
Posted 4 years ago by Stephanie B.
Posted 4 years ago by Brian F.
Order at your peril. Ordered, after an hour of non delivery called them about the meal not being delivered and was advised it had not even been prepared.
Seriously underwhelming response...
Posted 4 years ago by Jonathon B.
After waiting for 2 hours for our food delivery I called and was told that they were very busy and that we should get our food soon. It arrived about 15 min later, COLD!!! And it was not the right order. I would not recommend ordering from this restaurant.
Posted 4 years ago by LaWayne N.
Awful. Called me after 45 min and said they had no idea when the food would be ready, and that I should cancel. This was a sunday afternoon, not even a busy time!
Posted 4 years ago by Jamie S.
Yucca - tasted like old french fries, mealy.
Crispy chicken - literally 4 tiny pieces with almost no meat on the bone, hardly crispy!
Corn appetizer - mushy, tasted old
Fried Plantains - ditto to above
Chocolate cake - good but why did we pay SEVEN dollars for the smallest sliver ever?
That's all I got - clearly never ordering from here again.
Posted 4 years ago by Jordan M.
extremely small portions for the price (dispappointingly small); food so so; portions differed between the plates; when I called to ask about the discrepancy they stated that was how it came; will not order from again
Posted 4 years ago by Aaron D.
amazing vibe and food!
Posted 4 years ago by yasemin u.
not a real cuban sandwich
Posted 4 years ago by chris f.
Absolutely loved the steak sandwich. Loaded with thick strips of steak cooked to perfection along with a generous helping of onions, this was truly the meal I wanted on a very busy day. The potato wedges are also crispy and delicious. This is my first time to order here, but certainly won't be my last.
Posted 4 years ago by Mark L.
Flavorless, bland micorwave junk
Posted 4 years ago by Fulvio M.
Don't EVER order from this place. It took them 1.5 hours to deliver my food, and it was cold and soggy.
Posted 4 years ago by Marie H.
Posted 4 years ago by Rafael J.
First time I ordered from here on SeamlessWeb, and likely the very last. They "lost" my order - I called after an hour of it not showing up (received confirmation), went through 3 people before a manager got on the phone to tell me that she was sorry that the system wasn't working on their end, and I had to ask them to make sure that I wasn't charged.
In contrast, I have ordered from a restaurant on SW that mucked up on their side - they immediately sent out the order, credited the charge back to my account, and even threw in dessert on top of that.
I hate being "that guy", but they made absolutely no effort to win me back as a customer.
Posted 4 years ago by Eric T.
I should've listened to other reviewers. Food never arrives from this restaurant! Almost 2 hours have passed, but I was told that my food was out for delivery when I phoned 40 mins ago.
Posted 4 years ago by Stella L.
the food took over an hour to get to my place and we only live a few blocks away, we called to complain and they put us on hold for five minutes and the person who answered the phone (Martha) was very rude. we will never order from this place again.
Posted 4 years ago by Nelson K.
Horrible. I will not be ordering from here again.. The empanadas were soggy and salty. The chicharrone de pollo were absolutely disgusting, small little pieces of thighs (that was more bone than chicken) that were burnt with absolutely no flavor. The worst cuban food I've ever had. Even the rice & beans were bad. Way too commercial.
Posted 4 years ago by Clarissa M.
The food from Havana is great however much to my disappointment the beans portions has been less than half per container. It has gone to the extent where less has become the norm. In the past I used to received almost to the top, now I receive LESS than half. If portions are being decreased than so should the price however, the prices seem to be going up. To add additional injury the chicken that I been receiving thru my deliveries has been practically burned as well as hard and dry (dry to the point where it looks orange). I'm sure management may regulate the quantity of beans however burn & dry chicken leaves me pondering. As much as I enjoy Havana's meals and regardless of the beans portion I have maintained my patronage with the establishment. However, I will be compelled to take my business elsewhere if service doesn't improve. I shouldn't have to dine at the establishment in order to have good service. What once drew me to Havana Central was their tasty beans but if everytime I get less and less. I'm better of leaving it to fantasy and order my meals from somewhere else.
Regretfully this email isn't to compliment the establishment but to hope that there's a improvement for those who order online.
Posted 5 years ago by Yesenia R.
Love their Cuban sandwiches. They kind of skimped on the sweet potato fries but it was still plenty of food, for me.
Posted 5 years ago by Michael H.
I am very impressed. The delivery was super quick and the black bean soup is delicious. The sweet potato fries are very good as well...not too mushy like most seem to be. The prices are very good also and the portions are reasonable.
Posted 5 years ago by Nicole P.
burger ordered medium rare comes well done, side salad served with no dressing whatsoever
Posted 5 years ago by Lauren A.
Awful. Took 80 minutes to get a delivery that stated 20-35. Food was gross.
Posted 5 years ago by David P.
The food was amazing! I have added this restaurant to my favorites
Posted 5 years ago by Arianna S.
The Arroz Con Pollo is a simple, but tasy dish that never fails to satisfy.
Posted 5 years ago by Emilio C.
Posted 5 years ago by Michael Q.
I ordered the paella with shrimp, chicken and mixed vegetables. It arrived on time, but it tasted terrible. It was watery. The shrimp and chicken were of low quality and the vegetables amounted to green pepper and onions that were not properly cut up before being added. I had to throw it out.
Posted 5 years ago by Carlotta K.
Incredibly fast delivery. Great food. A definite repeat.
Posted 5 years ago by Seth W.
Worst Delivery practice - never on time
Posted 5 years ago by Mary P.
Very prompt and friendly delivery
Posted 6 years ago by Anne D.
Excellent Cuban food. Great cooks.
Posted 6 years ago by Sandra H.
their arroz con pollo is the absolute best!
Posted 6 years ago by Michelle T.
The food was decent nothing specail but there was almost no food I got a $17 order and had almost no food inside, come on guys rice and beans are not expensive to make
Posted 6 years ago by Charles W.
The food is Always awesome. This time I ordered the order was not correct twice. Although not a bad experience the Catering manager was amazing worked hard and FAST to correct the error. The company i work for orders from here ALL the time. We will keep on ordering as long as the food is amazing.
Posted 6 years ago by Jason S.
Great Spanish food. Excellant delivery and food is hot.
Posted 7 years ago by Aida Z.
THE FOOD IS FRESH AND TASTY. THE SERVICE IS PRETTY FAST. THE STAFF IS PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS. LOVE THE RESTAURANT--MAKES ME FEEL IN OLD SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (ALTHOUGH THE RESTAURANT IS CUBAN). MUCHO EXITO, HAVANA CENTER!
Posted 7 years ago by Maria M.
THE FOOD WAS DELIVERED EXTREMELY COLD AND 2 AND HALF HOURS LATER. IN ADDITION, THEY HAVE EXTREMELY POOR SERVICE BOTH AT THE DELIVERY AND INTAKE DEPARTMENT.
Posted 7 years ago by MASOZI N.
Great food. Rich in flavore. When of the best latins places to eat and order out in Mid town.
Posted 7 years ago by XAVIER V.
Good cuban food.
Posted 7 years ago by HANNELI D.
Phenomenal!!! The paella exquisite -- the "Tres Leches" cake is out of this world. A truly memorable experience :-)
Posted 7 years ago by Angela B.
I'm a fan for Cuban food and the food here is appetizing and tastefully delicious from their salads to desserts. The "ropa vieja" with white rice and black beans - awesome!
Posted 7 years ago by Amanda R.
Good value for the dough, but the ribs are fatty and not saucy...but they're good
Posted 7 years ago by David M.
The food was magnificent, and the delivery was way ahead of schedule... a must try
Posted 7 years ago by Veronica W.
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