151 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
Wi-Fi: No, Free
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Cuban, Caribbean, Latin American, Vegetarian
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Specialties: Cuban, Cuban Restaurant, Cuban Food
Price Range : Average
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09/20/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Very nice design when compared to other midtown latino restaurants. Still going through some growing pains week 6 but improving steadily. The food is good, the after work scene is also very good. The service is sometimes spotty but not for lack of trying.
08/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I went last night with a few girlfriends, and we had a great time. I made a 7:30pm reservation, we showed up about 5 minutes late, waited another 5 to be seated. Our server, Crystal, was AMAZING. I haven't had such good service in a while, as we've become so used to the general ""I'm too cool for this job"" attitude most wait staff have in NYC. Our drinks were never empty before she asked if we'd like another round, she answered all our questions about the dishes in great detail, she was very attentive. As for the food, had a beef empanda to start, was good but not amazing. I had the Pollo al Ajillo entree with yellow rice and black beans, very delicious, very garlicy, a little salty but I love salt so no complaints there. We shared a plate of fried sweet plantains, also very yummy. My friends had the steak salad, and they shared the empanada sampler. Everyone was stuffed by the time we left. We had the drink of the day - only $6! - which was some strawberry puree + vodka concoction, great. Overall, great atmosphere, great service, fun friendly environment, great Cuban food.
11/21/2006Provided by Citysearch -
went with some coworkers for happy hour and had a good time. good crowd and music. bartenders were a little aloof, but i thought the white sangria was pretty good for four dollars and my friends enjoyed the mojitos. can't speak for the food but by the time we left a good deal of the seats were taken and there were people filing in on a wednesday night.
12/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
A monkey could have delivered me better food. This was the WORST place I have EVER been to in my ENTIRE life. I would NOT take the time to write such a horrible review if it wasn't true. This past weekend we were in NYC, and were walking around to find a place to eat. The menu outside looked half-way decent and we were starving so we just decided to stop here. WORST decision EVER. Everything that possibly could have gone wrong at a restaurant, went wrong. When we first walked in, the hostess' were on the phone giggling and laughing and took about 5 minutes to hang up and sit us with a completely rude attitude. She sat us at a table in the corner that still had cups on it from the last people, and the table was completely unstable. No waiter acknowledged us for about 15 minutes, so we had to find a small menu to put on the leg of the table so it would be sturdy. The waiter finally came to us and got our drinks (which took about 15 minutes JUST for water). He then took our order, and I was already ready to leave cause the service was so bad, and I should have gone with my instinct because what happened next was just unacceptable. He brings our food with a COMPLETELY NOTICEABLE string of hair running across my food. I sat there in shock, and waited another 10 minutes for him to finally come back to the table, as I was almost in tears. He took the food back unapologetically and brought me (what i'm sure was the same plate, he just took the hair off) and dropped it on the table, then did not come back the rest of the time until we were done!!! Then my boyfriend had to get up, walk across the room, get the water pitcher and pour us more water because no one would come to check on us. IT WAS UNDENIABLY THE WORST FOOD EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE. Unfortunately, the food did not make up for it. I would NOT suggest this place to anyone! Honestly, stay far away from this awful restaurant, they do not know what CUSTOMER SERVICE means or SANITARY FOOD!
01/10/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I visited the 46th st restaurant just a few months ago and had such a great time that I wanted to take my parents and cousins to your 17th st restaurant. The Pernil was like our granmother made back home. The Ropa Vieja and Beef Stew were also excellent. The mojitos are the best I have had in New York. I want to thank the chef and staff for making our evening unforgettable. \n\nYour team at Hanava Central has made us lifetime customers.
04/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I've gone to this restaurant several times and the service is great. I've had the luck to get the same waitress. She's great and friendly. The food is delicious and they give you a lot for your money. I highly recommend the Paella Valenciana (is what I always get when I go there) and the empanadas. Delicious sangria. Can't wait to go again.
12/18/2006Provided by Citysearch -
We happened to stumble upon this restaurant while looking for a place to eat Sunday brunch. We noticed its bright neon sign while walking down 46th street by Times Square. We were hesitant at first, but we decided to give it a shot. I must preface my opinions of this restaurant by stating that my family is Cuban and that should qualify us to effectively evaluate the food offered by this restaurant. This restaurant is fantastic! The atmosphere is great and full of energy...the decor and music in the restaurant resemble old Havana style. The food was wonderful. We absolutely stuffed ourselves. The sandwiches, maduros, tostones, tres leches, empanadas, and ropa vieja were awesome. The sangria was terrific. This place will certainly be a routine stop for me and my family whenever we're in the city. Give this place a shot...you won't be disappointed!
12/21/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We are from MIAMI were their are some of the best Cuban place, until we went here. This is the best food I have ever had. The service was great. The drinks great as well. We ordered almost all of the APP. everyone better then the next... THANKS FOR GREAT FOOD