Casa Havana

★★★★★
Cuban food in Chelsea.
  • 190 8th Ave

    New York, NY 10011

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  • 212-243-9421

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17 Prince St New York, NY

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This restaurant was excellent. It is located in a nice part of town and their latin american food is very good. Loved it!

3
★★★★★

This restaurant was excellent. It is located in a nice part of town and their latin american food is very good. Loved it!

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They've got sandwiches, great skirt steak, plantains, and good drinks! This spot is really cheap for a huge plate of food that usually comes with beans and rice. Not to mention everything on the menu is great. I love finding cheap spots

3
★★★★★

They've got sandwiches, great skirt steak, plantains, and good drinks! This spot is really cheap for a huge plate of food that usually comes with beans and rice. Not to mention everything on the menu is great. I love finding cheap spots

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I never knew I loved Cuban food until I stumbled into Casa Havana. Its perfect when you hit happy hour, sometime around 5 or 6. The already cheap prices are even cheaper which makes this place tops in my book!

3
★★★★★

I never knew I loved Cuban food until I stumbled into Casa Havana. Its perfect when you hit happy hour, sometime around 5 or 6. The already cheap prices are even cheaper which makes this place tops in my book!

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This spot is great! Laid back, ultra inexpensive, AMAZING food! I go with one of my girlfriends after work sometimes and we never leave disappointed! My favorite dish is the skirt steak with chimichurri sauce!! So good, but I highly

3
★★★★★

This spot is great! Laid back, ultra inexpensive, AMAZING food! I go with one of my girlfriends after work sometimes and we never leave disappointed! My favorite dish is the skirt steak with chimichurri sauce!! So good, but I highly

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ok so i went there the first time and me and my friend ordered empanadas he ordered beef i ordered chicken the waitress was rude and then the guy says to her in spanish that there was no more chicken she didnt ask me and just gave me beef

3
★★★★★

ok so i went there the first time and me and my friend ordered empanadas he ordered beef i ordered chicken the waitress was rude and then the guy says to her in spanish that there was no more chicken she didnt ask me and just gave me beef

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Spent the day at the renewed highline and found my way to casa havana. super cheap prices with huge portions, I was completely full and it didn't hurt my wallet. A side of plantains is a must, but make sure you go with friends you can

3
★★★★★

Spent the day at the renewed highline and found my way to casa havana. super cheap prices with huge portions, I was completely full and it didn't hurt my wallet. A side of plantains is a must, but make sure you go with friends you can

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Lost my job 5 weeks ago and hungry.Short on money.I saw the menu at Casa Havana and gave it a try.Now Im not hungry and ready to go find a job.When I do find a job I will be back to enjoy the food and the waitstaff that took care of me during hard times.

5
★★★★★

Lost my job 5 weeks ago and hungry.Short on money.I saw the menu at Casa Havana and gave it a try.Now Im not hungry and ready to go find a job.When I do find a job I will be back to enjoy the food and the waitstaff that took care of me during hard times.

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I walked by Casa Havana and saw the sign Paella $10.95 I could not believe it because every restaurant I have visited for paella goes for over $22.00 per person.I tried it and it was as good as some of the top restaurants that serve paella.As I looked around at least a third of the customers were eating paella.oh I forgot that with a glass of wine its $14.95 Great find in Chelsea.

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★★★★★

I walked by Casa Havana and saw the sign Paella $10.95 I could not believe it because every restaurant I have visited for paella goes for over $22.00 per person.I tried it and it was as good as some of the top restaurants that serve paella.As I looked around at least a third of the customers were eating paella.oh I forgot that with a glass of wine its $14.95 Great find in Chelsea.

Pros: more food and more food

Cons: too much food

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I was amazed to see such a small place soo busy all day and night.Istopped in for lunch the counter was full of people so I sat in the dining room.The menu is big with alot of food to choose from.I ate the pernil with yucca fries.the pernil was juicy and full of flavor.I will go back again because the food is good and the price is right.

2
★★★★★

I was amazed to see such a small place soo busy all day and night.Istopped in for lunch the counter was full of people so I sat in the dining room.The menu is big with alot of food to choose from.I ate the pernil with yucca fries.the pernil was juicy and full of flavor.I will go back again because the food is good and the price is right.

Pros: fast cheap,good food

Cons: gets busy at the counter

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I WALKED BY THIS CUBAN DINER A HUNDRED TIMEDS,FINALLY DECIDED TO GO IN.GLAD I DID.THE PLACE WAS VERY BUSY AND I ORDERED THE SPECIAL CUBANO,ITS A CUBAN SANDWICH WITH CHORIZO.IT WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD.THE FLAVORS AND THE MELTED CHEESE WITH THE HAM AND CHORIZO WAS SO GOOD.THE PERSON NEXT TO ME WAS EATING THE PAELLA.I LL TRY IT NEXT TIME.

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I WALKED BY THIS CUBAN DINER A HUNDRED TIMEDS,FINALLY DECIDED TO GO IN.GLAD I DID.THE PLACE WAS VERY BUSY AND I ORDERED THE SPECIAL CUBANO,ITS A CUBAN SANDWICH WITH CHORIZO.IT WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD.THE FLAVORS AND THE MELTED CHEESE WITH THE HAM AND CHORIZO WAS SO GOOD.THE PERSON NEXT TO ME WAS EATING THE PAELLA.I LL TRY IT NEXT TIME.

Pros: BEST CUBAN SANDWICH

Cons: SMALL AND BUSY

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I CANNOT BELIEVE THE PRICES.WE HAD THE FRIED CATFISH 5 CORONITAS BEER THE PORK CHOPS AND YUCCA FRIES AND THE BILL WAS LESS THEN $20. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND THE BEER CAME IN A BUCKET WITH ICE.THE PLACE WAS VERY BUSY WITH CHELSEA BOYS.THIS PLACE ROCKS.

2
★★★★★

I CANNOT BELIEVE THE PRICES.WE HAD THE FRIED CATFISH 5 CORONITAS BEER THE PORK CHOPS AND YUCCA FRIES AND THE BILL WAS LESS THEN $20. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD AND THE BEER CAME IN A BUCKET WITH ICE.THE PLACE WAS VERY BUSY WITH CHELSEA BOYS.THIS PLACE ROCKS.

Pros: REAL CUBAN ON 8 TH.

Cons: NONE

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CASA HAVANA HAS THE BEST FOOD AND DECOR THEN ANY CUBAN RESTAURANT IN NEW YORK.BELIEVE ME I WENT TO THEM ALL ! THE PORTIONS ARE LARGE AND VERY TASTY.THE FROZEN MOJITOS ARE ONLY $5.00 GOOD FIND

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★★★★★

CASA HAVANA HAS THE BEST FOOD AND DECOR THEN ANY CUBAN RESTAURANT IN NEW YORK.BELIEVE ME I WENT TO THEM ALL ! THE PORTIONS ARE LARGE AND VERY TASTY.THE FROZEN MOJITOS ARE ONLY $5.00 GOOD FIND

Pros: GREAT FOOD AT A LOW PRICE

Cons: TOO MUCH FOOD-CAN T FINISH IT ALL

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croquetas tasted awful. empanadas were old and not Cuban nor Columbian nor Argentine... i have no idea from where but i do know they tasted BAD. an order of Yuca fries was 3$ and the serving size was 12 fries. literally 12 fries. i tasted one and they also did not look nor taste like yuca.

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★☆☆☆☆

croquetas tasted awful. empanadas were old and not Cuban nor Columbian nor Argentine... i have no idea from where but i do know they tasted BAD. an order of Yuca fries was 3$ and the serving size was 12 fries. literally 12 fries. i tasted one and they also did not look nor taste like yuca.

Pros: i gave them a second chance and still yuk!

Cons: not authentic. not anything....

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The food is excellent and very inexpensive for Manhattan. The cuban steak is excellent with yellow rice and black beans. Get some Papa Rellena and Yuca. And finish up with some excellent cinnamon flan.

2
★★★★★

The food is excellent and very inexpensive for Manhattan. The cuban steak is excellent with yellow rice and black beans. Get some Papa Rellena and Yuca. And finish up with some excellent cinnamon flan.

Pros: Excellent food at a great low price!

Cons: Limited menu, I wish there were more choices, it's so good.

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Delicious Cuban food is served at Casa Havana by friendly people and at very reasonable prices. I work in the Chelsea neighborhood and Casa Havana is in my regular rotation, a least once per week. My coworkers feel the same way.

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★★★★★

Delicious Cuban food is served at Casa Havana by friendly people and at very reasonable prices. I work in the Chelsea neighborhood and Casa Havana is in my regular rotation, a least once per week. My coworkers feel the same way.

Pros: Food, Service, Prices

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I read an article about Casa Havana claiming to have the best Cuban sandwich,well they are right ! I tried it and they won.Im some what of an authority because that is the only sandwich I will eat.I tried at least 123 different places.

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★★★★★

I read an article about Casa Havana claiming to have the best Cuban sandwich,well they are right ! I tried it and they won.Im some what of an authority because that is the only sandwich I will eat.I tried at least 123 different places.

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I was not a fan of Spanish food and was opposed to going here with my friends. So I just deciede to give in, I am so happy I did because this is the only spanish food I will eat.

5
★★★★★

I was not a fan of Spanish food and was opposed to going here with my friends. So I just deciede to give in, I am so happy I did because this is the only spanish food I will eat.

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CASA HAVANA is a old fashion Cuban diner with the food and decor to match.The prices are very low and the portions are very big.The food is very tasty with the right amount of spices.The service is a little slow but friendly.Its a fun place to have lunch or dinner.

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★★★★★

CASA HAVANA is a old fashion Cuban diner with the food and decor to match.The prices are very low and the portions are very big.The food is very tasty with the right amount of spices.The service is a little slow but friendly.Its a fun place to have lunch or dinner.

Pros: large portions and low prices

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I have NO idea what the person below is even talking about because Havana Chelsea is great! Sure, the decor is "no frills," but I never saw any flies there in all my many visits. The food is just delicious -- especially recommended are the roast pork and breaded fried chicken breast plus yellow rice -- and the prices make it an exceptional value. I always take home enough food for a second meal...maybe even a third! And the service has always been very courteous when I've visited. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

I have NO idea what the person below is even talking about because Havana Chelsea is great! Sure, the decor is "no frills," but I never saw any flies there in all my many visits. The food is just delicious -- especially recommended are the roast pork and breaded fried chicken breast plus yellow rice -- and the prices make it an exceptional value. I always take home enough food for a second meal...maybe even a third! And the service has always been very courteous when I've visited. Highly recommended.

Pros: Excellent Food! Huge Portions!

Cons: No Ambience

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Being from the carribean myself i have to say the food here is great. I usually get the fried pork chops with white rice and black beans. This comes to about $14- BUT IT SERVES 2. I think this is a great deal for your money in a neighborhood that is way too expensive.

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★★★★★

Being from the carribean myself i have to say the food here is great. I usually get the fried pork chops with white rice and black beans. This comes to about $14- BUT IT SERVES 2. I think this is a great deal for your money in a neighborhood that is way too expensive.

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This cuban place should not be highly rated. The service was slow as waitresses loudly chatted among themselves. The cuban sandwich was very average and deserves no special mention. The steak was good, but the tostones were not. I'm
not going back to this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

This cuban place should not be highly rated. The service was slow as waitresses loudly chatted among themselves. The cuban sandwich was very average and deserves no special mention. The steak was good, but the tostones were not. I'm
not going back to this place.

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Upon entering I was afraid we had made a mistake due to the decor of the establishment... however the food is amazing and I knew we were spot on. You will walk out with the fragrance of the restaurant on your clothes... a bit annoying but it's winter - maybe in the summer that's not as much of an issue. Enjoy.

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★★★★☆

Upon entering I was afraid we had made a mistake due to the decor of the establishment... however the food is amazing and I knew we were spot on. You will walk out with the fragrance of the restaurant on your clothes... a bit annoying but it's winter - maybe in the summer that's not as much of an issue. Enjoy.

Pros: great food, great value

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Garlic lovers will love this place! The Cuban sandwich melts in your mouth but now I go there for the salty plantains with garlic (sprinkle with olive oil) -- they're delicious with the chicken soup . Rice and beans comes with every meal entree .

2
★★★★★

Garlic lovers will love this place! The Cuban sandwich melts in your mouth but now I go there for the salty plantains with garlic (sprinkle with olive oil) -- they're delicious with the chicken soup . Rice and beans comes with every meal entree .

Pros: tasty food, cheap

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One entree is enough for two. Best dishes are Shrimp w/ garlic, roast pork, arroz con pollo, and roast chicken. The Cuban sandwiches are very good also, and make a great accompaniment to the chicken noodle soup. I find the mofongo and plantains too dry, but some like them. The black beans are buttery and good too.

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★★★★★

One entree is enough for two. Best dishes are Shrimp w/ garlic, roast pork, arroz con pollo, and roast chicken. The Cuban sandwiches are very good also, and make a great accompaniment to the chicken noodle soup. I find the mofongo and plantains too dry, but some like them. The black beans are buttery and good too.

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Fantastic Cuban sandwich, great rice and beans and plantains. You'll rarely find such good food for so little money.

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★★★★☆

Fantastic Cuban sandwich, great rice and beans and plantains. You'll rarely find such good food for so little money.

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When Havana Chelsea closed shop, the neighborhood lost one of its few cheap eats staples. But another Cuban spot has risen in its place, and though the owners are different, much remains the same. Brightly colored murals…

 

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