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Havana-Chelsea

190 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10011 40.743188 -73.999967
nr. 19th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-243-9421 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin American, Soup & Sandwich, South American
  • Price Range: $

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Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 23rd St.; 1 at 18th St.

Prices

$4.50-$13.50

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • BYOB
  • Classic NY
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • BYOB

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

40th St. to 5th St., Sixth Ave. to Hudson River

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This venue is closed.

Work up an appetite before you go to this old-school Cuban greasy spoon that has managed to survive the area’s influx of trendy restaurants. The Cuban sandwich, stuffed with chunks of roasted pork, ham, cheese and pickles, is considered one of the best in town and comes in two sizes (the "small" is plenty). Also on the menu are traditional dishes, such as roasted pork and garlic shrimp, served with heaping portions of rice and beans. Tostones, or fried green plantains, are a savory counterpart to the sweet variety. Shakes are made with fresh-squeezed juice. If you still have room for dessert try the coconut custard. Sure the lighting is fluorescent and the furnishings barebones, but the Cuban music and the wait staff give it all the charm it needs.

Recommended Dishes

Cuban sandwich, $4-$5; roasted pork, $8.50; yellow rice & beans, $4.50

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