Cuban cuisine is in a league of its own, and when a hankering strikes, only the tastiest eateries will satisfy. But what is the best Cuban restaurant on Long Island?

Long Islanders voted Havana Central the Best Cuban Restaurant on Long Island in the 2021 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest!

At this effervescent Cuban restaurant, island specialties and colorful cocktails (including the most perfect mojitos) are savored and make patrons feel like they’re on a mini tropical vacay. Birthdays, anniversaries and Friday nights out bring couples and groups here regularly.

Some of the popular specialties are made with family recipes, including beef with onions and peppers, cilantro-lime rice and black beans. Havana central’s golden era theme in 1950-style decor is festive and lively with a band and the classic food is a celebration of Cuban culture.

You’re likely to agree “Esto es delicioso” enjoying a dish of Ropa Vieja which is braised beef or Vaca Frita, crispy shredded steak among the varied authentic choices here!

Havana Centralis located at 630 Old Country Rd. in Garden City. It can be reached at 516-739-7900 or havanacentral.com

To find all the other 2021 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Nominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2022 Best of Long Island program through Aug. 31.

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