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“Good Food Cuban Style”
Review of Margon

Margon
Ranked #936 of 13,937 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 1 - USD 30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban, Latin, Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We stopped at Margon's for lunch since it was just around the corner from where we stayed at the Times Square Doubletree and we had heard good things about it. The lunch selection was large and the food was delicious. The roasted chicken was tender and flavorful as was the pork chop. And of course the beans and rice was great. Recommended if you are looking for a good lunch at a moderate price.

1  Thank Vinnie P
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

We had our breakfast there. The staff were all friendly & helpful, the food well cooked & tasty. The filling American breakfast platter was just $5.50.
I'd recommend the eggs over-easy rather than scrambled, but both were good - tho the over-easy were perfect. Basic, but good food & great value.

1  Thank Colin G
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

If you can find this place, hidden down 46th ave. just off of Times Square, you will be able to get some great Cuban food, at very affordable prices. Look for the big Havana Central neon sign, and Margon is across the street. The Cuban sandwich is great, as well as the roasted chicken and octopus salad. There can be lines at lunch time, and seating is limited, but you can get it to go. A nice option to all the overpriced and pretentious eateries surrounding the area.

1  Thank Doodyjazz
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

By this I mean it is not fine dining. But the food and people are genuine! Cuban sandwiches, Cuban coffee were great to my taste! Try the black beans and rice also!

1  Thank Chas2U
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Service here is only along a hot table -- the room is too narrow for many tables and the place does a large take out and delivery business. The few tables are mainly in the back, crowded close together, and generally pretty messy by 1:00 in the afternoon -- cleaning up would be almost impossible in such a small space.

The servers are all very helpful -- crankiness comes from the regulars -- and they work hard to be sure you know what is on special each day.

Servings are pretty large, but I found the food to be pretty bland and not of the high quality of other Cuban restaurants in the City.

However, if you are in the Times Square area -- only a block to the west -- and in the need of some Cuban chow, this one will do fairly well. As "New York" pointed out, you can get a good slice of Manhattan life, with publicists, well-gelled bankers, and other office types wait in line with bike messengers, construction workers, and the odd intrepid tourist making their choices of cafeteria-style Latin American fare.

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1  Thank robcurtross
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