Margon

Margon

Cuban Restaurant$$$$
Theater District, New York
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  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KingAugust 2
    Grub St.: This bustling old Latin luncheonette (bright red counter, bright yellow menu board) dishes up good cheer and soulful chow in equal measure, and also smooshes the city’s second best Cubano.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • In S.
    In SpectorFebruary 28, 2014
    Everything is delicious. Been coming here 2 to 3 times a week for past month or so and it never disappoints. I'm not Latin but I would assume this is what latin home cooking is like.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Ricardo J. S.
    Ricardo J. SalazarNovember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The BEST Cuban food in the Times Square area! You have to try this Latino food, and cheap prices! If out here for lunch might want to get 2 Coronas for $5 bucks Cuban Sandwich, the BEST of the BEST
  • Zayed K.
    Zayed KhanAugust 29, 2014
    Don't be late to lunch. They have the most incredibly juicy tender chicken, the kind you can gently pull off with a plastic fork, without needing a knife. But it gets a tad bit dry as the day goes on.
  • Maria M.
    Maria MarquesAugust 2, 2012
    Cuban Sandwiches. Mini-kitchen for churning out porky delights. There's a griddle used for melting cheese onto each roll so they're good and crunchy before they're stuffed with meat, pickles. <10$
  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisNovember 13, 2011
    When I worked in the area this was my go to place for lunch. I eat here anytime I'm near. The price is right and the food always delicious. Whether its pulpo, bacalao, or pernil it's all good!
  • Paul S.
    Paul SanwaldDecember 17, 2015
    Coffee and waitstaff are awesome, so are sandwiches. An oasis in an otherwise horrible part of town. Delivery guys having a beer after their shift, this place is just awesome.
  • Nick A.
    Nick AOctober 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Cuban I've had in the tri-sate! The chicken chunks with their garlic sauce is amazing & authentic! My co-workers and i go to spot every Friday! 👍
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 29, 2013
    Cheap hole in the wall diner in the heart of midtown, an unlikely but delicious source for Cubanos and other sandwiches.
  • Jeremy F.
    Jeremy FisherFebruary 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cuban sandwich or rice and beans (I like the Moros, mixed white rice and black beans) with either roast chicken, pernil, octopus salad, or oxtail
  • The Wall Street Journal
    The slow-roasted shredded pork (a Wednesday special, $9 with rice and beans) is delicious, as is the grilled Cuban sandwich ($6), which includes salami as well as garlic-marinated pork. Read more
  • Douglas W.
    Douglas WattersJuly 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Nothing not to love about this place. Super friendly staff who are happy to dole out delicious samples. Messy sandwiches but totally worth it.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CrouchOctober 14
    Fantastic Cuban food. Also great Manhattan experience. Very small and crowded, get food to go. I recommend the pulled pork or pork sandwich.
  • Joe C.
    Joe ChecklerJuly 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    When you get the Wednesday shredded pork special, say "yes" to the red pickled onions and ask for an extra little container of the side sauce. The pork doesn't NEED the sauce, but it's still great.
  • Rosemary D.
    Rosemary DorsettJuly 27, 2013
    Delicious dive for amazing Cuban food - all under $10. Go for the cubano sandwich or crispy chicken with a side of beans.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SchroerApril 25, 2014
    Order the Cuban sandwich immediately upon entering at counter on left. Pair w/ lemonade. Best cheap lunch in Times Square.
  • Matthew N.
    Matthew NicholOctober 21
    Small tip. If you get coffee know we they ask you about sugar know that one spoon of sugar is a heaping helping.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SchroerAugust 23, 2013
    Best Cuban sandwich in the city. Order directly with sandwich guy up front, pay at register. compliment with housemade lemonade.
  • Sam O.
    Sam OriachSeptember 16
    Relatively inexpensive as the entree portions are huge. The cuban sandwich is great! The rice and beans are also delicious.
  • Cheapism
    CheapismFebruary 25, 2011
    Go here for fresh, flavorful & low-cost Cuban fare. Get a meat-packed Cubano sandwich w/ rice & beans ($9) & try the octopus salad ($6.75). Read more
  • eProducer B.
    eProducer BracheMay 12, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    These are the nicest people! No better bang for the buck than here, and food is very tasty and delicious!
  • Nicholas O.
    Nicholas OlsonOctober 8, 2013
    Great Cuban sandwiches, been coming here for years. Today they were charging people $1 extra for "tax" though, seems sketchy.
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereMay 11
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't leave without getting a Cuban sandwich. Its messy and delicious.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SchuitOctober 10, 2015
    The best thing in Times Square no one know about 🙊. Roasted chicken with yellow rice is amazing!!
  • Midtown Lunch
    Midtown LunchJanuary 12, 2012
    If they have the octopus salad, get it! Also love the chicken chicharrones and their sandwiches up front. Read more
  • Anna H.
    Anna H.November 12, 2015
    *hands down* thee best and yummiest Cubano sandwich! Indeed a carnivores' perfect sandwich =)
  • M&M's
    M&M'sSeptember 24
    Delicious sandwiches in very reasonable price! Fast, very kind and positive staff
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    All of the specials come with a huge plate of yellow rice, beans and plantains Read more
  • Erik H.
    Erik HaydenDecember 5, 2012
    Cuban Sandwich is the best in town. Great daily specials too. Eat Here!
  • Eric C.
    Eric CFebruary 18, 2013
    Cuban sandwich is the best and they gave me free chicharrones?! this place is awesome!
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillOctober 1, 2015
    Do not let the outside appearance throw you because you will find the best sandwiches in the city.
  • Kelly C.
    Authentic and friendly. We weren't sure what our kids would eat, so they gave us some extra samples
  • Dave K.
    Dave KimNovember 11, 2013
    this place doesn't feel like a restaurant, but some Cuban family's kitchen and they're inviting you in to eat with them.
  • Ray Y.
    Ray YFebruary 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    the Cuban sandwiches are great; the $8 chicken with rice and black beans is FILLING;free sodas on M+T;Pork special on Wednesdays;
  • Alex R.
    Alex RavenelJanuary 25, 2015
    Cuban sandwich is awesome. Great hole in the wall spot.
  • Tim B.
    Tim BurkeApril 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Be nice to the staff and the food flies out of the kitchen. 'Muchas gracias' goes a long way. The Cuban is fantastic.
  • Matthew N.
    Matthew NicholOctober 21
    Quick on their feet with breakfast and is so good.
  • Midtown Lunch LA
    Midtown Lunch LAJuly 17, 2010
    If they have the octopus salad, get it! Also love the chicken chicharrones and their sandwiches up front. Read more
  • Lenny G.
    Lenny GalloNovember 24, 2015
    Food is decent at this dive place. Recommend the Cuban sandwich.
  • Dishling NYC
    Dishling NYCJanuary 30, 2011
    The Cuban Sandwich is the 2nd most popular Cuban in NYC (Cafe Habana is #1).
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KiyanaSeptember 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    for authentic spanish food come here. you will not be disappointed.
  • Cynthia L.
    Cynthia LinNovember 20, 2015
    Yellow rice is great but the chicken chunks were dry. I went an hour before close, so maybe try prime time
  • Sara L.
    Sara LeeSeptember 6, 2013
    Friday special -- Octopus salad ($11) is good.
  • Benjamin M.
    Benjamin MatthewsJune 9, 2012
    Cuban sandwich is 6.75, not 4.75 like it says here. And I've definitely had better for cheaper.
  • Morgan Amelia M.
    Morgan Amelia MillerSeptember 11, 2014
    some of the best oxtail i've ever had.
  • T.V
    T.VMarch 10, 2012
    Great food & the best service Cathy is great!!
  • Sam F.
    Sam FrizellJanuary 28, 2015
    great lunch spot. plantains are a must
  • Doug W.
    Doug WamplerSeptember 3, 2014
    Cuban sandwich is now $7. Tiny, but busy place.
  • Eddy T.
    Eddy TaoMarch 21
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice little place. Get the Cuban sandwich!
  • Caroline A.
    Caroline AlbrechtNovember 5, 2015
    by far the best Cuban sandwich I have had yet
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