Margon

Margon

Cuban Restaurant$$$$
Theater District, New York
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  • Justin O.
    Great hole on the wall near Times Square. The food is affordable and the quality is good. They serve cafeteria style. The thing to get is the Cuban sandwich.
    Upvoted Oct 26
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KingAugust 2, 2016
    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.
  • 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.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 19
    The pernil (garlic-rubbed pork roast) is superb, and so are the roast chicken, tripe and pig-feet soup, and oxtail stew, served with white or yellow rice, black or red beans. Read more
  • Kirk E.
    Kirk EdmondsonJanuary 27
    Best Cuban sandwich in NYC! Great bread that is appropriately flattened. Filled with unctuous pork & salami and improved with tangy mustard and pickles.
    Upvoted Oct 26
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 ($6), which includes salami as well as garlic-marinated pork. Read more
  • Maria M.
    Maria MarquesAugust 2, 2012
    Cuban Sandwiches. Mini-kitchen for churning out porky delights. There's a griddle used for melting cheese onto each roll so they're good and crunchy before they're stuffed with meat, pickles. <10$
  • 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.
  • PureWow
    PureWowMay 9
    We never expected to find an authentic hole-in-the-wall in Times Square, but we’re so glad we did. And this crispy, meat-filled beauty is well worth braving the crowds. Read more
  • 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! 👍
  • Alina B.
    Alina BeckerMarch 31
    Delicious food and very friendly staff! We loved the breakfast and the coffee as well as the lunch. We came three days in a row and had a good time
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereMay 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't leave without getting a Cuban sandwich. Its messy and delicious.
    Upvoted Oct 26
  • 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
  • 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
  • Brandon
    BrandonOctober 13
    Most hidden gem for a true cubano. Worth going through Times Square to get one.
    Upvoted Oct 26
  • Joe C.
    Joe CrouchOctober 14, 2016
    Fantastic Cuban food. Also great Manhattan experience. Very small and crowded, get food to go. I recommend the pulled pork or pork sandwich.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sam O.
    Sam OriachSeptember 16, 2016
    Relatively inexpensive as the entree portions are huge. The cuban sandwich is great! The rice and beans are also delicious.
  • Matthew N.
    Matthew NicholOctober 21, 2016
    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.
  • 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.
  • Ryan Z.
    Oxtail and cubano are amazing. Good with coconut soda
    Upvoted Oct 26
  • 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.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SchuitOctober 10, 2015
    The best thing in Times Square no one know about 🙊. Roasted chicken with yellow rice is amazing!!
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew T.July 7
    The Cuban sandwich, hands down.
    Upvoted Oct 26
  • Anna H.
    Anna H.November 12, 2015
    *hands down* thee best and yummiest Cubano sandwich! Indeed a carnivores' perfect sandwich =)
  • 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
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    All of the specials come with a huge plate of yellow rice, beans and plantains Read more
  • M&M's
    M&M'sSeptember 24, 2016
    Delicious sandwiches in very reasonable price! Fast, very kind and positive staff
  • Erik H.
    Erik HaydenDecember 5, 2012
    Cuban Sandwich is the best in town. Great daily specials too. Eat Here!
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillOctober 1, 2015
    Do not let the outside appearance throw you because you will find the best sandwiches in the city.
  • Eric C.
    Eric CFebruary 18, 2013
    Cuban sandwich is the best and they gave me free chicharrones?! this place is awesome!
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonFebruary 22
    this is a lot of food for 10 bucks
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly CohanMay 18, 2016
    Authentic and friendly. We weren't sure what our kids would eat, so they gave us some extra samples
  • Jarel H.
    Jarel HillJune 28
    Best Cuban sandwich (no pickles) I've had
    Upvoted Oct 26
  • 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.
  • Matthew N.
    Matthew NicholOctober 21, 2016
    Quick on their feet with breakfast and is so good.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RavenelJanuary 25, 2015
    Cuban sandwich is awesome. Great hole in the wall spot.
  • 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;
  • 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.
  • Lenny G.
    Lenny GalloNovember 24, 2015
    Food is decent at this dive place. Recommend the Cuban sandwich.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Alex C.
    Alex CanningOctober 22, 2016
    Cuban sandwich, great any time
    Upvoted Oct 26
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KiyanaSeptember 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    for authentic spanish food come here. you will not be disappointed.
  • Morgan Amelia M.
    Morgan Amelia MillerSeptember 11, 2014
    some of the best oxtail i've ever had.
  • 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.
  • Sam F.
    Sam FrizellJanuary 28, 2015
    great lunch spot. plantains are a must
  • Dishling NYC
    Dishling NYCJanuary 30, 2011
    The Cuban Sandwich is the 2nd most popular Cuban in NYC (Cafe Habana is #1).
  • Eddy T.
    Eddy TaoMarch 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice little place. Get the Cuban sandwich!
  • Doug W.
    Doug WamplerSeptember 3, 2014
    Cuban sandwich is now $7. Tiny, but busy place.
  • T.V
    T.VMarch 10, 2012
    Great food & the best service Cathy is great!!
  • Caroline L.
    Caroline LeNovember 5, 2015
    by far the best Cuban sandwich I have had yet
  • Alice N.
    Alice NamDecember 4, 2015
    Friendly staff, tasty cuban sandwich for breakfast
  • Erica H.
    Erica HarperJuly 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best Cubano north of Cuba!!!
  • Alex R.
    roast chicken of the life
  • Fernando F.
    Fernando FigueroaAugust 30, 2015
    Their Cuban sandwich is famous!
  • Kathy M.
    Kathy MatthiesenJanuary 28, 2016
    I fantasize about the Cuban Sandwich often
  • Giovanni D.
    Giovanni D'PalmaNovember 9, 2014
    The roast pork and rice is delicious
  • Sophie B.
    Sophie BenjaminOctober 8, 2013
    mango papaya milkshake and roast chicken
  • Cameron B.
    Cameron BorrielloMarch 12, 2016
    Awesome cubans and super quick
  • Jaky J.
    Jaky JosephAugust 7, 2014
    Fried chicken chunks are great
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GeorgeMay 8, 2013
    Best Cuban sandwich besides David's in Miami Beach
  • Thiago
    ThiagoDecember 9, 2013
    Best Cuban sandwich I've tasted in NY/NJ
  • Francesca K.
    Francesca KrihelyApril 29, 2013
    so good. so good. Oxtail.
  • Sophie B.
    Sophie BenjaminOctober 8, 2013
    Papaya mango milkshake and roast chicken
  • Megan G.
    Megan GemDecember 1, 2012
    This place is a hole in the wall but the food was yummy and cheap!!!
  • Michael D.
    Michael De La RosaJanuary 13, 2015
    Steak Sandwich: $7.00
  • Alex C.
    Alex CasariegoAugust 25, 2014
    Great Cuban food!
  • Dee M.
    Dee McDanielSeptember 3, 2011
    The BEST plantains and yucca!
  • Greg R.
    Greg Ranniger2 weeks ago
    Had the breakfast
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Alex R.
    get the pernil
  • Michael K.
    Michael KosenFebruary 7, 2013
    The best cup of coffee in New York
  • Michael C.
    Michael Carr-SmithDecember 16, 2013
    Oxtail is sensational.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MeteisisNovember 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cuban sandwich was amazing!
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerApril 28, 2015
    cuban sandwich $5.50
  • Mark M.
    Mark MeteisisNovember 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cuban sandwich was delicious!
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhSeptember 25, 2014
    Cuban sandwiches = yum
  • Ralph Z.
    Ralph ZMarch 19, 2015
    Cuban sandwich is a must
  • Rosa L.
    Rosa LindaJanuary 27, 2016
    Everything. .Yummmmmmy
  • Dan S.
    Dan SellarsJuly 16, 2013
    Wicked cheap Cuban eats.
  • Donald K.
    Donald KorohMarch 23, 2011
    Cuban sandwiches at $6 a pop make for a cheap lunch!
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥February 23, 2014
    Cubano sandwich for BF
  • Rich P.
    Rich PayackapanOctober 20, 2010
    Get the Ox tail stew on Thursdays or Fridays.
  • Farid L.
    Farid LancherosAugust 4, 2010
    The arroz con gandules is a must.
  • Luis R.
    Luis RamirezApril 22, 2011
    Must try their famous Cuban sanwhich.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BeddowsDecember 9, 2014
    Cubano sandwich
  • Roland L.
    Roland LizaresOctober 3, 2010
    Get the chicken. Is sexytime explosion in mouth...
  • Vivian T.
    Cuban sandwich
  • Claire J S.
    Claire J SongSeptember 1, 2015
    Cubano ($7.65)
  • Caitlin C.
    On the PureWow cheap eats list.
  • Tarah W.
    Tarah WanderLustJune 6, 2013
    Rabo!!!!!!!
  • Adrian S.
    Adrian SealyJuly 16, 2009
    Get the Cuban sandwich....mmmm
  • Marisa M.
    Marisa MontanhaNovember 23, 2016
    Comida caseira, farta, deliciosa, bem temperada, atendimento excelente e bem em conta.Arroz branco e amarelo, feijão, frango, costelinha, pernil, todos soltando do osso, banana frita, salada fresca.
  • Luis
    LuisApril 20
    Muy rico el bocata cubano. Y nos encantó el plátano al ron y el pollo frito
  • Daniela R.
    Daniela RiquelmeDecember 9, 2016
    Comida cubana estilo buffet. Barato y grandes porciones. De 2 platos comen 3 personas y sobra.
  • Iria M.
    Iria MariñoAugust 18, 2016
    Nos ha encantado. Todo muy rico y a muy buen precio.
  • Pamela M.
    Pamela MendietaOctober 10
    El sándwich cubano es el más top del lugar
  • ronald w.
    ronald wApril 16, 2014
    Excellent lunches
  • Juan Luis R.
    Juan Luis Rodríguez PonsFebruary 22, 2010
    Un estupendo lugar de comida cubana, buenísimo para desayunar!
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