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Margon

136 W. 46th St., New York, NY - (212) 354-5013
Margon is a hole in the wall around the corner from Times Square. Prices are criminally low and the Cuban food is classic. Beautiful Cuban sandwiches: the crisp-toasted length of bread envelops roast pork, salami, ham, melted cheese, a surfeit of pickle slices, mustard, and mayo. It is a delicious mess!
66% Approval Rating (6 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Espresso
Cuban Sandwich
Octopus Salad
Plaintains
Pork Chop
Mamey Shake
Roast Pork Sandwich
Tripe & Pig Feet

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (8)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Margon is a hole in the wall around the corner from Times Square. Prices are criminally low and the Cuban food is classic. Plush, it is not. A ramp leads downward to a long, narrow space with four stools jammed up against an impossibly uncomfortable counter near the ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

136 W. 46th St., New York, NY
(212) 354-5013

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:Yes
Takeout Counters:Yes
Cool, bright, and refreshing, Margon's octopus salad is on the menu every day. It's $5.95 all by itself -- a side dish big enough for two or three people -- or $8.95 as an entree with yellow rice and beans or salad and fried bananas.
"Cool, bright, and refreshing, Margon's octopus salad is on the menu every day. It's $5.95 all by itself -- a side dish big enough for two or three people -- or $8.95 as an entree with yellow rice and beans or salad and fried bananas."
Michael Stern





The man at the left is placing an order. The dining strip is to the right. Not shown, behind the camera on the left: four stools suitable only for people without legs.
"The man at the left is placing an order. The dining strip is to the right. Not shown, behind the camera on the left: four stools suitable only for people without legs."
Michael Stern


A side view of Margon's Cuban sandwich shows the multiple layers of meat, cheese, pickles, and condiments squeezed into the crisp tube of bread.
"A side view of Margon's Cuban sandwich shows the multiple layers of meat, cheese, pickles, and condiments squeezed into the crisp tube of bread."
Michael Stern


Margon makes tropical fruit shakes to order. This pink, supersweet one is mamey. Also on the menu are guanabana, mango, banana, papaya, trigo, and tamarindo. (What the heck is trigo?)
"Margon makes tropical fruit shakes to order. This pink, supersweet one is mamey. Also on the menu are guanabana, mango, banana, papaya, trigo, and tamarindo. (What the heck is trigo?)"
Michael Stern


Margon actually looks larger from the outside. Inside, it is sardine-can tight.
"Margon actually looks larger from the outside. Inside, it is sardine-can tight."
Michael Stern


Here is a pork chop so tender that it was easily severed into bite-size pieces with gentle pressure from the edge of a flimsy plastic fork.
"Here is a pork chop so tender that it was easily severed into bite-size pieces with gentle pressure from the edge of a flimsy plastic fork."
Michael Stern


Classic Cuban side dishes, missing only some inky black beans, too: plantains and yellow rice.
"Classic Cuban side dishes, missing only some inky black beans, too: plantains and yellow rice."
Michael Stern


Can you see the flavor fairly radiating from the sliced pork in this sandwich? It is utterly delicious, although maybe next time, we'd add a little cheese, too...
"Can you see the flavor fairly radiating from the sliced pork in this sandwich? It is utterly delicious, although maybe next time, we'd add a little cheese, too..."
Michael Stern



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