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Latin, Cuban, Central American, Caribbean
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136 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-8505
+1 212-354-5013
11:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 16:00
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank Vinnie P
Kent, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Colin G
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

Thank Doodyjazz
Reston, Virginia
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank Chas2U
New York City, New York
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1,627 reviews
845 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 744 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.... More 

Thank robcurtross
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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197 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Solid reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp led us to Margon's, right off Times Square. A dive tucked away between a block of touristy places. Sure enough, we enjoyed perfectly prepared Cubanos and a chicken sandwich. $10 for a nice meal in nyc, I will take it.

Thank Food_Snob_PA
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the minimalist decor. This restaurant knows where to focus: food & service. Walked in for a take out breakfast. Was greeted with a friendly face to usher us into the modest looking restaurant, a nice smile by the cook behind the counter as well as the cashier at collection time. Made us want to sit and... More 

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New England
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This place is certainly nothing fancy. In fact, it truly qualifies as a hole-in-the-wall joint. However, the food was delicious and fresh. It was also very reasonably priced. If atmosphere doesn't matter, check out this outstanding deal in the Times Square/Theater District area. Bonus: A clean (small) bathroom.

Thank Father-of-Dragons71
Vero Beach, Florida
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152 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I love Margon! This was one of Mayor Ed Koch's favorite places...and it's no wonder why. It's pure New York, devoid of tourists, busy, bustling, inexpensive, crowded, tiny, and making the best Cuban food in the City, including the BEST Cuban sandwiches outside of Havana!

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Monee, Illinois
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167 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Delicious Cubano sandwich. There are lots of choices and sides. I went with the Cubano which is the recomended menu item at Margon. I received a chunk of chicken with it,, not sure why, but it was mighty tasty. I like funky dining locations.

Thank joanmaxine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Latin, Cuban, Central American, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
11:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-8505
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-354-5013

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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