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“Our favorite little breakfast place in NYC” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Margon

Margon
136 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-8505 (Midtown)
(212) 354-5013
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Ranked #1,280 of 11,186 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery
Neighborhood: Midtown
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Our favorite little breakfast place in NYC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We love this little place which is next door to the hotel we usually use in New York, The Muse. We'll have breakfast there most mornings since you can get two eggs, potatoes and Cuban toast along with cafe con leche for maybe 5 bucks a person. The Cuban toast is Cuban bread, kind of like a sweeter version of baguette with the texture of Italian bread. They slice this crosswise, butter it and then put in in the sandwich press. Ask for it well done and its even better. Staff is super friendly, atmosphere is basic but we do love it. On our way out of town we ordered up two media noches, a Cuban specialty that means "middle of the night" as in snack. Ham, pork, swiss, pickles and mustard on Cuban bread in the sandwich press. Took it on the train going home and enjoyed a delicious lunch on the go.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Cuban dive a hidden gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This midtown Cuban dive spot is the place to get Big Bang for your buck! Daily specials with meat of the day, rice, beans from $7-$10. Lunch line is long so get there early. Oxtail is very good, chicken was yummy. Ask for the yellow rice and get plantains with your plate. Get your food to stay or go. Say hello to Edgar and get a big smile back!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great Latin Food & Cafe Con Leche!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Found this place on YELP - think it's a tiny, family owned business. It's so tiny we missed it walking down the street and had to turn back around. Glad we turned around because this was exactly what we were looking for breakfast. Eggs, bacon, potatoes, tostada, cafe con leche - Yum. This place was cheap for NYC in the Theater District. We definitely paid less than $20 for breakfast including the tip. We saw them making the Cuban sandwiches before we left and ended up coming back there for lunch. We ordered the Cuban Sandwich and it was really good too. They offer a lot of traditional dishes cafeteria style like arroz con gandules and pernil. They gave us a free sample of some chicken drummette which I really enjoyed too. If we would have found it earlier in our trip, I'm sure we would have eaten there again!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Don't miss it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I had a very limited amount of time, so asked a foody colleague to give me a few restaurants not to miss. He mentioned Margon, and it was great. Quick, friendly and cheap.
There are daily specials - don't miss the Roast Pork on Wednesdays.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, VA, USA
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168 reviews 168 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“sandwich cubano riquíssimo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

That is one delicious Cuban sandwich they serve. They add pepperoni, so it is just a bit saltier than your standard cubano. Coffee is good, too, but make sure to ask them not to steam the milk too long or you will get milk that is nearly boiling. Very inexpensive. Friendly staff.

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