A Sandwich A Day: Cuban Sandwich at Margon in Midtown

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.


[Photo: Robyn Lee]

It's easy to be thankful for a restaurant like Margon in Midtown. Just around the corner from Times Square, land of three-story Bubba Gumps and Olive Gardens, the tiny eatery turns out so many Cubans at lunchtime, there's a twenty minute wait even as the sandwiches are slapped together assembly-line style. What's the draw? An under six-dollar sandwich stuffed with three meats, juicy roasted pork plus ham and salami, fusing with Swiss cheese, mayo, mustard, garlic, and thick slices of pickles in a beautiful rainbow of meaty, salty, creamy and sweet, hugged by classic barely-crusty Cuban bread. Delicious.


136 West 46th Street, New York NY 10036 (map)

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