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Posted by Peter on 09/06/2011
Based on great reviews read and overheard about Margon, decided to stop by and get some lunch last Friday. Based on the menu, I asked for the roast pork sandwich. I was steered toward another type of pork or meat and when I repeatedly insisted on my choice was told that roasted pork was only on Wednesdays. Decided to try the cooked pork with rice which was told by waitress was excellent. It turned out to be dry, with no flavor and a pork that was mediocre at best. The piece of bread with a "blob" of butter was stale. The tables dirty, not a nice place nor good food available unless you are really starving and do not care how it tastes. A total fiasco to not repeat.
Posted by shop4kix on 05/19/2011
My manager and I make it a habit to order lunch once a week from Margon. The portions are great for sharing (awesome for two hungry people). I definitely cannot eat it all by myself. Sometimes I even share it with 2 other people if we're not that hungry. Once in awhile they will screw up our order. But I think this tends to happen more often during the lunch hour. I try to order before or after peak hours but this still does not deter me! I've never been to the actual restaurant so I can't vouch for the atmosphere or decor. The food just hits the spot as a guilty pleasure and I can't say enough.
Posted by steve on 05/11/2011
Don't be fooled by the appearance of this place.. the food is great, very authentic and the workers are very nice. The service is slow during lunch time, and lines for cubans can be out the door, further proving their popularity. Highly recommended for a quick eat. Also, beers are 2 for $5. :)
Posted by Anonymous on 04/06/2011
Tried this place a few times to see if maybe they just had a *bad day*, but it just gets more disappointing. The staff is rude, pernil was dried out and sparse. Chicken was greasy...portions shrunk and prices did not. Never again. Three visits was more than they deserved from me.
Posted by phillipo on 01/30/2010
This place has great food but also used to be great bang for your buck. I guess their rent went up because they don't give you the feast they used to. It is just too pricey to make a regular option. Maybe at least now will stay awake in the afternoon!
Posted by AOnceLoyalCustomer on 01/27/2010
I used to go to Margon every Wednesday for the pernil but haven't gone as much since they shrunk the size of the serving containers (but not the price) a while back. Today, I decided to give it another try. I will not be back there again after this. They now serve it in a dish about six inches across and make it a point to fill it with everything BUT pork -- now, it's like getting a dish filled with rice, beans, maduros, etc., with a little pernil sprinkled on top. And, of course, the price still went up. The pernil itself still tastes good, though it was a bit fatty (and in short supply). The woman serving me also seemed well aware of what was up and just smirked when I asked when the serving dishes had gotten so small. To sum up: a VERY disappointing experience from a place that used to be great, but obviously isn't anymore.
Posted by Dee on 01/07/2010
I have to insist that my little Panamanian mother is the best spanish food cook in the world hands down, but OMG! If this place is not a close second, then I just don't even know what else to say. I tell you I was dreaming about this place last night. HAD TO HAVE IT TODAY and it never disappoints. Why I don't weigh 400 pounds is beyond me. I could literally eat here every Blessed day...YEH! MARGON! LOL!!!