Just a last adventure before I leave New York City (drizzling and cold, a good day to leave) and the adventure is food from islands where they speak Spanish. This review in the New York Times for Margon made it irresistible for me to visit.
Originally a Cuban restaurant, and taken over by owners from the Dominican Republic, it serves up humble, traditional food. So, a long line-up at the counter and then the difficulty of trying to figure out what to order. I often go for oxtail but thought I’d try their beef stew.
Chose beans and yucca as my sides and really, this was an enormous amount of food. I have to remember that I like yucca a lot when it’s fried (yucca fries, in fact), but boiled it’s kind of bland. And the stew, well, it was stew. I have the feeling I should have tried their famous octopus and prawn ceviche, or the Cuban sandwiches which looked perfectly constructed. Anyways, it was a fun place to visit, though more fun with more people so you can try different things, and try to figure out a standout dish.