Affordable Restaurants in Times Square NYC

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Don’t Pay a Fortune for Restaurants in Times Square

#1 Margon’s Cuban Restaurant – It was 2001 and I couldn’t remember the name of the place.

Restaurants in Times Square

I was hired as a consultant in NYC a few years back (2001) for a major bank. Part of my assignment was to visit each user and help troubleshoot computer problems. I can’t remember this analyst’s name on the 15th floor of our building.  He was eating a plate (obviously Latin food) with the following essentials: rice, beans, a few riped plantains (platano maduro), and a side of pulled pork. He gave me the address and soon there I was. I went into the restaurant and found the perfect match. An $8 lunch that can feed two people.

Fast-forward 10 years later back to visit the city. There it was. The place I visited so long ago still in the same place. Margon’s is a small counter-service spot in City Times Square serving Latin food, Cuban sandwiches, American breakfast, and salads. The staff is amazing, the food is delicious, and the price is affordable.

A triple crown.

Name: Margon‘s
Address: 136 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

#2 Minar Indian Food – They welcome you like family

This place is interesting.  The restaurant actually sits right next door to my #1 choice Margon’s Cuban.  In addition to its cultural impact, this is by far one of the best Indian food places all around Midtown.  The service is excellent.  Also, the food is delicious and authentic.  Minar setup a courtesy water station we thought was a nice touch.  All for under $9 + the cost of Naan.  Try the goat curry or the chicken Masala with basmati rice and the naan (comes out fresh out of the oven).

Name: Minar Indian
Address: 138 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

Another triple crown.

#3 Patzeria Perfect Pizza – Real New York Pizza.

You could eat this pizza every day.  And be able to afford it!

This is a quick-food location with excellent service.  I highly recommend the Calzones, the Italian Heros, and the thin-sliced pizzas.  Although it might appear as another tourist-premium place, the prices are also unbelievable.

Name: Patzeria Perfect Pizza
Address: 231 W 46th St. New York, NY 10036

Another triple crown.

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