Cooling Off With Tropical Shakes from Margon

Inspired by Profiled Lunch’er “Lou” and his love of morir sonando (the Dominican orange creamsicle drink) I headed over to Margon (on 46th btw. 6+7th) yesterday to sample their menu of tropical shakes.  I’m not a huge fan of orange, so I perused their list for inspiration which included passion fruit, banana, papaya, tamarind, wheat (whatever the hell that is), and guanabana, which was recommended by Profiled Midtown Lunch’er “Matt”.  But the one that stuck out for me was “mamey” a melon described on the menu as tasting like “pumpkin, chocolate, and almond, or a mixture of sweet potato, avocado, and honey.” How could I not?

Thick and creamy, it tasted exactly as described.  They make them to order in a blender next to the sandwich counter in the front, so I’m guessing it may take awhile during lunchtime crush.  If you don’t want to deal with the madness, do what I did: make it your late afternoon snack.  At $3.75 it’s not cheap, but it’s pretty refreshing, borderlines as a dessert, and is certainly preferable to the new (crap) smoothies at Starbucks.


  • Is it just me, or does that look like a thousand Island Dressing shake? :)

  • can’t afford thousand Island dressing? mix ketchup and mayonnaise packets in equal proportions to create a dressing of similar texture and color!

  • I’m dreaming of Mamacita spoon-feeding me that shake

    while she gently explores my man-cave

  • Damn, I wish this was posted before I went to lunch… I went to Margon for a Cuban today and said… hmmm, I really wonder what that Mamey tastes like… The Cuban was good… as usual… although I wish they put in more roast pork.

    I never tasted those flavors as far as Mamey goes… the only thing that I could think of is the “crema” flavor served by the piragua guys around the Bronx… anyone wanna agree? lol

  • @Zach: just so you are aware wheat is a worldwide cultivated grass. Globally, after maize, wheat is the second most produced food among the cereal crops; rice ranks third. I’m surprised you never heard of it before.

  • He’s here all week, ladies and gentlemen…

  • Don’t forget to tip your waitress!

  • It’s toasted wheat. It tastes like a bowl of sweetened puffed wheat cereal — think Sugar Smacks or Super Golden Crisp. It’s my favorite Cuban shake.

    Didn’t you say you’re from South Florida? Where diud you eat besides the Rascal House and 55-and-over “bagel restaurants”?

  • The mamey is a great pick, but I only get it when they’re out of guanabana.

    And I’ve been reduced to a “commenter”? No ‘Profiled Luncher Matt’?

  • @Matt – Sorry! I knew somebody had recommended it on the site, and only the comments came up when I did the search, and I didn’t make the connection. I fixed it.

    @S.M. Koppelman – I was more of a cafe con leche kind of guy (or perhaps a colada if we were going bowling at Bird Bowl.) I never really sampled any of the shakes.

  • Mamey is pretty good and quite addicting.

    If you like goya actually has Mamey in frozen pulp form, it’s not sweetened though so don’t try it without sweetening it.

  • I’m so glad that someone else likes Mamey. That’s my fav. I love Pina, and morir sonando is also great but Mamey’s the sh*t!!!

  • You do know…….no one there is Cuban.

  • Yeah… the salami in the cuban sandwich gave that away (but it’s still good)

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