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Empellon Taqueria

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230 West 4th, New York City, NY 10014 (W 10th St)
A,B,C,D,E,F,M Train to W4th. 1 Train to Christopher Street.
(212) 367-0999
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Welcome to Empellon, a new restaurant located in the heart of the West...
Welcome to Empellon, a new restaurant located in the heart of the West Village, NYC. Our restaurant is devoted to offering a delicious and highly personal take on Mexican cuisine. We value comfort, seasonality and a modern thought process. These values are applied daily to a constantly evolving menu that is designed to capture everything that is magical about Mexican cooking. For parties of 13 or more, please contact the restaurant.
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Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 34
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Busy, Loud, Crowded, Mostly Yummy Food

Let's be honest, are these really tacos? At the very minimum, let's call it a SOFT taco. And was it really a soft taco, or more like a tortilla? At any rate, it was tasty. And those chips, weren't they really cut up tortillas? Not really very typical. PS. quite a few of our chips were stale... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
NYCJoePItt
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NYC
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

One of the best meals I ever had in a restaurant. Coming from Arizona which has some great Mexican food, Empellon blew up my expectations... Service was phenomenal. Can't say enough great things about my experience. Thank You.

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NYC
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19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Let's be honest, are these really tacos? At the very minimum, let's call it a SOFT taco. And was it really a soft taco, or more like a tortilla? At any rate, it was tasty. And those chips, weren't they really cut up tortillas? Not really very typical. PS. quite a few of our chips were stale, while the sauces... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My friend and I stopped for a late lunch. We had the guacamole with the smoked cashew, arbol, and salsa borracha, and each of them were delicious. We shared a red chorizo and potato queso fundido and the brussels sprouts and pork tacos. Really delicious - my favorite was the brussels sprout taco. I had a classic margarita and it... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Based on the good reviews we came here. Had the lobster tacos and the pastrami tacos and they were soooooo delish! The guacamole was some of the best I have had and the guava margarita was bang on. Highly recommended!

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Hertfordshire
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Having given up trying to make Katz Deli, we stopped here for probably the first place I have eaten in years that I haven't looked up on here first. The place seemed fairly busy so we lived on the edge and just went in. There's quite the list of drinks here and the food menu is straight forward. Tried each... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Overall, I thought the food was average here, nothing special. We came here for brunch on Saturday and there were some items on the menu that were good, the guacamole, and the scrambled egg fundido. However, the tacos were just okay, we had the fish tempura, the lamb barbacoa, the pastrami shortrib, and the lobster tacos.

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New York City, New York
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161 reviews 161 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This place is one of my faves in town now. They're serving contemporary Mexican food beyond the boring, boring tacos that everyone knows. The little dishes are great for sharing, so you can try a few when you're going with friends. Their staff is beyond friendly and helpful with picking the right dishes. Will go back - soon!

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Schenectady, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

When I first looked over the menu, I wasn't impressed or wowed by what I saw. Somewhat fusion, and unusual. We ordered a couple of appetizers [guacamole, salsas, plantains with crema and short ribs] some vegetable dishes [Japenese eggplant, tomato and cucumber salad, and a corn dish] and tacos. We ordered 2 of the salsas, but the waitress brought out... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Creamy guacamole, home made chips, soft fresh small tacos and good selection of Margaritas. Try 7 salsas, see if you're up to the hottest one. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere, I wish I could be there every Friday night!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Booked this restaurant ahead of time based on good reviews. Place is very cool inside, darkened, stylish. We had drink at bar first, plenty of stools available. Amazing range of tequilas. Had the standard margarita, very nice. Tempted by 30 dollar set menu but went a la carte in the end. Had the guacamole and 2 salsas to start. Salsas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 230 West 4th, New York City, NY 10014
    (W 10th St)
  • Public Transportation: A,B,C,D,E,F,M Train to W4th. 1 Train to Christopher Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 367-0999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Welcome to Empellon, a new restaurant located in the heart of the West Village, NYC. Our restaurant is devoted to offering a delicious and highly personal take on Mexican cuisine. We value comfort, seasonality and a modern thought process. These values are applied daily to a constantly evolving menu that is designed to capture everything that is magical about Mexican cooking. For parties of 13 or more, please contact the restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighborhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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