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Empellon Taqueria

230 West 4th, New York City, NY 10014
(212) 367-0999
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Ranked #2,009 of 11,610 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: W 10th St
Transit: A,B,C,D,E,F,M Train to W4th. 1 Train to Christopher Street.
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.
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Milan, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

i strongly recommend this restaurant. the location is amazing, the sourranding area is amazing and prices are reasonable consider the quality of the food. You have to book a table, otherwise you won't get it. I suggest tacos, they come 2 in a plate, so i suggest 3 plates for 2 people, so you can share and taste them (they... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

It is very frustrating to visit a restaurant that you really want to like, especially a Mexican restaurant and find that if you are vegan your choices are very limited. However, if you feel like trying a list of mescal that is very long, just go by this,place for drinks and guacamole.

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I read a lot about this chef, and was VERY impressed with the dessert. It is the thing that I remember the most about the meal. The space is really nice, and I loved the fact that there was a small tequila bottle waiting at the table. Overall, it is a great ambiance and the food was good. I would... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is the second time in 9 months we have been in NYC and come to this Restaurant. It is always crowded and vibrant. If you have a reservation it is easy. The staff is friendly and fun. The food is interesting and different from the norm. Its a bit pricey, but so much fun. Its exactly what you expect... More

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

we happened to come right when it opened (around 5:30pm) and got a nice seat at the bar by the window. very pleasant for a saturday afternoon and exactly what we wanted. I ordered the cucumber margarita and it was splendid. We quickly ordered the steak tacos and the hummus/brussel sprout tacos which was smart. The place started to fill... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Stopped by on a Friday night and it was packed so put my name in for a table but came up on a spot at the bar rather quickly. Cocktails (go ahead and get that Diamond Fizz!) and food were fantastic; bartenders and servers were good people too so enjoy!

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New York, NY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Had dinner here -- the food was uniformly delicious and interesting. its not your traditional mexican but does use mexican flavors and techniques I particularly loved the brussels sprouts taco (yes, really) and smoked cashew salsa, but everything was good. Service cheerful and fast. the music is extremely loud, at least for a middle aged person like me, but that... More

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Curacao
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We had lunch here, the food, service and ambiance were just perfect!!! This restaurant has been added to my list of favorite places to have lunch in the world!!!!!

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My partner and I had such a lovely time at Empellon. First off, the different margarita options were wonderful. We ended up trying a cucumber one and it was refreshing. The quesso fundido with the green chorizo was wow! When you go, you have to get the guacamole and salsa options- it's a must. We got the fish tacos and... More

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Brighton
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81 reviews 81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Before visiting Empellon Taqueria I was not a massive fan of Mexican food but I really loved this restaurant. I only went there because our son and his fiance live nearby and it is their favorite restaurant and now we can't wait to go there again! The food was amazing and together with some great cocktails it was a thoroughly... More

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