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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, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sunday Brunch!

Booked based on reviews and was definitely a great choice! Very friendly and prompt service. From our cashew salsa to Fun cocktails to Huevos Rancheros it was a top notch meal with great flavors! I would have liked some more privacy while dining (tables are very close) but it's a small price to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
StefanieC1
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This was my third time at Empellon- as an out of towner I love trying new places so it says something that I keep coming back here! The atmosphere, food, service - all phenomenal. The other 3 people with me had never been and all said one of the best meals they have ever had. Also had a huge celeb... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The best guacamole ever, super tasty tacos and great service! You must must must try the brusselsprout tacos they are amazing. Reserve a table, the high chairs in the middle are great place to sit!

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Booked based on reviews and was definitely a great choice! Very friendly and prompt service. From our cashew salsa to Fun cocktails to Huevos Rancheros it was a top notch meal with great flavors! I would have liked some more privacy while dining (tables are very close) but it's a small price to pay for quality service.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We stumbled across this branch of Empellon having eaten at the (I think newer) more casual East Village location a few days previously and where we had had a great time. It was a Saturday brunch and busy but we were welcomed and seated very quickly. Amazing margaritas and beers. Even more amazing selection of different salsas of all different... More 

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Queens, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Good Mexican tacos. Drinks are nothing special. If drinks are your thing, better to go somewhere else. Food is another story however as is the service. Their dessert of milk chocolate flan with cinnamon ice cream was a wow!

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Me and two friends had an excellent dinner at Empellon Taqueria, it had been on my list for a while but only just got round to going. There was a short wait for a table (we didn’t make a reservation) but that was expected on a Thursday night. The menu is large and varied, highlights were shrimp ceviche, green chorizo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I've been coming to Empellon for years now, and last night's dinner reminded me just how creative and delicious the food is- from the 7 salsas to the chicken as black kale tacos, this place is definitely on par with, if not better than, Rosa Mexicano.

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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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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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • 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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