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Empellon Taqueria

230 West 4th, New York City, NY 10014
(212) 367-0999
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Ranked #2,072 of 11,646 restaurants in New York City
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Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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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Chicago
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

There is no doubt these tacos are awesome. Not one of them was average--all great. Get the hongos even though your heart tells you to order all meat. The margaritas are hit or miss--some are seriously delicious, while others taste like pure smoke. Not too hard to sit down, as the place is a little bigger than it looks. Lastly,... More

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London
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101 reviews 101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a great bar with a buzzy, fun vibe. We didn't have reservations so waited here for quite some time for a table. I seem to remember that the tequila is very tasty and the margaritas are excellent and it was a happening place to watch the world go by. We ate with a large group and the portions... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A great place for getting some drinks with friends. Don't get me wrong, we enjoyed the food. The salsas, needless to say were special. The habenero is addictive and the chips are housemade. We ordered a variety of tacos. Some hits, some misses. The fish and tongue tacos were outstanding. Fresh and tasty. The Brussels sprouts and malted hummus, not... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

When my friends and I arrived (we had a reservation) we were shown to a back room I didn't know existed. (I'd dined here before.) The whole room was empty except for a table that was occupied by a family with small children. They tried to seat us two tables over. We requested that we be seated in the main... More

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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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37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Boulder, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 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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