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“Not worth the stop” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Empellon Taqueria

Empellon Taqueria
230 West 4th, New York City, NY 10014
(212) 367-0999
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Ranked #1,787 of 11,751 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.
Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Not worth the stop”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Ok. So it was supposed to be a great Mexican with a twist.
- bass ceviche. Call me a purist but what where all those tomatoes doing in my ceviche? They really destroyed it.
- then there is the corn salad. Nothing really special.
- the tacos were mediocre. The fish taco was not bad but the skirt stake (cut in big cubes? Hello) was not that tasty. And the the lamb taco was really mutton. Do I have to say anything else.

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New York City, New York, USA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Get the lobster taco”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best thing on the menus here are the tacos, particularly the lobster taco. The cocktail menu is also good. Good selection of margheritas.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fun, innovative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lively bar/restaurant with a n interesting, innovative take on Mexican street food - the green chorizo is well with a try.

Visited September 2013
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Hinsdale, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Great food. Best tacos I have ever had. Fantastic salsa. Very nice decor and the ambience was perfect.

Visited September 2013
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Greenville, North Carolina
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“High End Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great high end Mexican food and drinks!

The restaurant is loud and tight seating in the front area. I recommend sitting in the back of the restaurant for a little more peace.


Visited October 2013
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