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Empellon Taqueria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Village
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230 W 4th St, New York City, NY 10014-3120 (W 10th St)
+1 212-367-0999
11:45 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:45 am - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. We are the fish tacos, the lamb barbacoa tacos and the guac which comes with two great salsas. Definitely worth going to and great vibes.

Thank bphisher
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Called in with a friend for beers and Tacos at the bar. We ordered 4 different sets of 2 Tacos to share including Sea Bass, Pork, Strip steak and lamb. They were all fantastic. Mini gourmet meals that you could wrap and eat with relish. Very nice dinner.

Thank masagero
Ramsey, New Jersey
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Three of us went to Empellon. We each had a cocktail and the started guacamole. The classic margarita was no match for the Porque No. The cashew and arbol spreads that came with the guacamole were a nice twist and very tasty. We split the brussel sprout, fish tempura and the duck carnitas. All were really good; not over stuffed.... More 

Thank Kejoki
Hong Kong, China
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233 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Nice painted brick casual interior Noisy but no one would expect it to be quiet We wanted to have a quick 20 mn drink and appetizer before a concert Classic margharita: sub adequate and feels more like a pre prepared ingredients stuff Guacamole: adequate but not great Halibut Ceviche has more or less no taste The service was nice and... More 

Thank Philippe G
New York, NY
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

We wanted to love this place, with its attractive vibe and convenient location only a few blocks from home. Things did get off to a good start with excellent guacamole and two accompanying salsas, washed down with house margaritas. But then things took a sharp turn south, and remained there. Huge quantities of charred garlic rendered the fresh corn appetizer... More 

Thank villagesq
Milford, CT
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

I had been wanting to try an Empellon location for some time. It was worth the wait. We dined on Saturday afternoon June 11th. The clean and sheek atmosphere foreshadowed the modern Mexican meal to come. Knowledgeable and charming waitress Angelina added to the positive experience with excellent recommendations including the Mezcal Magarita. The standout taco was the short rib... More 

Thank Jesse M
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Went here with a large group and they had no trouble seating us with no reservation. All of the food was good, but especially liked the lobster tacos.

Thank Elizabeth G
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

Early dinner on Memorial Day. Small space with funky decor, great cocktails, friendly service. Great chips with delicious guacamole, we then enjoyed ceviche and a romaine salad before two flavours of tacos, pulled chipotle pork and grilled seabass. In the UK, Mexican is almost always TexMex with everything smothered in melted cheese. None of that here, the dishes were light,... More 

Thank samliz
Jersey City, New Jersey
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a romantic place to celebrate a promotion and stumbled upon Empellon. Immediately a fav! Vibe is great , crowd is fun and chill, place is chic and relaxed. Food = outstanding. Price - perfect. Definitely coming back!

Thank rebewts
Alexis B, Marketing Manager at Empellon Taqueria, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks so much for your lovely review of Empellón Taqueria! Glad to hear you enjoyed your evening. Congratulations on the promotion! Hope to celebrate more occasions with you in the future. If I can ever assist with any of our restaurants, please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly and I would love to help. All best, Alexis... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

Mexican food has a reputation of being cheap eats. Quickly satisfying for really hungry people. Perhaps a bit monotonous. But done well, it can be outstanding. Empellon does it well - with a focus on tacos. Really creative and tasty tacos. We ate here recently and everything, from the margaritas to the guacamole to the tacos, was truly superb. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:45 am - 12:00 am
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:45 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 W 4th St, New York City, NY 10014-3120
    (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: +1 212-367-0999
Welcome to Empellon Taqueria, 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.

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