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Empellon Taqueria

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$$$$
Neighborhood:
West Village
Mexican, Latin, Central American
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230 W 4th St, New York City, NY 10014-3120 (W 10th St)
+1 212-367-0999
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
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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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Ramsey, New Jersey
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Hong Kong, China
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224 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Philippe G
New York, NY
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Milford, CT
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Jesse M
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Elizabeth G
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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!

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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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374 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Florida
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334 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This is one lively spot on a Saturday night, but we were seated in the back room which was very pleasant and not as noisy. Guacamole is delicious (generous size for sharing) as were the shishito peppers in queso sauce with tortillas on the side. We tried the shrimp tacos and the short rib pastrami ones and both were good,... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This is the type of Mexican cuisine that I aim to cook at home...creative, healthy, fresh. Definitely try the guac with the different sauces and the lobster tacos. Excellent selection of wines by the glass. Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
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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