If there's one cuisine that I'm always in the mood for it would have to be Mexican. Sadly, in NYC the options are a bit limiting but finally I stumbled upon Empellon Taqueria in the west vill and I have been back at least 4 times. Firstly, if you like Tequilla or Mezcal their selection is bar none the best in NYC but the food is the real star. I have now tried every single taco they have and not one has disappointed. It's hard to say which is my favorite but if I had to choose it would be a tie between the Steak, the Lobster and the Pastrami. It changes the way you think about tacos. And they have a app called Queso Fundido which is basically a mini cast iron dish of deliciousness including cheese pepper, chirizo or mushrooms. I have had all 3 and my mouth truly waters at the thought of it. The desserts are also incredibly thoughtful and delicious - very surprising for a mexican restaurant. Finally, the scene is modern, cool and had a great energy. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. NYC can now give the west coast a run for their money when it comes to good Mexican!