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“INCREDIBLE MEXICAN IN NYC!! (YES NYC!!)”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Empellon Taqueria

Empellon Taqueria
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Ranked #1,393 of 13,559 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: West Village
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 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.
New York, New York, United States
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“INCREDIBLE MEXICAN IN NYC!! (YES NYC!!)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

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!

Visited September 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not worth the stop”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Get the lobster taco”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fun, innovative”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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