Empellón Taqueria

Empellón Taqueria

Taco Place and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
West Village, New York
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  • Abe A.
    Abe Anwar5 days ago
    Churro French Toast.
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah Faber3 weeks ago
    Great service and the food was delicious! Go for the guacamole and tacos!
  • Claudia F.
    Claudia FilthSeptember 6
    Smokey cashew salsa with the guac is amazing. So are the Brussels Sprouts Tacos!
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 5
    Sure, chef Alex Stupak hasn’t had decades of taco-making experience, but we think he’s doing a pretty amazing job with the skirt steak tacos. Read more
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 2
    Chef Alex Stupak is a genius with pastries, and now he is a genius with Mexican food. It is my go-to restaurant when I am in the West Village. Get the tongue taco with potatoes and arbol chile salsa. Read more
  • Daria Z.
    Really high end Mexican food . Delicious . Will come back !
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaJune 11
    Definitely order the guacamole with all the salsa options. Then get the short rib pastrami and carne asada tacos.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 8
    Cool things down with a fresh and not-too-sweet pineapple cilantro margarita. (Unless you’re one of those people who thinks cilantro tastes like soap. And if you are, we’re so, so sorry.) Read more
  • Honghui Y.
    Nice place for a Mexican brunch but very limited menu options
  • DishEnvy
    DishEnvyApril 28
    The best gourmet tacos in NY. Look out for the steak and lobster.
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CApril 21
    Salsa tasting, tacos and, of course, margaritas!
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Close with a flourish this spring break and enjoy a refreshing Pueblo Viejo Cocktail here at Empellón Taqueria.
  • Matt M.
    Best guac ever. Great drinks
  • Tim B.
    Tim BackusMarch 20
    Romantic, intimate, and a ton of tequila. I think you see where this is heading.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    If you want to freshen up with a delicious cocktail at Empellón Taqueria, try a Paloma mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    When you visit Empellón Taquería, start by ordering a delicious cocktail mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Sydney M.
    Sydney MFebruary 9
    Tacos and margueritas
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaJanuary 30
    The fish taco is the way to go. Also, def get some salsa borracha on the side - it has a smoky mezcal kick. 💃🏻🌮
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 8, 2015
    If you are in Empellón Taquería, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Tyler L.
    Tyler LundDecember 5, 2015
    Awesome low key bar that sells fantastic tacos. It's hard to say if it is a bar or restaurant from the setup. There are no reservations and no waiters so just grab a table and order at the bar.
  • Christina
    ChristinaNovember 23, 2015
    Ok, this is admittedly unrelated to food.... their music selection is fantastic.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinNovember 11, 2015
    Great tacos, get the short rib and pastrami taco. Expensive for what you get but food is certainly great
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroNovember 1, 2015
    In the mood for tacos? Then this is your spot. Start with the guacamole - the jalapeños give it some kick! Go for the carne asada or fish tacos. Be sure to add verde!
  • Danielle L.
    Danielle LandauOctober 23, 2015
    Tempura fish tacos = amazing. Brussel spout tacos = delicious. Spicy cucumber margarita = fantastic. This place is yum.
  • Colleen S.
    Colleen SheaAugust 20, 2015
    Brussel sprout tacos !!!
  • DR G.
    DR GAugust 18, 2015
    They do a good chelada
  • Jane P.
    Jane PoretskyAugust 17, 2015
    spicy cucumber marg is the underdog of the drink menu. Make sure to eat fish tacos + shishito pepper queso. The best ceviche is the hamachi with shaved fennel and avocado. Sat night duck tacos=100
  • Elliot W.
    Elliot WehnerJuly 26, 2015
    Everything is good here. Love the chips + guac and the 7 or so salsas. Make sure to get extra chips bc they are so good they will go quick. Margaritas are well executed - I prefer the classic.
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CJuly 8, 2015
    Try the salsa tasting appetizer - so many varieties! The margaritas are awesome too!
  • Sam G.
    Sam GordonJuly 5, 2015
    Upscale Mexican joint. Excellent tacos and great spicy cucumber margaritas
  • Claire J S.
    Claire J SongJune 16, 2015
    Fish taco fish taco
  • Cusp25
    Cusp25June 13, 2015
    Chicken taco with black kale and salsa verde
  • Kavita B.
    Kavita BabaMay 28, 2015
    Masa waffle (center), baked egg whites, sopes, tacoa
  • Kavita B.
    Kavita BabaMay 28, 2015
    For brunch: avoid the baked egg whites with chickpeas or the deviled egg tacos. Go for the Brussels sprouts tacos and about 20000 orders of the masa waffle
  • Leisha M.
    Leisha MagsisiMay 27, 2015
    The margaritas and tacos were amazing! The passion fruit marg, spicy cucumber marg, or the classic were all amazing. Fish tacos & Brussels sprout tacos were my favorite!
  • Mike V.
    Mike ViscontiMay 19, 2015
    Great guacamole and salsa variety along with an excellent taco lineup. Trendy spot so it is a bit expensive, but a worthy treat.
  • Sydney W.
    Sydney WollmanMay 15, 2015
    Brussel sprout tacos are incredible. A must, even for meat eaters.Chicken tacos have great flavor. Get the salsa verde, it's creamy.The chocolate flan is so different-- save room for it. Great margs!
  • Sydney W.
    Sydney WollmanMay 11, 2015
    Chicken tacos
  • Peter J.
    Peter JanowskiMay 10, 2015
    Food is good, but there is no reason to pay $8 for a taco.
  • Anna R.
    Anna RMay 5, 2015
    Great drinks and awesome food. Share with pals so you can try more than one. Tequila bottle at the table if you dare.
  • Drew N.
    Drew NMay 4, 2015
    mezcal margarita & go with the taco special of the day
  • April M.
    April MoatesApril 7, 2015
    Great fast tacos.
  • HipHostessNYC
    HipHostessNYCApril 6, 2015
    Do a taco tasting: 5 awesome and unusual tacos with surprising ingredients, and complimentary Margarita for $55. Sign up fast, these sell out quickly!
  • Sam W.
    Sam WinnickMarch 24, 2015
    The tacos here are awesome. The guacamole is great. And love the tequila on the table!
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MatuszewskiMarch 15, 2015
    Food was really good but won't be back anytime soon. Waitstaff was inattentive, and inconvenienced. People at the end of our table were constantly bumped sitting at the table by people moving about.
  • E P.
    E PMarch 15, 2015
    Appalled at the service - I waited an hour and then they tried to give me the crappiest seat in the place (right next to the hostess stand). Unfortunate bc the food is pretty good.
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerFebruary 27, 2015
    http://empellon.com/taqueria/menus#menu982067 brunch $10-14, indoor only
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerFebruary 26, 2015
    http://empellon.com/taqueria/menus#menu982067 brunch $10-14
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KellyFebruary 20, 2015
    AWESOME SPOT!!! See their virtual tour before you go! Read more
  • Maksim A.
    Maksim AlipovFebruary 12, 2015
    Short Rib Pastrami Taco1
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