Empellón Taqueria

Empellón Taqueria

Mexican Restaurant and Taco Place · West Village
230 W 4th St (at W 10th St), New York, NY 10014, United States
Closed until 11:45 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu–Sat
    • 11:45 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:30 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 11:45 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

We think tacos are AWESOME. We opened Empellon with the intention of treating tacos with respect & serving them in an unpretentious way.


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    "Lobster Taco was fantastic!!! Drinks and Desserts are amazing too!!!"(11 Tips)
    Marc E.
    "Alex Stupak truly elevates the form"(5 Tips)
    "The Por Que No is my fave summer cocktail!"(5 Tips)
    Leisha M.
    "Fish tacos & Brussels sprout tacos were my favorite!"(5 Tips)

From Empellón Taqueria


Join us at the bar from 5:30pm - 6:30pm daily for Hora Del Amigo! Buy One Get One classic margaritas (per person). Also: $3 Modelo Especial, and mix-n-match tacos by the piece.

Available only at the bar between 5:30PM and 6:30PM.

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  • tacos
  • margaritas
  • tequila
  • alex stupak s
  • por que
  • spicy food
  • good for dates
  • short ribs
  • cocktails
  • lively
  • trendy
  • scallops
  • good for groups
  • tarts
  • barbacoa
  • mezcal
  • brunch food
  • skirt steak
  • tempura
  • authentic
  • Patrick B.

    Great tacos, get the short rib and pastrami taco. Expensive for what you get but food is certainly great

    Patrick Baskin · 2 weeks ago
  • Nicolette R.

    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!

    Nicolette Romero · 3 weeks ago
  • Danielle L.

    Tempura fish tacos = amazing. Brussel spout tacos = delicious. Spicy cucumber margarita = fantastic. This place is yum.

    Danielle Landau · October 23
  • Colleen S.

    Brussel sprout tacos !!!

    Colleen Shea · August 20
  • Dana G.

    They do a good chelada

    Dana G · August 18
  • Jane P.

    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

    Jane Poretsky · August 17
  • Elliot W.

    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.

    Elliot Wehner · July 26
  • Lindsay C.

    Try the salsa tasting appetizer - so many varieties! The margaritas are awesome too!

    Lindsay C · July 8
  • Sam G.

    Upscale Mexican joint. Excellent tacos and great spicy cucumber margaritas

    Sam Gordon · July 5
  • Claire J S.

    Fish taco fish taco

    Claire J Song · June 16
  • sheela t.

    Chicken taco with black kale and salsa verde

    sheela tallman · June 13
  • Kavita B.

    Masa waffle (center), baked egg whites, sopes, tacoa

    Kavita Baba · May 28
  • Kavita B.

    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

    Kavita Baba · May 28
  • Leisha M.

    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!

    Leisha Magsisi · May 27
  • Mike V.

    Great guacamole and salsa variety along with an excellent taco lineup. Trendy spot so it is a bit expensive, but a worthy treat.

    Mike Visconti · May 19
  • Sydney W.

    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 Wollman · May 15
  • Sydney W.

    Chicken tacos

    Sydney Wollman · May 11
  • Peter J.

    Food is good, but there is no reason to pay $8 for a taco.

    Peter Janowski · May 10
  • Anna R.

    Great drinks and awesome food. Share with pals so you can try more than one. Tequila bottle at the table if you dare.

    Anna R · May 5
  • Drew N.

    mezcal margarita & go with the taco special of the day

    Drew N · May 4
  • April M.

    Great fast tacos.

    April Moates · April 7
  • HipHostessNYC

    Do a taco tasting: 5 awesome and unusual tacos with surprising ingredients, and complimentary Margarita for $55. Sign up fast, these sell out quickly!

    HipHostessNYC · April 6
  • Sam W.

    The tacos here are awesome. The guacamole is great. And love the tequila on the table!

    Sam Winnick · March 24
  • Kevin M.

    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.

    Kevin Matuszewski · March 15
  • Emily P.

    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.

    Emily Park · March 15
  • Amanda T.

    http://empellon.com/taqueria/menus#menu982067 brunch $10-14, indoor only

    Amanda Theiler · February 27
  • Amanda T.

    http://empellon.com/taqueria/menus#menu982067 brunch $10-14

    Amanda Theiler · February 26
  • Amanda K.

    AWESOME SPOT!!! See their virtual tour before you go! Read more

    Amanda Kelly · February 20
  • Maksim A.

    Short Rib Pastrami Taco1

    Maksim Alipov · February 12
  • Ana Marie 💃

    Lamb taco is really good, queso fundidos are legit. Good place to grab dinner and kick off a night in the WV

    Ana Marie 💃 · February 10
  • Jamie F.

    Short Rib Pastrami Taco With Mustard Seed Salsa

    Jamie Friedman · January 29
  • The Tastes that Make the City

    The short rib pastrami taco with mustard seed salsa is the best taco in NYC, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: NYC Edition." Read more

  • Empellón Taqueria

    Join us at the bar from 5:30pm - 6:30pm daily for Hora Del Amigo! Buy One Get One classic margaritas (per person). Also: $3 Modelo Especial, and mix-n-match tacos by the piece.

    Empellón Taqueria · January 19
  • Kavita B.

    You can order a bottle of tequila for the table. Or enjoy the guac with salsa. The Brussels sprouts tacos were also delicious.

    Kavita Baba · January 13
  • Sameepa S.

    Terrible drinks and poorly done food. Red grapefruit margarita is too sour, as is the scallop. cramped and body. All round poor experience, give this place a pass.

    Sameepa Shetty · January 11
  • Eugene B.

    Chilaquiles verdes made for decent brunch fare - the braised bacon tacos not so much. But it was the short rib pastrami tacos with pickled cabbage and mustard seed salsa that stole the show.

    Eugene B · December 16, 2014
  • Victor C.

    Great service and tequila selection. Both pork taco options were outlandishly salty though. Give one of the veggie tacos a shot instead.

    Victor C · December 11, 2014
  • Grant S.

    The double salsa with guac and the skirt steak tacos are badass. The hot salsa is awesome.

    Grant Smith · December 11, 2014
  • Carrie B.

    That was delicious. Worth the price.

    Carrie Brown-Smith · December 11, 2014
  • Daniel B.

    I had a scallop ceviche here a couple years ago that made me somehow remember this place years into the future.

    Daniel Barnett · December 6, 2014
  • Irene M.

    Enjoy tiny but intensely flavorful & usually creative tacos. This place is perfect for a small group so that you can order every kind of taco and the salsa sampler, and try everything. Great service.

    Irene M · November 28, 2014
  • Berk K.

    I tried their fish tacos, lamb tacos, and lobster tacos. Lobster taco was hands down the best!

    Berk Kapicioglu · November 23, 2014
  • Mara B.

    The chicken taco was good. Nice decor/bar vibe and sitting by the window gives a nice view on the street. Not cheap but you pay for the decor, location and view.

    Mara Binudin · November 18, 2014
  • Chris E.

    Wow everything is so good. Just close your eyes and point to something. But if you have to choose, go with the pork shoulder. It's really unreal.

    Chris Evans · November 10, 2014
  • David D.

    I enjoy quesadillas.

    David DiGregorio · November 5, 2014
  • Hannah S.

    All margaritas and tacos. Can't go wrong.

    Hannah Sugars · October 26, 2014
  • Ryan A.

    It's overpriced for tacos, obviously, but pretty well priced for the atmosphere. Good spot for dates and late dinners with drinks with a casual cool vibe.

    Ryan Ambs · October 22, 2014
  • Michelle

    Tacos are the best!

    Michelle · September 26, 2014
  • Paige C.

    The pork tacos with the grilled pineapple were truly amazing. We also loved their salsa sampler - each one bringing something different to the meal. They could use more dessert options.

    Paige C · September 22, 2014
  • Rishi S.

    It's a quality taqueria, what else can I say. I guess I can say it wasn't mind blowing, but hey sometimes you just want a good taco without a whole song and dance tied to it.

    Rishi Satsangi · September 11, 2014

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