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Empellon Taqueria

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$$ - $$$
West Village
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230 W 4th St, New York City, NY 10014-3120 (W 10th St)
+1 212-367-0999
17:30 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 15:00
Thu - Fri 17:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:45 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started with the guacamole, and the chorizo, very good. Enjoyed two salsas, especially the cashew. Followed by fish, duck, bacon and steak tacos, excellent. Finished with the chocolate flan and passion fruit. With wine and tip $50.00 for 2. Yes, will be back.

Thank Ita49
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went here on vacation. The service was good and the atmosphere was decent. Some of the taco combinations were original and quite excellent. The smoked cashew salsa was really unique and not to our taste. All in all this was an enjoyable and recommendable place if you are looking for unique tacos.

Thank casualdiner90
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261 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a unique place to eat in NYC. It is nice and quiet. The food was excellent. We started with guacamole and 7 sauces. It was so good. We also had the tacos which were awesome. Overall it was a great experience... can't wait to go back.

Thank arkansastraveler74
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great, delicious food. Not expected such a harmony of taste and texture, nicely served. Fresh spices and vegetables, go perfectly with fish. Spices optimaly connected. Impressed and in love with the place!

Thank Tomaz123_12
Providence, Rhode Island
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

My second time at Empellon Taqueria, and I enjoyed it again. A group of five friends got together and shared five plates of tacos and some queso fundido with chorizo as an appetizer. For dessert, we split two orders of flan. A total of six drinks were ordered (4 cocktails and two glasses of wine). Everything was good (the pork... More 

Thank parkab0y
New York City, New York
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155 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. We are the fish tacos, the lamb barbacoa tacos and the guac which comes with two great salsas. Definitely worth going to and great vibes.

Thank bphisher
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Called in with a friend for beers and Tacos at the bar. We ordered 4 different sets of 2 Tacos to share including Sea Bass, Pork, Strip steak and lamb. They were all fantastic. Mini gourmet meals that you could wrap and eat with relish. Very nice dinner.

Thank masagero
Ramsey, New Jersey
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

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 

Thank Kejoki
Hong Kong, China
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243 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 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 

Thank Philippe G
New York, NY
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:45 - 00:00
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:45 - 00:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-367-0999
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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