Fantastic brunch...Came here for the first time for Mother's Day brunch. The service was warm and welcoming and the food was in a word: fantastic! We ordered an egg and chorizo dish, steak and eggs and a variety of tacos for the table. Everything was so good no one wanted to share! Will be back soon for more brunch... and to check out dinner!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMore than just a good MargaritaNYC not know for good Mexican food. In a city where a lobster enchilada runs you $30 it's a pleasure to find a spot where the tortilla adds to the taste not just holds the stuff inside. Where skirt steak is elevated to amazing. At first the guacamole and chips feel restrained but you'll be thankful when you get salsas that make you stop and ask what that wonderful smoky flavor is. Yes salsa that makes you eat a little slower to savor. House Margaritas simply perfect.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCELEBRATE GOOD TIMESIt was probably not the best time to review the dining experience at Empellon. It was Cinco de Mayo. It was late. It was fixed price and menu. It was unlimited margaritas. And somehow, both the front and the rear of the house handled it with aplomb!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent LunchFood, service, and ambiance all outstanding -- will definitely be back.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMNot your padre's taco shopThis has rapidly become one of favorite NY spots. This is not your padre's taqueria, but it's not uppity/yuppy either. If you are a mezcal/tequila fan (or are just curious) this is the place for you. My favorites: the cashew/chipotle salsa and the skirt steak tacos (otra vez, not your padre's taco). My only complaint: the music in the background is great but it consistently cuts out in the middle of tunes. A particularly annoying case is Sly's If You Want Me To Stay. The fact that I know that tells you how often I frequent this place (or how much I like that tune). I could go on and on. Check it out.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGood place for a Fancy tacoLovely place ,food excellent ,staff was
Friendly I will go back again!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the tacos!!! Must tryLoved the tacos!!! Must try the steak and fish ones. various salsas were also good to try.
Liked how this is a mexican restaurant but in an intimate more upscale setting for change. Place was still warm and inviting.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my favourite brunchThis is my favourite brunch place, love the spicy eggs with chorizo!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA NYC Must!I dare say that the service at Empellon is the best that I've ever experienced at a NYC restaurant. From the moment we walked in the door - the service was excellent.
The oyster appetizer with 7 different salsas is excellent. If you don't like oysters, then I would recommend you do the 7 salsas with chips as the salsas are great.
We split 4 of the appetizer portions of tacos. If it's just two of you, you really only need 2 maybe 3. The shortribs, lamb ad fish tacos were amazing. My only complaint of the evening was that we didn't love the chicken taco.
This is a great date place, although can be loud. If you can, ask to be seated in the backroom, which is quieter.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTaqueria of Happiness !!! SaidTaqueria of Happiness !!!
Said it once and saying it again - love, love, love this place. Staff and servers are uber-cool and super-nice. Food is wickedly good. Tacos are so-HIP and so-IN, and this place is way ahead of its time. Don't forget the salsas, had the Chipotle and smoked cashew ... YUMS !!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic tacos and quac.Fantastic tacos and quac. Though everything we saw looked good. Fish tacos are fantastic. Will definatley go back. Drinks are also phenomenal!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingMade a reservation here while visiting for Easter long weekend with 5 girlfriends. Food was outstanding, service wonderful and ambiance was a 10/10. We shared all the dishes and even got to have Pacifico on tap! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great food and a fun, energetic ambiance. Also, the neighbourhood is great if you want to head out for a few drinks after. I will definitely be going back!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI love the overall experience,I love the overall experience, just a bit pricey for the small portion.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFANTASTIC, carefully preparedFANTASTIC, carefully prepared food; hyper-fresh ingredients; collaborative service.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI always have a wonderfulI always have a wonderful time here. The restaurant is very welcoming and the food is great. They make their own chips, and they're outstanding Make sure you have the guac. Also a great french toast if you're in for brunch!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLobster Tacos are a must.Lobster Tacos are a must. Also grab a regular margarita and have em add some of the habanero extract to it... game on.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA stylish, fun and elegantA stylish, fun and elegant restaurant with inspired interpretations of traditional Mexican dishes.
Great service and lively vibe.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing. We hadThe food was amazing. We had the guacamole with 2 salsas. It was delish and we put the salsas on the outstanding tacos. Usually my husband wants to try new restaurants. It is rare for him to say let's go back.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMTried the Prix-fixe lunchTried the Prix-fixe lunch menu. Limited choices. The brussel sprouts appetizer was good as was the steak tacos. The passion fruit tart was delicious.1/10/2013 12:00:00 AMreally limited menu, but thereally limited menu, but the food is ALL so tasty...can't wait to go back!12/30/2012 12:00:00 AMFood is stunning, the scallopFood is stunning, the scallop ceviche was so fresh and perfectly balanced. Lobster tacos are a must!!! The cocktail list is great, try the yuzu margarita!2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING. Every single facetAMAZING. Every single facet of Empellon--service, presentation, flavor, free margarita ( ;) )--was incredible. I will be a return patron.1/25/2013 12:00:00 AM