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Permanently Closed - Empellon Cocina

4.1
595 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Acknowledging that creativity must come from inspiration, Empellón Cocina sees the vast greatness of Mexican foodways as our portal. In our kitchen, we reach for ingredients like hoja santa leaf and Mexican chorizo both because they inspire us and, quite simply, because they are good. Born out of a heartfelt fascination with this country and its regional cuisines, Empellón Cocina strives not to imitate or replicate, but rather to draw upon with an appropriate amount of respect, humility, and awe.

Like so many chefs that have tinkered, tweaked, and challenged their chosen cooking discipline in New York City, we embrace that spirit of freedom as we think through and toil over dishes that interest and excite us. We believe a restaurant should be allowed to change its mind every step of the way, and as such our approach is continuously evolving and deeply personal.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Brunch:
Sat & Sun 11:45 AM-3 PM

Lunch:
Mon-Fri 11:45 AM-3 PM

Dinner:
Mon-Thurs 5:30 PM-11 PM
Fri 5:30 PM-12 AM
Sat 3 PM-12 AM
Sun 3 PM-11 PM
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Phone number
(212) 780-0999
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alex Stupak
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Private party contact
Cheryl Goff: (212) 367-0999
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
6th and 7th Streets
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1
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4.1
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
3.7
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Jason455 (Birmingham)
2.0
Dined on May 13, 2017

The food wasn't good all, the ceviche wasn't interesting and we had to add our own salt. Also no freshness and no crunch. Very small and dry oysters, fried eggs with bad mayonaise. The taco's where horrible, way too heavy on flavour and too intense.
Overall it was disappointing, we had better taco's on the street next to chelsea market for 3 dollars ( 16!!! At empellon)

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0
Dined on May 12, 2017

From the time we ordered, it took 30 minutes to receive the appetizer and an hour ten minutes for the entree. 3 of the 5 items we ordered were good, the other 2 were very bad.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on May 6, 2017

This was our first time and we loved it! The guacamole was awesome and so were the drinks. We tried many different items on the menu and they were all great. You will not be disappointed.

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sherob (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on May 4, 2017

Very Limited, over priced menu.
The specialty tacos were just ok.
I live in NYC and dine out frequently; this was too pricey for something "just ok" and not much choice
Wont be bringing friends

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on April 29, 2017

The uni appetizer was really well done but the goat taco was dry and tasteless; the falafel taco was dry and ordinary; the gooseberry dessert was terrible. I've eaten at Empillon in the West Village which was delicious and was the reason we tried Empillon Cocina.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on April 28, 2017

Very disappointed after hearing great things. The drinks were great but everything off the menu lacked flavor. Service was great and waitstaff were nothing but friendly

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0
Dined on April 22, 2017

The food was extremely over-seasoned. The restaurant seemed over rated, nothing we had was exiting or delicious.

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vipShoegal21 (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on April 20, 2017

Guacamole with 7sauces is s must!! The melted cheese and chicken tenders tacos was amazing. Ribs and pork belly tacos were ok. Gooseberries dessert had weird taste but other dessert was delicious! Definitely one of my top mexican restaurants.

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MCES (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on April 20, 2017

Fun place, great service, food was good: strane but tasy combinations

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fiveborojohn (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on April 7, 2017

Food was absolutely amazing. Would absolutely dine here again.

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