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

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.3

Empellon Cocina in the East Village is still one of the most exciting Mexican restaurants in a city with very little excitement in that department.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 595 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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