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)
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.
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.
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
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.
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
The food was extremely over-seasoned. The restaurant seemed over rated, nothing we had was exiting or delicious.
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.
Fun place, great service, food was good: strane but tasy combinations
Food was absolutely amazing. Would absolutely dine here again.
Waiter was pushy and inattentive at the wrong times.
We ate at the bar. The bartender was very helpful in explaining and recommending the excellent small plates and dessert we ordered. Drinks and guacamole were very good!
Felt pretentious for no good reason. I like the other empellons but recommendations here were off, server didn't understand gluten but someone came over and clarified after. Came for tacos and nothing on taco menu sounded good...ceviche was great, meatballs were boring...they lost me when I walked in to see their guac and salsa costs $21 in East village.
Pass on the gooseberry dessert-almost inedible
Everything else was fantastic & great service
great waitstaff, super friendly and delicious food. fun, hip and casual.