Upscale, contemporary dishes serving an innovative take on Mexican inspired cuisine.
Established by chef & founder Alex Stupak, Empellón includes restaurants in NYC's East Village, West Village & Midtown neighborhoods.
Mon - Fri | 11:30am - 3:00pm
Mon - Sun | 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Mon - Fri | 11:30am - 12:00am
Sat - Sun | 5:00pm - 12:00am
Empellón is a two-floor, 160-seat restaurant at 510 Madison Avenue. Built as the retroactive mothership of the Empellón Group, this location is open daily for lunch and dinner, and offers an extensive agave program, along with semi-private and private dining rooms for cocktail parties and events.View Private Dining Details
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Join us on New Years Eve! Enjoy an a la carte menu until 7:30pm, then a 5-course, $125pp prix-fixe from 8:30pm, that includes a welcome margarita, midnight toast & party favors.
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Sun 5:00PM - 5:15PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon 2:00PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Tue 2:00PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM
Wed 2:00PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM
Thu 2:00PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 2:00PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:15PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM
The staff makes you feel like family. Food is authentic, healthy, and fresh. Always a wonderful experience with friends and colleagues.
Food is tasty/flavorful but pricey. Dessert not so impressing
Wonderful service, wonderful food, beautiful space, everyone was attentive to our needs and desires. A great experience - we were talking about the food all night!
Nice/interesting/reasonably priced lunch prix fixe menu, some interesting wine by the glass, good/pleasant service, comfortable seating area, moderate noise upstairs (even with a few large groups),
This place was simply awesome!!! We loved it. Try to the pastrami tacos.
Look, I understand that places like these attract Wall Street bros. But these 50 year old men were absolutely batshit crazy, screaming and being obnoxious. I get it—I’ve been those guys before. But clearly everyone sitting near them wanted them out of there and the only thing the manager did was offer us a free round of drinks. Wow.. a free round of drinks. Move the boneheads, you piker. Terrible mgmt. overrated food. Waitress was great and cocktails were great. The rest was forgettable. Won’t go back
Food was excellent, would like to try more. Service was prompt, so a good place for a business lunch where you want to get in and out within 60-70 minutes. Prices are over the top even for NYC - $22 for two small tacos?? but the quality was very good.
Creative. amusing and delicious take on Mexican cuisine in a lively and modern midtown location. Desserts are not to be missed.
Fantastic food and energy. Our server Jennifer was just delightful
Food was excellent & delicious, altho rushed to the table
Service was spotty/inconsistent/incoherent
Surprising that the A-Game wasn't there for Friday night service.
Thia place was a big miss for me and my husband. With the exception of the Gaucamole ($21 price tag), the food was very bland. We ordered the short ribs and skirt steak as our main dishes. We ordered our appetizer and not 5 min after our appetizer came out, followed by the main course less than 5 min after that. Did our food come out of a microwave? We felt as if we were being rushed! I kid you not from being seated to paying the check it was under 1/2 hr. Please save your $130!
Fabulous food and exceptional service. Adriano, our captain, is a mega winner!
Excellent Prix fix deal for lunch. A ton of food and everything was delicious! Didn't even have time to eat the guacamole with the 7 salsas...so much food anyway that we didn't need it although it looks so pretty!
Sarah, our server, was EXCELLENT! Her charm and charisma made the experience that more enjoyable. Excellent noise level for a business dinner. Food was delicious. Cant wait to go back :)
Friendly and professional waitstaff and great tacos
Fabulous! Very creative food. Staff attentive and pleasant.
Margaritas (personalized with the addition of Italian Orange Liquor) and food were both excellent. Staff was incredibly accommodating. Delayed flight arrival put us 45 minutes behind reservation; staff held our table and ended the evening for us with complimentary Mezcal and an off the charts reconstituted pineapple dessert. Really nice people; cool vibe; and lacking any pretentiousness. Definitely will go again.
Exquisite Presentation, delicious food, attentive service. I will definitely be back.
Awesome tacos. Our diverse group each loved what they got. Personally both the steak and octopus tacos were 5 star hits.
Cannot rate this restaurant more highly, the avocado dessert is amazing! I
It is a favorite Mexican restaurant. The dishes are very creative, not the typical nacho type restaurant.
The noise level is quite high, especially at lunch and early evening with a large bar crown. That being said- it’s more than worth the noise-the food is delicious
The food and the service were very good and we especially enjoyed the pastrami tacos. Some unique twists on traditional Mexican food made our dining experience very enjoyable
Pastrami Taco and Octopus Taco were both great.
Food was amazing. Very energetic vibe. Service was perfect. Everyone we interacted with made sure that we had a wonder experience. I highly recommend Empellón.
Fabulous food. Fantastic server!
Great food, nice atmosphere, but amazing amazing service. Ossy and Damien catered to my cousin and I and were spectacular. Friendly, attentive and caring. They represented the restaurant very well. I will 100% be coming back!!!
Great spot. Server was really lovely and advised well. Vibrate crowd with good vibe. Foods delicious. Passionfruit margarita recommend. Would go back. Pork belly chicorone a bit bland. Everything else was great.
Great service and ambiance. Terrific location. Food was fine for what hey advertise , exotic and interesting kinds of Mexican. Great mix of cocktails.
Outstanding flavor combinations. Highly reccommend the uni/crab nachos, the smoked Black Cod and any of the tacos are fabulous. Nice wine selection and interesting craft cocktails
One of the best meals I’ve had in NY! Flavorful, well presented, unique.
My third dinning experience was just as wonderful as the other two. A great, easy dinning experience in midtown!
Highly recommend the crab nachos and octopus tacos. The margaritas are excellent too. The only downside is it's super noisy and the scale slightly kills any ambiance. Recommend the Taqueria in the West Village instead but this is one of the few decent midtown dining options that is good food without being $300 a head.
Empellon is a mixed bag. For those who can lip read, it may be OK, but the noise level is ear-splitting. If you can manage to get one of the two tables near the 53rd Street windows, it gets a tiny bit better. The food has its good news and not-so-good news. The taste is fine. The portions are tiny. On balance, there’s not enough on the plus side to offset the shortfalls.
I love this spot. Delicious innovative Mexican in Midtown with great Margaritas 👌
Fabulous meal and excellent service.
Really disappointed. Very few diners and so staff had little to do and were too busy talking to each other than pay attention to the guests paying to be there. The wine that was produced by the waiter was a different year to the one we chose on the menu and it was only when we pointed it out that they conceded it was not right. We then received our starters before another bottle we ordered was delivered to the table. Frustrating. The food was lovely however, overall, not worth the effort.
Celebrated my nieces 24th birthday and had a wonderful meal. We did alot of sharing of starters, appetizers, mains and desserts. Of course, enjoyed my favorite Spicy Cucumber Margarita to wash it down.
Food wonderfully prepared and served.
Gracious hospitality. We loved the flight of salsas the best - they were amazingly varied!