Empellón hosts an array of special events, private parties and dining functions for parties up to 150. We can accommodate corporate events, holiday parties, birthday celebrations, anniversary and engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, conferences, seminars and much more.View Private Dining Details
As we’re all well aware, Mexican food in Manhattan generally blows. Empellon hasn’t come to save the day, but it isn’t adding to the problem either. While nothing blew us away, the food was solid with the good outweighing the bad.
Food was delicious however our experience was ruined by the way we were treated at the end of our meal: we reserved for 4 people at 9:30pm on a Sunday night, restaurant was quiet and they rushed our service, even started emptying out neighbouring tables and chairs from the restaurant while we were eating, brought us the bill without us asking and without proposing dessert/coffee while our empty main course plates were still on the table... final straw was when they turned up the dimmed lights while we weren’t even done drinking our bottle of wine... reserved at 9:30pm and we were long gone before 11pm with all these “messages” from the staff... too bad because food was actually good
Hits the spot with great margaritas, guacamole, tacos and tasty desserts !
We went late, 10 pm, so it was quiet, and the service great. Loved the food and wines by the glass more than satisfactory
Everyone at the restaurant, from Carlos the host to the servers, were wonderfully welcoming, friendly and professional. I love the inventive Mexican food at this terrific restaurant. Always a pleasure and treat to eat there!
Loud, bad service, don’t even know who our server was, had to ask bidder for refill and check
We went there for their Cinco de Mayo pre-fix menu. Most times the guac and chips are disappointing, but not here, it was delicious. Everyone loved their meals (I had the fish tacos), and the margaritas were just right! It was loud and hectic, as is expected for Cinco de Mayo, but the staff was super friendly. We had Omar as a server and he was excellent.
Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait 1 hour until we were able to get seated which was a bit frustrating. However, it was a delicious meal and the service was great... worth the wait!
Brunch prix fixe. Food was good but drinks were dissapointing!
Great food and margaritas. The brussel sprouts taco was particularly good.
This is my 4th or 5th time and each time I leave utterly satisfied. The food is delicious, very flavorful, fun, and well presented. I can be with my husband, colleagues and even a client, everyone loves it. The cocktails are very well crafted, creative and delicious as well. Shishito peppers, guacamole and the 7 dips are a great way to start the meal with a Mescal margarita for instance. The tacos are all good, my favorite being the tempura fish, the crispy duck and the lamb. I favor another cocktail over desserts, but there are options for the sweet tooth. The room is lively, the service fast and perfect.
Such a fun and delicious dinner. We had a 7 pm reservation but somehow thought it was 8 pm, so arrived an hour late. And the host was incredibly gracious on a busy Saturday night and found a table for us anyway. And that gesture set the tone for the rest of the night. We were well cared for and had a fantastic meal (still thinking about the duck/hot honey tacos).
Amazing! Great food and attendance!
The service and drinks were excellent, however the food was oddly bland and somewhat lacking. My brisket taco was dry as a bone.
Great food, good service and an incredibly noisy environment. Best for a group, especially if they care about good food.
Restaurant is excellent. The health inspector just happened to pop in that night which caused a slight delay in service, but the waitress kept us updated and offered us the first round of the drinks on the house. The chips are excellent and so are the tacos!
Great tacos and guacamole. Good service. Ask to sit in the back, the front is too noisy.
Our waiter Naz (?) was amazing and the food was delicious.
Our waitress was amazing, very personable and attentive. It’s very close quarters so don’t recommend for a first date if you’re looking to have a good conversation because it gets very loud very fast. But other than that it was great! Food was delicious and so were the margaritas!
Creative and delicious. Pastrami tacos were really good and satisfy that pastrami craving without requiring a giant sandwich. Loved the Brussels sprouts tacos and sopes with smoked plantains. Super loud - luckily we went late so it improved as tables started clearing out.
Absolutely fabulous - we ordered a lot of items, all were very good, mostly great!!! Excellent waiter, the four of us were very happy with our experience - Great job! I'll be back when in the neighborhood.
the service was terrible. The food was terrible and the drinks were terrible.
Best place in Nyc.
Guacamole was delicious. Was a bit cramped, but the food was really good.
Keep your receipt - I was overcharged by $15 and had to speak with a managed to get a refund. That soured the entire experience for me
Great place to grab a meal. Service was very fast, but not rushed. Food was absolutely amazing and plentiful. Drinks we're incredible. Will definitely go again.
I would highly recommend. Great staff presence from front to back of the house! Our server was very attentive. Love the simple menu. Food and cocktails were delicious! Ambience is perfect even for kids. The restaurant was busy but we did not feel overwhelmed at all. Place was simply decorated, and clean. Two thumbs up!
Food and service was amazing!
Guacamole and cashew salsa are to die for. Brussel sprout tacos are delicious !! One of my favorites restaurants. Our server, Luke is great ! He's been my server everytime I dine. Always professional and hospitable !
Really nice tacos! Large variety of Mexican beers!
Don’t be late, they remove your reservation after 15mins
Great service, and AMAZING food! Duck carnitas tacos are a must, as is the seven salsas starter.
It was both my friend very first time there, and they absolutely loved everything. The food, the drinks and the service was exceptional. We’ll definitely be back!
Service was great. Food was amazing and tequila options were outstanding. A little pricey but the quality is there.
Guacamole, tacos and drinks are always consistent and good ! Dessert was small, overpriced and not that great
We highly recommend Empellon Taqueria and will definitely come back here again. OUr waitress was extremely helpful in suggesting the most popular dishes. It is wonderful place for a group. The chips with the 7 different types of salsa are a must but the tacos are excellent- particularly the lobster and the short ribs! WE also had the sweet potato flautas and they were delicious! Next time we must try the brussel sprout tacos! My son who lives in NYC loved it and we will definitely come back here again-- it was so much fun with delicious food! Great find!
Food was amazing, but definitely on the pricier side for the (small) portions.
Worse Mexican restaurant ever!! Horrible service, super noisy and is not good at all actually for the price is bad totally overpriced Tacos N 1 is too much better for 1/4 of the price.
Please don’t go to this restaurant, don’t waste your money.
We felt rushed & cramped at our table for 9 as dirty plates not cleared before food arrived all at once which was overwhelming as we had explained we were sharing everything; they also didn't remember it was noted as a birthday, so no candle or anything in my husband's dessert.
Our waitress was amazing. She engaged our 4-year-old in multiple conversations and treated him like an adult. Overall, we had perhaps the best service of any restaurant I have ever been to.