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.
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.
We can't wait to get back. We we treated exceptional well by staff and management. Love this place
Good tacos... music a bit too loud
Thank you Stefanie. You are awesome! Only thing missing was a hug from you!!! Hope to see you soon. Spencer
Waitress was inattentive and then totally disappeared 15 minutes after taking our order. After half an hour of being ignored and not receiving our food, after the table next t ours got their food, we flagged down a busboy who was helpful. But the good was delicious
Our server Luke was so friendly and helpful! Made our experience wonderful.
The Sunday Prix Fixe was great - a lot of bang for your buck!
Amazing service, delicious food and cocktails, and most importantly, amazing service!
Excellent as usual. Super friendly staff, great menu and some of the best margaritas in town. A solid favourite of ours!
The hostess and the wait staff were incredibly helpful to our large party. Food was great!
The food. Every dish from the tacos to the impossibly unique desserts to each individual salsa sustained a distinct and exquisite flavor. The service can be rushed or slow, the space is cramped and sometimes loud, but it's totally worth it for the food. And drinks - the classic margarita is really the only one you need.
Get the salsa sampler. Get some margs. Chill. One of my go-to happy hour joints. Definitely delicious food.
Very nice with friendly staff. The service was very good and the tacos were definitely the best things on the menu. The sides weren't as memorable but the tacos made it worth it.
Wonderful food and delicious margaritas!
Awesome vibe! I went for food and drinks with my sister on a Friday night. It wasn't packed, but we were there early. The spicy cucumber margaritas are awesome! Our server was just the best. My sister doesn't love cilantro but it was pre made in the guac (no big deal). We ordered 3 different kinds of tacos and the server had them put the cilantro on the side - we didn't even ask for that! That type of service is just above and beyond. He also treated us to a shot of tequila on the house. Brussel sprout tacos are the best!!! Will def be back.
Always a pleasure--terrific service and delicious, inventive food, with enough menu changes to keep it interesting every time.
The food has remained very consistent, always excellent. We love all of the tacos, and of note, the tortillas themselves (especially the corn tortillas) reflect the care and pride of place. Salsas, sopes, queso fundidos were all terrific; and service was attentive, solicitous and prompt. We will keep returning on a regular basis, and certainly do not hesitate to recommend Empellon Taqueria to many of our friends.
We came for the special five-course Valentine’s Day tasting menu, which was amazing. Started with delicious guac and chips, then a sea scallop ceviche with lime curd, followed by celery root with salsa macha, then red and green chorizo in a shallow skillet on top of melted cheese. Here's where we ran into trouble. Having cleaned every previous plate, we were getting full. But the next course was two tacos, and we could each finish only one. So we took the last pair home with us, leaving room for the yummy chocolate custard with flor de cacao crema we had for dessert.
Lovely experience! Wish they had a more interesting dessert menu though
This was my third time at Empellon. It will be my last. The restaurant was not crowded on Sunday evening. It took over two hours for them to bring a three course meal. Our server disappeared after taking our order. Food was good but pricey. Inexcusable service at a restaurant this pricey.
I love this place. Best tacos, great cocktails. This is the third or fourth time I've been here and every time I go it's great.
Fantastic experience. Bought his cook book a while back and made plans to eat here when we flew in from North Carolina. Can not wait to be back!
Amazing! One of my TOP 10 favorites in NYC. Chef Alex Stupak's menu is amazing, and his attention to details and ingredients are superb!
It’s a very stylish place with creative interior and fantastic service. Local gem
Staff were amazing-courteous and friendly. Food was delish. Loved the salad with Caesar dressing and fried corn
As usual, great food and drink!
We come at least twice a year when in town for gift show!
This time, it was Restaurant Week, so a great deal to boot!
Fun, knowledgeable, personable, and now-famous bartender-Dillon-completed the evening!
Favorites=fish tacos, chili rellenos tacos, Brussels sprout tacos, guacamole and chips, always get the taco special of day too! Margaritas are good but I prefer a martini and Dillon makes a great gin martini, served in the correct glass!
Went for dinner during Restaurant Week. I had the best ceviche I've ever tasted, delicate with a good balance of flavors rather than the very acidic ones I've tried elsewhere. The main course was 3 tacos (of course) but I wasn't left hungry at all, the portions were sizable. The restaurant wasn't too noisy even when full. I was happy with what I tried.
Came here during restaurant week with a friend. Spicy margarita was fantastic. Guac was great. The cauliflower app was bland (it was chopped cold over a sauce) and the ceviche was good. The tacos were ehh and we each only took one bite of dessert because it was no bueno. Left hungry and with a mind set of "what did we just pay for?".
Restaurant Week Brunch. Margaritas @ $14 were very good. Favorites were golden beets appetizer. Best chips ever with interesting cashew salsa. Fish tempura tacos were crunchy, light& refreshing. Desserts were weakest part of meal.
Everything was amazing and the tacos may be the best in the city
Tacos was very nice, but it takes too long time between dish and dish.
It took more than 2 hours to have lunch from 12:30.
I have been here multiple times before, always with excellent food. However, this time it was disappointing. The daily special goat tacos were very tough and dry. The lamb and the fish tempura tacos were so so. Perhaps we did not order well. The guacamole and 7 sauces was very good. On the other hand, the server was excellent.
Delicious & trendy tacos. Awesome drinks. Super nice server. Very crowded, definitely need a reservation! Pretty loud so I wouldn’t recommend as a first date spot!
The appetizers were amazing, the tacos fell short. But our server Jennifer E was AMAZING. Maybe the best server I've had in NYC. So thorough and really truly knew her stuff. Poised, professional, and friendly. I was incredibly impressed. Excellent Mezcal selection, and very decent cocktails. I will definitely be back for a multitude of reasons, but I really just want to give a huge shout out to Jen.
Food was interesting, a little different than the usual tacos, gut much too salty.
The $5 taco specials are nightly, and delicious! Sensational drinks and service.
Great duck taco and ceviche
Guacamole & sea bass taco were good. Had no lobster which was a disappointment. Waiter was professional. Bus people were very good. Nothing great... nothing bad.
Our sampling of Empellon's impressive menu exceeded expectations -- GREAT guac, and I loved the beets with hibiscus. Also check out Empellon Midtown -- the combination of visual interior design and nicely interpreted Mexican is on point AND rare. Thank you!