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For 2
Date
Tue, 1/23
Time
10:00 PM
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Empellon Taqueria

4.6
1329 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
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Open Dinner & Brunch. We opened our doors on March 22nd, 2011 with the intention of treating tacos with a high level of respect and serving them in a fun environment.  Which is how I believe tacos should be enjoyed. We designed the menu with the idea that most ingredients worth eating can benefit further by being placed atop a well-made tortilla. We push our kitchen team to explore the ubiquitous flavors that we all love about Mexican cooking in this country as well as the less obvious ones that we all should love. Empellon's approach to cuisine is informed by authenticity but is not limited by it.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Dinner:

Sunday - Wednesday 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Thursday - Saturday 5:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Brunch:

Saturday & Sunday 11:45 AM - 5:30 PM
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Phone number
(212) 367-0999
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alex Stupak
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W 10th St
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Public transit
A,B,C,D,E,F,M Train to W4th. 1 Train to Christopher Street.
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Entertainment
An eclectic mix of background music, selected to enhance a fun and energetic dining experience.
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Additional
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate with friends, family, or your significant other and enjoy a 5 course prix-fixe for $60.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 1329 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.4
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vipTomC (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined 2 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

Had the salsa, guoc and chips. The cashew salsa is to die for as is the lobster tacos. Everything we ate here was terrific!

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vipFP6198 (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

We have been to Empellon three times for brunch, and it is fabulous. Especially love the smoked cashew crema and churro French Toast. Great, friendly service. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

First of the all, the margaritas! Wow! The mezcal margarita with pink grapefruit was great. Our server, Jennifer(?), was super-friendly and efficient, taking great care of us on a busy Saturday night. Really enhanced our meal.

The tacos (goat barbacoa, duck carnitas, skirt steak) were all terrific. Avoid the steak if you like lean meat: it's full of fatty goodness.

Via OpenTable I asked them for something chocolate to with which to surprise my wife for dessert, and they came through with a delicious malted chocolate mousse. Perfect.

This is a great spot for dinner (though loud!) or to just sit at the bar and have drinks and tacos. We'll definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

The food is absolutely amazing and the service matches the food. I can’t recommend this place enough. Absolutely one of the best restaurants in New York.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Love all, tje oysters taco was spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

My wife and I went for New Year's Eve and had an amazing time. The tacos and drinks are excellent and the queso could not be beat. The staff was attentive and nice, they passed out hats and noise makers and Champagne at midnight. All around awesome time and can't wait to go back! Thanks Empellon!

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Jack (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

It would be nice if you could mix & match the tacos. This is the only taqueria I've ever been to where you have to order one type of taco for your dish if you don't want to eat more than three tacos.

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vipUWSmom (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Very expensive but also top-notch - a great place for a high-end taco feast.

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