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Empellon Taqueria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Village
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230 W 4th St, New York City, NY 10014-3120 (W 10th St)
+1 212-367-0999
17:30 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 15:00
Thu - Fri 17:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:45 - 00:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not sure about other reviews on staff and issues. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. In fact, since it was my wife's birthday they gave us a few free drinks. This restaurant strikes the right balance of formal sit down dinner and happy hour spot for a quick drink (buy one get one margarita before 6:30 when we were... More 

Thank Kevin H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After spending a little over an hour at the restaurant, and upon ordering more food on a Friday night, the waitress refused to serve us because we exceeded our time at the table. When the manager was called, she explained that the next party was waiting for a table and we would need to free our seats and move to... More 

Thank Oksana C
Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been here in 3 years, but couldn't wait to get back. This place never lets us down. The have good drinks, wine and food. The staff is great and the NY vibe is the best. The Guacamole is excellent, the 7 salsas are great and the crazy soft tacos are always great. You should never miss this place!

Thank Richard V
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I met some friends here for dinner about a week ago. It was a Saturday night at 7PM and it was packed! I highly recommend making a reservation if you can. A lot of people who didn't have a res were waiting for a table when we arrived and even more when we left. Some of my... More 

Thank Jvalliant
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So we heard of this place on Netflix's Chef's Table, and, being rather in love with Mexican food of late we booked, as we were off to NYC a few days later. And we were very glad we did. Starters of little black bean soup and quails egg sopes were just divine, served in little massa tarts, alongside a plate... More 

Thank pxyzyzygy
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place and wonderful service. Great bartender with good and creative takes on tequila. We really enjoyed the appetizers, could have continued with a selection of those for the whole meal. The tacos sounded better on the menu than they really were, but by all means they were good, just a little disappointing after those great appetizers. Have the desert... More 

Thank NYCViking
Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

If great margaritas, unique small plate tacos, and eating in a hip, cozy place look no further. Be aware, other than the chips this place is not kid friendly and the small plates and drinks can add up to a pricey meal. One surprise: the queso. This is the real deal and way tasty.

Thank dctrentster
New Canaan, CT USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Good food, lots of surprises. Bar scene, young downtown crowd. Champagne served in a coupe, have not seen that for a while. Service good, but not personal. We were there as a family scoping it out as a venue for a wedding rehearsal supper. Had three modern children with us. They all found something they liked but I would have... More 

Thank whmurray
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We selected Empellon for a group of 6 for lunch on a Saturday and couldn't have been more pleased. The excellent guacamole got us started, then we moved to flights of tacos to be shared. Service was outstanding and friendly. There was not a single dish that the whole table didn't enjoy. A keeper!

Thank TravelingFoodie319
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Started with the guacamole, and the chorizo, very good. Enjoyed two salsas, especially the cashew. Followed by fish, duck, bacon and steak tacos, excellent. Finished with the chocolate flan and passion fruit. With wine and tip $50.00 for 2. Yes, will be back.

Thank Ita49

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Mexican, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:45 - 00:00
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:45 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 W 4th St, New York City, NY 10014-3120
    (W 10th St)
  • Public Transportation: A,B,C,D,E,F,M Train to W4th. 1 Train to Christopher Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-367-0999
Welcome to Empellon Taqueria, a new restaurant located in the heart of the West Village, NYC. Our restaurant is devoted to offering a delicious and highly personal take on Mexican cuisine. We value comfort, seasonality and a modern thought process. These values are applied daily to a constantly evolving menu that is designed to capture everything that is magical about Mexican cooking.

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