Our menu focusses on tacos, ceviche, queso fundidos and seasonal vegetable dishes.
We use fresh masa to make our corn tortillas daily, (they’re gluten free).
Our drink menu focuses on margaritas and cocktails crafted from artisanal Mexican spirits. Beer and wine is also available, with happy hour specials served at our Sunday – Friday, including late night.
We serve dinner 7 nights a week, brunch on Saturday and Sunday beginning at noon, and offer a Sunday evening prix fixe. Takeout and delivery are also available via Seamless, GrubHub or Caviar.
The food was delicious. The only issue I had was the service. It took forever for us to get our drink orders. We had to ask our waiter a few times on the status. At one point, my friend’s drink was incorrectly brought to the people sitting next to us. When the waiter realized that was wrong, she passed my friend the drink that was given to the guest next to us. Clearly we would’ve preferred a new drink. In the end we were comped for the drink but it was inappropriate.
Great food great service great price
Restaurant was empty. Yet we waited WAY too long to get the entrees. It was ridiculous. When the food arrived it was over salted.
Prix fixe was amazing and so much food!
The staff at Empellon are incredibly friendly, accommodating, helpful, and sweet. We celebrated our 2-year dating anniversary and they printed up special menus for us and brought us a dessert. The food of course is excellent. The carnitas are our favorite though we have had and like all the tacos. The drinks are tasty. We'll be back and highly recommend others try it too
Great atmosphere, back room quieter - good for conversation. Excellent food. Waitstaff mean week, but need more training.
Located in a lovely street on the West Village. Interesting art, ambiance, unusual Mexican food, generous portions. A winner!
Great service - especially the host .
Food is excellent but it’s disappointing to have a bill presented to you without asking for one. It just screams ‘get out’ at the end of a meal. Would have stayed for more drinks otherwise.
Awesome restaurant. Fun vibes
Thank u, dinner was nice
One of the best Mexican/taco spots in nyc.
Close to Stonewall, this place has an artistic Dali vibe with the beautiful artwork. The cocktails are fantastic and worth it just for that. Tacos a little on the pricey side but so delicious that it makes this a good place to eat or drink or both.
The food is exceptional ... if you are "noise-challenged", request a table in the back when you book your reservation; the front / bar side is VERY loud!!!
Terrific food and cocktails. Some innovative flavors and accents that really make the meal special.
Everything was great.. except the bartender.. he was SO rude. Manager had to comp out drinks. Loved the Brussels sprout tacos.
Way too loud! You don’t understand a word across the table.
Food was not great. I have been in the past numerous times and I remember it being much better. The restaurant also brought every single thing that we ordered at the same time (there wasn’t even enough room on the table - we had to combine dishes) and when we asked if they could take some of it back and space it out more the waitress said that the chef said no.
Happy hour tacos start at 10pm. Good to know for late night meals!
Great food and service
The food was great, our waitress was so friendly and helpful and we could not hear each other speak. The acoustics of the space are awful. If you want to come just to eat, it would be fine. But if you wish to have conversation along with your meal, this is not the place to come.
From the decor, to the food, to the service - all around amazing experience! Came for restaurant week and cannot wait to return and try the full menu.
I have dined here several times for dinner and once for brunch in the fall. Dont bother coming here in the summertime on a weekend for brunch. They have their “D” team in on the line. I should have known because the menu was limited. The guacamole was just ok. The pastrami taco was tasteless. It was very disappointing! We were supposed to go to the Black Ant that day, which is excellent Mexican but they had an incident in their kitchen. It was disappointing because my friend was in town from Australia.
The cocktails were good and the waitress was great. I didn’t say anything but she volunteered to take the Pastrami tacos off the menu. That was unexpected and appreciated. My friend thought his chicken tacos were pretty good.
Best to go for dinner during the week and brunch apres ete.
The food was delicious, but the server wasn't attentive at all. We asked for a menu for the second round and she brought it after 15 min which we already ordered our drinks, and when we said we ordered our drinks she brought us the old ones which indicates has no communication with staff. The ambiance is very new yorker, the locals place which is nice. The cashew sauce is die for.
I hadn’t eaten here in over a year and now I realize I wasn’t missing anything. The staff wasn’t very welcoming., even though the place was only half full. The food was over-cooked — horribly over-cooked. Our glasses were empty for almost 20 minutes before our waiter noticed. This used to be a great local option. I won’t be going back willingly.
really enjoyed our meal but it was extremely loud, this was OK with us but I could see some people not being please with the noise level.
Went for happy hour and the margaritas were great. Delicious guacamole and tacos at great prices.
It was World Pride 2019 and outside was complete and total mayhem, yet inside what is quickly becoming our go-to Mexican, everything ran as flawlessly as ever... Empellón NEVER DISAPPOINTS!
Love this place!!!! Best margaritas in town! PS
Basic. A lot of tables empty. 8pm on a Saturday? I guess the bubble has burst.
Food is good. Not great, but good. Ordered two courses, with the main arriving before the starters had been finished. Big gripe for me as it feels like I’m being rushed out the door. Both courses had been served within twenty minutes of arriving.
Then the service slowed rapidly. Plates weren’t cleared, drink order took time, check didn’t arrive for 15 minutes. Ended up leaving 90 minutes after arrival, despite speed of food.
Despite the empty tables, obnoxiously loud party of eight sat next to us after half an hour. Not the restaurant’s fault, but when you’re only a table of two, it makes an unpleasant atmosphere.
Would I go again? Meh.
We liked it! It was a bit arty, but in a good way. The Pastrami Tacos were super yummy!
Great spot and food!
This place is NOT gf. The server had zero knowledge of cross contamination and gluten in general. He had no desire to help us figure out what was safe. We walked out.
Really delicious. Refreshing take on urban Mexican with unusual ingredients and combinations
My best friend and I were looking for a last minute spot for dinner while I was visiting the city. Excellent food and drinks were shared.
Overall a very good experience! The front room was deafening and we were very grateful to be seated in the back where it was quieter. Food was mostly delicious, with the exception of the kale salad (not bad, just not very good). If you’re in the mood for a cocktail, definitely get the Pastry War!!!
In from out of town. We try to eat all over.the city and try new stuff. Food was great. Waiter was very helpful and personable. The brisket dish is INCREDIBLE. The shishito fundido was an awesome surprise. Have already been recommending it to people...even friends in NYC.
The restaurant actually changed ownership. It is no more called "Empellon Taqueria", but just "Taqueria".
Menu is apparently similar, but food quality is way way lower.
Nothing to deal with how the place was before. It's now a different (and much worse) restaurant.