Empellón Taqueria

Tacos, Mexican
$ $ $
230 W 4th St (at W 10th St)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 367-0999
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 11:00pm
5:30pm - 12:00am
11:45am - 12:00am
11:45am - 11:00pm



  • Try the beer-braised tongue taco here, the brined pork tongue is cooked with bacon, chorizo, onions and a slug of Negra Modelo. It's one of NYC's 26 best tacos!
  • The sweetbread tacos are incredible, especially alongside an Espolon Reposado with Sangrita!
  • Air condition functions badly. As its packed far too much, waitresses bump into eating customers all the time.
  • Ripoff Alert: No free refills on coffee--not that they let you know until the check comes...
  • Brunch is amazing!
  • The cucumber margarita (name?) is definitely . Guacamole is really good, too.
  • Smoked Banana-Mezcal Margarita: the fruit is caramelized, pureed, the puree is smoked, and used as the base with Fidencio Clasico.
  • The guacamole is the best I've ever had
  • 'Por que no' is a must-drink. Goes particularly well with Lobster Tacos!
  • Milagro silver select barrel reserve.
  • Scallop Bacon Taco. Do it.
  • Tables by the windows are great for a group, summer squash salad & quest fundido w/ shishito peppers are amazing - margarita, lamb and fish tacos is we'e good...roosters claw (drink) is good but spicy
  • Man...the food is amazing! Queso fundido with green chorizo and tomato and corn salad are necessary. Sleeper item on the menu....chicken tacos! So simple but so good. Great date spot.
  • support the independent restaurant owners of NYC! Food is fantastic and inventive!
  • Try the rich beer-braised-tongue tacos. The soft, shredded meat is slow-cooked with Negra Modelo, bacon and chorizo. Its one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011.
  • Cool atmosphere, slowwwww service. Try the bacon queso fundido, short rib tamale, and crispy fish tacos.
  • One word: bland!
  • The chef agreed to make us whatever we might choose although we arrived when the kit closed. Chicken tacos like Mxico makes.
  • Short Rib Pastrami Taco1
  • The short rib pastrami taco with mustard seed salsa is the best taco in NYC, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: NYC Edition."

Nearby places

228 W 4th St (at 7th Ave.)
61 Grove St (at 7th Ave S)
510 Hudson St (at Christopher St)