EMPELLON TAQUERIA EMPELLON TAQUERIA

EMPELLON TAQUERIA

food & drink
restaurants
greenwich village
listings
back to list

Alex Stupak opened Empellon because he thinks, quite simply, that “Mexican cooking is awesome.” He opened the doors to his taqueria with the intention of treating tacos with a high level of respect and serving them in a fun environment; how he believes tacos should be enjoyed, and who can argue with that? Bare wooden tables and white-painted brick walls emphasize the casual atmosphere, but the elegance comes with the food and drink offerings. An impressive selection of artisanal tequilas and mezcals round out the bar, with inventive cocktails like the spicy, cilantro-infused tequila concoction called the Por Qué No or the mezcal-mixed, orange juice and chile-spiked Darkest Corner of Oaxaca.

Influenced, but not limited by authenticity, Empellon’s menu strays far from the average downtown Mexican joint. From braised beef tongue and smoky lamb barbacoa to peanut mole chicken wings and tempura-fried baby shark, the soft-corn-tortilla taco creations are outstanding—even if they overshadow the entrees available. If you have room after all the delicious courses, do not forget about dessert, which ranges from plates of Mexican cookies to sweet mini bunelos (fritters dipped in warm honey) to an exotic passionfruit tart.

You May Also Like

Printed Matter Bookstore New York downtown Artist books

Printed Matter

art & design
chelsea
listings
231 11th Ave, New York
Founded in 1976 by a group of individuals working in the arts, the nonprofit bookstore and gallery was established in response to the growing interest in publications created by artists.
Beatrice Inn Steakhouse Chophouse Traditional Fine-dining New York Restaurant

Beatrice Inn

food & drink
west village
listings
285 W 12th St, New York
This West-Village chophouse has remained a New York institution for good reason. The food (seasonal, meat-focused), drinks, service, and overall vibe have been consistently top-notch for some 80-plus years.
Fotografiska Jan Broman New York Ellen von Unwerth

Fotografiska

art & design
upper manhattan
listings
281 Park Ave S, New York
With three floors dedicated to museum exhibition space, a restaurant, VIP lounge, and retail store, Fotografiska brings to New York City a new model of an experiential, photographic destination.
Soho Diner 24-hour diner Restaurant New York Pancakes

Soho Diner

food & drink
soho
listings
320 W Broadway, New York
A modern riff on the classic American dining staple—Soho Diner, located in the heart of SoHo, has you covered 24-7.
4 Charles Prime Rib West Village Restaurant

4 Charles Prime Rib

food & drink
west village
listings
3004, 4 Charles St, New York
Supper club, speakeasy, steakhouse, Michelin-Guide approved restaurant—4 Charles Prime Rib is all these things and more.
Carmine Street Guitars Rick Kelly Greenwich Village

Carmine Street Guitars

music
greenwich village
listings
42 Carmine St, New York
Helmed by master luthier Rick Kelly, Carmine Street Guitars in Greenwich Village is a beacon of bohemia New York.
Ganni clothing store SoHo New York

Ganni

shopping
soho
listings
40 Mercer St, New York
With its Scandi-cool-girl aesthetic and fearless mishmash of prints and textures, Ganni has become a crowd favorite.
Bode Lower East Side Fashion Clothing Menswear Luxury New York

Bode

shopping
lower east side
listings
58 Hester St, New York
Founder and designer Emily Bode has created a space where customers can enjoy a private shopping experience while they relax and peruse Bode’s selection of one-of-a-kind items, designed and tailor-made in New York.
Best Rate Promise
Soho Grand Hotel

310 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

(212) 965-3000
The Roxy Hotel Tribeca

2 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013

212.519.6600