New York City Restaurants

Empellón Taqueria

  • 230 W. 4th St. Map It
  • West Village
  • Mexican

Published 09/11/2016

Fodor's Review

Chef Alex Stupak worked for years as the wizardlike pastry chef at the now-closed wd-50, New York's first introduction to molecular gastronomy, so when he left to open—wait for it—a taquería, many Manhattan diners either scratched their heads or wondered if they'd be served deconstructed tacos. Instead, they got simple yet well-executed fare using top-notch ingredients. There are straightforward options—fish tempura, lamb, steak—as well as surprising variations, like a taco with sweetbreads and a chorizo gravy poured over it. There are also several variations on the margarita theme, including one using the Japanese citrus, yuzu. Empellón isn't really south-of-the-border authentic, but when it's this good, who cares?

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230 W. 4th St., at 10th St., New York, New York, 10014, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch Mon.–Thurs.

Published 09/11/2016


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