Empellón Cocina

Empellón Cocina

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Restaurante Mexicano$$$$
East Village, Nova Iorque
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  • Eater
    EaterAgosto 14, 2014
    Try the lamb barbacoa taco, from Ryan Sutton's review: "The chef takes the belly and ribs, rubs them in adobo, buries them in avocado leaves, and cooks them low and slow." Leia mais
  • Andrew C.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Andrew ChoiMarço 10, 2016
    Something you don't get to try often: squid with black mole & chorizo mayo. If you're getting a cocktail, the Winter is bomb (mezcal, alpine walnut, & bourbon "mist") and so is the Saffron.
  • Chad H.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Chad HornerAbril 1, 2016
    the 3-course tasting is the play: guac for the table, plus each person gets tacos, a small plate, and dessert. among the starters the squid is a standout, and don't ignore the cocktail menu!
  • Tina C.
    Tina ChangMaio 31, 2013
    Pistachio guacamole is amazing. Red snapper ceviche, asparagus with poached duck egg, soft shell crab tacos and lobster with cheese dish are a must try. Their new specialty margaritas are amazing.
  • Alexandra L.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Alexandra LeiteJunho 14, 2015
    Whatever Alex Stupak did, worked! There is quite a difference between this new restaurant and the old Empellon. Start with, choose a tartare, go to tacos but please have one of the fulfilling entrees.
  • Eater
    EaterJunho 6, 2014
    In a town where tacos have become as interchangeable, Cocina's are becoming more focused, interesting and envelope-pushing by the month. The spring pea tacos is a perfect dish. Leia mais
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAgosto 5, 2014
    Start with Pistachio Guac and all the salsas! We never knew we’d be obsessed with a dish like Sliced Mango, or Squid, or Lamb Belly Barbacao! Satisfy your sweet tooth with 5-course dessert tasting!
  • Justin W.
    Justin WelshFevereiro 19, 2014
    A fabulous reataurant. Great service, great food. Would recommend the roast carrots, the pastrami tacos and the arroz con leche desert. Simply delicious food.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkSetembro 5, 2014
    Order the Mexican sponge cake— it arrives deconstructed, the moist cubes of vanilla cake surrounded by bitter orange marmalade, crumbled brown butter streusel and café con leche ice cream. Leia mais
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedOutubro 2, 2015
    "Many people have a misunderstanding of raw mushrooms, and yet this dish captures a unique complexity of earthiness and is worth getting again and again." Chef Colt Taylor Leia mais
  • Dina
    DinaJulho 28, 2014
    Revelatory take on high-end Mexican food (not expensive though). Subtle, deep flavors with great ingredients. Lamb tartare is incredible, so is the octopus with chocolate mole. Trendy, dark space.
  • IrmaZandl Z.
    IrmaZandl ZandlSlantAgosto 10, 2013
    I recommend the mango salad, the lobster fundido and the kale fundido with soft shell tacos. Not sure if this would become a "regular go-to" spot for me but if in the neighborhood I would drop in.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkAbril 11, 2013
    Eat this: Guacamole with pistachios, queso fundido with lobster, roasted carrots with mole, masa crisps with shrimp and sea urchin mousse, squid and potatoes with black mole, vanilla marquesote Leia mais
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarço 6, 2013
    Alex Stupak plays off Mexican flavors for an exciting, out-of-the-box menu that's totally his own. Don't miss Mat Resler's mezcal and tequila cocktails, either.
  • refinery29
    refinery29Agosto 3, 2014
    There's a Pistachio Guac unlike any other. Dunk one of the thin masa crips in the creamy, nutty mixture, and you've got the ultimate bar snack. Leia mais
  • Astrid B.
    Astrid BarrerasJunho 29, 2014
    The fish tacos are to die for! Also, the michelada is one of the best I've tried. So refreshing on hot summer day!
  • Jeana C.
    Jeana CostaAbril 14, 2013
    Amazing food. Recommend getting many plates and sharing (size is right for that). Try: Guac, Roasted Carrots, Mango + Crab, Lobster Queso, Kale Taco, Scallop Taco. All so tasty!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAgosto 30, 2013
    Do yourself a favor and order the pistachio guac, the melted tetilla cheese with lobster, and the pastrami tacos. You'll definitely leave happy!
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LMaio 14, 2017
    The guacamole was fantastic. We also loved the queso and some tacos. Can't go wrong with anything
  • Darren L.
    Darren LachtmanSetembro 29, 2012
    As everyone has said, the lobster queso is a must and if you have more than 5 people, get 2. Guacamole is great. Def do the 7 salsa sampler and do the flat iron steak.
  • Nishanth C.
    Nishanth ChariNovembro 16, 2014
    Lamb belly is incredible as is the guac and salsas (Arbol and tomatillo especially but all 7 are good). Do not get the lobster queso - waste of money and calories. Flan is very different...
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Chilaquiles, a traditional Mexican hangover cure that is typically made from leftovers, eggs and salsa-soaked fried corn-tortilla strips, is dressed up here with meaty maitake mushrooms. Leia mais
  • Branzino B.
    Branzino BandiniJunho 13, 2012
    Masa (ground cornmeal) from Tortilleria Nixtamal replaces most of the traditional flour. Maple syrup—smoked on-site—and ancho-spiked mole-poblano butter lend savory, spicy richness to the dish. $13.
  • Lindsay C.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Lindsay COutubro 15, 2015
    Try the tacos - I reco the shrimp, fish or chicken. And, don't forget about the guacamole and salsa sampler to start! It's a must!
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListFevereiro 11, 2012
    Alex Stupak, who previously did desserts at wd~50 and Alinea, has opened this East Village restaurant. It's a sister spot to his West Village taqueria, and the menu is slightly more upscale. Leia mais
  • Kathryn Y.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Kathryn YuFevereiro 27, 2012
    Esteve aqui mais de 5 vezes!
    Use your knife to scrape every last caramelized bit of cheese from the cast iron pan for the Melted Tetilla Cheese with Lobster, Tomate Frito, and Kol (Yucatan stylewhite sauce).
  • Corinna P.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Corinna PJunho 5, 2013
    Esteve aqui mais de 5 vezes!
    My life was just changed by a $9 pastrami taco. Also beet juice mescal cocktail. And you might as well try pistachio guac like everyone says.
  • Mark E.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Mark EgermanJaneiro 12, 2014
    I don't care if you hate Brussel Sprouts, the Brussel Sprouts taco is one of the most incredible dishes in NYC. Pay with Cover and walk out happy.
  • Debora O.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Debora OlssonAgosto 19, 2013
    Do not miss out on the delicious Pistachio Guacamole, it is to die for! The spicy cucumber margarita is a must as well!
  • Diane B.
    Diane BakerJaneiro 26, 2014
    Selection of 7 salsas is great! The masa crisps blow away corn chips. The carnitas tacos are great as well
  • Adam M.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Adam MAgosto 1, 2013
    Possibly the best guac I've ever had. . Lana is a kickass bartender. Oh - and their tequila!! What a selection. New neighborhood fave.
  • Porig S.
    Porig SalbaJunho 25, 2012
    Guac and masa chips and lobster with cheese dish were excellent. Tapas style so fun to try a bunch of flavors. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Leia mais
  • Erika G.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Erika GrijalvaOutubro 15, 2014
    At first I thought the pistachio guacamole was a poser, but it is such a great combination! Dont miss it.
  • Serena
    SerenaFevereiro 22, 2012
    Esteve aqui mais de 10 vezes!
    Lobster queso is pretty amazing & the space is gorgeous & not unbearably noisy. On nearly all other fronts, however, the wv location is far superior..not to mention much more wallet friendly.
  • Sabrina M.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Sabrina MajeedAgosto 13, 2015
    Service was really good. Pistachio guac, and their spin on chilaquiles were both really good!
  • J L.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    J LMarço 27, 2016
    Wonderful and inventive tasting menu at the chef's table.
  • Nikhita M.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Nikhita MahtaniJaneiro 30, 2016
    Service isn't great but the food is yummy! I like the guac with the seven salsas, the poached egg and the fried rice.
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineAbril 3, 2013
    Despite the critical acclaim he received for his modernist desserts at some of the country’s top restaurants, chef Alex Stupak has traded in his pastry tools to make extraordinary tacos. Leia mais
  • Jorge U.
    Jorge UrrutiaMaio 17, 2015
    Spicy cucumber margarita, guac with 7 sauces and carnitas para dos. Bring back the lobster queso!
  • Carl
    CarlAbril 6, 2013
    For brunch, the chilequiles miss the mark by not using regular corn tortilla chips. It also doesn't help when the poached eggs are undercooked and with an occasional bit of shell.
  • Amanda V.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Amanda VinciFevereiro 23, 2016
    Really interesting take on Mexican food... the pistachio guac and the chips are the best
  • Sofia F.
    Sofia FelixFevereiro 12, 2012
    The Queso Fundido (melted cheese) with lobster and flour tortillas is to die for. Take it from a Mexicana wo likes to eat well.
  • Charlottesícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    CharlottesMaio 13, 2017
    Loved the mezcal cocktail with added spice, the ceviche and the whole fish
  • Kate F.
    Kate FurmanOutubro 4, 2015
    $5 beer and taco happy hour until 7 pm at the bar area.
  • Lesley K.
    Lesley KAgosto 13, 2013
    Mexi food pulling from contemporary, colonial & very old aztec/maya/etc influences in a very fun atmosphere.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarço 5, 2013
    The menus at Empellón Cocina change often, in the dining room and at the bar.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RogersAgosto 5, 2012
    Best guacamole in NYC? Try: pistachio guac, melted tetilla cheese with lobster, pastrami or fish tempura tacos.
  • Michelle B.ícone de coração em imagem do usuário
    Michelle BennerAgosto 23, 2015
    amazing Goat tacos, queso, guac and salsas!
  • Howard L.
    Howard LeifmanOutubro 11, 2013
    Food was amazing and staff were terrific! I highly recommend it. Great atmosphere too!
  • Howard L.
    Howard LeifmanOutubro 10, 2013
    Food was amazing and service excellent! Highly recommend! Definitely will go back!
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