Location

230 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10014
212.367.0999


Hours

Brunch:
Sat & Sun 11:45 AM-3 PM

Lunch:
Mon-Fri 11:45 AM-3 PM

Dinner:
Mon-Thurs 5:30 PM-11 PM
Fri 5:30 PM-12 AM
Sat 3 PM-12 AM
Sun 3 PM-11 PM

MENU

3 Courses $42

Complimentary chips with two salsas

Starters

Shrimp with Cape Gooseberries and Chipotle Oil

Sweet Corn with Crunchy Quinoa and Queso Fresco

Summer Squash with Squash Blossom Crema

Octopus with Parsnip, Pumpkin Seeds and Salsa Papanteca

Tacos (3 per order, select one)

Fish Tempura with Cabbage and Lime Mayonnaise

Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds

Mixed Mushrooms with Pasilla Chile

Chicken with Crema and Salsa Verde

Skirt Steak with Mojo de Ajo

Red Chile Pork with Salsa Roja

Short Rib Pastrami with Pickled Cabbage and Mustard Seed Salsa

Lobster, Field Corn, Epazote (+$10)

Dessert

Milk Chocolate Flan, Cocoa-Masa Streusel, Cinnamon Ice Cream

3 Courses $29

Starters

Sweet Corn with Crunchy Quinoa and Queso Fresco

Summer Squash with Squash Blossom Crema

Octopus with Parsnip, Pumpkin Seeds and Salsa Papanteca

Shrimp with Cape Gooseberries and Chipotle Oil

Tacos (two per order - select one)

Fish Tempura with Cabbage and Lime Mayonnaise

Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds

Mixed Mushrooms with Pasilla Chile

Chicken with Crema and Salsa Verde

Skirt Steak with Mojo de Ajo

Red Chile Pork with Salsa Roja

Short Rib Pastrami with Pickled Cabbage and Mustard Seed Salsa

Lobster, Field Corn, Epazote (+$10)

Dessert

Milk Chocolate Flan, Cocoa-Masa Streusel, Cinnamon Ice Cream

3 Courses $29

Starters

Sweet Corn with Crunchy Quinoa and Queso Fresco

Summer Squash with Squash Blossom Crema

Iceberg Lettuce with Toasted Corn, Cotija Cheese, and Caesar Dressing

Arugula with Smoked Parmesan and Guajilo

Mains

Braised Bacon, Egg and Cheese Taco

Fish Tempura Taco with Cabbage and Lime Mayonnaise

Brussels Sprouts Taco with Toasted Almonds

Shortrib Pastrami Taco with Pickled Cabbage and Mustard Seed Salsa

Churro French Toast with Smoked Maple Syrup

Baked Egg Whites with Hoja Santa Smoked Salsa Ranchera

Scrambled Egg Fundido with Potato, Chorizo and Salsa de Arbol

Chilaquiles Verdes with Black Beans and a Sunny Side Egg

Dessert

Milk Chocolate Flan, Cocoa-Masa Streusel, Cinnamon Ice Cream

TO BEGIN

Guacamole With Two Salsas

(smoked cashew, arbol)

14

SALSAS WITH CHIPS

Sikil Pak | Smoked Cashew | Salsa Borracha | Salsa Verde | Tomatillo - Chipotle | Salsa De Arbol | Salsa Habanera

3

VEGETABLES

Sweet Corn with Crunchy Quinoa and Queso Fresco

9

Summer Squash with Squash Blossom Crema

9

Celery Root with Toasted Peanuts and Salsa Macha

9

SEAFOOD

Shrimp with Cape Gooseberries and Chipotle Oil

16

Octopus with Parsnip, Pumpkin Seeds, and Salsa Papanteca

17

Halibut Ceviche with Habanero, Shiso, and Green Strawberries

19

SALADS

Iceberg with Toasted Corn, Cotija Cheese, and Caesar Dressing

14

Arugula with Smoked Parmesan and Guajillo

14

Panzanella with Heirloom Tomatoes and Quesillo

14

SOPES

Meatballs with Tinga Poblana

9

Smoked Plantains with Crema

9

Quail Egg with Refried Beans

9

QUESO FUNDIDO

Melted Chihuahua Cheese Served with Warm Tortillas

Shishito Peppers

12

Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Guaje Seeds

14

Red and Green Chorizo

12

TACOS

2/3

Sea Bass a la Plancha with Salsa de Molcajete

16 / 24

Skirt Steak and Onions

16 / 24

Chicken with Crema and Salsa Verde

12 / 18

Fish Tempura with Cabbage and Lime Mayonnaise

14 / 21

Lobster with Sweet Corn and Epazote

26 / 39

Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds

12 / 18

Grilled Shrimp with Pipian

16 / 24

Red Chile Pork with Salsa Roja

12 / 18

Short Rib Pastrami with Pickled Cabbage and Mustard Seed Salsa

18 / 27

Mixed Mushrooms with Pasilla Chile

12 / 18

Beer Braised Tripe with Salsa de Arbol

12 / 18

Lamb Barbacoa with Cucumber and Salsa Borracha

14 / 21

NIGHTLY TACO SPECIALS

2/3

Monday

Chile Rellenos, Salsa Ranchera

12 / 18

Tuesday

Crab Cake, Chintestle Mayonnaise

24 / 36

Wednesday

Braised Oxtail, Maggi Marinated Vegetables

16 / 24

Thursday

Goat, Savory Cajeta

14 / 21

Friday

Fried Oysters, Salsa Ravigote

16 / 24

Saturday

Duck Carnitas

16 / 24

Sunday

Roast Pig, Pickled Red Onions

12 / 18

SIDES - $6

Frijoles Puercos | Braised Greens | Achiote Rice | Runner Beans

Many of our dishes contain raw onion & dairy products.
Please notify your server of any allergies or aversions.
Consuming raw or undercooked food may be hazardous to your health.
Gratuity will not be included for any party size

MARGARITAS

Classic

Pueblo Viejo Blanco, Fresh Lime, Smoked Salt

14

Mezcal

Fidencio Clasico, Fresh Lime, Smoked Salt

14

Spicy Cucumber

Pueblo Viejo Blanco, Fresh Cucumber, Jalapeño Tincture, Chile Salt

14

¿Porqué No?

Cimarron Blanco, Fresh Pineapple, Cilantro, Serrano Tincture

14

Pink Grapefruit

Fidencio Clasico Mezcal, Fresh Grapefruit, Citrus Salt

14

COCKTAILS

Cantarito

Pueblo Viejo Blanco, Pür Pear Liqueur, Riesling and Club

14

The Porch Swing

Peloton de la Muerte Mezcal, Pomegranate Molasses, Rose and Rosé

15

The Pack Mule

Del Amigo Mezcal, Sweet Mint, Ginger Beer

14

Rested John Daly

Cimarron Reposado, Lemon, Iced Tea

14

Upper Old Fashioned

El Mayor Añejo, Leopold Bros. Coffee Liqueur, Demerara and Bitters

15

BEER

Stevens Point Lager

5

Full Sail Session IPA

7

Yonkers Lager

8

Michelada

8

De Los Muertos IPA

8

De Los Muertos Heferweizen

8

WINE

WHITE

Albariño

Columna, Rias Biaxas

12 / 48

Vermentino

Fattoria di Magliano, Tuscany

13 / 52

Sauvignon Blanc

Six Sigma, Asbill Valley

14 / 56

Pinot Gris

Carabella, Willamette Valley

15 / 60

RED

Malbec

Valentin Bianchi, Argentina

11 / 44

Tempranillo

Cortijo, “Calma,” Rioja

12 / 48

Cabernet Franc

Ravines, Finger Lakes

13 / 52

Pinot Noir

Bench, Sonoma Coast

15 / 60

SPARKLING

Blanc de Noir

Gruet, New Mexico

12 / 48

Champagne

Laurent Perrier Brut, 375ml

21 / 42

Rosé

Sangiovese

Charles Smith, Washington

11 / 44

ON THE TABLE

El Mayor Blanco

For over 125 years the González family has been producing tequila, and working to preserve the traditions of this venerable spirit. Their El Mayor bottling comes from agave grown in the red soils of their estate in the highland region of Jalisco. This expression shows warm agave undertones giving way to a floral and peppery finish. It is a very approachable dram that pairs beautifully with our sangrita. We invite you to enjoy it. Salud!

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TACOS

(All Happy Hour Tacos by the Piece)

Chicken, Black Kale

6

Brussels Sprouts

6

Fish Tempura

7

Beer Braised Tripe

6

Red Chile Pork

6

Lamb Barbacoa

7

Skirt Steak

8

Mixed Mushroom

6

Short Rib Pastrami

9

Grilled Shrimp

8

Sea Bass a la Plancha

8

Lobster

13

BEER

Stevens Point Lager

3

COCKTAIL

(Buy One Get One - Per Person)

Classic Margarita

14

COMBO

(valid on all $6 and $7 tacos)

Any taco by the piece with a shot of PVB and sangrita

10

Many of our dishes contain raw onion & dairy products. Please notify your server of any allergies or aversions. Gratuity will not be included for any party size.

LUNCH PRIX-FIXE MENU

2 COURSES $20 3 COURSES $25 (Your choice of an appetizer and taco, with guacamole or dessert)

APPETIZERS

Sweet Corn with Crispy Quinoa and Queso Fresco

Summer Squash with Squash Blossom Crema

Celery Root with Toasted Peanuts and Salsa Macha

Shrimp with Cape Gooseberries and Chipotle Oil

Octopus with Parsnip, Pumpkin Seeds, and Salsa Papanteca

Halibut Ceviche with Habanero, Shiso and Green Strawberries (+$5)

Iceberg Lettuce with Toasted Corn, Cotija Cheese and Caesar Dressing

Arugula with Smoked Parmesan and Guajillo

Panzanella with Heirloom Tomatoes and Quesillo

TACOS

2 PER ORDER - House-made corn tortillas available upon request

Chicken with Black Kale, Crema and Salsa Verde

Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds and Almendrado

Fish Tempura with Cabbage and Lime Mayonnaise

Mixed Mushrooms with Pasilla Salsa

Short Rib Pastrami with Pickled Cabbage and Mustard Seed Salsa

Lamb Barbacoa with Cucumber and Salsa Borracha

Skirt Steak with Mojo de Ajo

Grilled Shrimp with Pipian

Red Chile Pork with Salsa Roja

Lobster with Sweet Corn and Epazote (+$10)

Sea Bass a la Plancha with Salsa de Molcajete (+$5)

Beer Braised Tripe with Salsa de Arbol

DESSERTS

Milk Chocolate Flan, Cocoa-Masa Streusel, Cinnamon Ice Cream, Yuzu Passion Fruit Curd, Mezcal, Orange, Meringue

Many of our dishes contain raw onion & dairy products.
Please notify your server of any allergies or aversions.

SUNDAY PRIX FIXE

3 COURSES $30

TO START

(Served family style for the table)

Chips, Two Salsas

(Smoked Cashew, Arbol)

SEAFOOD, SALAD, & VEGETABLES

(Select one per person)

Sweet Corn with Crispy Quinoa and Queso Fresco

Summer Squash with Squash Blossom Crema

Celery Root with Toasted Peanuts and Salsa Macha

Shrimp with Cape Gooseberries and Chipotle Oil

Octopus with Parsnip, Pumpkin Seeds, and Salsa Papanteca

Halibut Ceviche with Habanero, Shiso and Green Strawberries (+$5)

Iceberg Lettuce with Toasted Corn, Cotija Cheese and Caesar Dressing

Arugula with Smoked Parmesan and Guajillo

Panzanella with Heirloom Tomatoes and Quesillo

QUESOS FUNDIDOS

(Select one , served family style for the table)

Red and Green Chorizo

Shishito Peppers

TACOS

2 PER ORDER - (Select one per person) House-made corn tortillas available upon request

Chicken with Black Kale, Crema and Salsa Verde

Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds and Almendrado

Fish Tempura with Cabbage and Lime Mayonnaise

Mixed Mushrooms with Pasilla Salsa

Lamb Barbacoa with Cucumber and Salsa Borracha

Skirt Steak with Mojo de Ajo

Grilled Shrimp with Pipian

Red Chile Pork with Salsa Roja

Lobster with Sweet Corn and Epazote (+$10)

Sea Bass a la Planca with Salsa de Molcajete (+$6)

Beer Braised Tribe with Salsa de Arbol

Many of our dishes contain raw onion & dairy products.
Please notify your server of any allergies or aversions.
Gratuity will not be included for any party size.

Mains

BRAISED BACON, EGG AND CHEESE TACO

12 / 18

BAKED EGG WHITES

Hoja Santa Smoked Salsa Ranchera

14

SCRAMBLED EGG FUNDIDO

with Potato, Chorizo, Salsa De Arbol

14

CHILAQUILES VERDES

with Black Beans and a Sunny Side Egg

14

NY STRIP STEAK AND EGGS

with Black Mole

24

CHURRO FRENCH TOAST

with Smoked Maple Syrup

14

Brunch Cocktails

LAGERITA

Fidencio Clasico, Fresh Lime, Stevens Point Lager

13

OUR BLOODY MARY

Pueblo Viejo Blanco, Horseradish, Spicy Tomato

13

BREAKFAST MICHELADA

Sour Orange, White Soy, Chipotle and Mexicali

8

FRESH JUICES

Grapefruit & Orange

6

Coffee & Tea

3

MANY OF OUR DISHES CONTAIN RAW ONION & DAIRY PRODUCTS. PLEASE NOTIFY YOUR SERVER OF ANY ALLERGIES OR AVERSIONS.

SALADS - $14

Iceberg with Toasted Corn, Cotija Cheese, and Caesar Dressing

Arugula with Fennel, Chicharrones and Sour Orange Dressing

Baby Kale with Radish and Hoja Santa Dressing

VEGETABLES - $9

English Peas with Crunchy Quinoa and Queso Fresco

Zucchini with Hibiscus and Brown Butter Crema

Celery Root with Toasted Peanuts and Salsa Macha

Tacos

2/3

Skirt Steak with Onions

18 / 27

Chicken with Crema and Salsa Verde

14 / 21

Fish Tempura with Cabbage and Lime Mayonnaise

16 / 24

Lobster with Sweet Corn and Epazote

26 / 39

Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds

18 / 12

Short Rib Pastrami with Pickled Cabbage

20 / 30

Mixed Mushrooms with Pasilla Salsa

12 / 18

Beer Braised Tripe with Salsa de Arbol

12 / 18

Lamb Barbacoa with Cucumber and Salsa Borracha

14 / 21

Red Chile Pork with Salsa Roja

12 / 18

Grilled Shrimp with Pipian

18 / 27

Black Bass a la Plancha with Salsa de Molcajete

16 / 24

SEAFOOD - $17

Shrimp with Cape Gooseberries and Chipotle Oil

Octopus with Parsnip, Pumpkin Seeds and Salsa Papanteca

Guacamole

with two salsas

14

NIGHTLY TACOS

2/3

Monday: Chile Rellenos with Salsa Ranchera

14 / 21

Tuesday: Crab Cake with Chintestle Mayonnaise

24 / 36

Wednesday: Braised Oxtail with Maggi Vegetables 16/24

16 / 26

Thursday: Goat with Savory Cajeta 16/24

16 / 24

Friday: Fried Oysters with Salsa Ravigote 16/24

16 / 24

Saturday: Duck Carnitas

16 / 24

Sunday: Cochinita Pibil

12 / 18

SIDES - 6

Runner Beans* | Braised Greens* | Frijoles Puercos | Achiote Rice*

Many of our dishes contain raw onion & dairy products. Please notify your server of any allergies or aversions. Consuming raw or undercooked food may be hazardous to your health. Gratuity will not be included for any party size

Group Dining

We welcome groups of up to 25 guests with family style and prix-fixe menus as well as open bar offerings to accommodate various types of group party interests. Additionally, our team is happy to work with you to tailor and create a special group dining experience.

Inquire Below

Inquire About Your Event!

Interested in celebrating a special occasion or dining in with a large group at Empellón Taqueria? Fill out the form below and our events team will work on perfecting and customizing a memorable evening for you.

Delivery

We offer delivery 7 days a week, via Seamless, GrubHub, Caviar, Postmates, UberEats, and Amazon Now.

Taqueria

Once upon a time, I ate a really great tortilla. It was so great that it forced me to spend all my spare time trying to figure out how to shift from a life making desserts to a life of making tacos.

On March 22nd, 2011 the dream came true when the doors of Empellón Taqueria opened and life has never been the same again.
Here we serve a menu with the idea that most ingredients become instantly more appealing by being placed atop a well-made tortilla.

Certain cities in the United States brag about how good their tacos are. Our goal is simple, we want to be part of making NYC one of those cities someday soon.
-AS