Food & Drink

Empellón Al Pastor brings micheladas and giant spits of meat to St. Mark's

Published On 10/22/2014 Published On 10/22/2014
Andrew Zimmer
Andrew Zimmer
Andrew Zimmer
Andrew Zimmer
Andrew Zimmer
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1. Empellón Al Pastor 132 Saint Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009 (East Village)

Alex Stupak’s East Village Mexican is all the proof you need that New York knows its tacos. Across the street from Tompkins Square Park, the counter-order spot is more laid-back that Stupak's other Empellon ventures thanks to its simple focus on tacos, margaritas, and Micheladas. The menu keeps things simple: there are tacos (the eponymous al pastor is a must), chicken wings, nachos, and guacamole. The crowd is cool and casual, especially on Friday and Saturday nights when Empellon is open until 2am -- consider your late-night taco cravings fulfilled.

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