Empellón Al Pastor
Photo by Evan Sung
Photo by Evan Sung

Empellón Al Pastor

New York
Mexican Restaurant
$$$$

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.

Monday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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This taco spot and bar from chef Alex Stupak is located right on St. Marks across the street from Tompkins Square Park. With plenty of seating that offers some of the area’s best people-watching, at Empellón Al Pastor, enjoy high-caliber food in a super casual environment with orders of the namesake Al Pastor tacos (spit roasted pork and pineapple), in addition to options like cheeseburger, chicken, and a chef’s special. Corn dogs, pork fried rice, and nachos are also on hand, and happy hour runs Monday to Friday from 4 pm-7 pm with margaritas, select beers, tequila shots, and $4 fries. All summer long on Thursdays, swing by for weekly bar snack specials.
How to book: Walk-in

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Monday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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