Empellon Al Pastor
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Empellón Al Pastor

New York
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Mon12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tues12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wed12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thu12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Fri12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sat12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sun12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Empellón Al Pastor

132 Saint Marks Pl

New York, NY 10009

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.