Empellon Cocina-NYC-Interior

Empellon Cocina

PERMANENTLY CLOSED

New York
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Tues5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Wed5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Thu5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Fri5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Sat11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Sun11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Empellon Cocina

105 1st Ave

New York, NY 10003

Empellon makes a great date spot, or just a cool, classy place to relax with friends over some impressive eats.

Empellon's second location in the East Village boasts a curvaceous, white brick interior that sets the mood for shareable mariscos (mezcal-cured ocean trout w/ roe & cream cheese), quesos (lobster, fried tomato, and Tetilla cheese), and small plates ranging from bay scallops w/ rutabaga and brown butter mole, to prime beef rib eye cap w/ puffed tendon and menudo.

You can also hit up Empellon's original location, a taqueria on W. 4th in the West Village. The newer Cocina Empellon in East Village is a deeper dive into serious Mexican fusion cuisine with intense attention to detail. Chef Alex Stupak, previously a pastry genius at Manhattan's WD-40, brings his skills and fine touch to Empellon's inventive menu, and delivers one of NYC's best desert menus.