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Empellón al Pastor

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132 St. Marks Pl., New York, NY 10009 40.726703 -73.983496
nr. Ave. A  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-833-7039 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $

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Sun-Thu, noon-midnight; Fri-Sat, noon-2am

Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.


Tacos, $4

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Hot Spot
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Delivery after 10pm
  • Reservations Not Required
  • Catering


  • Full Bar


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Stanton St. to 19th St., Ave. D to Broadway


Is New York a taco town yet? Have we achieved even a modicum of taco greatness? In spite of what the entire populace of Los Angeles would say, the answer is “yes,” with the latest evidence on display at Alex Stupak’s combination tequila bar and tortilleria. What started off a little tentative has evolved into a taco tour de force. The housemade tortillas have gone from slightly flimsy to wonderfully supple. The headliner taco al pastor is an exemplary study in flavor and texture: crisp and fatty bits of pork neatly juxtaposed with sweet, cooling slivers of pineapple and three piquant salsas. Equally delicious are potato-and-chorizo tacos, beef tacos, and all the side dishes — especially black beans with pork scraps, and white beans flavored with the earthy Mayan spice blend black recado. We’re a bean town now, too.

Recommended Dishes

Taco al pastor, $4; potato-and-chorizo tacos, $4; beef tacos, $4; all sides ($4) but especially the black beans and white beans

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