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Empellón Cocina

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105 First Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.726678 -73.986176
nr. 6th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-780-0999 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $$$

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  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10


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Mon-Wed, 5:30pm-11pm; Thu, 5:30pm-midnight; Fri, 5:30pm-1:45am; Sat, 11am-3pm and 5:30pm-1:45am; Sun, 11am-3pm and 5:30pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Great Desserts
  • Hot Spot
  • Notable Chef
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar




This Alex Stupak (Alinea, WD50) Mexican spot focuses not on tacos, but on ambitious dishes such as squid with chipotle mayonnaise; sweetbread milanesa; and black bean vermicelli. Speaking of mezcal, the staff says Cocina also has the city's biggest selection of tequila and mezcal. We can't verify that, but one look at the bar does prove they have a lot of agave spirits on hand.

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