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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

EMPELLÓN AL PASTOR, 123 St Marks Place (at Avenue A), East Village

I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. When Empellón al Pastor announced they were re-thinking their menu and it would now include a cheeseburger taco, I assumed they had jumped the shark. What started as a great bar for excellent authentic tacos was now doing a seemingly gimmicky taco itieration. I was worried.

But since my Cocktail tour starts just across the street, I decided to give these cheesy sounding tacos a try. And I was incredibly surprised just how good they were. (more…)


I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2015…
Tacos al Pastor at EMPELLÓN AL PASTOREarlier this year, a temple to my favorite taco filling opened up in the East Village. There’s no better combination than marinated spiced pork and juicy tart pineapple. Empellón al Pastor specializes in these tacos (and others) and does it the traditional way – by shaving the pork off a rotating spit, just like the Lebanese immigrants did that introduced this preparation to Mexico. Price: $4

EMPELLÓN AL PASTOR
132 St. Marks Place (at Avenue A),
East Village
(646) 833-7039
empellon.com/al-pastor

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