West Village taqueria Empellon reopens for Cinco de Mayo taco delivery
Popular upscale taqueria Empellon is reopening for Cinco De Mayo, according to an Instagram post from chef and owner Alex Stupak. The West Village restaurant is now taking pre-orders for its Cinco de Mayo taco kits, which include enough chicken guisado, adobo skirt steak, spicy salsa, and corn tortillas for 12 tacos each. Empellon also appears to have alcohol delivery planned for the occasion, including limes, bottles of tequila, and the restaurant’s pre-mixed margaritas offered in nine-ounce bottles, which is double the usual quantity “considering we’ve all been having a rough time,” Stupak says. Sides of guacamole, salsa roja, salsa arbol, and salsa verde can be tacked onto any delivery or pick-up order for Cinco de Mayo. Or for safe keeping until the restaurant reopens permanently.
Stupak announced that Empellon Taqueria, Empellon, and both locations of Empellon Al Pastor would be closing their doors in March due to novel coronavirus concerns. A little more than a month later, the restaurant group’s popular tacos are back — though no al pastor this time — and will be available for one day and at one location only. “We’re firing up the corn kettle to make some hot fluffy tortillas along with some yummy things to stuff into them,” Stupak says. The restaurant is now accepting pre-orders for delivery and pickup through Caviar, with delivery and pick-up times available between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5.
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