Learn How to Make Tacos al Pastor with Alex Stupak and Empellon

Empellon al Pastor is a modern Mexican taco restaurant in Alphabet City that seeks to serve food that “exemplify the greatness and indigenous ingenuity of Mexican cuisine.”

In this video from Lucky Peach, learn how to make tacos al pastor with chef and owner Alex Stupak.

According to Alex Stupak—the taco chef in this video—the most flavorful filling is called “al pastor,” which is fashioned by grilling a chili-rubbed pork steak then slicing and serving it with a prescribed set of condiments in the traditional wrapper.

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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