Why Tacos Al Pastor Are the Perfect Bar Food | Food Skills

  • Published on Sep 11, 2017
  • Inspired by Lebanese shawarma and served with a slice of warm pineapple, tacos al pastor have become one of Mexico's most beloved street snacks. At Empellón Al Pastor, chef and owner Alex Stupak revels in the taco's complex cultural heritage. Rubbing his pork shoulder in a chile-packed adobo, and folding it an endless supply of fresh tortillas, Stupak marries the melting pot of Mexico City to the grit of the East Village at one of Empellón's most beloved outposts in NYC.
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Comments • 910

  • TheEpicDuck23
    TheEpicDuck23 6 days ago

    5 dollars for a taco lmao

  • 007 3
    007 3 6 days ago

    5 dollars ? Esta pero bien pendejo

  • Aaron Jessome
    Aaron Jessome 10 days ago

    Faggot keeps saying sea-lantro

  • Chris Newby
    Chris Newby 11 days ago

    Keep the cilantro

  • Carlos Sanchez
    Carlos Sanchez 19 days ago

    They gentrifying tacos y'all

  • Greyson Wayne
    Greyson Wayne 26 days ago

    He's just cashing in...and trying to hard

  • manduheavy vazquez
    manduheavy vazquez Month ago

    Congratulations. Greatness.

  • Sergio Velasco
    Sergio Velasco Month ago

    Pizza, Hamburgers, Tacos al pastor.
    What do they have in common apart from the obvious?
    They were made by immigrants in a new country. Sure italy has pizza, but not the pizza we all love.
    Same with Germany having the Hamburg steak but it lacks the buns.
    And for tacos al pastor, the Lebanese gave Mexico a true cuisine masterpiece.

  • Sergio Velasco
    Sergio Velasco Month ago

    5 dollars per taco, holy mess. Does it come with the cow and the pineapple tree as well?

  • FitAfter50s
    FitAfter50s Month ago

    All the cheap charlies complaining about price....

    ZANE SAMA Month ago

    sea lantro

  • Benjamin Llamas
    Benjamin Llamas Month ago

    this guys definitely knows his deal. congrats. very respectful to the traditional taco al pastor. cheers.

  • Reydel Sandoval
    Reydel Sandoval 2 months ago +1

    They spelled AL wrong. It's EL PASTOR 😂

  • Poop Master
    Poop Master 2 months ago

    Fuck this guy.

  • b3an3er
    b3an3er 2 months ago +1

    Just had some of these but half the size of the ones in the video 😂😂

    • b3an3er
      b3an3er 2 months ago

      Gotta love Mexico 🇲🇽 😂

  • Tom Praytor
    Tom Praytor 2 months ago

    how do you broke bitches think 5 dollars for a taco is a lot? yall eating trash.

  • Mario Pineda
    Mario Pineda 2 months ago

    Im mexican and love al pastor. Great job sir! FYI you dont need to be mexican to love al pastor.

  • PublishedRope
    PublishedRope 2 months ago

    Todo meco ese vato siono rasa?

  • DNCipher
    DNCipher 2 months ago


  • Miguel Holguin
    Miguel Holguin 2 months ago


  • jacasforever
    jacasforever 3 months ago

    those tacos are not that good


    me encantaria comer unos tacos de pastor en ese lugar 😍 .. YO MONTO TROMPOS DE PASTOR AQUI EN LA CIUDAD DE MEXICO ... !! SALUDOS ¡¡ 👍🖐

  • theblackslcmamba
    theblackslcmamba 3 months ago

    Hmmmm, looks bombing 🤤!!!

  • martian78
    martian78 3 months ago

    My favorite tacos 🌮!!!

  • xploitedx
    xploitedx 3 months ago

    quit putting videos on first we feast without sean!!!

  • Wisam AC
    Wisam AC 3 months ago

    so basically selling a shawarma with pork instead of lamb and pineapple instead of garlic lmao AND for $5 foh

    NAHIARA SANTOS 3 months ago

    Los de mexico son mejores

  • Calvin
    Calvin 3 months ago +1

    Too much money. Too big of a slice of pineapple. Too big of a tortilla it looks like. Fuck you

  • Anthony Perez
    Anthony Perez 4 months ago

    Fuckin gringo

  • Mike Oglesby
    Mike Oglesby 4 months ago

    Damn them looked good!

  • gez239
    gez239 4 months ago

    smh . . white people

  • Dead men tell no tales 1914

    Well that's warned me not to go there. Ever.

    ABBAOPAXO 4 months ago

    esos son unos buenos tacos

  • Cory the Dinosaur
    Cory the Dinosaur 4 months ago


  • Cafekun Dayo
    Cafekun Dayo 4 months ago

    and here i am opening a can of spam for the night.

  • Marcus Coster
    Marcus Coster 4 months ago

    Been in California 8 years, eaten plenty of Mexican food and Al Pastor is my favorite meat, never even heard of pineapple on a taco. Where the hell is it that this is supposedly well known?

  • Nthouse12
    Nthouse12 4 months ago

    "...traffic light chromatography..."
    yup, stealing that one.

  • victor2hood
    victor2hood 5 months ago

    Those tacos look bomb af

  • TheFerdado
    TheFerdado 5 months ago

    429 donald trumps don´t like this

  • 東京老師
    東京老師 5 months ago

    I would pay 5 dollars for that because if something cost highly then buy it it's always worth it .

  • a979259
    a979259 5 months ago +1

    Pretentious douche tricks rich white people into paying $5 a taco by faking a bad Spanish accent when he says cilantro. Smh embarrassing

  • Pygmalion Aprilis
    Pygmalion Aprilis 5 months ago


  • Savage Pepe
    Savage Pepe 5 months ago

    Fat and lean if you know what I mean.

  • NMDA
    NMDA 5 months ago

    This looks so good!

  • RottedDollFace
    RottedDollFace 5 months ago

    I freaking love tacos al pastor, since the first bite!!

  • VoiceOfMan
    VoiceOfMan 5 months ago

    Wish they had shown them building the meat tower to completion. I have questions that need answers damn it.

  • Evil Oats
    Evil Oats 5 months ago

    My problem isn’t that he’s white, it’s that he’s charging five fucking dollars for a taco. I can go to my neighborhood taqueria and get five tacos for that much.

  • young sirloin
    young sirloin 5 months ago

    Best tacos in nyc are sunset park area of brooklyn my personal favorite is el tenampa if you a real nigga you know about this

  • Pindah VeMoh
    Pindah VeMoh 5 months ago

    A huevo pinches gringos

  • Hello
    Hello 5 months ago

    Got me fucked up with that nasty ass shit

  • Ricardo Alvarez
    Ricardo Alvarez 5 months ago

    I think that his location is the biggest contributing factor for the high price. If he leases the place he may be paying around 300k a year. Nevertheless fuck you and your 5 dollar taco. The Luniz would not have 5 on it.

  • gliese media
    gliese media 5 months ago

    Rich Jew kid opening up a bar with his mommy and daddy's money...

  • Connor Fisher
    Connor Fisher 5 months ago

    dude repping the cryptopsy shirt!

  • Clayton bigsby
    Clayton bigsby 5 months ago

    bullshit ass tacos..charging 5$ for a taco being greedy and shit.thats why u ain't getting no Love in this feed. change your perspective on life and quit trying to get over on people and maybe people will actually support u.

  • BeefGenocide
    BeefGenocide 5 months ago

    $5 a taco. Hey the way I see it if you're stupid enough to spend $5 on a taco then you deserve it.

  • DJTEDDY507
    DJTEDDY507 5 months ago

    Why Gringos love Mexican food so much

  • Crooked_MX-5
    Crooked_MX-5 5 months ago

    Its a fucking bar people, have you ever eaten cheap food at a bar?

  • Elykus
    Elykus 5 months ago

    jesus fucked christ that looks good

    DJ SOFTLOCK 5 months ago

    this didn't answer the title question at all, this guy just told us some taco history and jacked off about his (admittedly, super fucking dope-looking) bar for 3 minutes.
    i'd still go though.

  • KevDaSavage
    KevDaSavage 5 months ago

    You guys just figured out!?!?

  • Roberto Berber
    Roberto Berber 5 months ago

    Dude needs to chill with that $5 taco. It's actually quiet cheap to make.

  • Austin Wang
    Austin Wang 5 months ago

    You come to LA with 5 dollar tacos you'd be beat lol

  • luke moran
    luke moran 5 months ago

    So nobody is gonna mention how dope it is that he's got a Cryptopsy shirt on?!?

  • ZiMRA
    ZiMRA 5 months ago

    5 dollars is nothing go back to macdonalds u fucking scum stop fucking hateing on the price and get some knowledge

  • Jesse G
    Jesse G 5 months ago

    Drop your price to $2.00 a taco and I'll eat there everyday.

  • StayxXxHard
    StayxXxHard 5 months ago

    +1 for the Cryptopsy shirt

  • Omar Larios
    Omar Larios 5 months ago

    Boy shut your $5 a taco head ass scamming white people because they too scared to go to the hood for tacos

  • Gabriel Alfaro
    Gabriel Alfaro 5 months ago

    first of all Tacos al pastor are from Jalisco, not from Mexico City. Get your facts right :)

  • jvskate2194
    jvskate2194 5 months ago

    At $1=17 pesos I can get pastor tacos in Mexico 5 for like 30 pesos no joke. Border towns bitch✊

  • 420DankScopes
    420DankScopes 5 months ago

    I've never had a taco al pastor with pineapple before, is that a thing? I've had these all the time and pineapple never came up

  • Long Live Waydrek
    Long Live Waydrek 5 months ago

    I'm glad that I live in a place where I can get affordable and authentic Mexican food and don't have to settle for overpriced hipster bullshit like this.

  • mcjerkenstein
    mcjerkenstein 5 months ago

    Dude is a tool.

  • Dew Shbag
    Dew Shbag 5 months ago

    Where's the guacamole though, fuckin rip bro. Just go down to Rosarito party and eat a shit ton of tacos all for 20 bucks

  • The Empathy Channel
    The Empathy Channel 5 months ago

    Al Pastor means nothing! Al Pastore, on the other hand, means something!
    it´s like saying Hamburge... now tell me that doesn't sound like pain in your ears!

  • Rizon1985
    Rizon1985 5 months ago

    I was with it until that dumb pineapple. This is even worse than pineapple on a pizza.

  • Dr Gonzo
    Dr Gonzo 5 months ago

    Theres a quaint mexican restaurant down the street from me that serves an Al Pastor taco 15 times better than yours for a fifth of the price. Jesus, charging people $5 for a taco should be a crime.

  • Sankofa NYC
    Sankofa NYC 5 months ago

    Damn $5 for a taco is alot... especially in a dive bar...

  • DRM
    DRM 5 months ago

    Al Pastor tacos are great but they're only authentic when you get them from some dude named Jose at $2 a piece on the street, not this white boy shit.

  • 4Ipha
    4Ipha 5 months ago

    cultural appropriation

  • James Jones
    James Jones 5 months ago

    Mom is gorgeous & funny!

  • versacechris 21
    versacechris 21 5 months ago +1

    0:27 5$ for 1 taco😂😂✌

  • Titan
    Titan 5 months ago


  • Danni Marquez
    Danni Marquez 5 months ago

    Tacos Al Pastor are under-fucking-rated, but $5 a taco? They’re missing the point.

  • Pimpa Licious
    Pimpa Licious 5 months ago

    The second he started talking with that hipstery tone I knew his pretentious tacos were going to be overpriced. Fucking white people, take a good inexpensive thing, give it a slight twist, and charge quadruple, everytime.

  • im cool
    im cool 5 months ago

    Aye wey

  • alejandro coronado
    alejandro coronado 6 months ago +2

    This white boy got it all twisted man

  • alejandro coronado
    alejandro coronado 6 months ago

    Heads up to everyone, when walking into a Mexican restaurant “al pastor” is known as trompo tacos. Usually pastor is a little bit different than trompo

  • anaoa
    anaoa 6 months ago

    Too much piña

  • InterdimensionalSex
    InterdimensionalSex 6 months ago

    lol aids

  • gillynova
    gillynova 6 months ago


  • Poterock
    Poterock 6 months ago

    Happy hour tacos there are $3. Really tasty!

  • SpinachCookie
    SpinachCookie 6 months ago

    Warning from a Mexican a lot of but hurt self claimed "real Mexicans" that live in the states yet don't know about the insane prices in New York are triggered. Don't listen to their bitching.

  • stretchthelegs
    stretchthelegs 6 months ago

    $5 a taco? see yaaaa

  • Yeyo Slam
    Yeyo Slam 6 months ago +1

    5 bucks per taco. Man, that's why Mexican food should stay in Mexico

  • Remy
    Remy 6 months ago

    The seelantro. If youre gonna speak spanish, speak spanish. Its "sill-ontro" in english, friend.

  • Marcos Guerra
    Marcos Guerra 6 months ago

    What a metal head. . .

  • Didntwanttomakeauser
    Didntwanttomakeauser 6 months ago

    You'd have to be drunk to pay five bucks for that little handful.

  • Mikhael
    Mikhael 6 months ago

    Ah, so taco al pastor is like a Mexican shawarma, cool

  • Richard Rider
    Richard Rider 6 months ago

    Damn...that looks so good!