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Museum of Illusions x Taqueria Empellón



Take fun and games to the next level at the Museum of Illusions, a new and fascinating immersive experience involving optical tricks, sensory illusions, puzzles, and funny games absolutely meant to be mind-blowing. Rotate around the room at 90 degrees, stand in an anti-gravity chamber and watch your worlds flip, or stare at your cute couples reflection a million times over in the Infinity Room—these optical oddities, and many more, create an incredibly amusing and engaging maze of activities for you and your person to undergo together. Get ready to challenge your perceptions and let loose as you dip into this trippy world together and learn a little about what we see, what we think we see, and what we actually see.

Since you’re already in the spirit of adventure and trying new things, follow up your whacky museum visit with an upscale spread of inventive tacos at Taqueria Empellón. The punch and spice of authentic Mexican cuisine blend with a new age longing to create an intriguing variety of options that play on staples, like sweet potato flautas, lobster tacos doused in Mexican tea Epazote, and brisket tacos. Vibrant murals stretch across the walls to match the food’s vibrant flavor, while the dark wood and modern white decor bring the serenity the space needs to make it a perfect place to settle down on a date and share some crazy tacos.

West Village
Museum, Dinner
Tickets, $19
Enthralling, Enlightening

Museum of Illusions

77 8th Avenue, Manhattan

idk tip: Charge up those phones — this is literally the most gram worthy museum in the city.

museum of illusions nyc
Credit: Museum of Illusions, Instagram

Taqueria Empellón

230 West 4th Street, Manhattan

idk tip: Don’t miss out on their various queso fundidos, and definitely don’t miss out on their margaritas.

taqueria empellon nyc
Credit: Taqueria Empellón