Empellón's lobster salad with chilled masa savarin and sweet corn (Image: Empellón)

Signage above the entrance to 104 West 73rd Street indicates that a taqueria will soon be opening at the address, which was previously occupied by a tanning parlor. This latest edition of El Coco, with branches in Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea, will feature your basic Mexican dishes — chiefly tacos and empanadas — though do-it-yourself burritos, bowls, and salads will also be available.

Image: El Coco

The space at 27 West 72nd Street, meanwhile, which used to be home to a branch of Dallas BBQ, will become the sixth link in the Empellón chain of restaurants some time next year. The chain, which is not your everyday Mexican hash house (rib steak fajitas goes for $68), offers a few oddities, such as pastrami tacos with sauerkraut and mustard seed salsa.

(h/t I love the Upper West Side)