Casa Enrique

4.8
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Casa Enrique is a Michelin Star Rated Mexican restaurant that serves traditional recipes from Chef Cosme Aguilar’s hometown of Chiapas. The menu highlights the authenticity and simplicity of the region that blends creativity and traditional family recipes. To compliment the award winning cuisine, with a fantastic cocktail menu that focuses on Tequila, Mezcal, and other latin american drinks developed by the director of operations Luis Aguilar. Margaritas and cocktails are carefully handcrafted which gives each drink its unique and exceptional flavor. Casa Enrique’s high standard for exquisite flavor comes from the fresh ingredients used in each cocktail and dish. All of this is followed by service that provides a remarkable and memorable dining experience.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Best Mexican food in Queens!

SB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Casa Enrique is amazing. Love everything about it. The food is insanely delicious. Hot sauce is hot. Green sauce not hot but flavorful. Beet, jicama, carrot and mint salad yummy. I can’t wait to go back.

SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The service at casa Enrique was nothing less than quality. My friend and I sat at the bar for brunch and the bartender Chanda was very engaging and knowledgeable about mezcal and the drinks on the menu. We were having such a nice experience we stayed a lot longer than expected. It’s one of my favorite go to places in the neighborhood.

p
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

This is the real deal: great Mexican food in NYC. Unfortunately most diners were ordering only guacamole and tacos. Try the sopes, try the mole, try the enchiladas - all excellent.

LM
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Dining at Casa Enrique was by far one of the best dine-ins I have had, being a culinary student. I got the chance to savor the flavors that Chef Cosme had used to make his dishes taste the way they do. Would I come back again? Most definitely! And this time maybe get a chance to speak with Chef Cosme too.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Graciously kept a table for us despite our late arrival due to weather. Very good affordable wine list and excellent food. Would have loved a more spicy mole with pork. If it is ever added to the menu as a special I would like to reserve a table that day

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the second time in Casa Enrique, and we totally enjoyed the food as we expected. The service was outstanding, and the environment was cozy. Highly recommended!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful top notch place for Mexican food. Dishes are well balanced and flavoured.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! Best Mexican in the city

EM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Little bit expensive and cramped. But the food and service were great. Bold flavors and a cool location.

b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good food but nothing extra special in terms of service or food.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Starting with the walk in, greeted warmly and promptly shown to our table. Drink order quickly taken and delivered with nibbles on the table. Three sauces were introduced hot, mild, and green. Hit was hot, mild used roasted tomatoes and had good flavor, green also had a similar char but very cooling. Definitely work your way from green to hot. Waitress was all smiles and took our order. Food came pretty quickly starting with the guacamole and 2 lengua tacos. The chips and tortilla was awesome. Guacamole was really good. The lengua super tender and plentiful. Then came the chicken mole and lamb. First time having mole and it was unique. Sweet, bitter, very complex flavors. The chicken was super tender. Lamb shank had plenty of meat and tender as well. Both came with rice and beans, as well as more tortilla shells. Finished with the tres leches which was just the right amount of sweetness. Will definitely be coming back to try other dishes.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Mexican Food in USA

DV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and my margarita was unforgettable. My Husband and I will definitely come back soon.

JP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Much better years ago. The Michelin star just caused prices to go way up and food portions down.
Guacamole with chips was good but for $16 was too small. Tacos were a joke. My wife wanted to order a pozole soup which she loves and ate here several times, but went up from about $14 to $22. So she chose some tacos. Two insanely small and bland tacos for $17. There is a food truck one block away which you can get a taco for 1/4 price and ten times better. Sangria was so so.
Very dissapointed, not coming back!

N
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious food, great service.

h
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food!!!

G
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

My friends raved about the dishes with mole sauce, but can't say the tacos I had blew me away. Service was pretty average. Our waiter had to be reminded a couple of times to take a friend's drink order.

BR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and really good value. Drinks are also good, but the restaurant could get a better wine list.

PM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. Exceptional service, extremely professional, great atmosphere. Food was outstanding

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing menu even better service. Great atmosphere I love my time here. Spectacular food

AC
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday. We both got "Mole de Piaxtla" and both thought the food representation was beautiful and tasty. The service was very fast! Would definitely return to try more dishes.

MR
Miami
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

Too loud to actually carry a conversation

R
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly a great restaurant worth going to. The food is simply delicious. The ambiance is low key and great service

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience3

Best Mexican food in the NYC area hands-down (coming form a native Mexican ... who loves food...)
Too bad our waitress had a bad day and offered not-that-great service....

j
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Was there to Celebrate a Birthday, this restaurant never disappoints, great authentic Mexican & Excellent Service. Well Worth it, Highly Recommend.

RM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing shrimp cocktail & molé, but everything is surely worthwhile. The cocktails were quite flavorful, and dessert is not to be missed. Horchata was delightful. Will return when my wallet allows!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here last minute on a Monday night. It was such a perfect little date. The server was very sweet and explained all the specials to us. My pineapple mojito was not too sweet - it was perfect. The food came up promptly and was absolutely delicious. I’m a vegetarian so I got the Blanco Enchiladas and they were amazing. My boyfriend is Mexican and said this is the closest he’s ever come to tasting food like his mom’s authentic! The server recommended the Cheese Ice Cream for dessert and it was AMAZING. My boyfriend doesn’t have a sweet tooth and even he wanted more!

Wonderful experience all around. Craving those enchiladas again!

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant, menu delicious, excellent service great location

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HN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was disappointing for a Michelin star restaurant but very good for a regular restaurant.
Service was excellent!

HK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Case Enrique is our favorite place for a celebratory dinner and drinks (without breaking the bank or having to dress up)! Could not any more love for this place!

NY
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent food and service. Cocktail hit the spot as did the food. The noise level is tough to deal with, however. But great place. Can't wait to go again.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food but servings were a bit small.

V
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, nice environment. Love it. The taste of their plates were excellent

LE
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal at Casa Enrique. The guacamole is a must try. My wife really enjoyed her tacos (although they don’t offer flour tortillas) and my Branzino (not on menu, was chef special) was prepared immaculately. Easily one of the best tasting fish entrees I’ve ever had!

NY
Austin
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and atmosphere was excellent! Will return over and over to experience all items on menu.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, food was great and staff was very accommodating

D
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Grrrrrrrrrreat!

JR
Austin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always such a treat to go to Casa Enrique. Service is amazing, food is consistent and well...the enchiladas verde speak for themselves (AMAZING!). As Texans we are always looking for great Mexican in NYC and it’s easier said than done. Casa Enrique has become a quick favorite.

M
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

FOOD - We got the pineapple pork and fish avocado tacos which were tasty, but not mind-blowing. The carrots were very sour, and the poof of avocado droplet on the side was very messy to eat with. I guess they were trying to "elevate" the look and work with its plating, but I'm not sure it worked. Then we got the Menudo soup, that was a little too rich (very salty) for us. Again, I feel like they're trying too hard to "elevate" comfort food.

SERVICE - The waitress we not was friendly or welcoming at all. When asked to reiterate their cocktail specials, she seemed very impatient. It definitely made the experience quite unpleasant.

AMBIANCE - It's cute and cozy.

Maybe we just ordered the wrong food because we left wondering how is this a Michelin one star place?