Casa Enrique

4.7
639 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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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Casa Enrique is home to the best Mexican food in New York City, and we bet you've never heard of it. Time to get acquainted with Long Island City.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
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R
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food small neighborhood vibe. Very flavorful. Definitely worth the trek out to LIC for some of the best Mexican food.

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DM
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Not your everyday Mexican restaurant. A few regional choices which is great: e.g., lengua taco - delicious mole sauce that is complex & rich. The guacamole was delicious, with clean, fresh flavor with balanced heat

Service was attentive & excellent!

Margaritas needed acidity. Main entrees tend to be single-note, w salt being the predominant flavor.

Disappointing overall, esp. b/c we were looking forward to a Michelin start restaurant in the neighborhood

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

The new room is great, but all the tables were cramped into the corner making it impossible and impractical to get into...even more crowded than the original space! Despite the fact that there was ample space around the banquet table in the center. Spread out more! Also, it was way too loud in the new room—also worse than the old spot, which was already too loud.

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CC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful delicious gorgeous food

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OT
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Forgot our beet salad, otherwise solid dining experience.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

All around great experience. Food was delicious and the service was incredibly welcoming and attentive. Hope to be back!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and moderately priced. The tacos are DELISH!!!

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MP
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Came for the first time and its our absolute favorite Mexican food in the entire city. The enchiladas de mole are superb. The Chile relleno was great but we wished we would’ve asked for the sauce on the side as it tasted sweet and ketchupie. But we took the skin off the Chile and ate the rest. All around a great place!!

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O
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

There's really nothing negative to say about this place - great food, creative menu choices, friendly service, manageable prices. Although it was crowded, nobody rushed us. Noise level is high, but not obnoxious. Especially loved the mole chicken and the margaritas!

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MD
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastically delicious cuisine from chef Cosme Aguilar. The Rajas con Crema, Sopecitos, Mole (in anything), and Tres Leches are especially fantastic.

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RC
14 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food, great service, very friendly place to dine and great drinks.. just an overall very nice place to spend time with family and friends and be very comfortable and be appreciated..

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JC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

LUNCH AND DINNER MENU ARE DIFFERENT..
DID NOT REALLY GET WHAT I WANNA EAT

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J
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere was contemporary and stylish. The service was very good. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. Overall this was a wonderful place to meet up with friends. People were happy and chatty and no one was rushed. The food was very fresh and delicious.

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Y
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Michelin star restaurant without the pretentious ambience and delicious authentic Mexican food - according to my Mexican boyfriend.

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KT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Restaurant was quaint nothing to brag about but waiters were friendly and engaging food was delish!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Never disappoints, consistently great Mexican food

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tenía altas expectativas al contar con una estrella Michelin, las cuales, superó por mucho. El lugar nada pretencioso, la comida, manteniendo su sabores de origen, la calidez del personal inigualable, nos hicieron especiales. Sólo un detalle, no pude saludar a Cosme o a Luis, pero amenacé con volver.

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AV
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great and attentive staff. Authentic Mexican cuisine at it’s very best.

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Brilliant food - the lamb shank is unsurpassable. Service excellent.

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JD
59 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Have loved the food and drinks for years. Just wish the host staff could smile or be nice. Takes away from the experience.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for brunch. So delicious and fun time!

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SB
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Love the food and service. Atmosphere is very stale. Tables are crowded and can hear all conversations but food is so good it doesn’t matter :)

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FF
11 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food but was expecting more for a 1 star michelin restaurant

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BC
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mom was in town and I knew she would love it and she did. She is a tequila fan and was pleased to see a bottle on the menu she doesn’t see often. She was impressed with the warm service and spectacular food. I was too!

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CP
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Disappointed with the food and service. Expected so much more of a Michelin-star restaurant. The dishes were plain and simple, and the taste was ok but not mind-blowing. And the service seemed “amateurish.”
The mole in the enchiladas was nothing special—too much chocolate, and the chocolate pot-de-creme tasted like a regular chocolate pudding. The rajas con crema were too sweet and the guacamole was only decent.
The best were the “taco de lengua” and the cheese ice cream. And the tortilla chips: really good.
Maybe the owners are after a cantina feel, but the price is not particularly cantina-like...

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent spot for brunch, hard enough to get a dinner reservation but definitely doesn’t lack!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was great and our main server was amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful delicious quaint killer cocktails and mocktails

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Just fabulous!

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D
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! My first choice for dining in nyc.

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B
17 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All around great expierence

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S
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

One of my favorite mexican restaurants in the world. Get the mole enchiladas and tres leches - it may change your life.

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c
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Came for a birthday and made sure to arrive five min before our reservation time. The hostess let us know our table would be ready shortly, no problem. We waited about 15 min with no updates and then were escorted to our tables late with no apology.

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R
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cosme Aguilar goes above and beyond, with close attention to detail. Their mezcal margaritas are out of this world. The ceviche is a must. So is the tres leches cake. Casa Enrique is a gem and NYC is lucky to have him here.

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OT
10 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They’re super accommodating

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good experience. Highly recommended.

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l
10 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Superb chile relleno, deliciously complex mole on chicken enchilada, surprisingly tame guacamole--perhaps we should have ordered very spicy not medium--capped off with chocolate pot de creme, rich without being overly sweet

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service. Lengua tacos were phenomenal. Skirt steak cooked perfectly.

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b
11 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and even better the service was amazing. Such caring and friendly staff you don’t usually see. Also loved that this restaurant is super casual and has a Micheline star. Can’t wait to go back!

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JS
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

been there a number of times and it never disappoints.

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