Casa Enrique

4.8
514 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
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  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Dinner: 5 pm to 11 pm Nightly
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11 am to 3:30 pm
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Phone number
(347) 448-6040
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Cosme Aguilar
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Vernon Blvd.
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Public transit
7 Vernon Blvd. Jackson Ave
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
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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.
What 514 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Guess I'm old school. If we are going to pay $24+ for a few chicken enchiladas, rice & beans should be served next to them rather than having to pay additional for a 'side'. Sure the place has a Michelin star, the margs are great (they better be for $14 +). Ehh, too pricy, too far to walk from the E train. I miss the old Maryanne's, music, margs, full platters!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Need more vegetarian options. Food is delicious but absolutely nothing for vegans and lots of cheese based options for vegetarians

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

As always great food, great service!! Casa Enrique’s Michelin Star is well deserved

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

I loved the food and service. Overall it was great!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Our waitress was great will definitely go back

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Enjoyable casual restaurant with superior food quality/price ratio.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great service. Amazing food.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Amazing restaurant, we were seated right away, service was quick. We were immediately greeted by our waitress, who also gave great recommendations on what to try for both food and drinks! Food was delicious, we had guacamole, enchiladas, and fish and nothing was disappointing. The highlight was the tres leches cake which was so unbelievably decadent and the horatcha espresso!

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We were disappointed they didn’t offer the crab tostadas the Saturday we were there- and we were there at 11am. The food was very good although, being from San Diego, I can’t say it was exceptional. I’m kind of surprised for the Michelin Star. The drinks were great and a great value for NYC.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great food! Always have a great experience at Casa

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1.0Dined on July 4, 2018

This is the third Mexican Michelin-starred restaurant we have dined at over the past months. The food was average Mexican food. The other two restaurants were extremely refined. I appreciate the level required to gain a star in Madrid and Barcelona may be higher, but the difference was blatant.

The cuisine, presentation and service was very uninspiring. The wine list was extremely disappointing. The Mezcal was ok, but nothing more.

If you want to try Mexican haute cuisine make a trip to Mexico City where you will find an abundance of restaurants which are light years away in terms of sophistication and innovation.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Absolutely LOVE this place! Wish it were closer to me—-I’d eat there all the time!
Some of the best and most refined Mexican anywhere. Don’t miss it!

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Amazing and authentic Mexican food! Great service. Perfect ambiance for getting together with my girlfriend and catching up on life.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

There is nothing pretentious about this one Michelin star restaurant. The food speaks for itself. The waitstaff was lovely, our request for no cilantro was respected and everything was delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Absolutely delicious and authentic food. Great service

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Best Mexican food in New York City (right know) . Just excellent food in a really nice environment, served to you by friendly people. For me, it took me to my mom's kitchen (good memories).

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

This is probably the best Mexican restaurant tin NYC.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

From our guacamole to the soft shell crab and barbacoa everything was delicious but the chicken mole was fantastic. The best mole I have ever had.

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

This was our second visit and we enjoyed it both times, but I probably wouldn't hurry back. The food is wonderful, and I would recommend a visit just to try some of the specialties. Unfortunately, the restaurant is too noisy. Although we felt somewhat rushed by the waiter, we wouldn't have wanted to linger anyway because the atmosphere is just not relaxing.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Elevated Mexican classics and nouvelle cuisine — in Queens!

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Casa Enrique has amazing food and the service is also great ! LOVE the guacamole and enchiladas
With mole

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Delicious food, unusual combinations of foods, interesting takes on familiar dishes.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Couldn’t have been better

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The servers were very attentive to our table. Food was brought on the table and taken away with a military provision. Our waitress gave us great recommendation for the mezcal because we’ve never had any of them before. Our mojito, margarita, and mezcal were all delicious.
I don’t know how they cooked the meat but it was so tender and fell right off the bone. The ratio of sauce to rice/protein was perfect. We loved the tortilla in the tacos and Rajas de crema. It smelled so fresh. Almost every dish came with the tortilla and unfortunately, we couldn’t eat them all.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Simple food made great! I thought I knew how the best guacamole tasted, having had it in Mexico dozens of times, but this one proved me wrong. The margaritas were amazing. We had tacos and Mole, both flawlessly executed. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

My only reservation is that word is already out and it’s already difficult to get a reservation

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

foods and services are amazing

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Always a wonderful time - food is great, restaurant is clean and the staff is terrific!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

First time back in awhile, but the food and service are still top notch. I can’t come up with anything negative to say about this place. We used to live in the neighborhood and dined here regularly. Moved to California two years ago and have been missing the food since. No place out west makes food this good. All the staff are friendly and professional. If you like great Mexican food and margaritas, you can’t go wrong.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

great place. Love going over and over.
However, there is a real need for noise attenuation - way too noisy. Seats very hard, unable to stay for dessert and after drinks., which was unfortunate this time.
Fantastic food

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Friendly service and excellent, authentic food. As good as it gets for Mexican in NYC

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Happy that they have high chairs for baby and a food allergen free option as one of their specials.

Will be coming back soon!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Excelente. From the lady at the door, Felipe at the bar and Gustavo at the table, all were very cordial and friendly and proper. Love the place.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Casa never fails! Always delicious! The enchiladas are some of the best I've ordered in LIC area. Guac is always a great app to start with too.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Such amazing food and drinks! Perfect for any occasion - either a casual night out, a date, or a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

All around solid. First time in for brunch. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed the food and the casual vibe.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Spectacular from start to finish, simple food perfectly executed.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Super cute place love the outdoor patio. The food was fresh was just expecting it to be a step above. Our waitress was rude and not friendly at all.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

The food was amazing. I had "carne asada" and it was wonderful. I really recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

just can’t say enough about this place... my fav.. consistent, excellent, classic and innovative... I live it!

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