Casa Enrique

4.7
758 reviews
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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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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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early and had cocktails at the bar which were incredible. Were sat promptly and served the most delicious food being made to feel right at home. Will be returning frequently.

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v
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

We loved everything about Casa Enrique the first time we visited a few months ago but our latest meal was very disappointing. Although the food and drinks were excellent, the rest of our experience was subpar. After making a reservation a month in advance, we were seated at a noisy communal table facing the bathroom. We waited 20 minutes for our drinks without our server even noticing they hadn't arrived. Getting her attention was almost impossible.

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PB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food! Great service. Best guacamole in the universe.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, a little pricey

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J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! We took a little bit of a risk taking our seven month old to an early dinner. Everyone was very accommodating and welcoming.

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, excellent drinks, excellent service, cool but casual ambiance, and a convenient location in LIC. My only negative about Casa Enrique is how loud it can get on busy nights. Seats are close and I can often hear other tables' conversation more clearly than I can the people at my own table.

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CR
Richmond
86 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Frontera Grille comes to mind as a comparison. Excellent cuisine and service.

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I
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Taco was mediocre. Guacamole and Chicken main dish was good.

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R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointed...I was really hoping to like this restaurant since I'm a LIC local and I pass by it every day. Authentic, but overpriced. Small portions, but that's to be expected of a Michelin restaurant. The food was not better than other restaurants I have been to. Rosa Mexicano has better guacamole and serves larger portions. Menudo was fairly sparse, just tripe...no hominy or potatoes, and barely anything for garnish. Asked to be seated near the window, but seated in the hallway, although there was a table available at the front. Hallway carries all the noise, so probably one of the worst places to be seated if you want to have a conversation. It is probably one of the better Mexican restaurants in LIC, but you'll find the Burrito food truck on 48th ave and Vernon is a better deal and as tasty too.

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G
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Excellent food- lamb shank, mole enchilada, soft shell crab and oysters. Both sauces were perfectly spiced and velvety smooth. Drinks also quite good- watermelon margarita was great with spiced salt. Prices are certainly moderate for a Michelin-starred restaurant. Horrific acoustics; can’t hear waitstaff. Took 25 minutes from being seated to have drinks served and was done with drinks before small plates arrived a dozen or so minutes later. Everybody appeared to be working hard and were super friendly and competent, so it looks like perhaps a staffing issue. Also, the internet crashed and that prevented credit cards from being processed, which may have led to frustration and slowed down service.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Mole to die for. Friendly service. Too noisy in back section/low ceiling.

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BY
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s an exceptional restaurant.

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LN
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, wonderful service. Will come back again.

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DH
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, excellent quality of service. Great value for money.

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EM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Danny Meyer's got nothing on Chef Cosme..the level of service is extremely elevated and attentive here. It matches the level of the food. Holy Crap, I found my new favorite restaurant in all of NYC!

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s
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Third time back at Casa Enrique and wasn’t disappointed. Only have 4 stars on the service because it took awhile to get food and drinks, but our waiter was excellent as usual. Can’t wait to return!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delectable Mexican cuisine. Somewhere I would definitely experiment, as everything is high quality with sophisticated flavor. Best items are: cow tongue tacos, pablito pepper in cream and Mexican cheese, carne asada, crab tostadas.

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This as an amazing experience for us, we loved the food, the service and the Horchata fresh water! We definitely recommend this place!

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SC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casa Enrique deserves its Michelin stars. Everything is fantastic. I wish it were a little quieter, and I also wish that I didn't have to make special occasion reservations 4 weeks in advance. I have never had a meal there that was less than extraordinary.

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JN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Real flavors with a touch of je ne sais pas quoi that leaves your mind wondering what was that final wonderful flavor.
Highly recommended

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d
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

NO CLUE why this place has a Michelin star. Food is not remarkable anad portions are muy pequeno and expensive PLUS, they had one poor waitress handling all of the tables in one room which is just outrageous. Place was packed and I don't know how they think that one busboy and one waitress can give anyone the attention required. Chairs were some of the most uncomfortable we've ever sat in. Don't see a return trip in my future. :-(

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service coupled with delicious food! The mole is excellent! Always has interesting drink specials.

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EY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food. Prefer dinner over brunch, but that's just because the carne asada is to die for. Will be back for sure!

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CL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Amazing food and good service + really good cocktail!

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EC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant is worth the Michelin grade it gets year after year. Its a combination of simple but extremely well executed dishes and cocktails. The service was excellent as well, our waiter was very knowledgeable as well. I will be definitely be coming back for sure.

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MR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious & creative dishes! Well done.

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A
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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DR
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Over priced Mexican food; the “cravings” and cow tongue taco were delicious but the three entrees we tried we’re underwhelming.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is very good and authentic Mexican and the
Watermelon margarita it was super.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The mole is to die for.

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J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome all around

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DA
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

FANTASTIC food and service -- but pretty loud -- like a bar -- could not hear our friends or server. Love it -- would go back. I felt like I was finally back in MEX.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dia de las madres

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P
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything that arrived at the table was sublime. The dishes may have been familiar to a fan of Mexican food, but the ingredients and preparation took old friends to an utterly different level.

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D
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous, service wonderful and staff extremely accommodating for our special birthday celebration.

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D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another incredible dinner. Food is always 5 stars and we always have a wonderful time. 10/10

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JO
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service, absolutely superb food, wonderful ambiance! We love Casa Enrique!

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CF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come here at least once a month. The sopecitos with chorizo are an amazing appetizer and the mole enchiladas are to die for. If you're looking for something non-alcoholic, the Tamarind beverage is amazing. Overall this is the place to be at in Long Island City and the number 1 Mexican restaurant in all 5 boroughs!

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Casa Enrique was on my radar for some time but never made it out. After our most recent trip to Playa del Carmen where we only ate at local places and away from tourist traps, we were craving authentic Mexican food and we are so happy we went! Everything looked so good on the menu and after our first dish, we knew we would be back 4 more times to try it all. Everything was great! It is a bit loud which we didn't notice until the end but just a warning if you want a quieter dining experience.

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