Casa Enrique

4.7
740 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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New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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CL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
17 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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was excellent, but the service was definitely lacking. It did not feel like Michelin star restaurant. We felt very rushed by the servers and they kept taking our clean napkins away. The drink orders took too long to arrive.

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BR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and ALWAYS outstanding food, the team is focused on making everybody enjoy the experience

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JD
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Little things make a difference and expectations of a Michelin star dining experience especially. Our appetizer came before our cocktails that were ordered simultaneously. Same thing happened with our dessert and last round of drinks. The food was tasty tho.

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CG
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible tacos!! Absolutely loved it. Decor should be better but amazing food.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casa Enrique was an exceptional experience! Their food was cooked well and accordingly, tasted great and arrived promptly. I especially appreciated the service that Leo provided for us as he made great recommendations and made sure our dinner was enjoyable. Overall, Casa Enrique was phenomenal. I have already recommended it to my friends. I will definitely go again.

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LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service, ambiance. Tight space but very attractive. Wonderful cocktails as well.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was over salted and surprise to a local like myself. The quality seems to have gone down. It was just my toddler aged daughter and myself. It took far too long to get even our guacamole - and there was almost no one in the restaurant for a 5 pm dinner reservation so that was not the reason - so long that our dinners came our minutes after the guacamole. My enchiladas were far too salty and my daughters brisket tacos - typically a big hit - were very dry and not as flavorful as on any other occasions. Disappointing dinner, especially considering how impossible it’s gotten for local neighbors to grab a bite here.

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

Food was excellent except for the Carne Asada tacos - bland, unexciting; a sliced of pickled carrot and a slice of carrot was the extent of it. Our waitress could have been friendlier, her attitude was the only negative in an otherwise lovely brunch.

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BK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A must try. Great food. The mole was amazing. Services was solid all the way through. The only area I feel could be improved was their deserts. We tried three different dishes, and while all were good, they weren't as mind blowing as their mole was.

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j
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of the Best Mexican/Restaurants in the City. The Food was Delicious: Shrimp Cocktail & Pull Pork Tacos & Flan to finish, all accompanied w/Fabulous Red Sangria! The Service was also Excellent. Worth the Reservation!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my decond

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

Everything was delicious! The staff was super attentive and clearly cared that every patron had the best experience possible.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Nothing to complain, need to visit again to try more of the menu.

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C
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down. Best Mexican restaruant nyc. Will go there for brunch whenever I can.

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A
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I lived in San Diego for 5+ years so I have fairly high standards when it comes to tacos and Mexican food. I'd say this is probably the best taco I've had in New York. I've tried a lot of taco spots here and it usually starts with mediocre salsa and ends with disappointment. Casa Enrique is just the opposite. Can't say it's the best taco I've ever had (Pujol in CMDX, Tacos El Gordo in TJ) but it's phenomenal for New York.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was very good. Okay but their prices are ridiculously high for a tiny portion. You definitely can't go hungry to this place. The drinks were amazing. I am a food blogger. The waiter seem to be rushing us out. She brung thr dessert menu before we finish out food. Then came to pick up the bill 5 secs after she left it, when she saw we wasnt ready she stood there and then decided to leave and come back. Overall their customer service was excellent starting with the host in the front, the guy that gave us water he was amazing, very friendly. Overall I will not returned just because of the high price for tiny portions.

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