Casa Enrique

4.7
593 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.
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 593 People Are Saying
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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Fabulous price. Great service. Kids friendly and great for special occasions

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VM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

This place had authentic Mexican food and attentive service.

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AA
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant... the service is great and the food is amazing!

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VW
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A quality out of the way authentic Mexican restaurant that has it all - interesting menu options, wonderful service and staff, and of course - food that looks, smells and tastes fantastic!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Plain and simple, it was Phenomenal.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, been here twice and it's consistently good

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Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely delicious food, great margaritas and extremely clean! Well deserved Michelin Star

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience!

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London
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and experience on our first visit in NYC. Will definitely recommend to other friends!

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MN
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really nice place! Vivid, excellent service, nice ambiance, great food, not too small not too big.

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LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Come here for very tasty food and wonderful margaritas. Do not come for kind waitresses. On balance, an experience worth repeating

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j
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best Mexican I’ve had in New York (and better than almost all I’ve had in Mexico!!). It’s so great every time I go. I especially love the tres leches cake, but all the food and drinks are incredible and the service is always great!

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Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is simple and delicious, and the service, perfect!

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m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food is very traditional. Good for whom are looking for a traditional mexican food.

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TG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

such a good mexican spot. mexican is usally over priced in NYC and I love this place. Lamb was delicious and so fresh!

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MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great elevated Mexican food. Guacamole was excellent. Drinks were creative. I ordered the the special of pork & fruit stuffed poblano chile which was honestly the best item on the menu. The tres leches cake was rich and decadent. Will definitely be back.

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JH
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Mexico and this is the best Mexican food I've ever had. The Mole is especially good, one of the most unique and complex flavors of any food, and this restaurant nails it. Waitstaff are incredibly attentive (my water glass never went below halfway full). This restaurant could probably charge twice what it does for everything and I'd still go.

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D
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A good restaurant. Considering all the hype, we expected a much better dinner and ambience

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J
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I took my 12 year old stepdaughter to this restaurant. Everything we ate was delicious and each dish was full of interesting flavors and a colorful presentation. I now will be unable to eat Mexican inspired food anywhere else because I was completly spoiled at Casa Enrique.

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e
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is good but in my opinion is pricey!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our meal at Casa Enrique. We had the spicy guac, chorizo sopecitos- so many layers of flavors on just one bite, mole de piaxtla, so tender & sweet & the lamb shank was out of this world. Portions were great and service outstanding.

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T
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Its Michelin star is well deserved. The crowds attest to it best Mexican food around.

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SH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and really welcoming place! We felt like we were being taken on a journey by the chef and everything blew us away.

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mole was so good! if you like Mexican food, this is a must in NY! is worth the trip to new hip LIC

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NT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Th cuisine is consistently delicious. The appetizers are a bit pricey ,but delicious. Keep up the good work!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service!

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1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casa Enrique is the best authentic Mexican restaurant in NYC. Very good flavors and very good service. I can’t get tired of eating there!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the margaritas, and the service were excellent as usual, but the chili relleno and the ice cream made the nightmare weekend subway travel worth it.

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AO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and food. One of our go-to spots in LIC.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Perhaps all the rave reviews skewed my expectations but I thought the food was just simply good. We had Sopecitos de chorizo, Rajas con crema, and a special tostadas with crab, as well as the enchiladas de pollo con mole de piaxtla. The food was a little expensive for what it was, good but not great. The Aguachile Margarita was delicious so maybe a margarita and some guacamole at the bar is the way to go. The service at our table can best be described as annoying. A hovering food runner/busser who filled our water glasses when barely an inch was gone, more than once trying to remove our plates when we were not finished eating basically telling us hurry up the next dish is coming, gesturing at my margarita glass because he wanted me to pick it up so he could wipe under it, wiping our table over and over again with what looked like a dirty blue rag. What a buzz kill. Don't know if this over-solicitous service is what management had in mind or if this particular employee just needs to be re-trained. Maybe it seems a petty complaint (some might say it's better than being ignored) but this employee's constant presence at our table just made me want to finish our food and go somewhere else. Needless to say, didn't stay for dessert.

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G
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A very nice Restaurang and gentle staff, this can go very well if they continues like this !

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

very delicious!!

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MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was 5 star all around with everything from service to food

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RF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

A warm friendly restaurant with great margaritas and wonderful food. The staff was very caring and they have created a fun environment.

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AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I've eaten mexican food in mexico (Mexico City, Puebla, Cholula etc) so I know what authentic mexican tastes like. This was americanized mexican, which is fine. It tasted great on its own but as a comparison-meh. but let me not be the snob here.

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I
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. I am Mexican. This is authentic, made with good taste and my favorite spot in the entire city. Cosme has created a pozole that can challenge any good mexican restaurant.

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Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this gem!!! Perfect ambiance, great food and impeccable service.

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AW
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth a trip to Queens for. Fantastic flavours, nice atmosphere and friendly service. Special blueberry and coconut mojito was very good too.

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FR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was really good and well made food i would absolutely return

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