Casa Enrique

Casa Enrique

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Hunters Point, Queens
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    Bennett
    "Best tacos in LIC and now a Michelin star!"(12 Tips)
    Paul J.
    "Recommended: the green enchiladas and chocolate mole Pueblana"(63 Tips)
    miranda
    "Loved the mole and (the very rummy) tres leches"(14 Tips)
    Saarim Z.
    "Great mezcal cocktails, guacamole, sopesitos, and enchiladas."(37 Tips)
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  • Jenna O.heart icon on user image
    Jenna Odett LaskinFebruary 4, 2017
    1 subway stop on the 7 from Grand Central for NYC's only Michelin💫Mexican. Go for 🌮 (chorizo, 👅 were favorites, skip 🐟 ), and mole is no joke. Tres leches for dessert is good to share 3-4 ways.
  • Eater
    EaterSeptember 13, 2017
    One of the few places open until 11 pm in Long Island City, go to Casa Enrique for the al pastor tacos and the hearty pozole. What really is the shining star though is the mole de piaxtla. Read more
  • Emily W.heart icon on user image
    Emily WilsonFebruary 17, 2017
    Step into Casa Enrique and pretend you're in Mexico City. Start with a margarita (take advantage of their specials), guacamole (order it spicy), and sopecitos de chorizo. Carry on from there.
    Upvoted Mar 9
  • Vanessa M.heart icon on user image
    Vanessa MontesAugust 20, 2018
    For sure try the fish tacos, chicken mole, sopecitos de chorizo, crab tostadas and the tres leches. So good!
  • Matthew B.heart icon on user image
    Matthew BreuerJune 30, 2018
    it’s very good Mexican food but it’s place near the top of lists surprises me - no dishes that stand out remarkably, just everything done very well
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonSeptember 7, 2018
    very good guacamole and tacos. lady friend loved it more than I did and it’s as pricey as you’d expect a Michelin starred place to be (but no more?) but the space is nice and the drinks were good too
  • Marc S.heart icon on user image
    Marc SchneebergerSeptember 30, 2017
    It is said that a Mexican Restaurant has to be rated by its Mole, so this one is exceptional!!! In addition ceviche and guacamole are amazing and prices are fair. Its a must in LIC!
  • Rebecca M.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca MazzaSeptember 3, 2017
    The brisket tacos are a winner! Start with guacamole and end with the chocolate pot de creme. The spicy cucumber margarita is one of the best. Well worth the trip from manhattan
  • Michael H.heart icon on user image
    Michael HintzeAugust 13, 2016
    Amazing mole, top notch tacos, great enchiladas, and excellent margaritas. Michelin rated quality all for a fair price.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkAugust 29, 2018
    Cosme and Luis Aguilar, the chef and GM respectively, pay homage to their late mother with traditional plates, including some based on her recipes, such as chicken mole and cochinito chiapaneco Read more
  • Ben F.heart icon on user image
    Ben FloydJanuary 28, 2017
    Best Mexican in NYC! Simple home cooking w/ amazing flavours & a lovely environment all at a good price. If you're lucky enough 2 b there when the head chef Cosme is there be sure to chat with him.
  • IrmaZandl Z.heart icon on user image
    IrmaZandl ZandlSlantNovember 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious brunch. cucumber margaritas and michaladas are fantastic. The guacomole is a must and their dipping sauces are great - I had a whole jar of the green sauce with my huevos chorizo. YUMS!!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJune 19, 2013
    A classier neighborhood spot compared to most New York Mexican restaurants, with slightly upscale takes on home-style Mexican dishes. Go for the rajas con crema and the stewed pork ribs.
  • Alfric L.
    Alfric ListJune 8, 2015
    The mole and the enchiladas were really good , the attention of the waitress was good ! And the music was really nice with a volume reasonable / muy Bueno Buena comida . Atencion y nada caro
  • KEheart icon on user image
    KEOctober 25, 2016
    Great service, charming space, busy even on a Monday! The margaritas, enchiladas with green sauce & chocolate pot de creme were heavenly. Dishes are on the small side for sharing but tasty! Go here!
  • M K.heart icon on user image
    M KJune 23, 2015
    Real authentic Mexican, great food, great drinks and staff were lovely. Enchiladas and Tacos were great, very reasonably priced. Try the Margarita Daiquiri!
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 5, 2016
    We’re drooling over the ostiones empanizados with chili mayo ($16). And don’t even get us started on the pescado con elote with cheese-smothered corn (market price, but always totally reasonable). Read more
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListOctober 11, 2012
    Serving food from the Chiapas region of Mexico. Taste: Chicken mole and cochinito chiapaneco (guajillo-marinated baby pork ribs). The white-painted spot features a garden and works from Queens artists Read more
  • Ray L.heart icon on user image
    Ray LinApril 25, 2014
    Holy guacamole! Seriously, the guac is delicious (get it spicy). Totally reasonable prices, especially if you go splitty-splitty on the tacos with someone.
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeMay 28, 2016
    Some of the best Mexican in the boroughs. Reasonably priced for being so fancified as well. All tacos ruled, as did the entrees (mole). Guac actually might've been a low light
  • John B.heart icon on user image
    John BurkeAugust 30, 2015
    Finally tried this place after walking by for over a year. It's amazing! The drinks are great, house made guac is delicious and the entrees are awesome. Worth the wait.
  • jiresellheart icon on user image
    jiresellJune 7, 2017
    Get all the variety of tacos they make and share them with the table! They are great. But be sure to get the chicken mole, it is outstanding! Tres Leches to finish!
  • Leemor Y.
    Leemor YuravlivkerDecember 18, 2017
    Don’t miss the guac, vegetarian enchiladas, and mole. If you get dessert, do tres leches.
  • Derek K.heart icon on user image
    Derek KanOctober 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Mole is super good, tacos are always on point with Chorizo and Lengua. Skirt steak, red snapper - can't go wrong. Wash it down with agua con chile or a sangria. #winwinwin
  • Tim M.heart icon on user image
    Tim MulcroneMarch 19, 2016
    Amazing authentic, no frills Mexican food like my BFF's abuela used to make. Highly recommend the spicy guac, delicious mole chicken, Chipotle meatballs and pastor tacos.
  • Chad H.heart icon on user image
    Chad HornerAugust 15, 2017
    one of the most accessible michelin-starred restaurants in New York, and the only one featuring Mexican cuisine. the chicken mole is the signature dish
  • Berk K.heart icon on user image
    Berk KapiciogluSeptember 26, 2015
    I had the huevos con chorizo for brunch and it was delicious. A Michelin rated Mexican restaurant with cute decor.
  • Safraz A.
    Safraz AliSeptember 15, 2013
    Mojitos are awesome!!! The mole was as authentic as my aunts!! As was the lamb!! Took me back to my childhood! Will totally be back. And their rice!! Soooo good!! Flavor in everything!! Yummmm
  • Robert L.
    Robert LeeNovember 25, 2013
    We shared the lamb shank and the chicken mole - both flavorful and incredible. The aguachile Margarita had a nice little kick! Nice find!
  • Cary L.heart icon on user image
    Cary LawsonAugust 4, 2017
    Everything was delicious - guac, classic margarita, enchiladas verdes and tres leches cake. Mole excellent, too!
  • Dana O.heart icon on user image
    Dana OMalleyJune 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Some of the best salsas I've EVER had. Go splitsies with someone on tacos al pastor and the mesquite chicken tacos. Slather with the aforementioned salsa. Wash down with 2-3 delicious margs.
  • Zev L.heart icon on user image
    Zev Levit-RamosMay 31, 2016
    The meatballs (albundigas) were delicious. Also, the enchiladas are fantastic. Anything with Mole will delight.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 6, 2016
    Head to New York's only Michelin-starred Mexican restaurant for beef tongue tacos, chicken smothered in a heady mole sauce, and a monster crab tostada. Read more
  • Altius E.heart icon on user image
    Altius EnterprisesSeptember 29, 2013
    All their food is super tasty, but their chicken tacos are really great and they have some very interesting flavored margaritas that are all made with fresh, house-made ingredients.
  • Victoria H.heart icon on user image
    Victoria HanMay 14, 2016
    Tacos are delicious! However, it can get a little loud so if you can wait, asking for a table in their pretty garden /back area might be worth it for the atmosphere.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 8, 2016
    We’re drooling over the ostiones empanizados, aka fried oysters with chili mayo. And don’t even get us started on the pescado con elote with cheese-smothered corn Read more
  • Kathleen V.heart icon on user image
    Kathleen VargasJune 27, 2016
    Great ambiance with good food. Love their pozole and their tostada with crab. Also try their blueberry mojito.
  • Jill G.
    Jill GrafflinJune 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This is not sloppy burrito Mexican. This is family recipes, lovingly made by a native chef trained in French cooking. Balanced flavors, complex mole, love the sopes. Very close to 7 Train too.
  • Michael A.heart icon on user image
    Michael AnthonyMay 30, 2023
    Best Mexican food in the city for more sit down, upscale dining.
    Upvoted Apr 19
  • Kristen P.
    Kristen PayneAugust 9, 2014
    This is a happening spot and the food is delicious! Also our waitress was lovely, wish I remembered her name. I got the enchiladas with both sauce options... Yum
  • Matthew B.heart icon on user image
    Matthew BreuerNovember 24, 2017
    It’s all very good, but after ordering almost the entire menu, there are other places in the city that do any given dish better, and it’s not much of an experience.
  • William N.heart icon on user image
    William NelliganNovember 13, 2015
    Lovely room, attentive staff, phenomenal food. Don't miss the molé. But you can't go wrong.
  • Julie S.
    Julie SosciaJanuary 13, 2019
    Great vibe, delicious Mexican dishes and cocktail specials! Try anything served on the menu with mole. The guac is really tasty as well.
  • J L.heart icon on user image
    J LJuly 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best Mexican joints not just LIC but NYC. On point margaritas, tacos, and entrees.
  • Compass
    CompassMay 15, 2014
    Mexican street food snacks and gourmet Latin fusion dishes cross paths on the menu at this cozy bleached wood-tabled brunch and dinner favorite.
  • Rebecca G.
    Rebecca GishkarianyFebruary 15, 2016
    Try the cow tongue tacos. I know, sounds sketchy, but it's delicious & tastes like beef cheeks. Also the tres leches cake and flan are worth saving room for dessert.
  • Jesse H.heart icon on user image
    Jesse HorsleyOctober 18, 2017
    One of the best margaritas I have had! Their salsa and mole are killer. Ceviche, beet salad, and guacamole are only decent
  • Janelle G.
    Janelle GreeneFebruary 18, 2017
    Girl. Live your very best life and get the guacamole. You don't even need to order anything else and every other chops and guac will taste like sandpaper after this, promise.
  • Dave K.heart icon on user image
    Dave KleinAugust 10, 2016
    Best ceviche I've ever had. Mole enchiladas were excellent. Cocktails were well mixed. Pricey but absolutely worth every penny.
  • Gajtana S.heart icon on user image
    Gajtana SimonovskaAugust 23, 2015
    Worth the visit. Among the best Mexican ever. Not your cheap Mexican, but not expensive either. Special place- looking forward to returning.
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