Casa Enrique

Casa Enrique

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Hunters Point, Queens
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  • Jenna O.
    Jenna OdettFebruary 4
    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.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonFebruary 17
    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 May 1
  • 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
  • Michael H.
    Michael HintzeAugust 13, 2016
    Amazing mole, top notch tacos, great enchiladas, and excellent margaritas. Michelin rated quality all for a fair price.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • AskMen
    AskMenMarch 23, 2012
    dining situation influenced by the cuisine of San Luis Potosi: sopes with chorizo, fried oysters with chili mayo, chile relleno, traditional mole and roasted pork ribs marinated in guajillo chilies. Read more
  • 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
  • IrmaZandl T.
    IrmaZandl The OpinionatorNovember 23, 2014
    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!!
  • Ben F.
    Ben FloydJanuary 28
    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.
  • M K.
    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!
  • 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
  • Kate Ellen D.
    Kate Ellen DeanOctober 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!
  • Dana O.
    Dana OMalleyJune 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ 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.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhOctober 31, 2015
    Great date spot! Eat their guacamole, cochinito chiapaneco (pork ribs marinated in chilies) & their Chamorro de borrego al huaxamole (braised lamb shank). Drink their mezcal con piña :)
  • Derek K.
    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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinMay 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.
    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.
  • jiresell
    jiresell2 weeks ago
    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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Tim M.
    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.
  • 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
  • Victoria H.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Ray L.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Kathleen V.
    Kathleen VargasJune 27, 2016
    Great ambiance with good food. Love their pozole and their tostada with crab. Also try their blueberry mojito.
  • Altius E.
    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.
  • Paloma C.
    Paloma Cacho-SousaMarch 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Must try the guacamole, the chicken enchiladas, tacos al pastor, cochinito chiapaneco, ceviche, tostadas de jaiba, agua de jamaica... Ufff everything is amazing!
  • Frida C.
    Frida ChenJuly 8, 2015
    Must order the fried oysters and cow tongue taco! Try the mole de piaxtla for entree. Chocolate adds interesting flavor to the dish!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WardakJanuary 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You have to he the spicy meatballs appetizer. They're great!!! Oh and really good guacamole, you just need to add a little more salt. :). Enjoy!!!
  • William N.
    William NelliganNovember 13, 2015
    Lovely room, attentive staff, phenomenal food. Don't miss the molé. But you can't go wrong.
  • J L.
    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.
  • Derek K.
    Derek KanJune 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Tostadas De Jaiba! crab in crispy tortilla with citrus, avocado, tomato, chile serrano and cilantro
  • Harry R.
    Harry RaymondApril 6, 2016
    Order this: Casa Enrique Margarita, Quac, Enchiladas with salsa verde, crab tostadas. Amazing.
    Upvoted May 17
  • Marina C.
    Marina CardosoSeptember 23, 2016
    The food is good and well done, just not huge portions. Great mole. Beautiful space.
  • Yanara S.
    Yanara SuenagaFebruary 11
    It's evident that whoever granted the michelin⭐️ to this place wasnt Mexican or doesnt know Mexican cuisine Otherwise wouldnt have it Not bad but I've had better experiences with Mexican food(I'm🇲🇽)
  • Gajtana S.
    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.
  • Amy W.
    Amy WuAugust 7, 2016
    Got the coconut mojito and pork torta. Slightly small but good portion for brunch / late lunch. Very fast service and cute atmosphere.
  • Mark K.
    Mark KupasrimonkolAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The delicious trio of salsas are shared table to table. Use the spoon don't dip your chips directly in the containers!
  • Berk K.
    Berk KapiciogluSeptember 26, 2015
    I had the huevos con chorizo for brunch and it was delicious. A Michelin rated Mexican restaurant with cute decor.
  • Darshy N.
    Darshy NAugust 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Enchiladas! Mole, salsa Verde. So great. Go beyond the Guacamole, the other apps blew my mind. Tres Leche is king here
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DietrichMay 31, 2015
    The guacamole and tacos are outstanding. The lamb is an entree from heaven. Very nice selection of cocktails.
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonMay 24, 2015
    Reasonable prices for tasty tacos (al pastor below) and amazing guacamole
  • Olivia Z.
    Olivia Z.December 13, 2015
    Absolutely amazing. The sopecitas de chorizo is so good. A quick bite but will leave you wanting more!
  • William T.
    William TorrealbaApril 7, 2014
    The food is delicious, the enchiladas in green sauce are awesome and the mole is delightful. Service was between average and not good
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduMay 4, 2013
    Delicious guacamole! Chicken verde enchiladas are yummy. If you like mole, some if the best I've ever tasted.
  • Janelle G.
    Janelle GreeneFebruary 18
    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.
  • Will C.
    Will CutroneDecember 6, 2014
    Chicken tacos were very good, & meatballs were as well. Service was excellent, environment pleasant. Definitely recommend!
  • Zev L.
    Zev Levit-RamosMay 31, 2016
    The meatballs (albundigas) were delicious. Also, the enchiladas are fantastic. Anything with Mole will delight.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HowardFebruary 10, 2013
    The BYOB days are over! They now make tasty margaritas, which go great with the rest of their delicious menu.
  • Carissa M.
    Carissa MillerJune 13, 2014
    Amazing and fresh! I would definitely recommend the Sopes de Chorizo and the Enchiladas Salsa Verde!
  • Dave K.
    Dave KleinAugust 10, 2016
    Best ceviche I've ever had. Mole enchiladas were excellent. Cocktails were well mixed. Pricey but absolutely worth every penny.
  • Keith K.
    Keith KaplanAugust 24, 2014
    Their Margaritas are delicious. Don't think there was a happy hour, but definitely would go back for dinner.
  • Vivian R.
    Vivian RamirezFebruary 7
    Tacos were delicious. Nothing was exceptional but definitely a solid place in Long Island city with a nice ambience.
  • Antonio
    AntonioJuly 4, 2016
    This is real Mexican food. Hands-down the best I've ever had other than in Mexico. The chorizo tacos are ridiculous.
  • JetzNY
    JetzNYNovember 12, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Fried Oysters, Spicy Guacamole & Spicy Salted Cucumber Margaritas are a sure bet
  • Nina Z.
    Nina ZhangJune 19, 2016
    The spicy guac is SPICY - and we eat Szechuan spice, spicy hot pot, hottest wings, etc. so delicious!
  • Rod R.
    Rod RuizJuly 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Tip from a Mexican, the cuisine here is fantastic! Love the taqueria selection here, you can't go wrong.
  • Liany V.
    Chicken quesadillas are the best here with the green sauce. Guacamole as a starter is a must 🙌🏼
  • Ed
    EdSeptember 16, 2016
    Everything I tried was delicious the lamb shank the fried oysters the tacos all cooked to perfection
  • Nicole
    NicoleJune 4, 2012
    Great guacamole, fresh tortillas, delicious tacos. Try the pork ribs, they will knock your socks off!
  • Jewelz .
    Jewelz 💋June 10, 2014
    It has a nice ambiance but the food is extremely expensive and the portions are for like a kids meal so small.. The guacamole was the best part of the meal everything else was ok.
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanFebruary 23
    My favorite Mexican restaurant in NYC. Great mezcal cocktails, guacamole, sopesitos, and enchiladas.
  • Paul J.
    Paul JJuly 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent Puebla cuisine. Recommended: the green enchiladas and chocolate mole Pueblana
  • JetzNY
    JetzNYSeptember 9, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Fried Oysters are awesome light crispy with spicy creamy punch in your mouth
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtJune 18, 2016
    The enchiladas are fantastic, especially the Mole sauce
  • TenantKing.com
    TenantKing.comJune 20, 2014
    Be sure to get the guacamole and chips for the table. A guaranteed crowd pleaser.
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa ParavanoMarch 16, 2014
    seriously legit mexican and the moles are outstanding.. worth the trek to LIC
  • Emiliano V.
    Emiliano ViscarraDecember 4, 2016
    Chilaquiles and enchiladas are the bomb. Guacamole is very good too.
  • Josema T.
    Josema TaverasSeptember 22, 2015
    Really good spicy margaritas. The food is really good too.
  • Naveen K.
    Naveen KumarNovember 18, 2016
    Brunch was great! Would definitely go back to try more things.
  • Meg M.
    Meg McNamaraDecember 3, 2014
    Finally found our favorite mexican restaurant. From appetizer to dessert, a perfect meal.
  • Hannah E.
    Hannah ElleAugust 28, 2013
    So good! The guacamole was amazing and the enchiladas were killer!
  • Kara T.
    Kara TJanuary 9, 2015
    Salsa verde enchiladas made my whole weekend. Very filling, no appetizers necessary.
  • JetzNY
    JetzNYNovember 14, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    They can Make your cocktails spicy
  • Nick M.
    Nick MoloneyMarch 13, 2015
    Mole enchilada. The tres leches cake was to die for. Seriously
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MonsalveMay 1, 2015
    Everything here is hands down amazing. The mole enchiladas are everything
  • Masha M.
    Masha MurakhovskyAugust 12, 2013
    Tacos and ceviche are really yummy! Great LIC spot.
  • Karl S.
    Karl SchafferApril 9, 2015
    lamb shank. tacos. guac. salsas. all good. michelin star mex.
  • Jessica
    JessicaDecember 10, 2014
    Crab tostada, chorizo tacos and the classic margarita
  • Nelson L.
    Nelson LiuNovember 19, 2012
    Amazing tacos, definitely have to try them out.
  • noskos
    noskosDecember 13, 2015
    Michelin star Mexican food. I recommend the mole!
  • David G.
    David GuerrieriMarch 9, 2016
    Great enchiladas but a bit pricey. Loved the atmosphere.
  • Guillo ..
    Guillo ...July 1, 2015
    Legit Mexican cuisine with one Michelin star if you don't believe me.
  • Bennett
    BennettSeptember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best tacos in LIC and now a Michelin star! Congrats to Casa Enrique!
  • chin1ta
    chin1taSeptember 29, 2016
    The food here is simple, traditional, and the best Mexican of its kind.
  • Brian S.
    Brian ScheyerSeptember 23, 2016
    amazing Molé and nice mezcal selection
  • Robert A.
    Robert AccetturaJuly 18, 2015
    Make sure to order the guacamole. It's especially awesome. Tacos were delicious too.
  • Peter M.
    Peter MacariSeptember 21, 2012
    Great food!! The enchiladas were delicious and it is BYOB!
  • Antonio A.
    Antonio AchJune 29, 2016
    Seafood and specialty meats. And of course the drinks, Margarita por favor!!!
  • Lina T.
    Lina TrifonMarch 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the huebos con mole and don't skip the guacamole.
  • Dina R.
    Dina RughaniAugust 11, 2015
    The lamb shank, guacamole, the pork,
  • JetzNY
    JetzNYMay 31, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Great Brunch items & Freshcocktails
  • Zack D.
    Zack DavenportAugust 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The salsa verde enchiladas will get you hooked on this place.
  • Kim B.
    Kim B.November 23, 2014
    Burnt milk ice cream might be the best ice cream I've ever had
  • Jason H.
    Jason HallJune 24, 2012
    Food is really authentic, delicious. Decor is... sparse...
  • Luzan G.
    Luzan GilJune 11, 2016
    Delicioso todo y excelente atención. El mejor pastel de tres leches que he probado! 👏🏼
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