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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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 2 weeks ago
  • Eater
    EaterSeptember 13
    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
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaSeptember 3
    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
  • 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.
  • Marc S.
    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!
  • 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
  • IrmaZandl T.
    IrmaZandl The OpinionatorNovember 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!!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • KE
    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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
    jiresellJune 7
    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.
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerAugust 15
    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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • Harry R.
    Harry RaymondApril 6, 2016
    Order this: Casa Enrique Margarita, Quac, Enchiladas with salsa verde, crab tostadas. Amazing.
  • 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
  • Marina C.
    Marina CardosoSeptember 23, 2016
    The food is good and well done, just not huge portions. Great mole. Beautiful space.
  • 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
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