Casa Enrique

4.8
697 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
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Sublime. The guacamole, the cheviche, each mouthful was devine.

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Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Drinks were ok. Service perfect and food real good.

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k
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff. Perfectly cooked Black Sea bass and scallops. Delicious rice & beans. Tasty drinks. Will be back.

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amaze wow!

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k
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GOOD, real Mexican food and such great service. Worth a trip to LIC!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Made reservations 5 weeks ago. Totally worth the wait! Excellent Saturday“date night”. Service and food was impeccable!

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SC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is just the most consistent and best Mexican food and mixed drink restaurant in the US. Yes there are other nearby Michelin starred Mexican restaurants in NYC but NONE compare. Highlights include the BEST soursop Margarita, unbelievable Mole chicken, carne asada, lamb shank, and tres leches cake.

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DD
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks, service and ambiance, but not so great that it should command month-ahead reservations for a table for two for a weeknight dinner (or a Michelin star).

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m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic and delicious! good service, excellent cocktails and to die for tacos. Did I mention the guac. I'm addicted!

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d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We definitely wanted this place to be a WOW factor and while it’s def good it’s not what we had hoped for!

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VC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would say it’s the best mexican food in town and the ambiance is great! I recommend making a reservation if you dont want to have a bit of a wait

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience once again. By far the best Mexican food I have had outside of México and abuelita's kitchen. The depths of their salsas, mole and guisados are remarkable. We had the special oyster appetizer and the scallops which were both delicious, smoky and the perfect amount of heat. Additionally we had a couple of favorites, the crab tostadas, guacamole and ceviche. Entrees included the lamb, pole con mole and the ribs, accompanied by homemade tortillas that are hard to come by in nyc. Gustavo our server was a pleasure too. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, little crowded, but will be back in the future

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been many times at this place, never disappointed!

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GH
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing authentic Mexican food. Highly recommended

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food!!!

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SA
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the waiters were wonderful. Took my boyfriend and they secretly got him a tres leeches cake and sang to him! They were so attentive and the food was phenomenal

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ER
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious, with the tender skirt steak appetizer and flavorful and nuanced mole entree on the brunch menu were standouts. The pollo with salsa verde was delicate and divine. Fresh squeezed orange juice is also an elixir. The chocolate pot de creme was quite simply divine in every way. Service and ambiance were pretty good. I highly recommend Casa Enrique for brunch with friends or family due to its low key vibe.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Amazing food and drinks! And definitely one of the best dessert I’ve tried in nyc. Highly recommended, worth the wait, had to book two weeks in advance but happy with the experience. Server and busser where very kind and attentive. Thank you all

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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

Food great as always, services was fine. Decor does need some help, not looking for a traditional mexican sarapes, bur yet a better decoration and more comfortable chairs and tables.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Just amazing! Not my first time in this places and I’m always pleased, from the quality of the food to the service! Thank you for this lovely dinner!! Highly recommended

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall was good, the food came out in the wrong order but was very delicious.

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CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Reservation is honored timely. Great for kids

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ES
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went for Sunday brunch and it was delicious. I had the enchiladas and my wife had eggs. Both were yummy. We also split a delicious dessert.

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CB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb place to eat. The food was terrific, the ambiance was nice and the owners were friendly and down to earth.
Authentic Mexican food at its best by far one of the better places to eat Mexican food around the world. Great job, bravo to you, I will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing post Valentine’s Day dinner with my girlfriend.

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OR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very great drinks and starters. The main courses were too hot for our kids - unfortunately the waiter did not point that out.

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New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved everything about Casa Enrique, from the friendly greeting at the door to the delicious food. The waitress brought me out a taste of the salsa verde sauce when I was concerned about how spicy it would be. It was the best salsa verde I have ever had. And the mole was perfection. Still thinking about it and cannot wait to go back.

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Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I see why they received a Michelin star. The service was amazing as was the food. I am telling everyone about this place!

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CR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and customer service is great but the noise level at the room we stayed was horrible. It was very uncomfortable.

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NW
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The acoustic panels don't work at all. I could barely hear the server.

Also, we get it, you're super busy. But to ask a table to leave so you can seat the next group is ridiculous. Make fewer bookings in a day.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything I ate was exceptional. From the margaritas, to the chips, to the incredible desserts. I can’t wait to go back!

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PD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very loud. Service is good but there seems to be the impulse to get you in and out to turn the tables. Lots of hovering. Food is good.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious. Cocktails were fresh, fruity and herby. We sampled a few items and shared which is the way to go. The only downside is we felt rushed. There were lines of people waiting. And server was polite but checked on us a lot hurrying us along. I would have like to savor food more.

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p
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

yes very authentic, very friendly they make you feel very welcome, great food

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to have authentic family recipes from Mexico City, here in NYC

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had an amazing experience with great food and great service

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As exemplary as the first visit. Dishes are unapologetically seasoned. Delicious! Regresaré pronto!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, will definitely go again. A little spendy for a regular dinner so maybe better for a special occasion!

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