Casa Enrique is the Michelin starred Mexican in Long Island City serving some truly excellent eats.
Helmed by Chef Cosme Aguilar hailing from Chiapas in Mexico’s southernmost state – a cuisine that is rarely showcased in the cities Mexican eateries.
Although Aguilar’s professional practice has mostly been in French cuisine, his passion for cooking came from his mother, sisters and aunts back home in Chiapas.
Here at Casa Enrique, Aguilar presents the perfect amalgamation of traditional cuisine from his roots cooked with a modern flair.
What I love most about his dishes is the freshness of everything. The guacamole is all about the avocados and pair perfectly with house made nachos.
There is a great caddy of salsas with bright, zesty flavors within them that really enhance the meal.
The “Tostadas de Jaiba” was superb with crispy tostadas heaped with fresh crab and a tangy lime and cilantro dressing.
The tacos we found were not all that great with the pork ones being the most disappointing but we did wash the meal down with a decadent “tres leches’.
The digs are all dressed in white but nothing to write home about and we actually had a terrible server who had no interest in our table at all. Unfortunate ‘coz that really took away from what otherwise was a fabulous experience.
Here is some of what we ate:
Tostadas de Jaiba
De Pollo en Salsa Verde
De Pollo con Mole de Piaxtla