Oct. 22, 2019 By Christian Murray
Long Island City’s Casa Enrique is once again the recipient of a Michelin star.
The Mexican restaurant, located at 5-48 49th Ave., earned the one-star distinction in the new 2020 Michelin guide, and is the only Queens restaurant to appear on the coveted list.
Casa Enrique is one of 76 restaurants in the New York City dining guide, and follows several consecutive appearances on it since opening in 2012.
The restaurant is known for its traditional Mexican dishes envisioned by its star chef, Cosme Aguilar.
Michelin singled out dishes like rajas con crema, chicken enchiladas with mole and chamorros de borrego in its guide, along with desserts like its pastel tres leches.
“It’s the kind of food that thrills palates,” Michelin wrote about the restaurant.
Casa Enrique was awarded its first Michelin star in 2014.
The one-star rating, according to Michelin, is for high quality restaurants that are worth a stop.
The restaurant is owned by Winston Kulok and his wife, Carole Bergman Kulok, who also own Café Henri, a nearby French bistro.