Nov. 8, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
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 2019 Michelin guide, and is the only Queens restaurant to appear on the list this year.
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.
The restaurant wrote on social media that it is honored to receive the Michelin distinction for the fifth year in a row.
Casa Enrique earned its first Michelin distinction in 2013, appearing in the Bib Gourmand list of restaurants offering high-quality foods at affordable prices. It was awarded its first Michelin star in 2014.
The one-star rating, according to Michelin, is for high quality restaurants that 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.
So incredibly honored to be awarded #onestar rating for our fifth consecutive year! Thank you to @michelinguide @michelininspectors and the entire Casa Enrique family who make this possible!