Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Casa Enrique's Mole Comfort
Anyone who knows me can vouch for how much I love Mexican food. It's one of the most deliciously flavorful meals I can virtually have on any given day, and I enjoy both making Mexican food at home as well as having it when dining out.
Naturally, I was craving it recently and immediately thought of Casa Enrique in LIC. Since Dan hasn't been there yet, I thought it'd be the perfect opportunity for him to try it, and for me to indulge in something spicy and comforting.
Guacamole - Even though I've tried this here the last time I came, we just couldn't resist. Loving the texture of this guac, it was both chunky and a little smooth with some punchy flavor from the jalapenos. I like that we got it moderate to a little spicy, which tickled our tastebuds and got us excited for the next course.
Mole de Piaxtla - It's hard for me to resist a rich, chocolatey mole, so this dish was a must for me. The chicken was super tender and deeply flavored by the thick mole sauce, which was pretty mild but created an almost stew-like consistency. The modest side of rice, which came on the side was yet again a tasty vessel for that magical sauce.
Service and Cost:
Very happy with the level of service we received, it felt good to be well taken care of and checked on throughout the evening. Although the staff was attentive, we never felt annoyed or pestered.
Costs are moderate and we paid about $60 including tax and tip for two entrees, guacamole and one sangria.
Casa Enrique - 5-48 49th Avenue, LIC NY 11101
7 Train to Vernon Blvd/Jackson Avenue