4. Casa Enrique: 5-48 49th Ave.

Photograph by Nicholas Doyle, Nooklyn

Casa Enrique keeps things simple with its Mexican cuisine—there are no frills or out-there experimentations, but what they do, they do well. The best, some may argue. The menu consists of classics like guacamole, ceviche, and a variety of enchiladas and tacos—but its the fresh and seasonal ingredients that really pack a punch. Chef Cosme Aquilar is determined to feed New Yorkers home-cooked meals from his childhood in Chiapas, Mexico, and it’s paid off—the eatery has been Michelin-starred for three years (and at that, is very affordable).

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