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Enrique's Mexican Restaurant

6210 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., #12 (Loynes Dr.) Send to Phone
562-498-3622
Colorful café offering massive portions of Mexican specialties.

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Lunch & Dinner daily
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Enrique's Mexican Restaurant Restaurant Review

: With high-back green booths, tables sporting vibrant hand-painted wood cuts, and walls holding paintings of Mexican beaches and missions, Enrique’s isn’t the typical strip-mall Mexican restaurant. Sure, chef/owner Enrique Perez offers standard fare like burritos, enchiladas and tacos, but he also features more ambitious (and more rewarding) selections. Whatever the dish, expect leftovers --- portions are huge. Start with smoky, blistered pasilla peppers filled with potato and blue and jack cheeses, as well as the bright citrus flavors of whitefish ceviche topped with avocado. For a main dish, grilled chorizo is paired with a half chicken breast and a shrimp skewer for a unique take on surf ‘n’ turf. Almost every plate comes with moist rice and cheesy mashed pintos and, of course, tortillas. Desserts include a reliable flan, or better yet, a warm dome of chocolate banana bread pudding with custard, caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. To drink, there are cold bottles of beer, old-school Shirley Temples, and a daily rotation of aguas frescas like the cinnamon-tinged rice milk drink horchata.
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