Monday, April 4, 2011


PICTURED (top to bottom): Restaurant, Chips and Salsa, Guacamole, Queso Fundido con Chorizo, Tamale, Pacific Taco, Pork Shank.

Enrique's Mexican Restaurant
6210-12 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 498-3622

We arrived at Enrique's early for dinner because they don't take reservations, and there is always a wait for a table later in the evening. We were seated in a nice booth after about a 15 minute wait. The service is usually very good here, and tonight was no exception. Our server was excellent. Two of our favorite dishes at Enrique's, the Pacific Taco and the Pork Shank, are "off the menu" but usually available, and we were able to order both tonight. 

The chips and salsa are very good here. The chips were fresh and the salsa thick, chunky and spicy but not too hot. We decided to add a bowl of Guacamole, because we love Enrique's Guacamole. We also decided to try the Queso Fundido con Chorizo. Well, it was a bust. The cheese was thick, hard and stringy (supposed to be like a fondue) and there were 3 or 4 large chunks of chorizo (good chorizo, but would have been better crumbled throughout the dish).

The ladies both ordered the Pacific Taco- with chicken breast, avocado, cheese, lettuce and tomato. Big and delicious, as usual. They also each ordered a Tamale. The masa was great, and they were loaded with meat, but could have used more sauce. I ordered my favorite dish at Enrique's- the Pork Shank. It's a very large dish with tender pork and a great sauce served over rice.

Tonight's Enrique's dinner gets two and a half thumbs up from the 3 Tubby Tummys.

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