1600 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77006
Critics' Pick
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  • Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Sun 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • $$$; $$$$
  • Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Catering, Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Owner/chef Hugo Ortega has become a Houston legend alongside wife and restaurateur Tracy Vaught - who also operates Prego, Trevisio and Backstreet Cafe - and their longtime sommelier, Sean Beck. The Hugo's team established the interior Mexican restaurant as one of the finest restaurants in the city, period, and set the bar for modern Mexican food across the country with their success. Ortega has continued to turn out stunning food since opening in Montrose in 2002, including his famous lamb barbacoa, mole poblano and the best Sunday brunch in town. Ortega was a finalist for the 2012 & 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards. He also owns Caracol, in The Galleria area, sort of a "Mexican Coastal Kitchen" with a menu that draws from Mexico's 16 coastal states.

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