Food as beautiful and well-rendered as that at Hugo Ortega's Downtown standout Xochi doesn't come around too often, especially in a Marriot. But settle into a table and a phenomenal meal will speak to your soul. There's a snapper crudo that looks like a wild flora arrangement meant for an atrium in the sun. There are the moles, each resplendent with its own deep, earthen flavors that compliment a variety of seafood and meat. It would be a crime to pass up the tender goat tacos or the chargrilled oysters, plump and faintly spicy, or a dessert such as the "cacao," which will wow any chocolate lover. An impeccable wine selection from sommelier Sean Beck accompanies service that never falters, from margaritas shaken tableside to spot-on menu recommendations for the bashful, proving that Xochi is a restaurant that not only highlights the astounding range of one of the best chefs in America, but helps make Houston a bastion of hospitality and diverse flavors ready to impress the world over.