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Hugo's

Mexican Restaurant · Neartown - Montrose
1600 Westheimer Rd (at Mandell), Houston, TX 77006, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.3/10

Based on 303 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Houston Press
    "authentic Mexican cuisine shines with chefs Hugo Ortega"(3 Tips)
    Christy L.
    "Ask for the ceviche sampler so you'll get some of everything."(9 Tips)
    Lisa K.
    "Sunday brunch buffet is amazing for the price tag of $29."(2 Tips)
    Patrick R.
    "... is great and the pulpo al carbon is a fantastic appetizer. The cabrito is..."(2 Tips)
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  • Mexican food
  • seafood
  • margaritas
  • brunch food
  • good for dates
  • authentic
  • desserts
  • pulpo al carbon
  • chefs hugo ortega
  • lively
  • tacos
  • mole
  • wine
  • tamales
  • trendy
  • mezcal
  • romantic
  • empanadas
  • octopus
  • Pollo Asado
  • MoiseKapenda B.
    Lechon (suckling pig)
    MoiseKapenda Bower · 3 weeks ago
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  • John P.
    The octopus dish on the "Dos for $22" lunch menu is really excellent
    John Pavlick · January 21
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  • Lucy G.
    Appetizers a little bit big, so we got full too soon. Pulpo is delicious, Mejillones y almejas, and Vuelve a la vida too! For dessert Churros are very good! Nice place and great service! Recommended!
    Lucy Grillet · January 12
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  • Anat
    Get the stuffer veggie peppers
    Anat · October 18, 2015
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  • Joshua J.
    Lechón .....
    Joshua Jagnanan · August 27, 2015
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  • Michael M.
    Everything is good here!
    Michael Miller · July 22, 2015
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  • Fernando C.
    Sunday brunch is excellent. Awesome selection of special and tasty Mexican dishes, accompanied by refreshing aguas frescas. Added bonus: they'll wash your car while you eat!
    Fernando Covas · July 6, 2015
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  • Mauro S.
    Legit brunch on Sundays with live music and deserts bar is 10/10
    Mauro Silva · April 20, 2015
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  • Ryan B.
    Empanadas and sangria
    Ryan Brenizer · April 16, 2015
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  • ranjit c.
    Mole with genuine Mexican dishes
    ranjit chacko · April 11, 2015
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  • Houston Press
    The majesty of authentic Mexican cuisine shines with chefs Hugo Ortega and Ruben Ortega's beautifully-prepared, achiote-rubbed, whole-roasted suckling pig. Get the lechon appetizer ($12) Read more
    Houston Press · April 8, 2015
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  • Arthur W.
    Wonderful shrimp cocktail.
    Arthur Wehl · March 4, 2015
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  • WC
    Recommend Lechon & Pulpo al Carbón for appetizers. Ricky @ the bar will take great care of you.
    WC · February 15, 2015
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  • Houston Press
    Try the brunch Corn souffle, poached eggs, shrimp and octopus ceviche, chorizo-stuffed ancho chiles, roasted rack of lamb, costillas, carnitas, tamales, & more are all waiting for you to devour them. Read more
    Houston Press · December 29, 2014
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  • Ron A.
    Upscale and authentic Mexican food!
    Ron Asignacion · October 19, 2014
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  • Christy L.
    Ask for the ceviche sampler so you'll get some of everything. Outstanding fish and the Oaxacan Rita is an interesting drink choice, with mezcal.
    Christy Landes · September 27, 2014
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  • Chardee M.
    About to have a aro DE fuego
    Chardee MacDennis · September 27, 2014
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  • Chefs Feed
    Justin Yu, chef of Oxheart, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Caldo verde de pescado. Read more
    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
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  • VelvetCrate
    Chiles en Nogada (stuffed poblano peppers topped w/pomegranate seeds)
    VelvetCrate · August 22, 2014
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  • Stacey G.
    Flan was awesome!
    Stacey Guidorzi · August 11, 2014
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  • Meg
    Beautiful slow roasted pork shoulder that just falls apart when you look at it sideways.
    Meg · August 10, 2014
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  • Britney M.
    Great vegetarian options/menu!
    Britney M · August 9, 2014
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  • John W.
    Some of the best food in Houston.
    John Waller · August 8, 2014
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  • Matthew S.
    Authentic Mexican
    Matthew Schwabenbauer · August 7, 2014
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  • Ashley M.
    Saturday brunch is delicious. It's off the menu, not buffet like Sunday.
    Ashley McDonald · August 7, 2014
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  • Adam C.
    Brunch, margaritas, Mexican
    Adam Cooper · August 6, 2014
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  • Scott F.
    You might not believe it, but the grasshopper appetizer is awesome!
    Scott Fisher · August 4, 2014
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  • Houston Press
    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. Read more
    Houston Press · August 4, 2014
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  • The Wall Street Journal
    Try your hardest not to overdo it on the lamb chops, octopus salad, duck with mole and chilaquiles; the desserts, made by Mr. Ortega's pastry-chef brother, Ruben, are irresistible. Read more
    The Wall Street Journal · August 3, 2014
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  • Laura L.
    The pulpo Ceviche is really good
    Laura Lucia · July 19, 2014
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  • Ro
    Loud music made it difficult to hear each other. Food was great.
    Ro · July 13, 2014
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  • Local Houston Magazine
    Hugo's is the pinnacle of upscale Mexican. The food is immaculate, the service is warm and friendly, and the specialty margaritas are a must have! Read more
    Local Houston Magazine · June 26, 2014
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  • Candy R.
    They do NOT spilt checks!
    Candy Rodriguez · June 22, 2014
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  • Luke R.
    The Mole poblano is excellent.
    Luke Ruppersburg Sr · June 18, 2014
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  • Luke R.
    This place is great.
    Luke Ruppersburg Sr · June 18, 2014
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  • MoiseKapenda B.
    Squash Blossom Quesadillas
    MoiseKapenda Bower · May 19, 2014
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  • Atlanta Food & W.
    Take a journey through the street foods of Mexico with Hugo Ortega at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival May 29 - June 1. Read more
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  • Ed R.
    Best flan I've had in my life! And I don't usually like flan. The cafe de Hoya is amazing!
    Ed Rivera · May 3, 2014
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  • Melanie J.
    Brunch is delicious but way too crowded. Dinner crowd so much better!
    Melanie Jones · March 31, 2014
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  • Lisa K.
    Sunday brunch buffet is amazing for the price tag of $29.
    Lisa K · January 28, 2014
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  • Rick M.
    Best dessert on the menu !!
    Rick Malley · December 12, 2013
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  • Liz T.
    The Lechón (suckling pig) is a must. Could have made a meal out of the meat alone. The barbacoa is also a favorite. Whatever you get, be sure to wash it down with a margarita.
    Liz Taylor · December 12, 2013
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  • Danny F.
    Just great food
    Danny Frank · October 6, 2013
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  • Harrison D.
    Literally every single thing was delicious. The Sunday brunch buffet is incredible!
    Harrison Daniel · September 2, 2013
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  • Darcy E.
    You can't go wrong at Hugo's
    Darcy Eaves · August 26, 2013
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  • Amanda M.
    Amazing vegan options!
    Amanda Martinez · July 23, 2013
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  • Elizabeth B.
    First tex-mex restaurant that actually plays mexican music...and on Westheimer!!! Love it already!
    Elizabeth Bautista · July 21, 2013
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  • Abin
    Ceviches are great but live a little and try the Chapulines.
    Abin · July 7, 2013
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  • Houston Press
    Brunch: Saturday 11am-3pm, Sunday Buffet 10am-2:30pm. Their Sunday brunch is famous for its wide variety of dishes!
    Houston Press · July 2, 2013
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  • Ashley M.
    Squash blossom festival menu is awesome. Ask for it (only available during the summer)!
    Ashley McDonald · May 31, 2013
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