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Hugo's

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Neartown - Montrose, Houston
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  • Felix S.
    Felix SalmonOctober 12, 2017
    Order the grasshopper, it's off the chain good
  • Alex G.
    Alex GronbachMarch 27, 2017
    Ordered the ceviche and the suckling pig, both were fantastic! Truly can't go wrong with anything off the menu, even dessert was delicious (order the churros)!
  • Lynne 🐰 Q.
    Lynne 🐰 QuMarch 19, 2017
    Fried grasshoppers and churros with hot chocolate are amazing. The sautéed shrimp is super fresh!
  • George W.
    George WukosonFebruary 22, 2017
    Look forward to the squash blosssom menu come summer.
  • Cary Michael C.
    Cary Michael CoxFebruary 20, 2017
    Love the Lobster Tacos
  • Camila C.
    Camila CahhFebruary 9, 2017
    I love margarita, food service everything is good
  • Koma S.
    Koma SalazarFebruary 6, 2017
    Sampler platter to start. Cochinita pibil is amazing. Don't forget to try the grass hoppers. I love this place.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 19, 2017
    Hugo’s recounts chef Hugo Ortega’s culinary travels, research, and memories through his native Mexico — gastronomic stories told via dishes that are complex, but always balanced. Read more
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WalsworthJanuary 16, 2017
    The molè is to die for and definitely get the crepas de cajeta for dessert.
  • Leandro A.
    Leandro ArdissoneDecember 23, 2016
    Long waiting if you don't reserve previously. Also it's a bit expensive for a buffet food on Sunday's brunch ($33 per person, no beverage included). Food is great and lot of choices, also sweet table.
  • Ben P.
    Ben PoonDecember 9, 2016
    Octopus appetizer. Beef tenderloin with tamales special.
  • Drew 5.
    Drew 5December 7, 2016
    yum yum satisfaction! best of the best and fancy
  • Brian S.
    Brian Sticker 🎩November 27, 2016
    Had a great time at Hugo's w/ L&N & JLS. Grasshoppers, bone marrow, chicken, beef skirt and great brown & black mole sauce. Valet parking with $25 car wash. 11/26/16
  • Ashley E.
    Ashley EOctober 30, 2016
    So culture inspiring!
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchAugust 4, 2016
    We enjoyed the ceviche traditional and the carnitas and were absolutely blown away by the scallops served atop sweet cornbread with a cream sauce. You must order the churros. Read more
  • Kathryn A.
    Kathryn AndersonJuly 18, 2016
    Bacon wrapped, chorizo stuffed quail!
  • Samantha Mae
    Samantha MaeJuly 6, 2016
    Possibly the best Sunday brunch in Houston. Sangria pitchers for $45!
  • MoiseKapenda B.
    MoiseKapenda BowerApril 29, 2016
    Lechon (suckling pig)
  • John P.
    John PavlickJanuary 21, 2016
    The octopus dish on the "Dos for $22" lunch menu is really excellent
  • Lucy G.
    Lucy GrilletJanuary 12, 2016
    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!
  • Anat
    AnatOctober 18, 2015
    Get the stuffer veggie peppers
  • Joshua J.
    Joshua JagnananAugust 27, 2015
    Lechón .....
  • Michael M.
    Michael MillerJuly 22, 2015
    Everything is good here!
  • Fernando C.
    Fernando CovasJuly 6, 2015
    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!
  • Mauro S.
    Mauro SilvaApril 20, 2015
    Legit brunch on Sundays with live music and deserts bar is 10/10
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BrenizerApril 16, 2015
    Empanadas and sangria
  • ranjit c.
    ranjit chackoApril 11, 2015
    Mole with genuine Mexican dishes
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressApril 8, 2015
    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
  • Arthur W.
    Arthur WehlMarch 4, 2015
    Wonderful shrimp cocktail.
  • WC
    WCFebruary 15, 2015
    Recommend Lechon & Pulpo al Carbón for appetizers. Ricky @ the bar will take great care of you.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressDecember 29, 2014
    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
  • Ron A.
    Ron AsignacionOctober 19, 2014
    Upscale and authentic Mexican food!
  • Christy L.
    Christy LandesSeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Chardee M.
    Chardee MacDennisSeptember 27, 2014
    About to have a aro DE fuego
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Justin Yu, chef of Oxheart, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Caldo verde de pescado. Read more
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateAugust 22, 2014
    Chiles en Nogada (stuffed poblano peppers topped w/pomegranate seeds)
  • Stacey G.
    Stacey GuidorziAugust 11, 2014
    Flan was awesome!
  • Meg
    MegAugust 10, 2014
    Beautiful slow roasted pork shoulder that just falls apart when you look at it sideways.
  • Britney S.
    Britney SamsonAugust 9, 2014
    Great vegetarian options/menu!
  • John W.
    John WallerAugust 8, 2014
    Some of the best food in Houston.
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SchwabenbauerAugust 7, 2014
    Authentic Mexican
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley McDonaldAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Saturday brunch is delicious. It's off the menu, not buffet like Sunday.
  • Adam C.
    Adam CooperAugust 6, 2014
    Brunch, margaritas, Mexican
  • Scott F.
    Scott FisherAugust 4, 2014
    You might not believe it, but the grasshopper appetizer is awesome!
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressAugust 4, 2014
    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
  • 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
  • Laura L.
    Laura LuciaJuly 19, 2014
    The pulpo Ceviche is really good
  • Ro
    RoJuly 13, 2014
    Loud music made it difficult to hear each other. Food was great.
  • 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
  • Candy R.
    Candy RodriguezJune 22, 2014
    They do NOT spilt checks!
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