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Hugo's

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Neartown - Montrose, Houston
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  • 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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  • Samantha Mae
    Samantha Mae3 weeks ago
    Possibly the best Sunday brunch in Houston. Sangria pitchers for $45!
  • MoiseKapenda B.
    Lechon (suckling pig)
  • John P.
    John PavlickJanuary 21
    The octopus dish on the "Dos for $22" lunch menu is really excellent
  • Lucy G.
    Lucy GrilletJanuary 12
    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
    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.
    Upvoted May 15
  • 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 M.
    Britney MAugust 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
    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!
  • Luke R.
    Luke Ruppersburg SrJune 18, 2014
    The Mole poblano is excellent.
  • Luke R.
    Luke Ruppersburg SrJune 18, 2014
    This place is great.
  • MoiseKapenda B.
    MoiseKapenda BowerMay 19, 2014
    Squash Blossom Quesadillas
  • 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
  • Ed R.
    Ed RiveraMay 3, 2014
    Best flan I've had in my life! And I don't usually like flan. The cafe de Hoya is amazing!
  • Melanie J.
    Melanie JonesMarch 31, 2014
    Brunch is delicious but way too crowded. Dinner crowd so much better!
  • Lisa K.
    Lisa KJanuary 28, 2014
    Sunday brunch buffet is amazing for the price tag of $29.
  • Rick M.
    Rick MalleyDecember 12, 2013
    Best dessert on the menu !!
  • Liz T.
    Liz TaylorDecember 12, 2013
    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.
  • Danny F.
    Danny FrankOctober 6, 2013
    Just great food
  • Harrison D.
    Harrison DanielSeptember 2, 2013
    Literally every single thing was delicious. The Sunday brunch buffet is incredible!
  • Darcy E.
    Darcy EavesAugust 26, 2013
    You can't go wrong at Hugo's
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MartinezJuly 23, 2013
    Amazing vegan options!
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BautistaJuly 21, 2013
    First tex-mex restaurant that actually plays mexican music...and on Westheimer!!! Love it already!
  • Abin
    AbinJuly 7, 2013
    Ceviches are great but live a little and try the Chapulines.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressJuly 2, 2013
    Brunch: Saturday 11am-3pm, Sunday Buffet 10am-2:30pm. Their Sunday brunch is famous for its wide variety of dishes!
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