Hugo's

Mexican Restaurant
1600 Westheimer Rd (at Mandell), Houston, TX 77006, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:00 PM (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
9.1/10

Based on 211 votes

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Total Visitors
3,505
Total Visits
4,788
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  • What you need to know
    Christy L.
    "Ask for the ceviche sampler so you'll get some of everything."(9 Tips)
    Houston Press
    "authentic Mexican cuisine shines with chefs Hugo Ortega"(3 Tips)
    Lisa K.
    "Sunday brunch buffet is amazing for the price tag of $29."(2 Tips)
    Luke R.
    "The Mole poblano is excellent."(5 Tips)
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  • Mexican food
  • margaritas
  • authentic
  • pulpo al carbon
  • desserts
  • chef hugo ortega
  • brunch buffet
  • tacos
  • wine
  • tamales
  • good for dates
  • empanadas
  • barbacoa
  • poached eggs
  • trendy
  • live music
  • café
  • off-menu items
  • octopus
  • great value
  • 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 · 1 day ago
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  • Mauro S.

    Legit brunch on Sundays with live music and deserts bar is 10/10

    Mauro Silva · April 20
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  • Ryan B.

    Empanadas and sangria

    Ryan Brenizer · April 16
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  • ranjit c.

    Mole with genuine Mexican dishes

    ranjit chacko · April 11
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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
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  • Magda V.

    La comida es Realmente Mexicana! De lo mejor en Houston. El Grupo en vivo es fantastico, a excepcion de Los baños todo lo demas es excelente.

    Magda Vargas · March 22
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  • Arthur W.

    Wonderful shrimp cocktail.

    Arthur Wehl · March 4
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  • WC

    Recommend Lechon & Pulpo al Carbón for appetizers. Ricky @ the bar will take great care of you.

    WC · February 15
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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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  • Allison L.

    Chiles en Nogada (stuffed poblano peppers topped w/pomegranate seeds)

    Allison Loftus · August 22, 2014
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  • Stacey G.

    Flan was awesome!

    Stacey Guidorzi · August 11, 2014
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  • maibey

    Beautiful slow roasted pork shoulder that just falls apart when you look at it sideways.

    maibey · 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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  • Joaquín

    Este lugar le hace honor a la comida mexicana en el extranjero.

    Joaquín · May 2, 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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  • Saf an

    Dish: Pescado Frito

    Saf an · January 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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  • Pablo M.

    Ask for a table outside on a nice day to eat surrounded by great greenery

    Pablo Maceda · April 20, 2013
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  • My Table Magazine

    This upscale Mexican restaurant has a small but potent bar. If you're in the mood for something chic and for chips, ask the bartenders about their sophisticated specialty margaritas.

    My Table Magazine · April 5, 2013
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  • My Table Magazine

    A handmade corn tortilla topped with black beans, lobster, pico de gallo and avocado makes this a luxurious treat. However, there’s only one, and it’s pretty small. Make this an appetizer... Price: $9 Read more

    My Table Magazine · April 5, 2013
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