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Hugo's

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Neartown - Montrose, Houston
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  • Alex G.
    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.
    Fried grasshoppers and churros with hot chocolate are amazing. The sautéed shrimp is super fresh!
  • George W.
    George WukosonFebruary 22
    Look forward to the squash blosssom menu come summer.
  • Cary Michael C.
    Cary Michael CoxFebruary 20
    Love the Lobster Tacos
  • Camila C.
    Camila CahFebruary 9
    I love margarita, food service everything is good
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Koma S.
    Koma SalazarFebruary 6
    Sampler platter to start. Cochinita pibil is amazing. Don't forget to try the grass hoppers. I love this place.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 19
    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
    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
    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!
  • 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
    Been here 10+ times
    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
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley McDonaldMay 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Squash blossom festival menu is awesome. Ask for it (only available during the summer)!
  • Pablo M.
    Pablo MacedaApril 20, 2013
    Ask for a table outside on a nice day to eat surrounded by great greenery
  • My Table Magazine
    My Table MagazineApril 5, 2013
    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
    My Table MagazineApril 5, 2013
    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
  • Ailenka T.
    Ailenka TorresovaApril 1, 2013
    Ceviche de atun is the best ceviche I've had outside of the Caribbean! Love it!!
  • Ailenka T.
    Ailenka TorresovaApril 1, 2013
    Pollo Asado is a must have along with their house margaritas! The chicken is so smoky and succulent.
  • Kavya P.
    Kavya PernankilMarch 23, 2013
    I loved the service and I highly recommend trying all their desserts, amazing quality you can taste. Everything is made in house!
  • Igor
    IgorMarch 13, 2013
    I keep on coming back to this place, absolutely excellent! Lobster tacos are fantastic and the best Micheladas I have ever had
  • Cameron
    CameronMarch 3, 2013
    Absolutely terrible. Waited an hour and a half to be seated even though we had reservations. Was hoping the food would make up for the lack of timely service, but I was severely unimpressed.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeFebruary 17, 2013
    Love the poached eggs at brunch!
  • Plumfare
    PlumfareNovember 11, 2012
    Try the ceviche! This place is great - ambiance and food! It's a top gifted spot on the Plumfare iPhone App.
  • Patricia R.
    Patricia ROctober 26, 2012
    Had a wonderful birthday lunch. Food was delicious and reminded me of my vacations visiting my grandmother in Mexico. Menu was a little too big and bulky but food was great.
  • Eliu
    EliuOctober 14, 2012
    A real Mexican foo try all small deserts and Sunday brunch is great !
  • Vanessa C.
    Vanessa CastilloOctober 6, 2012
    Try the carne asada
  • UpShift Digital
    UpShift DigitalOctober 2, 2012
    Don't be in a hurry when you come here. They are slow as Christmas. Oh and the tamales are hideous.
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanSeptember 28, 2012
    Best of Houston 2012 - Food & Drink - Best Brunch
  • Jason M.
    Jason MogeraAugust 19, 2012
    Perhaps the best authentic Mexican I had in a while
  • Urban S.
    Urban SwankJuly 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Hugo's - Crazy, Sexy, Cool... Read more
  • Erik M.
    Erik M.July 22, 2012
    The chapulines are a must!!!!
  • Kristi C.
    Kristi ChenowethJuly 7, 2012
    Barbacoa (it will always be on the menu)
  • Kristi C.
    Kristi ChenowethJuly 7, 2012
    Mole Poblano
  • Rachel(Vasiliki) Dj Diva R.
    So yummy! The brunch is awesome! I love the shrimp tamales!
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressJune 5, 2012
    2011 Houston Web Awards Winner: Best Restaurant Website. Check out the 2012 Houston Web Awards on June 28. www.HoustonWebAwards.com
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressMay 31, 2012
    2011 Best of Houston Winner: Best Margarita. Check out more Houston Press Best of Houston Winners here: http://bit.ly/JCaGyR Or go mobile with the free Best Of app.
  • ELS Language Centers
    An upscale restaurant serving carefully crafted regional Mexican dishes, not the usual fare you’ll find at other local Mexican restaurants. Plenty of room, comfortable seating. Meals $15 to $30.
  • Eater
    EaterMay 23, 2012
    The Sunday brunch is legendary, the vegetarian options are over-the-top good and the mole is like nothing else in town. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Nick C.
    Nick CarrierApril 25, 2012
    Pork loin is good and is a surprisingly reasonable portion.
  • Kim M.
    Kim McGawApril 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get on the email list so you hear about the monthly themed-by-region chef-led dinners.
  • Kim M.
    Kim McGawApril 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Hand-shaken margaritas, potato empanadas are to die for. Love their spicy hot chocolate in the Winter. Tuna ceviche appetizer is always good and hits the spot in the summer.
  • CultureMap Houston M.
    In the summer, look for executive chef Hugo Ortega's special seasonal squash blossom menu. Also on the menu: sauteed grasshoppers, anyone?
  • CultureMap Houston
    CultureMap HoustonFebruary 28, 2012
    In the summer, look for executive chef Hugo Ortega's special seasonal squash blossom menu. Also on the menu: sauteed grasshoppers, anyone?
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanFebruary 17, 2012
    Best of Houston 2011 - Top 10 Margaritas - #1
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanFebruary 14, 2012
    Houston Press We Love Food - favorite Houston dishes - Barbacoa
  • Jenn
    JennJanuary 21, 2012
    High-end Mexican food that reflects the personality of his chef. Plus the only great wine list I have ever seen in a Mexican restaurant.
  • Leslie L.
    Leslie LopezJanuary 13, 2012
    Delicious gourmet Mexican food, that's still very authentic. This place is amazing.
  • Anahi L.
    El pulpo y ceviche 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
  • William L.
    William LockwardFebruary 19, 2016
    Buenisimo, todo es bueno aqui
  • Aksel Q.
    Aksel Quintus-BoszSeptember 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Que lejos estoy! Y que cerca. El flan. Pásenme la receta!!
  • Magda V.
    Magda VargasMarch 22, 2015
    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.
  • Joaquín
    JoaquínMay 2, 2014
    Este lugar le hace honor a la comida mexicana en el extranjero.
  • Saf an
    Saf anJanuary 31, 2014
    Dish: Pescado Frito
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