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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)!
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • 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
  • 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!
    Upvoted Mar 19
  • 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 Mar 6
  • 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.
  • 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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