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Hugo's

1602 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006 (Neartown/ Montrose)
713-524-7744
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Ranked #43 of 7,221 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
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Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
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English first
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I tried Hugo's for a late lunch. Valet service was great. I was seated immediately. The restaurant wasn't crowded at all which is why I love late lunches. Service seemed a bit slow, but polite. I ordered the scallops, fried fish and goat cheesecake. I was disappointed. The scallops were cooked perfectly but not seasoned well. The fried catfish was... More

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82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Went for Saturday brunch. Nice selections, some mainstays and some unique so something for everyone. Service slow but it was busy. Hostess handed us unsightly soiled menus which did not make for a great first impression. Lovely presentations. Watermelon salad was perfect. Huevos rancheros was the best my friend had ever had.

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

So worthy of the James Beard. Hugo's is worthy of satisfying that immediate need of something tasty. Sit at the bar, the rita's are to die for. I've been here before- my ultimate order is the octopus and lobster tacos. Simple, tender and cooked to perfection. These are easy ingredients to overcook but Hugo's always delivers. Always a pleasure to... More

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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner after searching online for the best authentic Mexican food in Houston. We had two delicious appetizers to start, empanadas de plantano and tuna ceviche. They were so good that we almost ordered another round. But when Javier described the specials, we couldn't resist the grouper dish. The grouper was fresh and perfectly cooked, served on... More

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Houston, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I visit Hugo's from time to time—it's close by and, at nighttime, they have a pretty good Oaxacan margarita. A friend and I stopped for lunch to try their Houston Restaurant Weeks menu. It was delicious. I have vegetable enchiladas—huge portion, I took half home—and they were delicious. For dessert, two kind of sorbet, one was passion fruit. Fresh and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food wasn't fresh. We had leave everything in the plate. Is expensive and doesn't offer a good service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Hugo's was fabulous! For the appetizer i would HIGHLY recommend the the ceviche, for dinner i would say Tacos Doratos is pretty filling and satisfying. I had gone with my family and we all had a great time. Real good service and really helpful waiters. My husband and I had a couple of beers and our kids were happy with... More

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Indiana, PA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We came here while visiting family in Houston. This is the first time I've experienced gourmet Mexican food. Everything was fresh and tasty. The wait staff was very knowledgable and helpful, though I thought the service was a bit slow. Despite the slight wait, everyone in our party of 7 was well satisfied with our dinners. I highly recommend!

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

HUGOS Opening Remarks: -In contrast with the state’s famous Tex-Mex staples, Hugo’s Restaurant aims to represent authentic Mexican cuisine while offering a nice selection of the best dishes of Mexico’s 31 States. -Executive Chef Hugo Ortega is a James Beard award winner originally from Puebla. His namesake restaurant, Hugos, is considered the best representation of Mexican cuisine in Houston and... More

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Houston, Texas
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13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great spot for unusual mexican food and drink. Not your typical place to order enchilladas & tamales. A great plave to try something different .Make sure and try one of their special margaritas. Reservations recommended as there is often a wait even during the week. I have heard the Sunday brunch is the best in town but not a good... More

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