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Hugo's

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
1600 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006-3728
+1 713-524-7744
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (122 reviews)
“churros” (40 reviews)
“cabrito” (23 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1600 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006-3728
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11 - 20 of 778 reviews

Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

The vegetarian tacos were amazing as was the guacamole. We finished with the churros which were absolutely amazing. The server could of been friendlier. He seemed irritated with our questions.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Glen_Arbor_Blues
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This is the second of the H town restaurants that I've experienced. The first one was very good. This one was even better. Chef Hugo Ortega, winner of a James Beard award and a finalist for several years, is the executive chef and an owner...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank aapony
Reviewed October 2, 2018

If you're in the mood for some excellent Mexican food than this is your place. From the tamales and seafood rice down to the chips and salsa, everything was great. Nice variety of food and desserts, the drinks were good too. I will definitely be...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank trvljunkies2017
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We’re a party of 8, from 6 to 60+, and from 3 continents. The service from the moment we enter the door right up to showing us our seats, taking our orders, giving recommendation, correcting the orders with something on the house, moving is inside...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank HockLye
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We've eaten dinner here before (positive experience) but recently stopped by for Happy Hour - served in the bar area (m-f only, 3-6). The service was top-notch and we tried a larger variety of things than if we'd ordered entrees. I'll definitely be back for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MaryM10159
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Great Business Lunch in this very special mexican restaurant. I still regret not to have ordered other things to eat which were really attractive. I'll go back for sure. Service is nice and welcome to describe plates and in general everything looked to me good....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 8Giac6
Reviewed September 17, 2018

By far the best restaurant in Houston, been coming here for years and never disappoints. Everything is perfect each time, from valet to the our servers and the food is excellent. If you are looking for a good Mexican restaurant with great service and ambiance...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Sofia J
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Normally I am skeptical of brunch buffets. Hugo’s delivered way more than expected. Our 4 has Sunday brunch and it was great. Among others, the ceviche, Chile relleno (hard to do on buffet!), tamales, chilequiles and the lamb lollipops were all top notch. Super fresh...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank grenny1968
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here several times. It’s just so good. Great service every time! Hugo’s is normally very busy, but there is a reason for it! Make reservations ahead of time or plan to wait! Still worth the wait though!

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank bldyr4
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Went there during HRW in August. We had starters and desserts that were different from regular menu, but main dishes seem to be the same. Main dish of tacos beef was delicious. Watermelon starter and cake were ok Enjoyed the meals, even if it was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank hihihih_12
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jeichielpalomar
September 14, 2017|
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Response from PunitM_12 | Reviewed this property |
The food is modern Mexican and a fusion of sorts nothing like a menu of a Mexican joint, I would suggest you identify how spicy you want and which meats you prefer, that said, do not leave without trying their Cilantro sauce.
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Adrian S
June 18, 2017|
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Response from 646PaulW646 | Reviewed this property |
On par. Apples and oranges though. Hugo's focus on traditional and Caracol fusion and modern versions. Both excellent places imho
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guillermocepeda97
February 11, 2017|
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Response from Sls816 | Reviewed this property |
I would expect the bill to be about $100 for you and a date
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$21 - $35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006-3728
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-524-7744
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Description
Located in the heart of Houston's Montrose area, Hugo's brings the exciting and earthy flavors of Mexico across the border. “Authentic Mexican cooking is a world-class cuisine that has remained virtually unchanged by the outside world," says Executive Chef Hugo Ortega of his native cuisine. "The food is as light and fresh as a seafood cocktail prepared by fishermen on the beach; as deep and complex as the moles of Oaxaca made with an astounding number of ingredients; and as earthy as the simplest handmade corn tortilla." With the opening of his namesake restaurant in 2002, Ortega journeyed full-circle to rediscover the foods of his homeland. The menu features traditional dishes from the many regions of Mexico, all made from scratch in Mexican tradition, including various cheeses, moles, tortillas and chocolate. The restaurant is also known for its stellar award-winning wine program, cocktail list and tequila menu.
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