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“Fabulous Mexican Interior food”
Review of Xochi

Xochi
Ranked #31 of 8,696 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Xochi (so-chee), from Xochitl, Goddess of the Flowers, meaning to bloom or catch fire, is the newest creative endeavor of award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega and the H Town Restaurant Group culinary team. Xochi celebrates the culinary and indigenous richness of Oaxaca, Mexico and its varied geographic regions and preservation of primitive customs with an unrivaled menu of Oaxaca-inspired food and drink. Xochi celebrates the flavors of Oaxaca with a creative edge as seen through the creative lens of Chef Hugo, Chef Ruben and Beverage Director Sean. Our menu features a wide variety of housemade masas incorporating many types an colors of corn, an endless variety of moles, housemade chocolate and ribbons of cheese (called quesillo) wrapped into balls, imported Oaxacan, coffee, grasshoppers, tlayudas (huge tortillas, fire-roasted with toppings), beans cooked with avocado leaves, and many other very distinctive and diverse Oaxacan-inspired dishes.
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Description: Xochi (so-chee), from Xochitl, Goddess of the Flowers, meaning to bloom or catch fire, is the newest creative endeavor of award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega and the H Town Restaurant Group culinary team. Xochi celebrates the culinary and indigenous richness of Oaxaca, Mexico and its varied geographic regions and preservation of primitive customs with an unrivaled menu of Oaxaca-inspired food and drink. Xochi celebrates the flavors of Oaxaca with a creative edge as seen through the creative lens of Chef Hugo, Chef Ruben and Beverage Director Sean. Our menu features a wide variety of housemade masas incorporating many types an colors of corn, an endless variety of moles, housemade chocolate and ribbons of cheese (called quesillo) wrapped into balls, imported Oaxacan, coffee, grasshoppers, tlayudas (huge tortillas, fire-roasted with toppings), beans cooked with avocado leaves, and many other very distinctive and diverse Oaxacan-inspired dishes.
Reviewed November 10, 2017

A friend and I ate at Xochi while in Houston for business. We decided on Xochi and were not disappointed. The food is very well prepared and quite different but worth eating. I had the redfish with the lobster butternut squash flower sauce and my friend had duck enchiladas with mole. Both were excellent! The desserts are incomparable!!!
If you like chocolate, do not miss this dessert! The waitstaff is friendly if a bit laid back but were very helpful in dish selection. If the weather is nice, opt to eat outside on the patio.

Thank Marcia K
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed Sunday brunch during Fall Quilt Market and with reservations at 1:15, we were seated immediately and directed to the buffet. We enjoyed most all the dishes on the buffet, especially the roast pork. Tamales were very good, vegetables were good, salads were great. Deserts were very good and tres leches cake was the best. I had seconds of it. I will go back again. It is a great place to bring guests, nicely decorated on our visit for Dia de los muertos. The price is well below comparable Sunday brunches in downtown Houston. It was easy to park in Discovery green for quilt market and walk to
Xochi' s. Live music was entertaining. Great service.

I highly recommend it.
The owner Hugo is one of the best in the city. With any of his restaurants, you can't go wrong.

Thank Meander730200
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

We went in expecting TexMex and were very surprised to learn it wasn't anything like our usual Taco Cabana or neighborhood molina. The food selections were regional (a great learning experience!) and what we ordered was great. Waitstaff was not as attentive as I would have expected for the prices being charged.

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Thank Karen K
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

The service was steller. I had the red snapper (catch of the day) and it was prepared beautifully. It was very rich and although I really wanted dessert, I just could not eat anymore!

Thank Solosailorgirl
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

Two dinners during a recent trip to Houston for business, the first, I had the pulpo (octopus) and brussel sprouts with a great south african wine. Food was solidly good (a bit heavy on oil and octopus slightly overone) but service was uneven, had to track down waiter twice (literally) to get desert menu and bill.
Second time much better service, even on a busy Friday night--and Negro en negro (chicken with mole) was great!

Thank cabpatch
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