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“Terrific flavours”
Review of Hugo's

Hugo's
Ranked #38 of 8,693 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $35
Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
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.
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Great margaritas, lovely atmosphere and a super flavourful menu. Some of the best Mexican food I've tasted. Was visiting from out of town and will definitely return.

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Thank Shaun R
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Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

Totally changed my opinion of Mexican food. It has the right amount of spices, with fresh ingredients and not over cooking them. The sides of cauliflower and Brussels sprouts were the highlight.

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Reviewed October 7, 2017

This was our first visit to Hugo's. Our food was delicious; the service was very good and we all enjoyed the experience. At our table, we ordered a variety of main courses including seafood, beef and pork. All were delicious, nicely seasoned and beautifully presented. They can accommodate groups and private parties and their outdoor seating area was very popular the evening we were there. We plan to return to try additional menu items. Would strongly recommend reservations.

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Thank 2013Bill
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Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant will always have a special place in my heart. Here my husband of 4 years is where we had our first official date, and many other dates after that, I have had food here that is made in no other restaurant except Mexico. Amazing drinks, authentic Mexican food.
We will always be back!

Thank Nomad735400
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

For Sunday Brunch, the only choice is a buffet; however, with n amazing assortment of Mexican dishes - all good! The accompanying Margaritas were also great...

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Thank Jakob H
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