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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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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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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Mexican, Latin
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Xochi is a unique venue situated in the Marriott Marquis hotel that has fantastic appetizers, entrees and moles. Service great with a nice drinks and food tastes you won't find in other foreign food restaurants. Easy to get too and convenient to downtown entertainment venues.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Larry T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was incredible. Decor was really good. I had the pulpo and just dawned over it. I was absolutely delicious. I had some cocktails as well and it was just great! Hats off!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank drewk837
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was excited to visit this highly-acclaimed restaurant, and I was not disappointed. I was seated quickly in the bustling atmosphere. The service was prompt, and I did not have to wait long for my food. My server was kind, but when I asked him...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank carriemeover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As much as I like Hugos' other restaurants, this one is the best. My only complaint is that it's always crowded and loud, but that comes with the territory. I've tried most of the dishes and have loved them all, but the wood roasted oysters...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank davemh333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended buy a local , this is a top rated Mexican restaurent ,host by a celebrity chef from Oxala region of Mexico, the dishes reflected on his roots , with ingredients and quality new to us . Located inside the zmarriot Marquis hotel , this...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 69tiger888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. First, let's start with the best bartender, Carlos, who makes the most perfect drinks I've ever had. Balanced and emphasizing the mezcal. Tons of options from the menu and Carlos does a fabulous job of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JodyP4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with friends. Great food, great service. Food was exquisite. Drinks were fabulous. This is not your regular Mexican restaurant. Those Margarita's were not huge but had some punch. Delicious Mojito's. Plan to go back with lots of friends, I know they will love it.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AAHou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My colleague and I came here for dinner on a recommendation. We were not disappointed. A Real culinary experience and literally everything we ate was delicious! The rabbit was to die for, the oysters were amazing, and anything with a mole sauce is a winner.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Flyrodtrouter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for happy hour at the bar! Wow, had 2 great small plates and a glass of rose from the happy hour menu. Really nice wine and a good pour for $6. Well worth the money and the food is phenomenal! Bartenders very friendly and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Fltchick
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Four out of 5 of our party were sickened with severe gastric distress after lunch during Houston Restaurant Weeks. Although I never contacted them, other members of our group were UNDERwhelmed by their response. There are too many great Houston restaurants to consider ever returning.

Date of visit: September 2018
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