We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hugo's

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
1600 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006-3728
+1 713-524-7744
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (120 reviews)
“churros” (37 reviews)
“cabrito” (23 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1600 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006-3728
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (817)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 772 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Recommended but a Houston friend, this was a gem in the restaurant area of Westheimer. Nice ambience and excellent service made for a very pleasant evening. Menus was interesting and food was excellent. Try the grass hoppers - sounds gross but this was a great...More

Thank Alcbaker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not too many items on display for the $40+ that you pay for a buffet. I would rather order a la carte. Dessert menu is ok, though. Service is good.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch and shared two appetizers followed by the special. The Traditional Ceviche was very good and the Lobster Taquito was perfection! For our main we shared the special (pictured below but I can’t remember the name). The combination of flavors was amazing...More

Thank KatyTwinMom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here many times the food for what you get is overpriced but I think there's Sunday brunch is good large selection and they charge per person only downside is the option to valet park

Thank AUSAGUY
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Glen_Arbor_Blues
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank aapony
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank trvljunkies2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank HockLye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank MaryM10159
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank 8Giac6
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 531 hotels in Houston
Modern B&B
214 reviews
1.00 km away
Houston Days Inn Downtown / Medical Center
1 review
1.80 km away
Hotel Etoile - The Star Houston
1 review
1.94 km away
Extended Stay America - Houston - Med. Ctr. - Greenway Plaza
150 reviews
1.95 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Common Bond Cafe & Bakery
212 reviews
.25 km away
Empire Cafe
280 reviews
.38 km away
Anvil Bar & Refuge
87 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Menil Collection
829 reviews
.63 km away
Rothko Chapel
399 reviews
.69 km away
Byzantine Fresco Chapel
52 reviews
.82 km away
Cy Twombly Gallery
22 reviews
.62 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
jeichielpalomar
14 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Punit M | 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.
1
Vote
Adrian S
18 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Paul W | Reviewed this property |
On par. Apples and oranges though. Hugo's focus on traditional and Caracol fusion and modern versions. Both excellent places imho
1
Vote
guillermocepeda97
11 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Sls816 | Reviewed this property |
I would expect the bill to be about $100 for you and a date
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-524-7744
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing