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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (122 reviews)
“churros” (40 reviews)
“cabrito” (23 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
1600 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006-3728
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1 - 10 of 778 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For this restaurant to continue to be a favorite- yes the food is consistently good (and visually amazing), the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the location is a short walk away from my home. But I believe the true reason Hugo’s is so good...More

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

Should be called "Who Goes". For some reason, management thinks people crave peanuts before their meal, so you get those free with your water. You don't even get chips/salsa without ordering it. I'm surprised they don't make you pay for the napkins. The food is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lola c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Back for our second visit for the buffet brunch. Prompt service. Wonderful array of tasty dishes from Chile Rellenos to Tamales. Pretty authentic Mexican food. Definitely not your usual Tex-Mex. Great value with live music. Great dessert selection. This is a place not to miss...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jrobertc2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely not your ordinary Mexican food but still yummy. We decided to be adventurous and start with the grasshopper taco appetizer. It came with beet juice tortillas, guacamole and salsa. The grasshoppers were prepared in a lime and onion base and were crunchy. My spouse...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank readaholic23
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Amazing food. From the Octopus to the crickets as appetizers to the slow cooked pork carnitas, a great meal. Margaritas were also awesome. Then there was the desserts....try the flan....really, try the flan.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DrKahless
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch based on reviews. The decor does need an update but at night it may blend into the vibe. Car washes in valet, how great is that! A few appetizers, were all good. Can recommend the enchalatas.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank StaceyG353
Reviewed 18 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alcbaker
Reviewed 12 October 2018 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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Amy M
Reviewed 11 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KatyTwinMom
Reviewed 10 October 2018 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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AUSAGUY007
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jeichielpalomar
14 September 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
18 June 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
11 February 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
US$21 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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
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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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