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.
Hugo’s is housed in a 1925 building designed and built by well-known Houston architect, Joseph Finger, who is also responsible for Houston’s Art-Deco style City Hall. The Latin-inspired building has been lovingly restored to feature its original beauty, and the interiors designed to include both “chic” contemporary touches and, most important, inviting traditional elements of old Mexico.
3728, 1600 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006