Squash blossom season means daily specials at Hugo's each spring.

Hugo's is as well known for its inventive cocktail program as it is for its modern Mexican fare.

Chef Hugo Ortega has been nominated for the James Beard Award for Best Chef Southwest multiple times throughout his career.

Photography by Kate LeSueur

The Sunday brunch buffet at Hugo's is still known as one of the best in town.

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Hugo’s chef/owner Hugo Ortega has been a finalist for the James Beard Award three times; no surprise, as his Montrose restaurant has been the city’s top choice for upscale interior Mexican cuisine since it opened in 2002. Always a “must visit” for out-of-towners interested in the local food scene, Sunday brunch is a lively fiesta and the best way to experience a wide variety of Ortega’s menu items. Showstoppers here include the chapulines, pan-sautéed grasshoppers; pulpo al carbon, or grilled octopus; mole poblano with braised duck; and just about anything with seafood. Hugo’s is also a great spot for an elegant dinner with a margarita on the rocks or some top-shelf tequila.

Meal Times
Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, Lunch
Good to Know
Outdoor Dining, Reservations, Takeout
Good For
Business Lunch, Date Night, Large Groups, Private Parties


1600 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX, 77006
Montrose  •  713-524-7744
Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 10am-9pm