Hugo's Houston restaurant bars
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SUNDAY: 10 A.M. – 9 P.M. | MONDAY – THURSDAY: 11 P.M. – 10 P.M. | SATURDAY: 11 A.M. – 1 A.M.
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The restaurants in husband-and-wife team Hugo Ortega and Tracy Vaught’s empire are among the most consistently excellent experiences in town. Key to that success are the intimately tailored beverage programs managed by sommelier Sean Beck, who’s been with the group for more than a decade. Hugo’s has a strong focus on agave-based drinks, a perfect complement to the hearty regional Mexican cuisine, and presents diners with some of the city’s most adventurous opportunities for wine pairing. Beck explains with impressive detail what wines to pair (and not pair) with the menu’s trickiest dishes, like mole, cochinita pibil and ceviche.   

Known For
  • good wine
  • riesling
  • full menu
  • bar food
  • craft cocktails
  • outdoor / patio
  • lots of tequila / mezcal
What to drink
Hugo's had a big list of riesling before it was cool, because it tastes crazy good with Mexican food. Still true.
Hugo’s brunch buffet is a Houston rite of passage.