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Caracol Coastal Mexican

2200 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 160, Houston, TX 77056-4700
+1 713-622-9996
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“ceviche” (74 reviews)
“oysters” (51 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2200 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 160, Houston, TX 77056-4700
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I took my assistant to Caracol Coastal Mexican for her birthday. It's a very nice restaurant in the Houston Galleria area. Caracol is very bright and wide open. They have a nice patio area for when it's warm. At this time, there is a lot...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought the food was pretty decent overall. The portions are small and the prices are on the high side. Seems like a “see and be seen” type place. It’s a one and done for me. There is too much competition in Houston for this...More

1  Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited first time. The atmosphere is nice. The service is ok. The food,was good too. As starter Ostiones en us Concha (gulf oysters) which were fresh & good. Also Ceviche de Caracalla which was good too. For main course I had the Ronaldo con Amarillo,...More

Thank Judy S
1_HRG, Guest Relations Manager at Caracol Coastal Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

On the Robalo con Mole Amarillo does not contain any butter or cheese. It might have been the mole Amarillo (yellow paper mole). So sorry that the busboys were overly anxious to clean. I will go over this with the managers team. We will get...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dining room is light and airy, service good. We sampled several dishes and small plates that were beautifully plated. The charbroiled oysters were executed well but failed to offer any “charr”. We ordered tuna crudo tostadas only to be told they were “out”. And on...More

Thank Alaskanlarry
1_HRG, Guest Relations Manager at Caracol Coastal Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We can do better then this. I will go over this with the chefs. We will get it corrected. Thanks for coming.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Lyft driver recommended this restaurant. The wood-fired smoked oysters was a signature dish that did not disappoint. I had the seared tuna carnitas. The best part was dessert. We tried and split two of the signature dishes-El Coco- a cocoa ball that you open...More

Thank Sandy K
1_HRG, Guest Relations Manager at Caracol Coastal Mexican, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

That is great to hear! Thank you for coming.

Reviewed 12 January 2018

This place has excellent, fresh, tasty, food. The setting is also very nice with a great patio seating area and floor to ceiling windows that make the indoor salon nice and clear. Service is good as well, although sunday is very slow because a lot...More

Thank Negroycanche
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Godo place to come for HH, with many specials on the menu. Got a round of food served tapas style for $7-14 a plate, enough for two people to sample each. Wine specials too make for a good place to have a light bite to...More

Thank tazman1099
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We went here to try some Mexican Sea Food and it was great in all senses, but they also had a great ribeye steak, great margaritas!! The only downturn are the deserts they were not up to par with the rest of the food and...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We’ve been enjoying Caracol since it opened. Meals there are always a treat. I recently had occasion to host a birthday celebration in the wine room with 18 in our party. All aspects- from the ease of planning the night, to the pleasant and attentive...More

Thank Ironman713
Reviewed 30 December 2017

A charming restaurant with delicious food, elegant anda relaxed atmosphere! We'll be back! I loved the pictures and the decor!

Thank Andrea G
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25 March 2017|
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Response from Nathalie R | Reviewed this property |
Casual to cocktail. Anything goes. I would say dressy jeans and heels for women and you'll feel comfortable. Same for men without the heels:)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$40
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 160, Houston, TX 77056-4700
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-622-9996
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One of the beauties of Mexico is its geographic location, with coasts on the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico, which is connected to the Atlantic Ocean via the Florida Straits. From these waters comes a bounty of edible sea life, which is celebrated at Caracol, the award-winning restaurant of culinary team of Chef Hugo Ortega and Restaurateur Tracy Vaught. Caracol meaning “snail” in Spanish, was chosen as the restaurant’s name because of Chef Hugo’s fond memories of making ceviche de caracol (conch ceviche) in his brother Jose Luis’ kitchen at a resort in Playa del Carmen (see Hugo’s personal essay below). Our menu is a culinary tour along the Mexican coasts, which are shared by 16 of the country’s states.
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