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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (44 reviews)
“ceviche” (77 reviews)
“oysters” (55 reviews)
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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 3 days ago

We went her to partake in the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu. Actually, menus! FIVE menus! Each with a different twist and one has to be to your liking! (Like fish? Check. Want to try wines from Mexico paired with your food? Check. Want to try...More

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Caracol for Restaurant Week as it was a good opportunity to experience the restaurant. My wife was not as keen as me, but I think she is now. The food here is exceptional. We both picked the El Tesoro...More

Thank iragarr2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first introduction to Hugo Ortega’s restaurants in Houston, and it was simply amazing! I’ve come to learn that Mexican food is not the Tex-Mex I’m used to having. Located in the Galleria area, the space is a large, open room, lots of...More

Thank TheDude1974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love Caracol! From the great cocktails to the raw coastal oysters and the amazing entrees - this is a great place to meet friends and enjoy an evening in a festive and fun atmosphere. The mojitos and margaritas are a delicious start to the...More

Thank Kathleen T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was so refreshing to have Mexican food but with a totally different twist. The seared tuna was delicious. The chef's complimentary gazpacho was enjoyed by all. The tacos tronadores were very good. Dante, our server was exceptional. Catered to our every need.

Thank Elvaandov
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Here’s the deal, I’m Mexican. I love restaurant like this that showcase Mexican cuisine and educate the populace that out no 1 ingredient isn’t sour cream or cheddar cheese. As a Mexican the plates needed heat my tongue needed to know I was home. For...More

Thank richard b
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

I prefer not to eat Mexican food outside Mexico, great surprise!!! I would recommend you guys to come I am very demanding and the restaurant really surprised me, great tacos, great scallops, great baked seafood Beef enchiladas never tasted better Great wine selection and is...More

Thank Guillermo V
Reviewed June 20, 2018

a lively restaurant populated by the beautiful people of Houston and their guests, birthday party revellers high on mescal and tequila and attentive service is a hall mark of this restaurant. A variety of sea food from across the Mexican coast competes with a well...More

Thank Sanjoy R
Reviewed June 16, 2018

This a unique restaurant with Mexican flavor. It has a variety of tasty seafood based appetizers . The main course choices are unique with tasty sauces and flavors. We had the scallops which were excellent. The service was efficient and prompt. Our party included small...More

Thank 614abdelghanie
Reviewed June 15, 2018

After several terrific lunches at Caracol, my husband and I were happy to invite a client and his wife for a Saturday evening dinner in late January. My husband had taken them to Xochi, another restaurant owned by Hugo Ortega, a few months before, and...More

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March 25, 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
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  • 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, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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.
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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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