• Hugo's

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Serves meat, vegan options available. An upscale place in Houston's Montrose area that makes regional Mexican cuisine. Has a vegetarian menu, ask for it. The appetizers contain dairy and/or egg, but the vegetarian enchiladas can be made vegan upon request, and the vegetarian tacos are vegan suitable. Open Tue-Thu 3:00pm-9:00pm, Fri 11:30am-10:00pm, Sat 10:00am-10:00pm, Sun 10:00am-3:00pm.

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7 Reviews

First Review by elbowelbein


Points +2647

06 Sep 2022

Will accommodate vegans

This is a heavily meat-centric, upscale restaurant with a small vegetarian menu that can be modified to suit vegans. The food was delicious, flavorful and tasted like authentic Mexican rather than Tex-mex. The reason I give it 3 stars instead of 4: 1) No vegan protein - just carbs and veggies, which meant the food didn’t really fill me up, 2) No vegan dairy substitutes - their vegan version of a vegetarian dish is to just leave out the queso and the crema and 3) The waitstaff who seemed annoyed that I requested him to help me order vegan food 🤷🏻‍♀️

I ordered the enchiladas placeras (‘deconstructed’ enchiladas with lots of veggies), minus the queso and crema, and the repollitos (charred Brussels sprouts and salsa minus the cotija cheese) - both were delicious.

Overall, I would recommend this place if you are dining with a group of omnivores and didn’t have a more vegan-friendly option.



Points +75

14 May 2017

Went here for a Vegetarian Cinco de Mayo

Hugos is really good it's vegetarian and vegan patrons and the food is spot on and worth every penny.
Ive uploaded some photos here, but if you want the long review go to my blog. carnivoresandvegans.com

Pros: Full Vegetarian Menu - Will accomodate Vegan, Delicious!!!!, Beautiful Patio

Cons: Pricey for every day dining, Bathroom needs a remodel


Points +36

28 Apr 2017

Great food!

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday because there were both vegan and non-vegan options. The food was absolutely delicious. No complaints about the food. This place is excellent for special locations.

Pros: Good food, Nice staff

Cons: Kind of expensive, Not a big variety of options


19 Sep 2017

Hey I'm planning on going but I was wonder what you were able to get that was vegan ?


Points +193

30 Nov 2016

Great Tasting Food!!

I recommend this restaurant more for dinner time then lunch or brunch. There weren't really any vegan items on the menu when I went there for lunch the other day-luckily the special of the day was a vegetarian item that was made vegan for me when I asked. The chef's are very accommodating here though and if you ask, they will normally whip you up something good. I had a poblano stuffed with sweet potato, apples, walnuts and a bunch of other deliciousness. The walnut cream sauce was vegetarian, but not vegan. They switched the sauce out for me to make mine vegan. That dish was pretty freaking amazing and I am hoping they keep it on the menu forever and not just seasonally.

Overall, everything at Hugo's has great flavor. Bigger portion sizes for lunch & dinner, smaller portion sizes for the brunch menu. Kind of pricey, but 100% worth it every time I've been. Nice atmosphere too- great date night place for vegans & non vegans.

Pros: Vegan Options- lots can be made vegan too if you a, Excellent food, Great Atmosphere and Drinks

Cons: Kind of Expensive, Valet Parking Only, Not as many vegan options on lunch menu as dinner


Points +2076

16 Aug 2016

Great for a special occasion, some vegan options

I went to Hugo's for a special occasion, because it is known to be a little pricey. The ambience is perfect for a date night. Inside the large menu binder with pages and pages of wines and mezcals is also the vegetarian/vegan menu. There are 3 items labelled vegan and most of the vegetarian dishes could be altered to be dairy-free. I ordered the croquetes de papa entree. The platter centerpiece was a pan fried thick potato pancake seasoned to perfection atop a bed of garlic sautéed greens. The side was grilled squash, carrots and asparagus spears. The sauce was a dark red with a deep flavor and a little spice. It was absolutely delicious (and not that expensive, but also not that filling)

Pros: Excellent food, Romantic Ambience, Friendly Staff

Cons: Expensive, Parking


Points +1168

27 Jan 2014

High props to Hugo's

Do not discount Hugo's. This is an higher end resto known for its delicious authentic Mexican food (supposedly George Bush Sr's favourite restaurant). Their menu is primarily meat but they have a whole page of their menu dedicated to vegetarian options (also half the price of the meat dishes). Vegan options are listed on their printed menu (not online). Most have cheese but they were really accommodating to make my meal vegan. Their veg platter plate was delicious. I had to swap a few items but I loved the fresh veg options. Of note, their refried beans are not vegan but if you call in advance they can make a vegan batch for you (they told me it would take a 30 minute lead time). Recommended.

Pros: lots of vegetables, very accomodating


Points +29

26 Jun 2013

Top Houston Restaurant

Their food is amazing! This is typical interior Mexican cuisine, creatively and beautifully executed. During early summer they offer an array of squash blossom items. Many vegetarian items have cheese or egg, but they do offer a few vegan items, and will prepare to meet specific requests. Sometimes I simply order refried beans, Mexican rice, and handmade corn tortillas - YUMMY! Lentil cakes are good, Chile Rellenos are excellent. You just can't order something there that's not awesome. Sunday brunch is terrific.

Pros: decor and patio, food is amazing, wait staff are charming

Cons: interior can be noisy

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