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Hugo's

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    ( 3 reviews )
Contact 713-524-7744
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1600 Westheimer, Houston, Texas, USA, 77006

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. Servers are knowledgeable about which items can be prepared vegan. Price range is moderate for vegetarian menu to more expensive for regular menu.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Mexican, Non-veg

Reviews (3)

First Review by elbowelbein

Great for a special occasion, some vegan options - Edit

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


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High props to Hugo's - Edit

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


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Top Houston Restaurant - Edit

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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