Houston, TX 77006
Located in the heart of Montrose, Hugo’s brings the city a piece of Mexico. The restaurant is owned by one of, if not my favorite chef in Houston, Hugo Ortega. I may be baised but, I feel like he can do no wrong, am I right? This establishment is housed in a latin inspired building in a vibrant, authentic part of town. It is filled with culture and does a better job at introducing Hugo Ortego from the roots to riches. Telling the story of his start, influences, culture and dream of sharing his culture with the world. The staff was just alright, I’d pick the food over them, lol. A little tip for my small people, if you pull the entrance door and it doesn’t open, it’s not you it’s the door(heavy door).
What I Ate:
I had the “Pollo Asado con Salsa de Ancho,” which consisted of half smoky grilled chicken with ancho Chile sauce, a delicious avocado relish, what looked and tasted like pan seared potatoes and a side of corn tortillas. Believe it or not, I finished the whole meal, and had desert after. For desert, I took a risk. I chose to trust my instinct or rather trust that Hugo’s made close to as good of crepes as I’m used to eating at home. I can’t remember the name of the desert, but I had caramel filled crepes with ice cream. The combination of flavors in this dessert was magical, these were probably the best crepes I have had in Houston. I usually judge the greatness of a restaurant by how I feel after eating their food, and I felt alive, energetic and happy- So that says something, right?