Hugo Ortega


3-time James Beard Awards finalist, Ortega has 3 of Houston's top restaurants: Hugo's, Backstreet and Caracol. Born in Mexico City, he worked himself up from a dishwasher in Houston, eventually recreating his family's authentic Mexican cuisine.

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Details - Traditional Mexican cuisine at Hugos - Backstreet Cafe is an American bistro - Caracol restaurant innovates seafood dishes - Cookbooks - Honored by Travel and Leisure magazine


1600 Westheimer
Montrose, Houston 77006

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(713) 524-7744

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