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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (45 reviews)
“ceviche” (78 reviews)
“oysters” (55 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2200 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 160, Houston, TX 77056-4700
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The $29 margarita is actually worth it. We usually come for the fish and seafood but there are so many unique takes on fish, duck beef and pork. We loved the lobster taquitos, tuna tacos. The halibut with the stuffed squash blossoms was our favorite....More

Thank davideddoc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here unsure of what to expect. Everything was delicious! Not your normal Tex-mex. If you want queso and the kind of go to Mexican food, this is not for you. If you want a more fine dining experience with unique Mexican flavors, you will...More

Thank bldyr4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caracol has been one of my favorite restaurants from their inception, and they outdid themselves with their HRW menu this year, which was designed by owner Hugo Ortega. They have several meals to choose from, and we selected El Tesoro Tequila Menu, a 4-course meal...More

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've come to this restroom multiple times for over three years. It's hands down one of my favorite authentic Mexican restaurants. This time around we came for their Sunday brunch. Reservations are highly recommended! This place is always packed on Sundays. The brunch is buffet...More

Thank LotusDragon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I guess they're trying to be authentic by having no salsa at the table but for me if I'm going to eat Mexican food or Coastal food I always want salsa as far as the ingredients goes I would say it's far from being in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the food. Restaurant very busy on a Friday night which meant that our waiter could not pay us the attention we would have liked. He was friendly but harried. Super happy hour food and drinks. Do yourself a favor and go check it out....More

Thank Valdis B
Reviewed 14 August 2018

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 3 August 2018

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 24 July 2018 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 23 July 2018 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
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26 March 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
  • Food
  • 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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