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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (44 reviews)
“ceviche” (78 reviews)
“oysters” (55 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2200 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 160, Houston, TX 77056-4700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was so refreshing to have Mexican food but with a totally different twist. The seared tuna was delicious. The chef's complimentary gazpacho was enjoyed by all. The tacos tronadores were very good. Dante, our server was exceptional. Catered to our every need.

Thank Elvaandov
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Here’s the deal, I’m Mexican. I love restaurant like this that showcase Mexican cuisine and educate the populace that out no 1 ingredient isn’t sour cream or cheddar cheese. As a Mexican the plates needed heat my tongue needed to know I was home. For...More

Thank richard b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I prefer not to eat Mexican food outside Mexico, great surprise!!! I would recommend you guys to come I am very demanding and the restaurant really surprised me, great tacos, great scallops, great baked seafood Beef enchiladas never tasted better Great wine selection and is...More

Thank Guillermo V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a lively restaurant populated by the beautiful people of Houston and their guests, birthday party revellers high on mescal and tequila and attentive service is a hall mark of this restaurant. A variety of sea food from across the Mexican coast competes with a well...More

Thank Sanjoy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a unique restaurant with Mexican flavor. It has a variety of tasty seafood based appetizers . The main course choices are unique with tasty sauces and flavors. We had the scallops which were excellent. The service was efficient and prompt. Our party included small...More

Thank 614abdelghanie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After several terrific lunches at Caracol, my husband and I were happy to invite a client and his wife for a Saturday evening dinner in late January. My husband had taken them to Xochi, another restaurant owned by Hugo Ortega, a few months before, and...More

Thank Lynda H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a must visit when you are staying downtown in Houston. Everything on the menu is terrific. Go ahead and order several small plates to share. It is the best way to go. They also offer fresh gulf oysters either raw or baked....More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Huge place and always packed and that’s because everything on the menu is really really good. It’s one of the rare restaurants in Houston where the desserts are really good.

Thank Nawal D
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Came here recently with family and friends to celebrate a family member's birthday. From the beginning to the end of our dinner, we had a truly great experience. Our waiter and supporting staff were very helpful and especially knowledgeable on the menu items and recommendations...More

Thank mvasque3
Reviewed 22 May 2018

I have only been here for lunch and come here when I am interested in eating.ceviche. The ceviche is superb at Caracol -- light, with the bright tastes of the sea, seafood perfectly cured in the acidic juices and with a firm but delicate texture....More

Thank SarahElizabeth2015
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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
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  • 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, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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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