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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%
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“brunch” (46 reviews)
“ceviche” (82 reviews)
“oysters” (58 reviews)
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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 21 June 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank sanjoykroy
Reviewed 17 June 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 614abdelghanie
Reviewed 16 June 2018

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

Date of visit: January 2018
2  Thank Lynda H
Reviewed 14 June 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank D1088DIbillg
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.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank nawald2015
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank SarahElizabeth2015
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

I had a very light lunch here with a friend. The service is very good and the drinks were great. I had a shrimp tortilla soup, which was really good.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Melanie O
Reviewed 16 May 2018

The place is packed..jumping with wealthy people...how can they be wrong? Guess I can't agree with all these positive reviews. First and foremost...never never never have a meeting in this place! I mean never. The private room is as noisy, ok more noisy than a...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Allan P
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

I am not fond of eating Mexican food. My son wanted to do Sunday branch, and we visited Caracol. I tried almost all dishes and dessert. It did not affect my stomach. Most often i dont go to Mexican resto as it does not agree...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Suzanne S
11 November 2018|
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Response from 1_HRG | Property representative |
Caracol has several private dining areas in which to host events of all sizes and descriptions and is an excellent location to hold your business meetings and luncheons to birthday celebrations, anniversaries, wedding... More
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, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, 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
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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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