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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” (46 reviews)
“ceviche” (82 reviews)
“oysters” (58 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 29 May 2014

This restaurant has wonderful small plates, grilled oysters, whole grilled red snapper, and a abundance of good food. Only problem is they use talapia in their fish tacos and allot of their fish is farm raised. That is disappointing but the food and service is...More

Date of visit: May 2014
Thank Dianna2
Reviewed 29 May 2014

One of the best restaurants in Houston. Food is delicious and the drinks are unique and delicious. I highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2014
Thank JohnL77027
Reviewed 28 May 2014

A nice change from what is usually served as Mexican food by the ton in Houston, Caracol offers creative, mostly seafood dishes. They are served fresh and with unique blends of spices and presentation. You will pay more for this food, but the craftsmanship of...More

Date of visit: May 2014
Thank LisaG2010
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Bad service, very insipid food! Nice ambiance. They could do much better with the food. Much more spice and flavor. Needs improvement!

Thank GEFE1010
Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

..desert wast great. Service is good. Food well presented but lacks taste. I would not recommend it. Soon to try Hugo to compare.

Thank 281marianau
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

We have visited other restaurants in the Hugo's family in the past and Caracol met the high expectations we had walking in the door. The staff anticipated our every need with prompt courteous service. The only thing better than the service was the food. Started...More

Thank AgentHowell
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Four old friends, mojitos and margaritas and some real Mexican (Coastal) food. That was our night. We had heard the reviews and were eager to eat at Caracol. Our reservation was at 7pm and we were seated promptly. The place was packed and there was...More

Date of visit: April 2014
Thank C B
Reviewed 19 April 2014

shrimp and snapper were obviously frozen, tasted mealy. focus was on presentation. don't need to come back

Date of visit: April 2014
Thank Bluemarlin2003
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We had happy hour here last night. The wood roasted oysters were my favorite. My cousin loved the peppers which are not hot but similar to jalapenos. We both enjoyed the taquitos with pork and tomatillo sauce. We splurged on the Coco dessert which had...More

Date of visit: April 2014
Thank Tama2012
Reviewed 16 April 2014

I had dinner last night at Caracol with an old friend, and we thought that it was great. The freshness, presentation and taste were all top notch, as was the service. We had appetizers, main courses and dessert, all of which were wonderful. I heartily...More

Date of visit: April 2014
Thank rswest59
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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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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
  • 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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