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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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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (45 reviews)
“ceviche” (78 reviews)
“oysters” (55 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
2200 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 160, Houston, TX 77056-4700
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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

Thank rswest59
Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is a great place to go with your foodie friends. Yes, it can be loud, but the service is attentive and the creative menu is well worth the trip. Our favorites include the luscious wood-roasted oysters, the falling-off-the-bone costillas, and the hearty taquitos made...More

Thank TexasTraveler864
Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

My husband and I ate here and we were seated in a back room at a table for two. Our table was very close to the next table for two so it was a little distracting to hear so much of their conversation. The food...More

Thank Memtol
Reviewed 7 April 2014

I knew nothing about El Caracol but liked the menu I saw on their website. We went there for lunch with another couple. I adore Mexican seafood and there was a great deal to adore about this restaurant. From the surprising little "amuse-bouche" of a...More

Thank nysatx
Reviewed 5 April 2014

The food was good, small plates, but we were overwhelmed by the noise. Probably a great place for the younger generation.

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 3 April 2014

When I think of Mexican food in Texas I get terrified: it is not Mexican cuisine, is Mex-Tex and it is awful. Finally this is a good Mexican Cuisine in Texas. Seafood is excellent and the récipes very original. Very recommendable. Service very attentive and...More

Thank ETame
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Three of us dined here a Friday evening. It's quite beautiful here and the service was very good! We decided to order all appetizers -- so we could get a taste of many flavors. The large plate of oysters were fresh but unfortunately had no...More

Thank susansbean
Reviewed 11 March 2014

This has to be one of the best additions to the Houston Restaurant scene in a long time. I went with 3 friends to celebrate my Birthday and was fortunate enough to have Jesus as our waiter. He was friendly, knowledgeable and very attentive! The...More

Thank JD A
Reviewed 28 February 2014

I had read online where Caracol Coastal Mexican restaurant had oysters in a chipotle butter. Immediately I thought of Dragos's Restaurant in New Orleans...YUM. So we headed over last night. The restraint was busy but not slammed. The waitress took us to a table...of course...More

Thank Montecore1
Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

The waiters haven't been taught how to pour wine- that says a lot about the attention to detail at this restaurant. The wine is also more than 3 x retail. The ambience , service , and food do not command the prices they ask for.

Thank Steven M
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$23 - US$40
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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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Description
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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