Photo by Paula Murphy

By now, even people from out of town understand the difference between Tex-Mex and regional Mexican cuisine, and no establishment in Houston delivers a fresher, more vibrant perspective on the country's food than this Montrose restaurant. Led by James Beard Award winner Hugo Ortega and proprietor Tracy Vaught, dishes like braised duck with mole, the lobster taco, and pan-sautéed grasshoppers have become modern Houston classics. The beverage program offers an intriguing mix of agave spirits, and the Sunday brunch remains a bucket list experience for any Houstonian who loves to eat.

Pro tip: The valet service offers a $25 hand carwash that's as good as any detail shop in the city.


1600 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77006


Open Now
Sun: 10 am-9 pm
Mon: 11 am-10 pm
Tue: 11 am-10 pm
Wed: 11 am-10 pm
Thu: 11 am-10 pm
Fri: 11 am-11 pm
Sat: 11 am-11 pm

Good to Know

  • Editors' Pick
  • Fine Dining
  • $$-$$$
  • Valet Parking
  • Brunch
  • Catering
  • Full Bar
  • Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly