tastemaker winner
Xochi entrance Hugo Ortega Tracy Vaught
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Xochi, Hugo Ortega and Tracy Vaught's Oaxacan restaurant inside downtown’s luxurious Marriott Marquis hotel, draws on the experiences Ortega garnered during both his childhood and frequent visits to the region to create a comprehensive menu that utilizes Oaxacan ingredients specifically imported for the restaurant. Highlights include the tetela, an oversized blue masa tortillas filled with cheese and hoja santa; sopa de piedra, a shrimp soup with a whimsical tableside presentation; and skirt steak barbacoa with masa dumplings. The mole tasting, along with the extensive list of mezcals assembled by beverage director Sean Beck and the innovative desserts created by pastry chef Ruben Ortega, will keep Houstonians and visitors coming back.



1777 Walker St. Suite A
Houston, TX 77010


Sun: 11 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
  • Buffet
  • Full Bar
  • Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly