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$65  + Tax/Tip
Wed, 5/17
7:00 PM


5-Course Memories of Mexico City Tasting Event

Opened in 2002, this Montrose veteran is still turning out spectacular Mexican food that continues to land it on “Best Of” Lists, including Time Out’s “Best Restaurants in Houston” (2022) and Eater’s “15 Essential Tex-Mex Restaurants” (2023). Chef Hugo Ortega, winner of James Beard's "Best Chef: Southwest" Award in 2017, is the culinary force behind it all, and we love what he has to say about Mexican cuisine. "The food is as light and fresh as a seafood cocktail prepared by fishermen on the beach; as deep and complex as the moles of Oaxaca; and as earthy as the simplest handmade corn tortilla." Housed in a 1925 building designed and built by celebrated architect Joseph Finger, also responsible for Houston's Art Deco-style City Hall, Hugo’s offers a menu that features traditional dishes from the many regions of Mexico, all made from scratch by our host and Exec Chef, Marc Rocha. Consider such fare as tamales with slow-roasted cochinita pibil, pan-seared scallops over sweet cornbread and sautéed spinach with poblano cream, and the cabrito of pulled roasted goat with roasted cactus pads. And make sure to save room as well for the unbelievable desserts, some made with house-ground chocolate. “Houston’s best Mexican restaurant,” raves Houston Chronicle, and naturally we are primed to visit!

About the Host:

Marc Rocha

Executive Chef

Born and raised in Houston, Chef Marc Rocha graduated from the Arts Institute of Houson and quickly became a protégé of James Beard Award-Winning Chef Hugo Ortego. After rising through the ranks at Caracol, he was promoted in April 2023 to Executive Chef at Hugo's.

The Lineup

All courses will be individually plated.

  1. Ceviche Verde

    catch of the day, avocado, cucumber, jalapeño, olive, cilantro, lime

  2. Lechon

    braised suckling pig, habanero salsa, tortilla

  3. Taquito de Langosta

    lobster, beans, pico de gallo, avocado

  4. Carne Brava

    black angus skirt steak, poblano pepper, onion, salsa tarasca, peanut, beans, mexican rice

  5. Chocolate Tres Leches

    toasted meringue, seasonal fruit, chocolate chunks

Restaurant Covid 19 Policy

At this event, we will do our best to accommodate requests for separate tables, assuming the space allows for them. Additionally, all food will be served individually plated rather than family style. As per local guidelines, as well as the restaurant's own policy, attendees will not be required to present proof of vaccination for entry.


1600 Westheimer Rd

Houston, TX 77006

Event FAQs

Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
Does this restaurant allow BYOB?
No. This restaurant is a non-BYO establishment. Outside alcohol will not be permitted at this event.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $85 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
Will this event be handicap acccessible?
According to the restaurant, this event is handicap accessible.
What parking information has the restaurant provided for this event?
According to the restaurant, they offer complimentary valet parking.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event, we will be able to accommodate most dietary restrictions and food allergies except for those with dairy, gluten, shellfish, pork, nut/seeds, or garlic restrictions. Please make sure to Update Your Dietary Restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are.

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