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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.
A buddy and I decided to go for lunch, as my wife is a beef eater, and doesn't enjoy the menu. He had a huge chicken enchilada, and I had a combination of snapper ceviche and pork taquitos (two separate dishes). My combination was far...More
We have been to Caracol many times. The broiled oysters are worth the trip alone. The menu is varied enough for picky eaters. Although it was full, our server was attentive
and our food was served hot! The desserts are incredible, especially the chocolate
We went to celebrate a birthday last October and it was amazing, they really serve authentic Mexican cuisine, I tried the "Chile Relleno" and it was phenomenal, as a dessert we order one named "El Coco" it is such an experience trying it, I just...More
Caracol is one of the top restaurants of the Vaughn-Ortega food empire. It is a modern, spacious, light and pleasant dining area with indoor and outdoor tables. Self and valet-parking service work quite well. The full bar is expertly managed by good myxologists. Service is...More
This was our 2nd time to come to Caracol. The 1st was for brunch that was disappointing and tonight was close to perfection. My rack of lamb was supposed to be medium rare. It was well done. But, the waitress insisted on replacing it. Then...More
We had a family dinner here last week to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was excellent, the wait staff are very friendly, attentive and professional. The menu is extensive and the meal was very good.
I have been wanting to try their baked oysters for the longest and I finally got to! What did I think of them? Well, I'll tell you! Honestly, in my opinion they were good but I'd give it a 3.5/5. The ambiance and vibe was...More
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
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 receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, graduations, company parties, holiday parties, cocktail parties and more!
Our professional staff can assist with all aspects of your event, from menu planning to flowers, and everything in between! We have a selection of suggested menus for guests to choose from, or our culinary team can customize a menu for your event.