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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (44 reviews)
“ceviche” (77 reviews)
“oysters” (55 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2200 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 160, Houston, TX 77056-4700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This a unique restaurant with Mexican flavor. It has a variety of tasty seafood based appetizers . The main course choices are unique with tasty sauces and flavors. We had the scallops which were excellent. The service was efficient and prompt. Our party included small...More

Thank 614abdelghanie
Reviewed 3 days ago

After several terrific lunches at Caracol, my husband and I were happy to invite a client and his wife for a Saturday evening dinner in late January. My husband had taken them to Xochi, another restaurant owned by Hugo Ortega, a few months before, and...More

Thank Lynda H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is a must visit when you are staying downtown in Houston. Everything on the menu is terrific. Go ahead and order several small plates to share. It is the best way to go. They also offer fresh gulf oysters either raw or baked....More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge place and always packed and that’s because everything on the menu is really really good. It’s one of the rare restaurants in Houston where the desserts are really good.

Thank Nawal D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here recently with family and friends to celebrate a family member's birthday. From the beginning to the end of our dinner, we had a truly great experience. Our waiter and supporting staff were very helpful and especially knowledgeable on the menu items and recommendations...More

Thank mvasque3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have only been here for lunch and come here when I am interested in eating.ceviche. The ceviche is superb at Caracol -- light, with the bright tastes of the sea, seafood perfectly cured in the acidic juices and with a firm but delicate texture....More

Thank SarahElizabeth2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a very light lunch here with a friend. The service is very good and the drinks were great. I had a shrimp tortilla soup, which was really good.

Thank Melanie O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is packed..jumping with wealthy people...how can they be wrong? Guess I can't agree with all these positive reviews. First and foremost...never never never have a meeting in this place! I mean never. The private room is as noisy, ok more noisy than a...More

Thank Allan P
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

I am not fond of eating Mexican food. My son wanted to do Sunday branch, and we visited Caracol. I tried almost all dishes and dessert. It did not affect my stomach. Most often i dont go to Mexican resto as it does not agree...More

Thank ckfrndshrdr
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Oh nothing makes me happier than happy hour at this restaurant. I get the best margarita and a variety of appetizers to share with my favorite people. The staff is always friendly and upbeat. It is perfect.

Thank aliecakes
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25 March 2017|
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$40
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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