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Photograph By Debora Smail

Though the front patio is primo on nice nights, we were recently tucked away at a quietish table near the back of this wildly popular Mexican-seafood entry in Tracy Vaught and Hugo Ortega’s empire. Top marks go to wood-roasted oysters, meltingly tender and juicy with chipotle butter, as well as an achiote-rubbed pork chop with caramelized pineapple, oyster mushrooms, and a black bean tamal. We also relished three fine seafood dishes: large scallops with roasted cauliflower, wild mushrooms, and poblano sauce; a colorful jumble of sautéed shrimp, lobster, clams, scallops, mussels, and octopus with avocado-tomatillo salsa; and a butterflied, boneless porgy fish, wood-grilled with garlic sauce.

City: Houston


Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★★★

Address: 2200 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX, 77056

Hours: L & D 7 days. B Sun.

Phone: 713-622-9996

Website: caracol.net

Last updated: February 25, 2018