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Dining Guide

Caracol

Photograph By Debora Smail

We hate to play favorites among Hugo Ortega’s babies, but Caracol captured our hearts from the start with its cool interiors, inspired Mexican coastal cuisine, and trademark selection of outstanding margaritas and palomas. Said beverages go well with smoky, wood-roasted oysters on the half shell topped with buttery bread crumbs. Though lauded for seafood, the kitchen also serves up fabulous meat dishes, such as a succulent pork shank, wrapped in bacon, slow-roasted on the bone to fork-tender, and served with sumptuous mole sauce (which, sadly, was room temp) and warm corn tortillas. We give kudos as well for a simply prepared wood-grilled branzino—flaky white-meat filets, glazed with butter and lightly seasoned with a house blend of ground peppers—served with a vivid mixed green salad.

City: Houston

Cuisine:

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: October 18, 2017