Renowned and revered, lovely Hugo’s serves up interior Mexican fare—grilled octopus, braised suckling pig, lamb barbacoa—with aplomb. With a stellar menu of tequilas and wines, the bar is a city favorite, and weekend brunch is legendary. Order this to go: featured specials like Tequila y Tacos for two. Nothing beats a shaken margarita at the bar, but we gotta say, we really love the to-go option too. Our pack included totopos and guacamole (not your average chips and guac), shrimp aquachile, citrusy ceviche, a full pound of juicy chicken doused in mole poblano, and a stack of warm corn tortillas. For dessert, tres leches with toasted meringue could have served four, but we were glad for the leftovers the next day. Oh, how we’ve missed our regular Hugo’s fix! Pro tip: Sign up for email specials from Hugo’s and sister restaurants, like Xochi and Caracol.
Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.