Downtown has expanded its culinary landscape with a full lineup of new Convention Center restaurants, and the jewel in the crown comes from the team behind Hugo’s. An Oaxacan- inspired menu is the newest concept by dynamic duo chef Hugo Ortega and Tracy Vaught, founders of the H Town Restaurant Group.
Mexican native Ortega dishes up specialties from the coastal region of Mexico that you might not find elsewhere in Houston, like queso del rancho with pork belly, tlayudas (a large, layered tortilla-based dish), and barbacoa de res de Zaachila (braised skirt steak rolled with peppers, carrots, potato and masa dumplings).
Pastry chef Ruben Ortega crafts earthy, ethereal desserts on his special Chocolate Menu. Try the chocolate tart with mixed nuts, pralines and dark homemade chocolate “river rocks” with edible gold flakes.