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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (44 reviews)
“ceviche” (76 reviews)
“oysters” (53 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
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 5 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seriously, just start with the guac and chips. Low-brow? No. The tortillas are homemade and warm and the guac is very fresh avocado with a sprinkle of goat cheese. Seriously, I could live off of it. I ordered for an entree the catch of the...More

Thank doitforthemiles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service here is a bit intrusive. Way too much detail in the waitor’s description of dishes and tequilas. Excellent tequila selection, good food, but very high prices for what is essentially dressed up Mexican food.

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful meal out on the patio. The smoked oysters were fantastic. Each of us had different seafood dinners. Each meal was great, but I would not order the wood grilled fish again. I didn’t care for the sauce.

Thank dstillwell
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Early Friday Dinner My wife says - that is my favorite waitress ever. Food matches the service. Space is very nice as well. Highly recommend!!!

Thank Canauk
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We have been to Caracol twice before and had excellent service and food. Today we went for brunch the service was terrible and had to tolerate kids playing tag around our table. The parents at the next table sat there and did nothing to control...More

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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
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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