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Hugo's Restaurant Review: Born in Mexico City, chef Hugo Ortega worked his way through the Houston restaurant scene before opening Hugo's with his restaurateur wife, Tracy Vaught. Housed in a vintage 1925 building, lovingly restored to the original brick walls and stamped-tin ceiling, Hugo’s is a dining destination worth seeking out. Start with one of four ceviches, perhaps a version with octopus, before enjoying a seasonal entrée like the chapulines, pan-sautéed grasshoppers served with guacamole, tortillas and chipotle tomatillo salsa. Seafood dishes are offered alongside meat plates such as chiles en nogada, poblano peppers stuffed with roasted pork, fruit and nuts and topped with a walnut sauce and pomegranate seeds. There’s a notable wine list and multiple tequila selections, not to mention desserts by Ortega’s brother and pastry chef Ruben Ortega. It makes a romantic date night spot, particularly on the candlelit patio. Sunday brunch is popular, so make a reservation to sample the seemingly endless Mexican delicacies on the buffet tables.