Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


2200 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 160 (Guilford Ct.) Send to Phone
713-622-9996 | Menu
Mexican seafood in the Galleria area.


Dinner Tues.-Sat., Brunch Sun.
  • Valet parking & parking lot
  • Dress code: Business casual
  • Entertainment: Live music Sun. evenings
  • Full bar
  • Private room(s)

* Click here for rating key

Caracol, Houston, TX

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Caracol Restaurant Review

: Restaurateur Tracy Vaught and her husband, chef Hugo Ortega, have struck gold once again with this concept: a glamorous Mexican Gulf Coast seafood eatery in the Galleria area. Bright and airy with a modern décor infused with giant paintings by Charley Harper of underwater creatures, Caracol recalls a trip to a Mexican beach town, both in mood and taste. Start with the wood-roasted Gulf oysters dripping with chipotle butter and the conch (caracol) ceviche. And maybe some of the antojitos, starters based on Mexican street food, like the crispy, rolled pork tacos. Of course, the real star is the fresh seafood: whole, grilled catch of the day; roasted lobster tails; and sautéed shrimp in a spicy morita pepper sauce. Sides include garlic mushrooms and some tasty charred Brussels sprouts. Pair the sangría of the day or a spicy cocktail with your meal. The bar offers tequila flights and some notable wines while Ortega’s brother Ruben does daily desserts. Or, come by for seafood at the lovely Sunday brunch.

New craft beers

Read GAYOT's reviews of new craft beer releases from top producers.

Stay in a romantic mood with this Rosé Champagne.

Read GAYOT's review.