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Great minds think a like!  Prickly Pear -lychee margaritas over at Xochi. . . . . . . . #lunch #drinks #cocktails #margarita #margaritas #houston #agave #tequila #mezcal #downtown #chefhugoortega
When basic isn't basic! House made chicharron, criollo clay pot roasted beans, Mexican herb rice. . . . . . . . #basic #mexicanfood #mexico #houston #holytrinity #chefhugoortega #hugoshouston #houston #htown #montrose #streetfood #chicharron #pork #rice #beans #lunch #happiness
Some of the best #gourmetmexican food I’ve had  anywhere was yesterday in Houston at @xochihou by #chefhugoortega #jamesbeardwinner #downtownhouston
What an unforgettable evening filled with sensory awakening flavors and scents. Once again, The Rienzi allowed us to enjoy a night of excitement and exquisite taste (as if the Masterson’s themselves were hosting the event). This time, the Rienzi partnered with notorious chef Hugo Ortega (Xochi, Hugo’s, Caracol, Backstreet Cafe) to delivery an impeccable multi course dinner, full of surprises, vigor and traditions:  From Peasant to Artisan: The Rise of Mezcal and Oaxacan Cuisine, a historically-inspired dinner that pays homage to the complex and sophisticated flavors of Oaxaca, built around the world’s most complex spirit: The Mezcal.#mfah #chefhugoortega #houstonblogger #oaxacamexico #oaxacafood #oaxacacuisine #rienzi #houston_insta #houston #houstonlifestyle #houstontx #bestfoodintown #agave #ilovemexico #finedining #finearts #amazingnight #surreal #us #love #ilovehim #helovesme #luxurylifestyle #luxury #netaporter #chiaraboni #chanel #fernandorodriguezdesign #houstonfinest  @ Rienzi House Museum #percossipapi
Time for some wines of South America with our friend with Lizzy Butler from Vine Connections!  Wine and Oaxacan cuisine are@a@match made in heaven! . . . . . . . #wine #winetasting #southamerica #winesofchile #chile #argentina #winesofargentina #mexicanfood #oaxaca #xochihouston #chefhugoortega
Featured: Cremosa de Chocolate( dense soft chocolate pudding, air sponge cake, peanut powder, strawberry) @xochihou @chef_hugo65 @themarquishou A must try when you visit Xochi. #xochi #flavorsofoaxaca #chefhugoortega #dessertheaven #dessertgram #bestofhoustontx #buzzfeedfood #eatuphtx #realfood #eatfamous #whatstoeathtx #steeve #steeveapproved #droolclub #droolclubfoodie #htxfoodiefinds #foodster
To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Sean Beck, Sommelier and Beverage Director at Xochi, created a very original and refined cocktail called “Tiran los dados” or Roll the dice 🎲. Inspired by his travel to coastal regions around the world, he added a gambling fun detail to the Oaxacan style Tiki creation made with the delicious El Silencio Mezcal, a 20-year old age rum, and exquisite fresh fruits and herbs from the lovely Oaxaca City. 🍹  If you’re looking for a fantastic night out, go to Xochi 🇲🇽 to try their lavish new cocktail and pair it with their bold mole negro. Thanks so much for having me! Definitely my favorite Mexican restaurant in Houston. #cincodemayo #yomarianablog #bilingualblogger #bloguera #influencer #mezcal #mezcalcocktail #mezcalcocktails #lovemezcal #mezcallove #elsilenciomezcal  #houston #houstoninsider #xochi #xochihouston #mexicanrestaurant #oaxaca #oaxacacuisine #chefhugoortega #houstonblogger
The brilliance of a mole is that it transforms the simplest of vegetables or proteins into an experience of sight, aroma and flavor.  These lovely little roasted potatoes become rather majestic when served stop the lithe fragrance, graceful heat and stunning color of the Mole Amarillo.  It's truly one of my favorite "sauces" in the whole world and one of the most difficult miles to balance. Not surprisingly Hugo nails it.  Keep your fries and truffle oil and give me this any day. . . . . . . . . . . #mole #moleamarillo #yellow #oaxaca #mexico #mexicanfood #oaxacamexico #houston #houstondining #xochihouston #chefhugoortega #potatoes #vegetarian #vegetables #soulfood #flavor #jamesbeard #downtownhouston #astrospregame #mezcal #tequila #bubbles
Not A Negroni - Xicaru Anejo Mezcal, Aperol infused with Pasilla pepper, Giffard Apricot Brandy, dried strawberry, fresh orange zest . . . . . . #mezcal #cocktails #anejo #agave #mexicanfood #mexico #hugosrestaurant #chefhugoortega #imbibe #imbibegram #drinks #drinking #beverage #houston #houstonstrong #astrosorange #drinkwell #mixology #mixologist #bartender #bartending
Derby is just around the corner and we are going to have some fun.  Like this delicious Spring creation.  Run For The Roses - Maker's Mark, Aperol, Giffard Apricot, lemon, black pepper, peach marmalade, soda water and muddled strawberries.  Run For The Roses 1.5 oz Makers Mark .5 oz Aperol .5 oz Giffard Apricot 2 oz soda water 1 oz lemon juice 1 heaping teaspoon Peach marmalade  1 large strawberry muddled Pinch of cracked black pepper  Directions: 1. Muddle strawberry in bottom of tall glass with pepper.  2.  Pack glass to top with crushed ice.  3. Shake without ice marmalade, Makers, Aperol, lemon till marmalade breaks down. Add ice and shake again.  4. Stir in 2 oz cold soda water to shaker.  5.  Strain contents into glass over crushed ice. . . . . . . . #derby #derbyparty #makersmark #bourbon #runfortheroses #whiskey #kentuckyderby #derbyday #drinks #drinking #gardenparty #southerncharm #southerndrinking #backstreetcafe #chefhugoortega #houston #houstondining #riveroaks #imbibe #imbibegram #bartender #bartending #cocktails #mixology #mixologist
Peep that cube!  Getting ready for some Easter fun at Backstreet Cafe.  Peep Fashioned: 1.75 oz Whistle Pig Rye .5 oz Cardamaro 1 teaspoon cherry preserves 1 Peep and Peychaud Ice Cube Orange zest 1.  Prepare a old fashioned glass with Peep IceCube.  2. In a mixing glass add Rye, Amaro, cherry, angostura bitters. 3. Stir with ice for 30 seconds. 4. Strain into prepared glass and garnish with orange zest squeezed skin side down. . . . . . . . . #easter #drinks #cocktails #oldfashion #oldfashioned #rye #whiskey #whisky #imbibe #imbibegram #bartender #bartending #mixologist #mixology #houston #houstonstrong #houstonrestaurants #houstondining #diningout #riveroaks #backstreetcafe #chefhugoortega
‘Good food that put me in a good mood’ @caracol_houston. Outstanding food from Chef Hugo Ortega. There is something satisfying about beating your dessert with a mallet 📷 1: Ceviche de chile canario - absolutely delicious 2: Ceviche de coco 3: pescado zarandeado : the branzino wood grilled to perfection 4: cremoso de guayaba y maracuya 5: El coco - had fun pounding away #chefhugoortega#mexicanfood#dinner#houston#texas
Our beloved Houston Astros finally get to kick off there season at home Friday.  We will be serving up this delicious margarita all weekend long on the happy hour menu at Xochi before every game starting at 3:00.  Best of all we are a 5 min walk to the stadium.  The Next Killer B Rita in honor of @abreg_1 (Alex Bregman). Mezcal, Tequila, lime, agave, chile de Aqua and shaken ip@with a touch of heirloom beets. . . . . . . . #houston #houstonsstros #downtown #downtownhouston #minutemaid #astrosbaseball #astrospregame #astroshappyhour #gostros #alexbregman #xochihouston #happyhour #houston #houstondrinking #drinking #tequila #margarita #agave #mezcal #cocktails #imbibe #chefhugoortega #houstonstrong
Not your average oatmeal.  Baked steel cut oats with Glenlivet scotch caramelized apples and Glenlivet soaked dried cherries, brown sugar, dried cherry powder, bacon crumble and creme anglaise.  Made for one excellent Scotch pairing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #scotch #scotchwhisky #brunch #boozebrunch #scotchtasting #glenlivet #houston #houstondining #houstonbrunch #riveroaks #breakfast #oatmeal #bakedoats #apple #cherry #breakfast #scotchpairing #glenlivet #backstreetcafe #chefhugoortega #jamesbeard
Bloody Mary's for the Beards!  Let's go Houston!  Getting ready to announce this years @beardfoundation finalists from Hugo's! This fun version is also spiked with @whiteclaw Hard lime Seltzer. . . . . . . . . #jamesbeard #jamesbeardfoundation #jamesbeardaward #jamesbeardawards2019 #hugoshouston #chefhugoortega #houston #houstondining #bloodymary #whiteclawhardseltzer #visithouston #bartender #bartending
Mole is to the Mexicans 🇲🇽 what ragu is to the Italians. ♥️ #lahorafeliz  I’ve had  MOLE 2X this week and I am already thinking about the next time I’m going to have it again!🤤😜 #patiodinner #chefhugoortega #houstontexas #downtownhouston #eateryextraordinaire #mole #mexicanmole #oaxaca #oaxacamexico #foodaficionado #happyhour #sunnydays #eatery #finedining
Spring Cocktail work is in session. Blackberry Farm - Mezcal, Bourbon, cassis, Texas blackberry, lemon, smoked herb agave nectar. . . . . . . . . . #xochihouston #spring #cocktails #mezcal#agave #agavebeverages #sommelier #bartender #bartending #mixology #mixologist #imbibegram #drinks #drinking #drinkcocktails #blackberry #texas #houston #jamesbeard #chefhugoortega #sommelierseanbeck
North America's oldest winery is Casa Madero in the Parras Valley of Mexico.  They have long made wonderful, accessible and highly quaffable wines from Chenin Blanc to Chardonnay to Merlot and Shiraz.  This is their seriously inviting Rose made from Cabernet grapes and it delivers in spades.  Even better it's perfect in the patio @Caracol with a bowl of guacamole and our house made ground masa tortilla chips or some wood roasted fish.  Don't stop your love for Mexico at Margaritas, Salsa and Tacos!  Get on the wine trail with this 400 plus year old winery. . . . . . . . . . . #rose #roseallday #rosewine #mexicanwine #wine #casamadero #drinkwine #winetasting #vino #rosato #mexicanfood #houston #houstondining #galleria #caracolhouston #chefhugoortega #sommlife #winetalk #tacos #guacamole #seafood #mexicanseafood
Most days are made better by a great taco!  The Taco de Pescado Estilo Baja (Baja style fried fish taco) at Caracol is one of the best you'll find. House made blue corn tortilla, chipotle mayo, Napa cabbage, Pisco and gloriously lightly fried fish.  #happiness . . . . . . . . . . . #tacos #fish #fishtacos #fishtacos🐟 #baja #mexicanfood #mexicanseafood #tortilla #tortillas #corn #bluecorn #tacosforlife #tacotime #tacoporn #houston #houstondining #houstongalleria #galleria #springbreak #lunch #eatwell #chefhugoortega #htownrestaurantgroup #htown #jamesbeard
Spring is sprung! One of the new drinks and dishes hitting the menu officially next week @xochihou is this gorgeous Margarita made from our single barrel El Tesoro Reposado Tequila, Combier, Litchi and grape brandy, with lime and xoconostle.  Still need a name. Leaders in the clubhouse right now are Evolucion or Pink Cadillac.  Thoughts? . . . . . . . . . . #margarita #margaritas #springbreak #spring #houston  #houstondining #houstondowntown #xochihouston #eltesoro #tequila #agave #singlebarrel #mexicanfood #chefhugoortega #jamesbeard #drinks #drinking #cocktails #cocktail #agavebeverages #bartender #bartending #mixologist #mixology #drinksbyseanbeck #imbibe #imbibegram
Love our Tuna Tostaditas over @Caracol!  Silky, fresh tuna over our house made tortillas with cucumber, chipotle mayo, and jalapeños.  Pink belly...pink belly...pink belly. . . . . . . #mexicanfood #mexicancuisine #crudo #sashimi #masa #corn #tortilla #tostadas #tostaditas #seafood #tuna #fish #chefhugoortega #caracolhouston #caracolrestaurant #jamesbeard #gulfcoast #houstondining #houston #galleria #mexicanseafood
Don't forget tomorrow is National Margarita Day!!!! In addition to half off our "Greatest Margarita" we are going to have a fantastic Margarita paired menu featuring these beauties.  Haunting Melody - Tequila, Lychee Brandy, passionfruit, lime and crushed chocolate coated rim with our Flan de Queso! . . . . . . , . #nationalmargaritaday #agave #tequila #mezcal #margarita #margaritas #happyhour #dinner #mexicanfood #mexicancuisine #cocktails #drinking #hugoshouston #htownrestaurantgroup #chefhugoortega #jamesbeard #imbibe #mixology #mixologist #bartender #bartending
Friday is National Margarita Day!  Choose your bar wisely. "Naught But Nice" - Alipus San Juan Mezcal, Mango liqueur, lime, chile-mango infused agave nectar, salted margarita foam, takin dusting at Caracol. . . . . . . . . . . #margarita #houston #houstondining ##agave #mexicanfood #mexicancuisine #galleria #bar#bartender #bartending #mixology #mixologist #imbibe #drinking #drinks #nationalmargaritaday #salt #margaritafoam #margaritas #mezcal #mezcalcocktails #caracolrestaurant #caracolhouston #jamesbeard #chefhugoortega
New Margarita starting tonight to celebrate the arrival of our 2nd single barrel selection of El Tesoro Tequila. "We're Together In Dreams" - El Tesoro Single Barrel, mint and cucumber infused liqueur, triple sec, lime, agave nectar, poleo infused ice cube, tajin . . . . . . #tequila #tequilatacos #margarita #margaritas #agave #cocktails #imbibe #drinking #libations #bartender #mixology #mexicancuisine #mexicanfood #houston #houstondining #chefhugoortega #hugoshouston #jamesbeard #fresh #lime  #shakennotstirred
No label has ever so succinctly captured how I feel about wine.  Well done @peter_stolpman and Stolpman Vineyards, well done!  Oh and the Sangiovese inside the bottle is damn tasty to boot.  This is going to be a fun share on our Valentine's Day wine lists at Backstreet Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . #stolpmanvineyards #liveyoubunches #wine #valentinesday2019 #valentines #wine #redwine #drinking #sommlife #lovewine #santabarbara #californiawine #houston #houstondining #riveroaks #backstreetcafe #sayitwithfeeling #chefhugoortega #jamesbeard
We had the best intentions to take a photo of us four as my #bffs graciously celebrated my Golden Birthday with me and then life got in the way😜. Lol!  This is cute tho. #fiftyisnifty🎂🎈🎉 #49wasborimg #soexcited #lifesabanquetandmostpoorsonsofbitchesarestarvingtodeath #livelivelive #chefhugoortega #ohlala
Something delicious just arrived today!  Our 2nd El Tesoro single barrel reposado Tequila just landed at all of our restaurants (Xochi, Caracol, Hugos and Backstreet). Last year I chose a seriously pretty version. This years is a celebration of earth and spring flavors. Loads of green herb, green citrus, lithe peppery since.  Pure and clean, but with a wonderfully oily and slightly salty finish.  Goes down beyond smooth. Get it while the getting is good.  There are even a few bottles for sale with our friends @houstonwines (Houston Wine Merchant) and by fee I mean 2 dozen. It's Tequila Friday! . . . . . . . . . #tequila #eltesoro #houston #houstondining #reposado #singlebarrel #barrelselect #sommlife #chefhugoortega #jamesbeard #agave #jalisco #mexicanfood #mexicancuisine #htownrestaurantgroup #seanbeck #tequilafriday #imbibe #cheers #drinking

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