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Xochi (so-chee), from Xochitl, Goddess of the Flowers, meaning to bloom or catch fire, is a creative endeavor of award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega and the H Town Restaurant Group team.  Xochi celebrates the culinary and indigenous richness of Oaxaca, Mexico and its varied geographic regions and preservation of primitive customs with an unrivaled menu of Oaxaca-inspired food and drink. 

Xochi celebrates the flavors of Oaxaca with a creative edge as seen through the creative lens of our "band of brothers" chefs: Chef Hugo, Executive Pastry Chef Ruben Ortega and Chef Jose Luis Ortega. 

Our menu features a wide variety of housemade masas incorporating many types and colors of corn, an endless variety of moles, housemade chocolate and ribbons of cheese (called quesillo) wrapped into balls, imported Oaxacan, coffee, grasshoppers, tlayudas (huge tortillas, fire-roasted with toppings), beans cooked with avocado leaves, and many other very distinctive and diverse Oaxacan-inspired dishes. Our stellar bar program has an extensive offering of mezcals, tequilas, and Mexican craft beers.

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We are located downtown on the 1st floor of the Marriott Marquis Houston across from Discovery Green at the corner of Walker and Crawford.

PARKING - Valet parking is available for $11. 


Hugo Ortega named Best Chef: Southwest, 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards (first Mexican-born chef to win)

Chef Hugo Ortega received Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 from Southern Foodways Alliance 

Named the #1 restaurant in Alison Cook’s Top 100 Restaurants list 2017 in Houston Chronicle

Tracy Vaught recognized at Houston Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Awards - 2017

Included in Thrillist’s To 31 Mexican Restaurants in America

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Hugo Ortega finalist for Best Chef: Southwest, 2012 to 2017, James Beard Foundation Awards

Ruben Ortega, finalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef, 2022 James Beard Foundation Awards

Tracy Vaught, three-time semifinalist in the James Beard Awards

Tracy Vaught, Houston Business Journal Most Admired CEO Award 2019

Tracy Vaught, 2017 Women Mean Business Award, Houston Business Journal

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