Mi Almita brings fresh and exciting Mexican cuisine from James Beard Award-winning Chefs Hugo Ortega and Chef Michael Mina. The concept delivers a love letter to the classic flavors and coastal ingredients of the best of Mexican culture, boasting elevated dishes with approachability. Menu offerings highlight bold flavors, spices, and traditional recipes perfected from generation to generation.
About Hugo Ortega
Hugo Ortega is executive chef/co-owner of four of Houston’s top restaurants – Backstreet Cafe, Hugo’s, Caracol and Xochi, and winner of Best Chef: Southwest at the prestigious 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards.
Ortega has been recognized locally, nationally and globally for his inspirational story and his passion for sharing traditional Mexican cooking and culture. Ortega is author of two cookbooks - Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico, published in fall 2012 and selected by Saveur magazine as one of just six “essential Mexican cookbooks”; and Backstreet Kitchen: Seasonal Recipes From Our Neighborhood Café, to celebrate Backstreet Cafe’s 30th anniversary.