Takeout at Hugo’s Cocina will satisfy your taste buds
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The shrimp enchilada at Hugo’s Cocina. Photo by Judi Curry
The shrimp enchilada at Hugo’s Cocina. Photo by Judi Curry

There have been so many changes to restaurants since March of 2020. Many of my favorites are closed; many of them are restricted only to take-out; some are defying the new rules and serving anyway.

I have difficulty going into a place that is knowingly defying the rules for COVID safety. I understand that if they do not make money they will lose everything. But I also understand that losing a life is more important to me than eating indoors in a restaurant that should have been closed. Therefore, any review that I may do is contingent on that restaurant following the safety rules of COVID.

Hugo’s has always been one of my favorite restaurants – even when it was Rancho’s. I wondered if during the shutdown and reopening and shutting down again if the quality at Hugo’s had changed. I am so happy to report that the food was as good as usual; no skimping of ingredients, and I didn’t feel price gouged.

I ordered two plates – a shrimp enchilada ($6.95) and a shiitake taco ($5.50). Both of these items were ordered ala carte. The enchilada was huge, and I counted nine good-sized shrimp inside the tortilla. The sauce was thick and tasty, and the accompanying lettuce gave it an extra crunch.

The taco was also huge. I expected a regular size taco. I was surprised at how large it was. The mushrooms were sliced longways; they were sautéed beautifully, chewing them through the salsa, tortilla and cheese were a delight. There was so much food in these two items that I had the same dinner the next night.

The total of the two items was $12.45. I was charged $3.17 for tax and I gave a 15% tip. The delivery fee was waived. The total bill was $17.49, much less than I had been paying all week for other types of food.

I really enjoyed the “normalcy” of the food. I bet you will also.



Where 1830 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.

Contact: 619-892-7882

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