5085 Westheimer Rd., Uptown
Chef Paul Friedman represents South Africa well, merging Dutch, Portuguese, and Asian influences into perfectly seared meats and seafood, served with a side of lush chutneys and spices.
2200 Post Oak Blvd., Utpown
The word "caracol" means "snail" in Spanish, an ode to chef Hugo Ortega's memories of ceviche de caracol served fresh in his brother's kitchen in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
True Food Kitchen
1700 Post Oak Blvd., Uptown
Dr. Andrew Weil's bastion of healthy, balanced eating is a welcome change to the famously rich local cuisine.