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MAD, Houston, TX

MAD

4.6
4.6
1518 Reviews
$50 and over
Spanish
MAD is a concept gravitating around Madrid’s famous night life combined with the most popular of Spanish gastronomy: classical and modern tapas, and rice, meats and fish cooked on open fire, where the quality of the ingredients and the candor of the preparation remain the cornerstone of our philosophy.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

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  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 16:30–00:30 Sun 16:30–22:00 Happy Hour Mon 17:00–22:00 Tue–Fri 17:00–18:00

  • Phone number

    (281) 888-2770

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Luis Roger

  • Private party facilities

    For private events, or for parties of 9 guests or more, please visit https://app.perfectvenue.com/venues/mad-restaurant-group/hello

  • Area

    River Oaks

  • Cross Street

    Bettis

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary valet parking provided at entrance and free self parking in attached parking garage. Street parking nearby is metered.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Midnight in Madrid

    Multiple dates available
    5:00pm CST means MIDNIGHT IN MADRID! In addition to our full menu, we offer a limited tasting menu that blends affordability and flavor. The Midnight in Madrid supplemental menu is available Tuesday - Friday, from 4:30pm - 6:30pm, and all day on Mondays.

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What 1,518 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome Tapas, lots of variety. Great service.
  2. D

    Donis

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, the interior decoration is beautiful. The food is good but not great. Other tapas places in Houston have better food.
  3. LG

    LuisG

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent!! Our first time there we will definitely coming back the food was absolutely delicious! Service and atmosphere good!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    We have a reservation for 930 rest was empty we notofoed we will be arriving a bit late we ealk in at 935 they closed kitchen at 930 allegating rest was slow.made us waste our time and a trip there.
  5. M

    Megan

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a fantastic experience here! The tapas were amazing, the wood fired entree was full of flavor, and the desserts were out of this world. We will be back! Highly recommend the grilled pulpo, croquetas, bravas tomas, and manchego cheese lava cake. Amazing! Also… don’t skip the bathrooms :)
  6. CS

    ChefSarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A unique and artful culinary experience. The staff was amazing and explained every dish as they brought it out. If I make it back to Houston I will make it back to mad.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter we had was awesome. He gave a us a little story in the restaurant and gave great recommendations! Great go to spot!
  8. J

    Jreez

    Houston

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful brunch! Delicious, creative drinks and food was perfect as always!
  9. ML

    MaryL

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely loved the desserts we ordered. Only problem we had with the evening, we weren't able to stay longer to have dinner. We were seated outside when it was extremely hot, and we didn't want to stay longer than we had to. LOVED the run way to the bathrooms and also the vibe of the restaurant. Will visit again when back in Houston!
  10. PB

    PhilB

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The hostess check in team need some major training. Shocking.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible!
  12. NO

    NOdiner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We came here to celebrate a birthday. Inside was really cool, very trendy and hip. Didn’t love how close our table for 2 was to other tables, they really pack you in. The service was wonderful, our waiter was great and offered excellent recommendations: artichokes, ginger roll, patatas, croquetas, octopus, and paella. The paella was good, we ordered it with the seafood rice base, veggies, shrimp and filet mignon, which was all delicious. The drinks were tasty. We ended up staying almost 3 hours until 1030 PM and the vibe definitely became more club like. Feel like it was a little overpriced for the value but it was a cool experience for the celebration.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Día del padre
  14. TM

    TravisM

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Anniversary
  16. o

    oucables

    Dallas

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Great tapas. Go for the astronaut experience, worth it!! The cocktails were delicious and not sweet (the ones I ordered) like most places, and this was a fantastic thing. Tha ambiance was a lot of fun and a lot of fun looking around no matter where you sat or were looking. The vibe reminds me of a restaurant we loved in Vegas
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience1
    The music was so loud it ruined the entire experience which was great other than that. Our group hadn’t been together in months and couldn’t catch up at because of the music that came on full ballast around 7pm. Each person walked and stated that they would never go back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and unique food with great service and ambiance!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s one of the best dining experiences in Houston. The atmosphere is lively and sexy, food is exciting, delicious and beautifully plated. Fantastic people watching! The service is stellar, especially Emilia, she’s absolutely the best!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    The wine pours were half a glass and food wasn’t as good as it used to be. We miss the sandwiches!
  21. GH

    GabrielH

    Houston

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We set out to enjoy the cuisine of Madrid, a city we have visited and enjoyed a number of times in the past. Out goal was not met. The ambience was OK, but not reminiscent of anywhere in Madrid. The food choices were quite limited, and even fewer dishes that would make you think of Madrid or Spain. While the flavors were OK, most of what we ordered came with fillers. As an example, the Octopus dish had about 6 thin slices of octopus, sitting on thicker slices of boiled potatoes, which, in turn were sitting on an even thicker layer of mashed potatoes. The best choice was the empanadillas (ground meat pockets), but the rest was either common or mediocre. All in all, the experience was disappointing, not to mention that the place is rather overpriced. The markup on wines is about 4-5-fold, which is way above the industry standards and markedly greater than you would expect anywhere in Spain.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous!! Our server was very knowledgeable and super helpful in guiding us through the menu! Inri made the best cocktails!!!!! The whole staff was very welcoming and very professional! Can’t wait for my next visit!!
  23. JP

    JohnnyP

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing front door team was amazing, they handled some pretty rude patrons with extreme patients. Mixologist very knowledgeable.
  24. AG

    AlbertG

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Menu was changed. The good items have been removed. Choices of food is not that much. For the price it’s not acceptable that they removed a lot of their previous menu items leaving us with mediocre food choices. Not coming back.
  25. I

    India

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Food was OK. Overpriced, over sized food, not really a fine dinning establishment.
  26. LW

    LisaW

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a mesmerizing night—dish after dish brought pure delight. Fantastic experience—thank you!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A/C temp too cold!
  28. m

    marjoryn

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We used to leve MAD - the food was always amazing and in the past we went several times for any celebration or just to have a great time - this time food was extremely disappointing - service still great and the room is still beautiful - drinks also amazing but the food changed a lot - they have a new menu and several of the favorites are gone - quality of the food went down a lot - it feels like a place who lost its soul…
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks, Food and service was great!
  30. GN

    GiorgioN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place with fantastic food and vibe. Be prepared to possibly over pay for some dishes, like the octopus in my opinion but... hey, it's all about location and location and... location!
  31. PR

    PhilR

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great drinks! Like being in Madrid for an evening!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has to be hands down one of my favorite restaurants in the galleria area, the food is espectacular just a bit over priced, but that’s okay. The drinks are so unique and presented beautifully. Let’s not even talk about the desert it was OUT OF THIS WORLD.
  33. RL

    RobLynne3

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've held my birthday dinner here twice in a row and the overall experience is five stars! The food, ambience, decor, and service are impeccable. There's not a dish that I've tried here that is not delicious. The cocktails are simply divine!
  34. A

    Anni

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! Perfect place to celebrate my daughter’s 21st birthday. Attentive and very professional staff.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Music was high but not too high. The empanadas I felt it lacked flavor so I wouldn’t get it again. The dessert was really good! Can’t recall the name, it was the one with passion fruit- Not overwhelming sweet but it really had a great balance and was fresh! Food came out really fast. Drinks were okay! I had the nitro carajillo and felt it was water down and comes to find out it was premixed and not fresh which can explain the water down taste. The server was okay. Felt like he just didn’t want to be there so experience with him was whatever. It was my first time taking my partner and compared to my first and second visit, the service was not to par. Which she had a different experience
  36. J

    Jorge

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance
  37. E

    Eztoplease

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely FANTASTIC! Beautiful space! Amazing food! Fantastic service! Honestly a top 1% experience! Book it now!
  38. MO

    MattO

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience in Houston! We had the astronaut experience and let our server choose our food. They rolled out a new menu and had many new items to serve. Every one of them were top notch excellent!
  39. DD

    DavidD

    Corpus Christi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We are used to more selections in the tapas category. The variety of the small plate tapas allows more choices. The service and quality was good.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    More vegetarian options please

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from MAD using the Order Online button. MAD also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. MAD also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 888-2770.

MAD is rated 4.6 stars by 1518 OpenTable diners.

MAD does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for MAD

4444 Westheimer Road Houston, TX 77027

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Bettis

  • Area

    River Oaks

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 16:30–00:30 Sun 16:30–22:00 Happy Hour Mon 17:00–22:00 Tue–Fri 17:00–18:00

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary valet parking provided at entrance and free self parking in attached parking garage. Street parking nearby is metered.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Luis Roger

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (281) 888-2770

  • Private party facilities

    For private events, or for parties of 9 guests or more, please visit https://app.perfectvenue.com/venues/mad-restaurant-group/hello

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