MAD

4.6
1250 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.

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.
  • MAD Tasting Menu

    $100.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Join us for our signature Tasting Menu with optional wine pairing, showcasing all of the best from our menu. Full table participation is required.
  • Valentines Prix Fixe - $115pp (Deposit Required)

    $25.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Celebrate under the neon lights and Picasso pieces at MAD! For $115 per person, we will be offering a 4-course menu. Once seated, you will receive a gastronomic delight from our Senior Pastry Chef, Karla Espinosa. For the next course, each guest will choose between our famous Jamon Iberico, Watermelon & Burrata, Tuna Tartare or Beet Ravioli, with the option of additional Oysters & Caviar. For entrees, choose between Filet Mignon, Branzino, or a Vegetarian option (optional Foie Gras or Lobster add-on). Finish with dessert to share. A la carte menu *will not* be offered. Deposit for each guest is $25 and will be applied to the bill. Price is not inclusive of tax and 20% gratuity, and does not include beverages.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 1250 People Are Saying
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AmberB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was fantastic. We did the Tasting Menu along with the wine pairing and it was perfect! Our waiter, David D, was amazing and made sure we had everything we needed. I highly recommend this establishment! You won't be disappointed.

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SarahD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance! We sat on the terrace during a colder Houston night and the space heaters worked perfectly and kept us comfortable! We really enjoyed the taste of Spain in our back yard of Houston! Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10
The more you order the better. Gotta try everything

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vipMilton
Houston
123 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food and service was great....but they shoved 6 of us into a table that was very cramped. While they had 4 people at some round tables for 6. Not sure what the criteria is for getting a good table but we did not make the grade. If we return, I will do more investigation of my seating. I made the reservation weeks in advance and should not have this issue.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We tried the tasting menu with no-alcohol for two the price after tip was ~$310 and we were seated outside on patio. It was cold night 50 degrees farenheight and the heaters were out of propane so we were freezing. We tried around 7 to 10 courses. The food was beautifully presented like artwork. The texture of many of the courses was off for instance the wagu had texture of babyfood. We only enjoyed about 10-15% of the courses. The reason we did not like the courses were the texture of most of the courses were mushy, the taste of the food was not well seasoned/salted and there was an unpleasant lingering aftertaste from most of the food. Service was very good as well was the interior decor. Overall, we were disappointed and likely will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun evening! Food and service were excellent! The Astronaut Experience was ideal for our group. An exciting and unique birthday dinner! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! David was an excellent waiter

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Jimy
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

El servicio muy bueno
El fidegua de cochinillo exelente .
Como toda lo que ordenamos

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vipRayB
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

MAD is one of our favorite restaurants but this visit left a little to be desired.

First on my reservation I referenced it wasfor our Anniversary and it was never mentioned by any of the staff. Second we ordered the paring menu which is very good but they brought the last two items out in the wrong order with the wrong wine parings. Someting which should not have happened and no one offered to fix the wine parings.

Bottom line we will return but for an anniversary dinner it fell short of our expections.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. One of the best restaurants in Houston. Do the astronaut experience.

EJ
vipElJay
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Atmosphere. Great Food. Great Service. Excellent place for special occasion.

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Michelle2022
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Admin should note comments on reservations and notify clients if outside tables are not available. Special occasions should also be noted. Waitress was excellent but overall it was a poor experience as we were not notified a table was available outside prior to making the reservation. They sat us at a table that had uncomfortable chairs too high for table and after asking to be moved we were told we could only be accommodated at one other table - poor attitude and communication. We had to make it obvious it was a birthday celebration as this went unnoticed. We were also told we had to leave after 2 hours even though the kitchen made a mistake with our food. Left with an overall bitter feeling. Shame as the food is excellent. I expected better customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Prior to attending, it was frustrated as the restaurant had cancelled my booking, blaming it on Open Table technical glitch. When I had called them, they have assured me the booking existed. For good measure, I rebooked it but only outdoor was available but I've made a note to ensure indoor seating as per my original booking. Upon arrived, they was going to place us outdoor unless wait for an indoor cancellation. Then staff acted quickly when I've compalined & gave us an indoor table despite it was next to a noisy party of 8 ladies.

Ordering from a la carte was a delight incl. MAD tomato, pan seared fois gras, squid ink bao, suckling pig & their recommended strawberry G&T.

Most disappointing dish was the croquettes which I often order at most Spanish restaurants but it came as measly TINY cocktail sausage portions with no garnishing & poorly presented. They lacked flavour as I couldn't taste the potato texture & it was desperately missing some jamon which would have been, a nice cut of salty sharpness to the bite size delicacies so don't order that dish. The noodle paella was overly salty with limited condiments so it was also a let down given paella is one of the most classic Spanish dish. The waiter offered to cook another but we didn't bother since it was towards the end of our meal.

Food quality, creativity & value are much better than the Spanish Tasting Menu that I had tried at a different restaurant the week before. The most impressive dish was surprisingly the dessert which I loved the passion fruit white choc, recommended by the waiter.

Too bad the experience was spoilt by the noise from the other guests but focusing on the decor & ambience are good distractions incl. the journey to the restrooms with a mirror wall which had lurking female escorts. They didn't bother me as they had alluring outfits but I was taken aback & found it quite amusing.

Overall, a delightful experience despite a few hiccups

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience3

MAD was cold and the music was so loud we could not have a conversation. A little to clubby. Food was ok but nothing spectacular. Service was great. They turned the heat on for us and turned the music down but then back up after 10mins. The manager should get his hearing checked.

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jamalk
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was mediocre but very attractively presented. Basic skills seemed to be missing from the chefs - how much aioli to use on the food, how much you mix seafood before it turns into mush, what "crispy" means in crispy calamari.

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Dining was an experience thanks to the decor and the food presentation!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, place , and people.

BG
BreannaG
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service was really slow for the night to not be that busy. Seemed more interested in his other tables

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a cool experience - definitely don’t regret going. The food was interesting, but some of the courses were out right duds. My partner had the wine pairing which was kind of out of sync with the pacing of the meal and he ended up not getting the last drink because of it. Not a big deal and had to do as much with our timing in needing to go as this was already a rather long meal! The service was great otherwise - but do plan to stay a minute if you’re doing the tasting menu!

Also the vibe in the restaurant was very cool. We sat outside because covid but inside was very well designed and I would come back just for that.

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EmikoB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very interesting and amazing atmosphere and food! The most extraordinary restaurant in Houston for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, original ambiance and friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

I had a wonderful evening for NYE! However, the food was terrible.

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vipspierre
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing NYE Tasting experience !

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ROGER
Houston
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great and definitely had amazing service. The drinks were definitely a craft and the food was delicious. Upscale and stylish but fun place, and the decor was awesome all around.

LB
vipLyleB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

MAD never disappoints. Fabulous meal. The meal was edible art. It was a beautifully themed event with a festive ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

I did not like that the manager came 10 mins before our 2:30 was done and told us we had to leave because they have another party that we could move to the bar coming for the same table when there was more then 10 tables open next to us was ignored until the end by that manager no one ever came to check on us to see how things where management side very upset about the last minute rush out of our table

JB
JoeB
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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AllyS
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely fabulous! The service and ambience were over the top! We can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the food experiences. We came for the New Year’s Eve tasting menu. Overall a great experience. We booked a 430p reservation because it was the only reservation available. The restaurant staff had just begun to set up so we felt pretty neglected for the first 15 minutes. Our experience was better once our waiter was ready for us. On our way out we were not greeted, the hostesses were on their phone. Besides those two grievances we enjoyed our time. Every single item on the tasting menu was amazing! To drink we tried an espresso martini and the grizando smash. Both were amazing

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Isaac
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, amazing food and drinks! We would go again!

JA
JorgeA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding! A culinary adventure that everyone should try.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and ambiance were the perfect backdrop for missed conversation, casual touch, and longing stares that left me warm and tingling inside. These moment will live in my memory long after the smell of her skin fades from mine.

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vipCosta
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant: great services, very creative chef, super quality food, most dishes are unique for this place. To me, it is a Michelin-star level restaurant, really. But it’s not chip at all ;-)

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MAD does not disappoint - great food - great ambiance- great drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We were seated at a high top table right by the door-it was cold and it felt like we were “in the bar” rather than in the restaurant. We also had another couple seated at our same table with some candles separating us-it was ok but certainly not the experience I was expecting. While the food was amazing, our wine came out after 2 of our appetizers had already come out…the appetizers came out separately and were spaced out quite a bit timing wise. Our server was also MIA for much of our meal…I would go back again as the food was very good but would definitely try to request a different table.

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SusieF
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Fun and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy rico todo gracias

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vipAsabal
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was awesome, we love it, and will be there again soon with some frieds thar are comning to visit us soon.

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nancyg
Houston
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must try if you are looking for a unique dining experience., food was delicious and our server was on point. Felt super safe as all staff including host/hostess had masks., I highly recommend to try it out

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DRious
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the entrees was quite artistic in presentation, they had excellent flavor and taste. From the exquisite flair of the Spanish chorizo in the Txistorra to the balanced taste of the Empanadas De Cochinillo to the deliciousness of the light textures of the Mad ‘N Carbonara, they all carry a distinctiveness of their own, but provide happiness once consumed.

Service was spot-on friendly and enhanced the fun experience. This place is a MUST return.

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 takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 888-2770.

MAD is rated 4.6 stars by 1250 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.