Majorca Bistro & Tapas

Majorca Bistro & Tapas

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.majorcabistroandtapas.com/
  • Phone: 8325827176
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm -12:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 3:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Hicham Nafaa
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bagby Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet-street Parking
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Majorca Bistro & Tapas reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.8
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
58% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (7)good for groups (6)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (5)fit for foodies (5)special occasion (4)neighborhood gem (4)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Not worth your time
    MichaelG
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    After seeing a listing with Majorca as the number one tapas restaurant in Houston, We decided to give it a try Friday night 8/15/14 Server was attentive. Menu looked good. First two wines we ordered on the wine list they were out of. Server brought a bottle over he said the manager had recommened. It was fine. All the food seemed to have an aoli all over it. The Tiger prawn scampi were actually small gulf shrimp. And one of the desserts we ordered they were out of. The ones we had were bland and had a bit of a freezer scent/taste to them. The worst thing was that even with a manager knowing about the wine, a manager never stopped by. We had high hopes and it could be good, but not as of now it's not.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BAD FIRST TIME EXPERIENCE
    notatallpleased
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I could not choose a catagory on #2, none fit! The waiter was VERY uninterested in good service. He took 20 min. after we were seated to come get our drink order, then another 20 to bring the drinks back, the entire dining experience went about like this. We were one of two tables seated when we arrived and were seated in the booth next to the other party, who we did not know. He didn't explain the coupon to us until we asked, his service mirrored his interest in us as customers because we had a coupon? He was very nice, just a little too relaxed in his job. The food was not a quality or quantity for the $85 it said it was worth on the coupon. In fact, it came to $63 and wasn't worth that at all. We would not go back there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awful
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The restaurant itself does not give a Spanish vibe at all. Their tapas list was very limited compared to other tapas restaurants. The service was poor considering that the restaurant was almost half empty. It took our waitress 30 minutes just to bring our drinks and that's after we reminded her twice . The food was blah . Will not be going there again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The tapas at Majorca were very good and very reasonably priced. The sangria is pretty good, but is far too expensive for the quality.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We went there during Happy Hour and were not even offered the happy hour menu. The table next to us 30 minutes later was offered the happy hour menu. We were charged full price for items we ordered off the regular menu that were on the happy hour menu. Also our waiter was like no where to be found we had to have other associates go find him.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DaveVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very poor service but good food.The staff seemed very disorganized but were plesant when you could find your the staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Majorca's
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This is a great place for Latin cuisine. Their menu is very unique so you won't find their dishes anywhere else if at all. The food is delicious and their Tiramisu is the best!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good on repeat visit.
    billynVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    This was my second visit to the restaurant They have and excellent choice of tapas and all were good. I would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing Special
    HTownFoodNerdVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Majorca Bistro & Tapas was nothing special. We tried several tapas plates only the Eggplant Salad was somewhat interesting. The Moroccan Meatballs were bland and they were out of the Aceitunas Espanolas. There was hardly anyone there so I'm not sure how they sold out. The music that was playing was obnoxious techno music and way too loud. It was definitely out of place for a restaurant that was nearly empty. I do not plan to visit Majorca again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING!!!
    n2datrahan
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The food was absolutely amazing!!! Our server was courteous and he made sure that our glasses were never empty and he recommended the best entrées!! For a wonderful evening filled with great music, amazing food, and great ambiance - this is the place for you!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pablo
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food is really good for the price we paid. Most of the service was fine but the noise inside the location was high. We could not speak with friends due to the noise inside. Once we got a table outside, it was really nice... We recommend it for brunch and night dining with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very lively and tasty
    Steeple
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great dishes include the Paella, the kabobs and the sautéed mushroom
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Stuff
    GVLN
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The food was great. Portion size was good. We went on a groupon. Esther, our waitress, was great! Very patient. Good stuff.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    luv2eat
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I wanted to try a new restaurant so I decided to try this place out. The staff there was very friendly right when I got there and throughout the evening service didn't disappoint either. Food was amazing also.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 127 reviews are from the Majorca Bistro & Tapas reviews archive.
  • Still the best!
    RobbyVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Hands down the best and most unique tapas restaurant in town. And our server Esther was not only attentive, but knew how to pace the courses so that not all the dishes landed on the table at the same time?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I really tried... 3x Now
    BobbyG
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Because of the location and the fact that I love tapas, I've really tried to like Majorca. I've dined there 3x in 4 months and it's always the same experience. They ALWAYS seem to be out of something. It never fails, they just run out of stuff all the time. Not to be mean, but their staff is also not the brightest team. They don't know drinks, the menu nor how to handle the hookah well. They are also easily confused. They need some heavy duty training. Again, I'm not making this judgement based on a single visit. This is a pattern. Finally, it really isn't the cleanest place around. It's not filthy but I always get the feeling that some TLC and a deep clean would go a long way.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good meals, bad service.
    scottkiernan77
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Took some very close friends here. Extremely slow and consistently bad service. Who waits 40 mins for empanadas?? Noise level was so loud, even the waiter couldn't understand our order, not only the first time around, but the second!! As fair as the waiter, he was completely useless and inept! Fix your wait staff and food delivery! Overall bad experience! Recommendation...don't go!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • bebacksoon
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The manager and the server are very accommodating and welcoming. Our food was very good, tasty, and generous. Our children and grandchildren came from Boston to visit and came with us. They were very impressed with the location of the bistro, the food, and the service. We travel a lot and used to European style of dining and Majorca is comparable with the Spanish Tapas we have been to, in fact I like Majorca better. I definitely recommend Majorca to our friends, in fact I told our neighbors about it and they are planning to go there with their grown children soon. Of course we are also coming back, we have not tried everything yet! I also like the sangria, very refreshing.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    Arielle
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I love Mayorca's Sunday Brunch buffet. This a very fun place for groups and I have been coming here for a long time. This last time my husband and I invited a couple that had never been to Majorca's Sunday brunch, and they loved it. The food was great as always, the bottomless sangrias are a nice feature of the buffet, and the live latin music is definitely an good reason to visit the restaurant on Sundays. In summary, great food and drinks, awesome music and good service.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Step it up!
    Food4Me
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    My first experience was really enjoyable, the food was amazing and prompt along with the service. This time around, I invited four of my good friends and was embarrassed by the end of the night. The food was still amazing, but we had to wait almost 2 hours before we received our food. Our waitress almost never checked in on us and seemed very apathetic to our complaints. I ordered a bottle of their wine and wasn't notified that they were out of the bottle for 30 minutes, then I ordered another one that they were out of.To add to the embarrassment, my friends ordered the Salmon dish which of course they were out of and they didn't have any limes. Step it up Majorca!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Great service and food, and such a fun place to sit outside and people watch and enjoy the atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and entertainment
    HoustonFoodLover
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We were a bit hesitant to try Majorica after a dismal experience at an Uptown tapas bar but were very pleasantly surprised and at the quantity, selection and flavors of the tapas. Really nice server, really good food and we thoroughly enjoyed the flamenco dancer and extremely talented musicians. Ole!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service with speedy wasn't
    Tr3LA
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The service with speedy wasn't but was not very competent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food quality
    rcaz35VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I had the paella. It was fair. Needed more flavor.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food, poor service
    mrmike
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I would NOT recommend Majorca and will NOT return. 1. Pay to park 2. Mediocre atmosphere 3. Happy hour is nothing special or of value 4. Good food 5. Very poor service As I witnessed, if you are a 'special' customer, and a cook waits on you, your food comes out in the correct order and in a timely fashion and professionally displayed. I will not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for brunch. Our
    MiXelaLuna
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Great place for brunch. Our waiter sucked but the bartender and hostess made up for his bad service. Definitely doing brunch and bottomless mimosas there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful experience
    PoBoy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Went on a Sat at 7 pm and just a few tables were full. We were seated and waited for 10 minutes and then I had to go find a waitress to take our order. She was new (2nd day) and untrained and unsupervised. The other waitresses were just hanging around the hostess stand. We ordered some wine. She was gone for another 5 minutes. Waitress came back and was clueless on how to open a bottle of wine. She stood with her back to me and my wife to hide the fact that she broke the cork in half. Someone finally came over to help her. We got up and left. 20 minutes of sitting there and all we had was a glass of water.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Valentine Date Homerun
    Madison
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    it was our first time to this restaurant, and we sure picked a great night to try them out. they had a special Valentine's Day chef's menu that was incredible with lamb chops and ahi tuna and steak. there was fire outside and the deck was beautifully lite. inside, was a live band and flamenco dancer for entertainment. the regular menu had a couple of items we had read about and the talk was true. the albondigas and shrimp cocktail were both quite notable and delicious. the cocktail list is also worth a note. fun, colorful and delicious. we will definitely be back. parking was an issue, but they had valet service that Friday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good looking restaurant but that's
    Dmitriy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Ambiance and flamenco show were good however the food leaves much to be desired. If you are looking for authentic tapas go to Ibiza instead.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Repeat Customer
    Serious
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    This was my fourth visit to this restaurant and it was the most average of all my previous experiences. The service was hit and miss with a bad case of a disappearing waitress. Overall, the food quality was good but the lamb was served lukewarm and the shrimp skewer was charred. The meal was OK but nothing special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    Brunchmeister
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Enjoyed the Brunch buffet and fiesta band on a lazy Sunday afternoon. It was just warm enough to enjoy an outdoor table, which was good because although the band was enjoyable, it would have been a bit loud for Sunday Brunch if we had sat inside. Food was good, some dishes a bit cold but that can happen on a buffet. Overall good experience, and would go again...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    rondamkn
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    The food was excellent. The prices were acceptable. The service was really good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday evening out
    MichaelBVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Food was good. Definitely try the escargot and oxtail empanadas. Don't get the Lobster with rice -- it's very salty. Also, I had som hooka afterwards. There was a band playing that night so that was cool. The service is extremely slow, not attentive either. Don't get the tres leches -- it was frozen when they brought it to me. Overall, average. I would not go back, but don't regret going there. My preference would be Mi Luna for tapas.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great meal at Majorca!
    Doc199
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    This was my second time dining at Majorca. The food was as excellent as it was the first time. The Ahi Tuna tapas is divine! I'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'll be back...!
    Doc199
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    This was my first time at Majorca Bistro & Tapas and the food was truly outstanding. Having eaten at other Tapas bars that usually serve small portions, I was nicely surprised at the generous size of each dish. The three that I thought were truly outstanding were the Ahi Tuna, the Lamb Skewer with Saffron Rice, and the Avocado Roll. The service was friendly and prompt. I'll be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Music issues
    Chris
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We loved the food, atmosphere, and service… all great. I didn't care for the particular group that was playing that night. I have heard that other groups also play there though.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas are not authentic to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Tapas are not authentic to Spanish tapas and frankly not very good. Tortilla espanola was served cold. The first tapas plate took 30+minutes to show up after ordered. The server did make a strong effort but he is only a catalyst and when food quality and speed of service are so off it did not matter.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting vibe
    Interesting
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    A mixed bag. The food was outstanding and fun. Very well balanced flavor in each dish. The room itself lacks finish. Service is well intentioned but lacks a hint of professionlism. Parking early is no problem as this was a pre play stop for us. Good but not great value. Might return but so many other Midtown choices to try first.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another enjoyable evening
    islandofmind
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Saturday night was our third visit to Majorca in the last couple of months, and we were most satisfied. The tapas are delicious and varied. The atmosphere is lively and unpretentious. Service, prompt and courteous. We tried the hookah for the first time and had a ball with it. My girlfriend and I really enjoy this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    rh1025
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    We arrived early and had a couple of drinks at the bar. Service was great. For dinner, We had 8 different tapas and everything was delicious. Service was very friendly and great. We tried the Hooka for the first time and now we are hooked. We ate outside and it was very entertaining to people watch on Gray St.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.