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About Mi Luna

Mi Luna has a rich history and tradition in Houston, Texas where it opened up in 1998 in Rice Village. It was created to satisfy the craving for "tapas" which are small savory Spanish dishes. The kitchen uses only fresh, local ingredients in its dishes to ensure the best flavors possible. In addition to the kitchen, Mi Luna has a full bar and an extensive wine list, including bottles and by the glass selections.



Start your meal at Mi Luna with a salad, such as the ensalada de mariscos, ensalada con sirloin de res a la parilla or frijoles negros y blancos. Larger items on the menu include marinated fresh Atlantic salmon, paella or make some memories with family and friends while enjoying a tapa platter and our handcrafted margaritas.


2441 University Blvd
Houston, TX 77005
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner:
Sunday - Wednesday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm;
Thursday: 3:00pm - 12:00am;
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 2:00 am;
Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cross Street:
Kirby Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 520-5025

Website:
http://www.milunahouston.com/

Entertainment:
Live music every Wednesday through Saturday!
Wednesday 7:30pm - 10pm: Solero Flamenco - Houston's premier flamenco performance company presents the tradition and essence of the art of flamenco.

Thursday 7pm - 12am: Niche Manrique & Guateque Band

Friday 9:30pm - 2am: Enjoy the sounds of Mayra & Swing Latino Band

Saturday 9:45pm - 1:45am: Dance the night away with Niche Manrique & Guateque Band

Catering:
Mi Luna makes it easy to please any size of group you may be hosting! We offer a variety of party packs and an extensive catering menu that's sure to please any office gathering, home celebration or special event.

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mi Luna Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Hot Spot (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
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Cozy (2)
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Late-night Find (2)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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Great for Lunch (1)
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Awesome time and ambient ,went with my Date, my wife.We brought in my wifes birthday as well.It was great food, it was delicious also!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love Mi Luna! It was wonderful as always. Was there to celebrate a birthday and everything was delicious and perfect.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The music during dinner was too loud to talk easily. Maybe if it started at that sound level for dancing after dinner at 9.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great place to get latin and spanish food. Drinks were awesome, Music was up beat and lively

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This place really fell in quality over the years. My first time there in a long time. Will not dine there again.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I met a few buddies there since we all lived in Spain together, and it was a fantastic experience! The service was outstanding. That was really a standout part of the night. Food was great; authentic enough & I’ll definitely be back!

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Tasty food, attentive service, delightful ambiance. A place for all occasions.
Seafood pizza, grill calamari, oxtail stew are our favorite. Chocolate cake with coffee is worth all the calories.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

This place is amazing! The food was great, service was excellent and the atmosphere was nice. I will definitely be going back!

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food generally well prepared but somewhat over cooked, esp. the mussels. Waiter not as knowledgable about common ingredients in dishes, eg., onions, or whether bar had port or sherry. Dishes not very salty which is ok but at least one definitely needed salt to improve taste.

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Wonderful experience for birthday party - surprised with a birthday dessert!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 26, 2017

No need for daytime reservations. Best time to go is for live music.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Overall the experience wasn't bad however if you want to talk with those you go to dinner with be prepared that once the band starts to play you will have to scream at each other across the table. It's much too loud to have a conversation.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

This was probably our 10th trip to Mi Luna, and it never disappoints. The tapas are amazing, our server was delightful and attentive, and their Tres Leches cake is the best we've ever had.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Food and service were very good, but they were hard to enjoy because the air conditioning was not working, and that's a major issue in Houston in mid August. It was quite uncomfortable, and we regretted choosing Mi Luna on this night instead of one of the dozens of other restaurants we could have selected during our precious 2 hours on babysitter time. In light of this deficiency, it would have been nice to receive some accommodation from management, like a discount on our meal or one applied to a future visit. None was offered, even after the manager came to speak with us.

With a simple gesture by a responsive manager, our memory of Mi Luna could have been the staff's dedication to client retention in Houston's competitive restaurant landscape. Instead it will be of excessive sweating and looking forward to getting into the car to drive away.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had such a great time celebrating my sister birthday. The band was great. The food was yummy and the margaritas were perfect. Definitely coming back!!!!

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

One of the restaurants my friend and I decided to try in Houston. The atmosphere was very sports bar oriented. It was a slow night so we weren't much bothered by that. We had to send back to tapas plates because they were overdone. Wait staff was very attentive and we didn't have to pay for what didn't turn out right. So, we were happy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Tapas
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We went for a birthday dinner and the service was terrible! We waited at least 10-15 minutes before a waiter came to take our drink order. We ordered the 1/2 price sangria pitcher but we were brought a pitcher of sangria frozen sangria margarita. The manager came over and told us that the waiter rang up the wrong drink but that she would discount it because they couldn't give it to anyone else. It was a $45 pitcher when the sangria was only $15. We didn't drink the margarita and ordered the sangria as we initially wanted. The manager did not take the margarita off even after we explained again that we didn't order it or drink it.
The waiter didn't check on us and we had to signal ever time we needed something.
NOT the birthday dinner that we expected!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The band is too loud and would be helpful to reduce the volume.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

I made a mistake of the reservation time....but it is not a problem because when we were there, there were only two guests...

Personally, the food is OK. I like the bread and sauce.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food was actually quite good, but the place was loud, even at 6pm. Must be really loud at 7.

Service was OK, maybe a bit spotty, ambience is OK. None of our party was impressed, and would want to come back, even though the food was good. Something missing for us.

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

The people are great. The food is delicious. Wonderful. But the band was so loud it made my ears bleed. Great musicians but they are placed in a very awkward situation. Even the guys in the kitchen were affected by the loud noise of the band. The location of the band stage is very awkward for dining.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on July 17, 2017

I come to Houston often for work and this has been one of my favorite restaurants to get together with my co-workers and friends. The food, service, and ambiance is always excellent - it never disappoints.!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great for listening to live Latin band, food a bit pricy

Tags: Live Music, People Watching, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great place...somewhat pricey but it's definitively worth it.
I would not hesitate to go again to celebrate a special occasion with your significant other

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The decor and food quality were much lower than I have seen there in the past. The place needs a face lift. For the cost, this was not a good value. I will not go back. Saving points: the waitress was nice and the band was good.

Tags: Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Couldn't hold a conversation across the table because of the noise. The food was disgusting. We couldn't even finish it

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Quick seating of our choice. Quick service and quality food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Romantic, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Food was beyond amazing. Will definitely be back again.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 17, 2017

A very enjoyable evening.

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great tasting food, authentic! Great service, kid friendly but a little disappointed for not witnessing the concert. Went for fathers day, wished the girls and myself could have danced with him!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

This place was delicious and they had a live band Saturday night fabulous

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Excellent attentive service. The oxtail was exceptional, a must try. Octopus will be perfect if just a bit more chewy instead of on the soft side.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Disappointed with the quality of food and the prices. Very expensive for mediocre quality. Paella was ok. Unfortunately, we won't be going back.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Entrees and Tapas are tasty .
Octopus was a little rubbery.
when it comes to drinks be sure to specify the brand of tequila you seek. Then watch as it is made.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Always great food and great service. We are repeat customers.

Tags: Tapas, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We were approached by the waiter 15 minutes after we sat, the seafood paella was tasteless and the octopus and squids were hard and chewy. The spinach w/ cheese was not fresh, however, I loved the caracoles. The music was too loud, (hip hop, regetton and bachata) you couldn't have a nice conversation. There's plenty of beautiful music from Spain if you want to be original. I was also told there was a dress code but I saw patrons in shorts and sandals.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We used to go to Mi Luna fairly regularly a few years ago. But I haven't visited in some time. So when we had to meat a friend for lunch near the Medical Center, it was a good opportunity to go back. We always like the food there and it was nice to visit after several years.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Casual, Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Mi Luna was a great disappointment. We didn't check Yell until we got there. Huge mistake. Some 5-star reviewers said that the dish portion is huge and we found otherwise. A $22 paella with seafood would give me the impression that their seafood should be somewhat fresh. Yet, the seafood is everything but fresh. The tapas are mediocre at best. We felt robbed after using its Groupon. Don't fall for the trap. TGI Fridays would taste better than here.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 3, 2017

I have to say that the food was just OK to mediocre. The ambience there was amazing though. Other people have stated that the music was loud, but I found the entertainment to be authentic and wonderful to listen to and watch. The Spanish dancers were hands-down amazing. The food that was just not very good. I was very letdown and would not recommend this to anyone that is a foodie or likes good food. The quality of the food was poor and not cooked well. I LOVE food and travel weekly for work so I eat out all the time. I ordered 6 different tapas and none were great.

I would say to go for the ambiance and Spanish feel but don't expect good food. The service was spot on.

Tags: Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Tapas, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Went to this restaurant after quite a long time, for lunch on a weekend. The only thing that seems to have changed is the interior. It was good weather and so the few tables outside were occupied, but inside it was more than half empty. Despite that, the service was slow. The food was ok, nothing that warrants another visit.

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