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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.
Houston, TX 77005
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Sunday - Wednesday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm;
Thursday: 3:00pm - 12:00am;
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 2:00 am;
Monday - Friday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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