Mi Luna

4.1
193 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates

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About

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.


Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu 3:00 pm–12:00 am
Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–2:00 am
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
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Phone number
(713) 520-5025
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Ivan Perez Laracuente
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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.
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Cross street
Kirby Drive
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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
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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RV
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation through Open Table with my credit card. I kept getting updates on my reservation and even a text message to confirm my arrival. When I arrived with my family ready to celebrate my mothers birthday, the establishment has a "FOR LEASE" sign on the door. Very unprofessional and disappointed with this.

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NH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The place has been shut down due to not paying their rent, I do not understand why the online table reservation is still going on, such a waste of time!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Booked reservation online ahead of time for our anniversary. Got there and the host/ waiter did not acknowledge our reservation and just told us to sit anywhere. I did not say anything because I was trying to surprise my wife. We took seats at the bar and had drinks and ate a great meal. However we were only able to enjoy the experience for about half of the meal, as the band stopped playing and took a break by the stage and the staff started cleaning and preparing for closing while we were still eating; 2 hours prior to closing. I anticipated some sort of acknowledgement of the prearranged reservation for the evening, instead we were all but rushed out of the restaurant and sent on our way. Food was great, as to be expected from previous visits, however every other aspect was less than enjoyable. Would love to return, but the overall experience this time was extremely off putting.

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RF
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first time and we were eager to taste the paella. Unfortunately, the consistency of the paella was not to our liking. Although paella rice is normally a little bit watery, in this case it was too much. The taste was ok, but the watery aspect of it was a turn off. We have had previous experiences with paellas in many countries and this one was ok, but not superior. The rest of the food was good and up to our expectations. The service was good and the ambience was pleasant. We could give it another try, sometime in the future.

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SM
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really loved our visit to Mi Luna. It has a wonderful old age atmosphere. My wife had been to Spain at Tapas bars and it had that sense of old Europe. The menu was really diverse and we had 4 plates all of which were all delicious. The service was excellent also. You need to understand where to Park. There are parking meters across the street in the shopping centers. You can use a Parking APP or there is a place for a credit card on the back of the meter. IT was $3 for 1.5 hours. We highly recommend this quaint place.

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JA
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very impressed by the wonderful food at Mi Luna! It was very light and well seasoned! The waiter was extremely attentive and friendly.

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O
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The food server did not could not answer questions about the menu or the chef's special.

The music was not exciting and the musicians appeared to just play the notes.

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I
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and everything was great and our waiter was awesome!

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JS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

Natural foods and natural attention.

Gooooooooooooooooooood

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PF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like traditional Spanish tapas, you will love this restaurant. Everything we ordered was exquisitely prepared and graciously served.

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LR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

this was our first time eating at Mi Luna. It’s mainly a tapas restaurant and the selection was good. We were 3 adults, ordered 3 tapas dishes and a paella, and found was enough food. We are not very big eaters, so if you are, might not be enough. On Sunday afternoon it was not crowded. Plenty of tables open, so no need for reservations. We will return!

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DR
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Too Loud, Food is over Not Good and Way Way over Priced

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SB
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good but the band was so loud it ruined our gathering with old friends

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K
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The drinks, live music and food was perfect. The price for the amount of food was over priced.

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JM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great drinks. Great music and dancing!

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e
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place to eat. Service was very prompt. Excellent food and drinks

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AJ
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great find with Authentic food

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JG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening was great! The cocktails were perfect, the food was exceptional, and our server Munir was attentive and helpful.

(The only downside is the restaurant was rather warm inside. It would have been nice if the air conditioning could have been cooler. It might have encouraged us to linger)

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D
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place, my date wanted to try a good paella, she tried some in other places, but she said not compared to the one in here.

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the taste-testing varieties. Nice portion size of tapas.

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WM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is very good, service is good, nice sized portions, very reasonably price. A great place for a dinner date.

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FH
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the staff and the food, they were so kind and eager to give us the history and culture of Spanish food.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was very slow.

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JB
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Everything was pretty good except the live music. It was too loud. I could not hold a conversation with my wife sitting directly to the side of me. Good for dancing but terrible of you want to hear the people you are there with or the wait staff for that matter.

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AG
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

This was my 2nd time to go to mi Luna, the first in the mid nineties. Looks like no decor updates occur between my 2 visits. The food was so-so. I don’t think I’ll be back.

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T
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Different food was fun but was overpriced for what was served

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S
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mi Luna is my favorite restaurant, hands down. I'd eat there every day if I could...I love it that much. The service and atmosphere are also outstanding.
I am only disappointed that they apparently (recently?) changed their tres leches recipe....
I probably won't be ordering that dessert anymore.

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b
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a tapas restaurant meaning "small plates" so you generally order 2 -3 small plates of food per person. Food was wonderful especially empanadas and chorizo sliders. Attentive wait-staff. Bar gets busy late. Live band some nights.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. We got the patata bravas and paella.

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TQ
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately. The staff was beyond outstanding. The food, we shared The Platter, was such a great mix of everything. My husband and I are still talking about our great overall experience

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AD
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good but I did not appreciate the 10 for parking. One would think that you can park your vehicle without paying for parking.

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

You know the food is not fresh when cooked items come out of the kitchen 3 minutes after ordering. The food was very meh, I presume they are microwaving Sysco premade meals because some of the dishes were very dry inside (the pot pie.) The oxtail was tender but there was 2 forkfulls in a bowl of bones so I figure there is a pot in the back where the bottom is covered in the meat that fell off or this was someone else's leftovers. The live music was good, I will give the place that, but id you go for the music, eat ahead of time.

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J
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and good service. We had a group of five including one veggie and seafood only eater. She had plenty of choices. The wine was very good and the drinks were too. All in all a good visit and we will likely return.

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NN
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

A trully deception. We leave the site and change for El Meson immediatelly. Mi Luna is not a spanish style restaurant.. is a canteen...

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TQ
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did a great job for my birthday reservation, the manager and my waiter Eric fulfilled my requests and made us very pleasant. That's why I always come back there! Thanks guys

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B
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Smoked salmon appetizer was excellent. Chicken and potato plates were also tasty. The potato dish brought some appreciated hot spice. Small plate formats are rather generous. The wine list is limited but covers the basics fairly well. One might hope for an expanded Spanish selection. Location is excellent. Free 2 hour parking a short walk away is a plus. Noise level is high. The service was mediocre. The server appeared much busier than the restaurant. Bringing all the dishes at once will certainly leave some cold before we finish. Spilling wine on the table can usually be avoided.

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MD
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Food and service were very good / excellent. The 1 problem here is that the live band was so loud you couldn't hear people at your own table. So don't go here if you want to have much of a conversation.

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e
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time dining at Mi Luna and I was impressed. Lots of energy and good drinks. Loved the group that was playing and loved how all the people were absolutely welcoming and organized. Took a bit long on the food but the service was great and it was definitely worth the wait.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great place to eat.. Superior food at reasonable prices.
We enjoyed the tapas menu and the paella was good.

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ME
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Came for an early dinner for a family birthday and was well attended by several staff. Fantastic food and great drinks; happy to have plenty of paella for leftovers. Super friendly and attentive staff who even made a non-alcoholic fruit juice “sangria” for the teens. Flexible too - since we had a large group coming in and leaving and different times. Not our first time, and won’t be the last! :-)

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