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MAD, Houston, TX

MAD

4.6
4.6
2258 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
No passport required for a journey to MAD. An innovative experience that blends Madrid's famous nightlife and the very best of Spanish gastronomy. Creative tapas and small bites, wood fire cooked rice, fish and meats, terrific gin & tonic, craft cocktails and a wine cellar with a selection of the best the world has to offer. Using the highest quality ingredients, creativity in every corner, and a passion for surprises, are the cornerstones of MAD's philosophy.the moon is the limit.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (281) 888-2770
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Luis Roger
  • Private party facilities
    For private events, or for parties of 9 guests or more, please visit https://app.perfectvenue.com/venues/mad-restaurant-group/hello
  • Neighborhood
    River Oaks
  • Cross street
    Bettis
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking provided at entrance and free self parking in attached parking garage. Street parking nearby is metered.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,258 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

2,258 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service and upscale quality environment.

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  2. JH315

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not worth the money. The food was fine but not to the level of the cost. The service was very, very slow. 30 mins before the drinks came to the table. Another 30 before food and the room was maybe 20% full.

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  3. PammyF

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is average to slightly below. Service is wonderful and atmosphere is fun. Just like Spain the food just isn’t great. Also just like Spain the atmosphere is lively and festive!

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  4. Vickie

    Hawaii

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to check out this restaurant out because we had booked a large birthday party there for next month. I was pretty disappointed. The menu was very, very expensive and limited. They are in an area where there is a lot of competition and high-end high-class restaurants, most of which I have visited. I am used to the prices being high, but I also expect the return in food and service. Our waitress didn't speak much English, it was hard to communicate with her. Drinks were average, nothing special. My lemon drop martinis didn't even have a sugar rim on the glass at $16. I really just couldn't recommend it. The decor is modern and trendy, but that's where it ends. We canceled our reservation, which had to be held with a credit card. I'm very glad we checked it out beforehand. I won't be back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very bad for new years. Usually a great spot, but the quality was bad for the insanely overpriced new years menu.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebrated NYE here. Inside was nice, drink were pretty good. Food was cold when it was served. Service was decent at best. For the price point, we were disappointed.

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  7. raphijager

    Tokyo

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have not had good experience in a year end set dinner at other restaurants. Usually I was disappointed in Houston and Tokyo. But it was good. The food quality was excellent. The server was good. I chose premier wine pairing, which was also very good. That said, do I want to repeat it this year? Maybe no. It is pretty pricy considering overall quantity and quality.

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  8. SarahP

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I loved MAD when it first opened, and the food remains generally good but they have some fundamental service issues they need to work out before I return. The bar is a designated eating area. Yet the bar servers have no clue what they are doing. We were seated by the hostess promptly for dinner at the bar but no one took a drink or dinner order until we finally asked after being ignored for 10-15 minutes. Thankfully the bar back was paying attention to our attempts to get help and the told the bartenders to help us. After that, one bartender was consistently helpful but seemed very new. The other was not, taking our request for an additional glass of Caymus but never bothering to bring such a simple request. We then got the wrong bill and someone else’s credit card before leaving.

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  9. John

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. The service was excellent. The prices were high and the portions small. But I will definitely go back.

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  10. lovetoeat

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pricey but a nice destination for celebrating or a night out

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  11. RideleM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing vibe! We loved it! Try the astronaut experience. We did not have to make one decision about our meal and it was awesome!

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  12. LBS59

    Houston

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat at the bar. Food was very good, although a bit pricey. Service was poor to average.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great dinner at MAD. Happy to have been taken care of by Eric again. His attentiveness and recommendations are always appreciated. Current MAD favs: Jamón Ibérico, Cochinillo Ibérico and an always favorite, Huevos Voladores. The ultimate croquetas were also good.

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  14. Antonios

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The Restaurant is a place that would not like to come back to, especially during lunch. Short in Staff, too noisy, just not the right ambiance.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stephen was incredible ! Made our evening dinner such a great experience

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  16. Lavo

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and also the service, We loved it

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  17. RajatK

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely loved the ambience, the vibe is right and the service is on point. The tapas was delicious.

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  18. ChristyC

    Amarillo

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, ambiance and service. It is a little overpriced, but you’re definitely paying for a wonderful overall experience.

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  19. aaront

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were thrilled both with Shayden's service and his recommendations for food. The cocktails, grilled pulpo and wagyu were awesome... and the duck paella was done perfectly. The visit from the GM was fantastic as well - We will be back!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time dining at MAD. We had an amazing experience. We did the Astronaut experience and relied on our waiter to make all food selections for us. Cocktails were awesome and food was unique and delicious. My favorite was the beef tartar in edible newspaper. I would have never ordered that for myself.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service. The atmosphere gives great vibes. It’s a must visit

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  22. AnnaD

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food sucked and overpriced for what. Food was also tiny and we had to cut an iceberg lettuce for 20 bucks could have cooked the food with my eyes closed and it would have tasted better

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  23. Jenn

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wasn't crazy about the food at all but then again, I am not crazy about seafood and also a picky eater but our server Josh made some great suggestions from wine to food to dessert and on point with all his suggestions and such great personality and professionals. I'm sure I'll return for drinks & dessert and will make sure to ask for Josh

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  24. KayF

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service is good. The decor is unique and pretty. The vibe is cool. Everything was just amazing. I had good time with my husband. It was my husband’s birthday. I’m appreciative that the server gave us the little cake for surprising my husband as my request when I made the reservation . Sometimes there were lots of restaurant just forgot the special request if you didn’t remind them. Thanks for all the servers gave us a great time

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  25. traveler

    Houston

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the presentation was creative and fun. The service was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable with great suggestions. We had a great experience.

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  26. TreasaK

    Limerick

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ambience and music. Tapas and apps were to die for but I felt the desserts fell a little short

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  27. BrandiR

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic! Food was great! Our mixologist/bartender was amazing! The decor was mad and unique! 5 stars all the way. Great customer service & best bathrooms in town! :)

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cool scene and ambiance. Service and food were excellent. Great wine list and creative entrees. Will definitely return.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated at the bar, service a little slow. Food was great.

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  30. AlexV

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic and the ambiance was everything I expected. Convenient valet parking right out front and the staff was very personable and attentive.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall this place was very cute, the service was quick and friendly but the food was awful!!! Took one bite of my dish (the short rib empanada-dillas) and sent it back immediately. The other people I dined with also didn’t enjoy their food so I didn’t bother ordering anything else. They were kind enough to remove my meal off of the ticket without me having to ask so that was much appreciated. Due to the great service alone, I would return to try a cocktail or two as I’ve heard the drinks here are very good but would not suggest coming here to dine.

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  32. Scarletnola

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything we tried was fantastic. My favorites were the sashimi and wagu. Doesn’t take long to add up, however. Cocktails fun. Great presentation.

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  33. restaurantroadie

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is out 3rd visit to MAD. We LOVED the food on the previous visits. Apparently, the chef and menu have changed. Last night, after trying 6 items, we couldn’t find anything that blew us away. It was a really underwhelming experience. Please bring back past menu items such as the tostadas and empanadas. Service and ambience was wonderful!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    $80 paella for 2 that barely filled an appetizer plate???!!! It tastes good, but the price is totally overblown.

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  35. SMreview

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a good experience at the price point. We would come back again.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this place. Never disappoints. Shout out to Katie for being the best

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing experience. Amazing food. Amazing service. Excellent!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing evening. Slow service and overcooked food.

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  39. AlexK

    Houston

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Crazy delicious food. A bit of a cheesy atmosphere-kind of like a club or bar. Expensive. Amazing bartender - can do reservations for the bar which I love. Try the duck salad, croqueta, fois gras.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, service and inventive dishes. We hit happy hour and were able to sample a lot of different dishes.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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

MAD is rated 4.6 stars by 2258 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for MAD

4444 Westheimer Rd Suite C180, Houston, TX 77027

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bettis
  • Neighborhood
    River Oaks
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking provided at entrance and free self parking in attached parking garage. Street parking nearby is metered.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Luis Roger
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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