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MAD, Houston, TX

MAD

4.7
4.7
1867 Reviews
$50 and over
Spanish
MAD is a concept gravitating around Madrid’s famous night life combined with the most popular of Spanish gastronomy: classical and modern tapas, and rice, meats and fish cooked on open fire, where the quality of the ingredients and the candor of the preparation remain the cornerstone of our philosophy.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 94 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–12:30 am Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–6:00 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

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Experiences

  • Midnight in Madrid

    Multiple dates available
    5:00pm CST means MIDNIGHT IN MADRID! In addition to our full menu, we offer a limited tasting menu that blends affordability and flavor. The Midnight in Madrid supplemental menu is available Tuesday - Friday, from 4:30pm - 6:30pm, and all day on Mondays.
  • 10 or 12-course Chefs Tasting Menu

    $130.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    From Executive Chef/Partner Luis Roger comes our Chef's Tasting Menu. Your choice of 10-course for $130.00 or 12-courses for $155.00 with optional $45 5-course wine pairing. This menu will sample a new interpretation of classical Spanish cuisine, influenced by the whimsical style of MAD gastronomy. Pre-selection of the Tasting Menu is not restrictive and you can choose at the restaurant on the day of your reservation. Availability is not guaranteed as supplies are sometimes limited, pre-selection of the experience helps us better prepare for your participation. Price is not inclusive of tax or gratuity. Please allot 1.5 - 2 hours for the dining experience. Tasting menu only available Sunday-Thursday. *Full table participation required*
  • KOOZA Cirque du Soleil Pre-Show Prix Fixe - $70pp

    Jan 25 - Mar 5, 2023
    Designed to be a 1.5 hour experience, this menu is built in partnership with KOOZA as a pre-show dinner. With the return of popular entertainment spectacle Cirque du Soleil’s highly-anticipated return of KOOZA, MAD will offer a special menu that speaks to the two entities’ shared passion for art, gastronomy and entertainment. MAD restaurant – known for our innovative cuisine and avant-garde design – is offering a KOOZA-inspired FOUR ACTS menu. The 4-course prix fixe will offer choices for each course, and the menu can be found on our website www.madhouston.com. Price is not inclusive of beverages, tax or an automatic 20% gratuity.

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What 1,867 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todo muy bueno, deberia de volver a poner de postre el abanico
  2. SL

    SaraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and atmosphere absolutely exceptional, this was our second time and can’t wait to go back. The dinner options are great but we LOVE the deserts, hands down the best we’ve ever had. I would definitely recommend mad to anyone!
  3. e

    eatvolution

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You gotta try the Manchester lava cake. Incredible!
  4. VK

    VKGB

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. So was the food. Ambience was great. Place for special occasion definitely.
  5. JL

    JLee

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Juan was an amazing server for us on Monday. He’s usually behind the bar but they pulled him to the floor and I couldn’t of asked for a better server. The food was AMAZING!!! I brought my wife for her 43rd Bday and wanted to experience the 10 Course Tasting Menu…. AMAZING 1000 out of 10! I’m already planning another outing with some close friends 🥰
  6. NS

    NialS

    Houston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Place is nice, ambience is nice, servers were overall good, attentive and courteous, food was lacking, on the Tapas they are trying too hard, try and keep it simple and focus on taste, rice was nice, smoky flavor from oven
  7. KJ

    KimJ

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MAD did not disappoint. All the dishes were delicious and served very promptly. Our server was quick, courteous and friendly. Well worth the money! Will definitely be back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing, wine list expansive. Great for a girls night out to eat, drink and catch up.
  9. D

    Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a large party and had to change our reservation multiple times and MAD was quite accommodating. Juan was our sever and he was friendly and professional. Knowing that it was our first time, Juan was helpful with the menu. The menu was different from the usual fare and was done well. I had the octopus and it was very tender and is up to the hype. We tried different tapas. The only thing that was not up to par was the bread. Pan di crystal was not crisp like I would expect. Overall though it was a good meal and we enjoyed it.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We were rushed away from our table by one of the staff members. I was not aware of the strict 2 hr dining limit, and it came as a surprise to me and my guests when we were abruptly and quite rudely told “you have to be out of here in four minutes“. It was an awful way to end the evening. In in the manager comped us one round because we “had to rush”… it didn’t make it any better. And he wouldn’t stop talking to me about it… He went on and on and on, and it wouldn’t just leave us alone with the bill. Our evening was ruined.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We were told we could not go to the bar prior to be seated for our dinner. Then when we were seated for our dinner, the hostess made it a point to tell us we only had a two hour time limit for dinner. The restaurant was very busy service was slow and we are there 2 1/2 hours.
  12. s

    shadeb

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Good an service was bad. Also very overpriced.
  13. T

    Thao

    Houston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This was our first time dining at MAD. We were excited to try it. The restaurant had a fun vibe and the bathroom was an experience. The food was good but not amazing. We had the Hamachi tostada, ginger rolls, tuna tartare, bravas tomas, ultimate croqueta, cochinilo iberico, branzino and clams with saffron rice. For the price the portion size is small. I wouldn’t have mind paying the higher price if the food was memorable. We had a great time with friends dining there.
  14. JF

    JoeFinn

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent, but make sure to take the time to look at the exceptional original art.
  15. AD

    AbbysDad

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  16. VG

    VanessaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved absolutely everything about MAD! This is a spot you must go to! Everything was spectacular! I will go again and highly recommend!!!
  17. C

    Candace2017

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Devin was excellent!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MAD is the place for an entertaining escape into space with the best tapas and craft cocktails 🧑‍🚀🚀🇪🇸💙 The hosts, management, and our server, Stephen, were extremely hospitable as we celebrated our Anniversary 🥰 Cannot wait to return for another MAD experience ☄️
  19. ER

    EsperanzaR

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was good but the waitress a little bit rude… Rest of the
  20. JD

    JoelD

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent Food!! Wonderful suggestions
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary this evening at MAD. Everything could not have been lovelier.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    La comida no es la mejor. Falta hacerla sutil y sabrosa.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time having brunch at MAD. it was absolutely outstanding!!! Because it was brunch, it wasn’t crowded or very loud. We’ve been at dinner time and it’s very busy, a little noisier but still can hold a conversation easily. Their music playlists are perfection - every song was a favorite! We will continue to return and make our way through their incredibly original and creative cocktails and eat old favorites and try new dishes. We LOVE MAD!!!
  24. SK

    SKRed

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MAD is a unique experience. Cuisine is out of this world. The ambience is modern. The only negative was the loudness of the music. It was more like a night club sound.
  25. KR

    KReview

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall a very enjoyable experience. With only a few minor things that weren't great.
  26. c

    chodado

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    First time at the Restaurant. Very nice and eclectic atmosphere similar to some others I've experienced in Cabo et al. Service was prompt and courteous but a little over zealous to take our order while we were just getting acquainted with the menu and surroundings. Regardless very polite and helpful in explaining choices. Did order three appetizers prior to main meal. Tuna and one other sushi fish treats were ok but not eye opening. The Wagyu appetizer appeared to be beef but had a pudding consistency. Not much flavor and texture was not appealing. Main dish of Paella with lobster was filling but not much flavor. Bar seemed energetic and with the atmosphere, next trip will be just for cocktails.
  27. c

    cackie

    Houston

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had no insight as to how amazing this place is! Loved every tapas we had. Setting is super! Food is fantastic! Price is reasonable!!!
  28. NA

    NATASHA

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service by Devon. Look forward to next time!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eric our server was great. He had excellent suggestions for the tapas and combinations for the paella. The restaurant itself was beautifully decorated, had good music and overall a great time.
  30. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Service and staff was impeccable. Ambiance was great. Food wasn’t my favorite but it’s difficult to judge as it was my first time. Willing to go back again and try new things
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Great service
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time coming here with friends! The food and drinks are fantastic, as is the staff!
  33. LH

    LilyH

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don't know if I can put our experience into words. Legit unreal 12-course tasting menu was out of this world. I had the wine pairing, which I didn't feel was necessary as our waitor recommended the most amazing cocktails!
  34. SH

    ShannonH

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant and the food is delicious.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    We have been to MAD twice before for regular dinner and brunch and it was amazing. We expected nothing less of the new years package. We paid $1300 + total for 4 people and the food was sooo disappointing. I wasn’t super crazy about anything on the menu but I was going for the experience and was planning on eating everything since it was coming from a high end kitchen. Well, everyone else I was with was excited about the menu and they were also very disappointed. The dessert was basically nothing, which almost broke my heart after such disappointing dishes. Our waitress was lovely, however!!!
  36. MS

    MonicaS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was fantastic ! However, amongst the 8 courses , the main one (beef and lobster ) the meat was served with a wrong temperature- completely cold in the middle
  38. R

    Richard

    Houston

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for NYE and had phenomenal experience. Restaurant was stunning. Server was fantastic. And food was phenomenal. One of best meals we have ever had.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    An awesome lively experience- the ambiance- the drinks - the service - the food was outstanding! Creativity at its finest!
  40. D

    Deever

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and service. The Manchego Lava Cake with Red Wine Sorbet was the best dessert ever that my wife has ever had.

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 4.7 stars by 1867 OpenTable diners.

MAD does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 94 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for MAD

4444 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77027

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bettis

  • Neighborhood

    River Oaks

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–12:30 am Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (281) 888-2770

  • 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

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