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Mi Luna

4.0
4
187 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Latin / Spanish

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (713) 520-5025

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ivan Perez Laracuente

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood

    W. University / Med Center

  • Cross street

    Kirby Drive

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • 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 BandFriday 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 187 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. RV

    RocioV

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    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.
  2. NH

    NoushinH

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    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!!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    overall2food4service3ambience2
    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.
  4. RF

    RafaelF

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.
  5. SM

    StanleyM

    Houston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  6. P

    Polly

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  7. O

    Orlando

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    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.
  8. I

    Indeee

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and everything was great and our waiter was awesome!
  9. JS

    JuanS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2018

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    Natural foods and natural attention. Gooooooooooooooooooood
  10. E

    Elizabham

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like traditional Spanish tapas, you will love this restaurant. Everything we ordered was exquisitely prepared and graciously served.
  11. LR

    LarryR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    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!
  12. DR

    DaliaR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Too Loud, Food is over Not Good and Way Way over Priced
  13. SB

    ScottB

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food was very good but the band was so loud it ruined our gathering with old friends
  14. K

    Katrina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks, live music and food was perfect. The price for the amount of food was over priced.
  15. JM

    JairoM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great drinks. Great music and dancing!
  16. e

    eatdrinkenjoy

    Houston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place to eat. Service was very prompt. Excellent food and drinks
  17. AJ

    AndrewJ

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great find with Authentic food
  18. JG

    JenniferG

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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)
  19. D

    Daniel

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  20. a

    anglb

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the taste-testing varieties. Nice portion size of tapas.
  21. WM

    WilliamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is very good, service is good, nice sized portions, very reasonably price. A great place for a dinner date.
  22. FH

    FreddyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the staff and the food, they were so kind and eager to give us the history and culture of Spanish food.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2018

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Service was very slow.
  24. JB

    JasonB

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    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.
  25. AG

    AnnG

    Houston

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    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.
  26. T

    Twinmom

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Different food was fun but was overpriced for what was served
  27. S

    Samarah44

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  28. b

    briarwild

    Houston

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. We got the patata bravas and paella.
  30. TQ

    TracyQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  31. AD

    AlbertoD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    20 reviews

    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    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.
  33. J

    John

    Houston

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    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.
  34. NN

    NorbertoN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    A trully deception. We leave the site and change for El Meson immediatelly. Mi Luna is not a spanish style restaurant.. is a canteen...
  35. TQ

    ThiagoQ

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  36. B

    Backwash

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    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.
  37. MD

    MarkD

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2018

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    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.
  38. e

    edithr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  39. SM

    SamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great place to eat.. Superior food at reasonable prices. We enjoyed the tapas menu and the paella was good.
  40. ME

    MERMaid

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    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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Mi Luna is rated 4 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kirby Drive

  • Neighborhood

    W. University / Med Center

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ivan Perez Laracuente

  • 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 BandFriday 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 520-5025

  • 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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