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MAD, Houston, TX

MAD

4.6
4.6
1593 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 96 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–3:00 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

  • Area

    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, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, 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.
  • Houston Restaurant Week Menu (Dinner)

    USD 55.00 per person

    1 Aug - 5 Sept 2022
    BOOKING TERMS: Full table participation required, when making the reservation through Opentable please select the Restaurant Week Experience, if calling to make a reservation please let the reservationist know that you would like to participate in the restaurant week menu. An automatic 20% gratuity will be added to all tables participating in restaurant week.
  • Houston Restaurant Week (Brunch)

    USD 25.00 per person

    1 Aug - 5 Sept 2022
    BOOKING TERMS: The best valued brunch in town for Restaurant Month! Full table participation required. 20% automatic gratuity will be added to Restaurant Week checks. We are open for brunch on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am - 2:00pm and the Restaurant Week Brunch menu will be available restaurant-wide during those hours.

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What 1,593 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. HI

    HalynaI

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit. Came for the Houston restaurant week. Awesome ambience, ended up being seated outside which actually ended up being a good choice as the live DJ was getting a little loud for dinner conversation. But perfect for drinks at the bar ! Food was phenomenal. Glad we were able to try so much of the menu through the HRW menu. Will definitely be back !
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Went there for the restaurant week menu. We thought it was a great opportunity to give back and also have a nice dining experience in what we heard was amazing restaurant. When we got there, the hostess took us to our table and told us there was a maximum of 2hrs for dinning with them so they could honor other reservations…. And then we waited, and waited… and waited for almost 30 min. We complain and they recognized our server had way too many tables (10 to be exact) and apologized. New server was assigned to us and he did an amazing job. Food was ok, but not wow. Having traveled to Spain several times, I can say the place is not to compare with the real thing
  3. R

    Rita

    Houston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wait staff was personable and excellent Great evening!
  4. EL

    ElizaLang

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    First time trying this place out for HRW. This place says it’s known for its gastronomy but every dish that came out, the explanation was general. We were expecting a description of how the chefs came up with the idea, etc. Although the staff was attentive (removing finished plates out of our way), we only saw our waiter when he came by to pour our wine. There was a period between course 2 and 3 where we were waiting +30 min. We finally had to ask the FOH to see what was going on - only to be told that it was because the system was down which caused a bit of confusion in the back of the house. Would’ve been nice to know instead of being left to ponder at our table. When the food finally arrived, one of the staff apologized for the delay and asked if we wanted a refill of our drinks that will be comped off. The music got extremely loud as time went by. We noticed the wait staff paying attention to us more at this point - which made me uncomfortable going from 0 attention to being asked if we’re doing okay every 5 minutes. Our bill ended up close to $300 - which the last time we spent around this amount was at Musaafar and had such a better experience. The drinks were also not comped - but we had no energy to bring it up at this point.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Not the best experience, I think waiters need to be more close to customers. Restaurant close at 3pm, we’re still eating and can’t bring drinks due system is close and preparing to change for dinning.
  6. GH

    GuyH

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    The overall experience was very good until they called the last round at 10.10pm ?? So if you want a coffee, you need to order it whilst still having wine or cocktails....ridiculous. People actually walk into Spanish restaurants later than MAD's closing hour and switching all the lights on at 10.45pm when some people are still at their table is not done. Having a bar and a live dj makes little sense if you close at 10.10.
  7. BM

    BradM

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Cocktails were great. BCN their sister restaurant is much better food quality. Ambience was lovely, however again BCN take the win of these two sister restaurants.
  8. M

    Martini

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food5service5ambience3
    If you want to try MAD for Houston Restaurant Weeks, don’t. If you are not dining from the full price menu, you are not made to feel welcome to enjoy your dining experience. They want you in and out quickly, so they can get in as many seatings as possible. The waitstaff and bartenders are super friendly and engaging. But management and host staff are not, and are downright rude. While the meal was fantastic, the experience was lacking. They don’t seem very interested in creating an enjoyable dining experience for their patrons.
  9. LR

    LuisR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Everything was great. The only thing I would have liked better, is that our diahes were served at different times, so our party had to wait for others to get served or start eating
  10. HV

    HelenV

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Houston Restaurant Month, our evening meal was delicious, service was faultless. Our first time to dine @ MAD, will definitely return. Loved the ambience, totally Madrid! Service was faultless, even though the restaurant was extremely busy.
  11. G

    Golfergirl

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Update: After posting the following the manager reached out to apologize & credited a portion of the bill. ***************************** Overall the food was a huge disappointment. The woodfired chicken was extremely tough & dry, (the dog thought it was ok) almost everything was room temp including a filet. We had 4 course meal & most dishes appeared to have been pre cooked & sorta warmed up to serve. We were a party of 4. Most courses were served piecemeal. 2 or 3 people would be served then we'd sit & wait for the rest of the table to receive their food. $37 for 1/4 glass of wine. Save your money.
  12. GD

    GabrielaD

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Went on a date with my boyfriend. Decided to do HRW. Food was good, the best were the steak tartar and the filet mignon. Ambiance was amazing. Devon was our server. Food timing could have been better, waited around 20 min per course. Our main course arrived and we didnt get our side of truffle fries. Waited 10 min for Devon to come to our table but we ended having to ask a someone to call him over, he then proceded to say he had forgotten to put in the order for the fries which I appreciated the honesty, gave me a free glass of wine for the inconvenience. Overall okay experience.
  13. MB

    MartaB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Elegí este lugar para pasar mi cumpleaños, me encantó el ambiente, realmente buenísimo! Super recomendado.
  14. RD

    RandallD

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Terrific timing on four Houston restaurant week orders that provided 14 courses for each of us by treating each one as a tapas. Balanced menu but would not recommend the steak tartare or the calamari. Was surprised three of the items on the restaurant week menu were not available and the reservation was at 6 PM. Will go back but most carefully order. The Paella with dark and the fire and ice fillet were outstanding
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience5
    Went to enjoy Restaurant Weeks menu at 6 pm on Sunday. Many of more popular dishes not available. Tip was included in the bill automatically. Rather than argue for another bill, I paid the included tip, but the experience didn’t warrant the tip.
  16. F

    Formerrestaurantworker

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We certainly recommend that diners try the MAD experience. Unique decor, Vibrant crowd, and a very creative menu. Of course, it's pricey, so be ready to spend a lot. But you'll probably come away with an interesting story to tell your friends. Oh, be sure to try your luck at finding the correct restroom. The restroom hallway is 100% mirrors, floor to ceiling.
  17. C

    Candle

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, vibes - impeccable. 10/10 recommend.
  18. JM

    JackM

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed MAD - the service was over the top and the food - really REALLY good. Authentic Spanish cuisine with more than ample portions. We will be back !
  19. RC

    RalphC

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For an early Brunch with grandparents the toddlers did well. They have high chairs were a plus.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience. From food taste to ambiance, this place is TOP.
  21. LZ

    LorenaZ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is amazing, food was so delicious and the ambiance and attention the best. Highly recommend.
  22. C

    Chois

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Drinks are great, definitely a cocktail bar. Molecular is cool but sacrifices flavor. Food was moderate/good. I would go back for cocktails most definitely, order tapas/small bites as well.
  23. JF

    JuanF

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    If you would like to have lunch there, must know they close at 2:45pm. Last call is at that time but is not clear before reservation or upon arrival. We were notified last minute. However, food was exceptional.
  24. HE

    HouEats245

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    No music outside killed the vibe, especially when I had to listen to the drunk girls behind me burping every other minute.
  25. JS

    JohnS

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and great food. Sommelier was great at helping us choose our wine. MAD and BCN deserve everyone’s attention and to be reserved for all the fun and special occasions in one’s life
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed every detail! Great place, food and service.
  27. CK

    ChefKevinMoe

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am a chef/teacher/professor so please don’t take these accolades lightly. First time patron but definitely not the last. Stellar staff from greeters to server to bus person. It was obvious they take pride in their specific crafts. Only 1 suggestion… a tasting menu. We ordered several tapas, mains, and desserts. ALL we’re buying reproach ! Thank you for a memorable experience !!!!!!

    MADResponded on 4 August 2022Hi Kevin! We are very excited to share that our new tasting menu will be released next Monday. We took a 1 month break from offering to work on a new vision and to launch our new menu and focus on perfecting that, before rolling out the next edition of our tasting offering. We hope you will come back and try it! Thank you so much for your warm feedback, it's our pleasure to serve you!

  28. S

    Scott

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Enjoyed our meal from start to finish. Don't miss the Jamon Iberico.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was seated by the kitchen which was too loud. Employees were talking way to loud as nobody was there. I moved down a few tables but still too loud. Moved again far away from there. Much better. Food and service was great. Very interesting dishes. Beautiful presentation. Nice waiter.
  30. T

    anitaT

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambiance are excellent but the prices are a little high.
  31. A

    Anon

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Food was mid. Drinks are okay. Dessert is better than both of those combined. Low value.
  32. JU

    JUDYN

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I participated in the restaurant week menu. I really enjoyed the potatoes and the mushroom fried rice! Gelato was perfect!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding food.
  35. J

    Jessica

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was amazing and delicious. We loved the unique presentation of each dish and the flavors were just as good. Cocktails were also delicious. We loved how different this restaurant was! The reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the service and noise level. Food and cocktails came out very quickly but it took quite a long time before we got our initial visit from a server and before he came back again to take drink orders. It was probably about 30-45 minutes before we had drinks on our table. They have a DJ come Thursdays-Saturdays and it was LOUD! We couldn't hear anything our server would say to us and we could barely hear each other speak. I don't mind loud restaurants but I have never been to a restaurant this loud before. The music level was closer to a club than restaurant. I would love to visit MAD again but not on the DJ nights.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar and had a great time catching up with a friend. It wasn’t too packed, but it was busy enough for a Wednesday evening. Drinks were great appetizers were amazing. Music level was great, not too loud but not quiet and boring. Able to have a conversation without yelling. Aesthetic inside was also eye catching. I’ve been here a few times and it’s always an excellent experience!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was amazing and definitely an experience. We had a great server but he was also the bartender and would forget about us. We understood it was because of how busy the bar was but hope in the future they put a server that focuses on the tables and doesn’t have to do both. Even with that it was a great experience. Once we ordered the food came quickly and everything was delicious.
  38. NM

    NoelM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The octopus is amazing! and the branzino is also spectacular
  39. AM

    AMoodForBrunch

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Victor and Devin were amazing!!!! Great ambiance and food and the decor is beautiful!!!!
  40. J

    Jjmo

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my wife’s birthday we made reservation at 10 pm we arrived at 9:50 and our tan was ready as soon as we get seated the bartender came to my wife and congratulated her and gave her a shot on the house look for adams was soo nice and attentive the Dj was amazing the music was awesome all night and we served very fast and they took every detail well done

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

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

    • Waiting staff 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 1593 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 96 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

  • Area

    River Oaks

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 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, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, 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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