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MAD, Houston, TX

MAD

4.6
4.6
1604 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 p.m.


Booked 56 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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.
  • Houston Restaurant Week Menu (Dinner)

    US$55.00 per person

    Aug 1 - Sept 5, 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)

    US$25.00 per person

    Aug 1 - Sept 5, 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 1,604 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. l

    luigi

    Houston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I love MAD and would recommend it wholeheartedly. Went for restaurant week and it’s not as expected and probably that was to be expected given the traffic and the so-called value. The meal was really subpar and all the add-ons made the meal not cheap. We spent $250 on a meal of $55 x 2 x 20% tax. Plus 2 glasses of wine. Food was mediocre. Perhaps we shld not have done restaurant week. The value is not there. Wouldn’t have minded paying but if the meal was at least good. Best thing was the star foie gras. If you want to participate in restaurant weeks, I guess up the price or cut down on the choices! Just my honest feedback. Taking some other friends there a few more times the next 2 weeks. Will probably not do the restaurant week menu.
  2. DR

    DahliaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place for socializing and drinks!! Food is on the lighter side so recommend those that mainly want to drink with appetizer’s
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stephens service was next level … one of the best restaurants in the country
  4. HP

    HPJ2020

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the restaurant week menu and wine pairing and it was fabulous!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wedding anniversary. Houston restaurant week. Some plates were not available but the rest of the experience was outstanding.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner with my mother
  7. MW

    MeganW

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We went for restaurant week and loved the decor and ambience but was disappointed that they ran out of a few items on the menu that we ordered so they gave us a second serving of the potato appetizer for free that we already had ordered and paid for. I think for the normal price of the food it was a little overrated.
  8. DM

    DanielleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at MAD and we were very pleased. The atmosphere seemed alive and energetic. The decor and even furniture was eclectic and exciting. Our server Cole was amazing. Super nice and attentive. He had some great recs as well. The food was outstanding. We sampled the Restaurant Weeks menu and all courses were enough for 2 people to share. Our favorites were the Tuna Tartare and the Calamari Bocadillos. We paired it all with a carafe of their version of Sangria which was very boozy and delicious. Overall we will definitely visit here again and I’ve already told 5 people about it.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good food and good services 😋
  10. HI

    HalynaI

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days 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 !
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days 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
  12. R

    Rita

    Houston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    ElizaLang

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Update: After posting the following, the manager reached out to apologize & credited a portion of the bill and that should we decide to dine here again, to reach out so they can make sure we have a better experience. *************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 very short. We were expecting a description of how the chefs came up with the idea, etc like other gastronomy places we've dined. 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 and was told it's because the system was down - which caused some confusion in the BOH. It would’ve been nice to know from our waiter instead of being left to ponder. When the food finally arrived, a staff member apologized for the delay and asked if we wanted a refill of our drinks that will be comped off. The wait staff started paying attention to us more at this point - which made me uncomfortable going from 0 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.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 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.
  15. LA

    LuisA

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a perfect date night spot, or somewhere to go to see and be seen!
  16. GH

    GuyH

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 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.
  17. BM

    BradM

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 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.
  18. M

    Martini

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 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.
  19. LR

    LuisR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 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
  20. HV

    HelenV

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    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.
  21. G

    Golfergirl

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    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.
  22. GD

    GabrielaD

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    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.
  23. MB

    MartaB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

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

    RandallD

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 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
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 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.
  26. F

    Formerrestaurantworker

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 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.
  27. C

    Candle

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

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

    JackM

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 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 !
  29. RC

    RalphC

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

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

    LorenaZ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

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

    Mimi

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    All good but VERY expensive!
  33. C

    Chois

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 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.
  34. JF

    JuanF

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 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.
  35. HE

    HouEats245

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

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

    JohnS

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 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
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

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

    ChefKevinMoe

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 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 August 4, 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!

  39. S

    Scott

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 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.

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

    • 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 1604 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 p.m.


Booked 56 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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, 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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