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MAD, Houston, TX

MAD

4.6
4.6
1772 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 103 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*
  • NYE 6-Course Tasting Menu -$200pp (Late Seating)

    $100.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Join us for our annual New Years Eve celebration as we ring in 2023 with a 6-course tasting menu specially curated for New Years Eve by Executive Chef/Partner, Luis Roger. The menu will feature a contemporary and globally-inspired take on Spanish cuisine, with premium offerings like freshly shaved winter black truffle, american wagyu, and foie gras. For the late seating, guests are invited to stay through the countdown and receive a glass of midnight bubbly to toast to the new year (included in the prix fixe menu price). $200++ per person (not inclusive automatic 20% gratuity & 8.25% tax), $100 deposit will be applied to your check, additional beverages outside of midnight bubbly not included in menu price. Nonrefundable after 12/20/22.

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What 1,772 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the ambiance and styling inside the restaurant. Was very hip and cool but also comfortable and cozy with the seating. Waiter was excellent, made great recommendations and was attentive throughout the service. The drinks were definitely amazing, I highly recommend trying the gin and tonics, absolutely delicious. Now to the food, we sampled numerous dishes and all were superb and delicious. Some dishes that I really enjoyed were the beet ravioli, hamachi and wagyu with rice. I would most definitely come back to this restaurant.
  2. SS

    SilvinaS

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Mad have a great atmosphere. My boys love the music and young people gatherings. Mad food was great the first two years. Now the real spanish style is not great. For example the croquetas are not the same we used to love. Iberico prosciuto portion is a small portion like other appetizers. Very pricy resto with less spanish quality food specially since they changed the menu.
  3. WD

    WilliamD

    Shreveport

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tapas!
  4. MA

    MaryA

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent. We went on Black Friday for lunch and it was empty. Perfect day to go!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing plates with outstanding service. A real special birthday
  6. EY

    EthanY

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very good ambiance and decoration. Good service, tasty food.
  7. LH

    LisaH

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here... such a unique and beautiful place! THe service was exceptional and the food was amazing. Our waitress, Taylor, took the time to explain the menu and make recommendations for us and everything was delicious. Wonderful experience!
  8. M

    Megan

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food was wonderful. We went for brunch right when they opened at 11 and it was incredibly quiet. We had the best time catching up. Our server was wonderful and brought out our courses at the perfect pace. We will be back, of course! The churros were amazing, by the way- get them!
  9. CS

    ChristineS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places to dine in Houston. The food is exceptional and the crafted cocktails are out of this world.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you don’t eat here you’re an idiot. The end.
  11. DM

    DeborahM

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in Houston. Innovative drinks and menu items - everything we tasted was delicious! Bring your wallet, but the splurge is worth it!
  12. MC

    MCinTheWoodlands

    Houston

    197 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    197 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience here! Gorgeous restaurant with unique, delicious dishes. My friend and I enjoyed several dishes and cocktails, and our server was outstanding! She made great recommendations and was very friendly and attentive. Standouts were the Tuna Tartare and the Beet Ravioli, but every dish was wonderful.
  13. KF

    KellyF

    Cincinnati

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Tapas sizes with regular prices. Everything was delicious but you would expect more for what you're paying.
  14. CJ

    CamilleJ

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktails are so inventive. The liquid olive is quite surprising. The caesar salad wraps, the beets and the mushroom paella were my favorite items.
  15. SK

    SKB99

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique dining experience. Food and drinks are amazing and service was excellent.
  16. IH

    InvernessH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great as always. The attention to detail was excellent
  18. B

    Bfoodie

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Special tasting course was fantastic. Caviar potato was delicious to start. The quail egg with leek soup was absolutely phenomenal.
  19. C

    Claudia

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food, the ambiance, but prices are a little exaggerated.
  20. DR

    DianeR

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    one of our favorite Chef Luis treated us with an amazing chef menu with Chef Nicolas Baizan every course was a discovery of taste, flavors and presentation thank you
  21. TK

    TedK

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Drinks were great
  22. MF

    MaggieF

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the food is top notch. It is high quality, unique and the skill set is at the highest level in FINE dinning, award winning experience. This is not a traditional upscale restaurant. MAD is at my TOP 5 restaurants in Houston and the tasting menu was SUPERB.
  23. G

    G12345

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fun place that transports you to the trendy side of Spain. The tapas are all very inventive and tasty.
  24. WR

    WendyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Experience. Recommended. Paella is one of the bests
  25. JZ

    JuanZ

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service . Unique restaurant ! Highly recommended.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food, service and drinks were great.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Food and ambience great, and will definitely be coming back!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the whole thing. Leave room for dessert!!
  29. Z

    Zeezee

    Houston

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent hamachi tostado, create your own rice and shrimp (be sure to ask for crunchy crust), citrus salad, and huevos dessert. Very good and pretty BCN G&T! Different but excellent Albariño and white sherry! Not great were Rabo de Wagyu and vegetable scallop. Outstanding service. Suggest you save your worst tables for later guests when nothing else is available, not those with earlier reservations when there are plenty of great tables.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was wonderful Taylor and the other bartender were amazing made my night so much better 10/10 will definitely be coming back
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration with friends
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    The place is nice but idk about the food
  33. AV

    AlexanderV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance, food, and service was great. Perfect place to catch up with friends to have a good time over a tasty menu. Will come back. I might be misspelling the server's name. "Shayden" did a fantastic job ensuring we were taken care of and displaying knowledge of the menu to make great recommendations.
  34. KG

    KG82

    Houston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Maybe not as intimate as I would have hoped for. Tables are very close together - hard to move around or converse with feeling like you’re encroaching on another table’s experience. Totally understandable since the restaurant seems quite popular and is trying to accommodate as many as possible - I’ll just know in the future to go for the food experience (which was okay) and not an intimate social experience.
  35. FC

    FernandaC

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great bites with inventive drinks
  36. J

    Jennifer

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bartenders are incredible! Food is good. Vibe is something else. Love going to MAD and bringing friends from out of town.
  37. M

    Marie

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Amazing food and quite an experience, but the prices caused sticker shock. This won't be a casual dining place for us but for an exceptional dining experience with excellent service and memorable food it may be worth the cost.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Food was not flavorful, there was a staple in the tuna tartar. Waiter removed it from meal, but was not very apologetic. Drinks were really good, and ambiance was good. Overall not a great experience.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service and ambiance was amazing but the food was just ok therefore incredibly over-priced.
  40. CP

    ColinP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MAD was absolutely fantastic, with a few caveats that I think are worth noting - * Tapas menu is delicious, though amount of food varies a bit, from a single chip/bite with the tostada sushi to 3-4 oz or so of the tuna tartare. * The entree menu was great -- but for the 'large' duck we got what was not really a two person amount of duck, and we couldn't really indulge in the rice because it was so incredibly swamped in oil. Delicious! This is more about my own dietary preferences, and not the quality of the food (hence the $5).

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 1772 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 103 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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