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MAD, Houston, TX

MAD

4.6
4.6
1692 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 53 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

  • 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*

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What 1,692 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

NoiseModerate

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    Most Booked

  • Houston

    Most Booked

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  1. IH

    IsabelH

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had a great time……they have great cocktails and
  2. GB

    GustavoB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere with amazing food and drinks. Go to place to celebrate any special occasion. Will definitely go back again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service.
  4. R

    Roweb

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Great atmosphere but seating was wasy too close to other people. Music was too loud. Some people were obnoxiously loud which made me want to leave. Seating needs to be better thought out for such an expensive place. Food was great
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Met my father for an early dinner. We were sat in a side room that made my father claustrophobic. Despite our request for being sat in the main dining room the hostess claimed there was a dress code violation because i was wearing athletic tights. When i popped out of the room there was a man in shorts and nike tennis shoes seated in the dining room. There were in fact many patrons that were dressed casually inside the main dining room. Eventually they sat 2 people in a small table right next to us in the side room and it was uncomfortable, crowded, and in close proximity so we had very little privacy. I spoke to a manager and pointed this and the fact that the other guest was wearing shorts and tennis shoes as well as the fact that we were about to spend a lot of money to eat there. The manager accommodated the request to move into the dining room however by then our dinner had been negatively impacted. We ordered the large octopus dish and it did not live up to the hype. The octopus was chewy and oily. We spent $300 on 2 people between drinks, food, main course, and dessert. For that price I would expect to be blown away by the service, food, and ambiance. Unfortunately MAD was not it.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely brunch, food was delish and great size
  7. Y

    Yess

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I don't recommend it. It was the worst paella we've had in our lives, and we left the restaurant.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Music was over the top so loud we had to shout to talk at our table!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding! Delicious food & dessert!
  10. n

    nader

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole team at MAD is super. We had a wonderful evening and the birthday boy was really stoked. Great drinks, food, music, and an amazing vibe. Cannot ask for a better time!!
  11. SH

    StevenH

    Houston

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have eaten at restaurants all over the world, including many Michelin starred establishments. In my opinion, this is one of the top restaurants in Houston. We had the tasting menu (12 course) with wine pairing (1 wine per 2-4 dishes). It was excellent. Every dish was well-prepared, unique, tasty, and presented beautifully. There was excellent consistency across all four of the diner's dishes. They were happy to make food substitutions for allergies/dislikes, and the substitutes were excellent. There was very little in the way of carbohydrates, which we loved. The wine selection was very good. This turned into a real "event dinner." The server was knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly. My only criticism of this place was that it was too loud, from the music with speakers all over the restaurant. We asked twice if they could turn it down, at least in the area where we were seated, but were told "no." This is also a cocktail/tapas bar, so I understand the desire for ambience, but it seemed more like a night club volume. So thumping that it was annoying (can you say headache) and so loud that it interfered with conversation. We learned that they do not have the music every night. We will definitely return there, but on a quieter night.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I went for our 5 year Annoversary and it was an amazing dining experience, from the moment we were greeted to the moment we walked out! Thank you MAD!
  13. G

    Guess

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    BD Be aware they will charge a feee in you bring your own cake
  14. BM

    BMcG

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I thought we would check out MAD after reviewing on yelp and made a reservation for Saturday at 7:30 pm. We reserved a seat at the bar and once we were greeted at the door by two hostess, we were sat down right away. We were welcomed by our bartender Henry who took our drink and food order. We kicked off the night with a delicious Vida Verde which was super refreshing vodka drink. My husband had the Fruit Prohibito that was absolutely delicious and the presentation was magical. Each drink came with a tasty bite that complemented the flavors as you took a sip. We decided to try as many tapas as we could and I would recommend each that we had. Tapas included Hamachi Tostada, Jamon Iberico, Ultimate Croqueta, Olives Liquidas (a delicate olive that bursted olive juice in your mouth) Marrow con Caviar and the Rabo de Wagyu. All the order came out as they were ready and all transported us back to Barcelona when we went two years ago. All were presented in such a creative way and all tasted delicious. We had a two our limit in our seats and we stayed every min of it. We enjoyed not only the food but the ambiance, the DJ playing jams and the great conversation we had with Henry about whiskey’s and bourbons. Not only was Henry fun to chat with but when he was caught up, other bartenders always checked in with us making sure we were taken care of. I wan’t say too much but the bathroom is a must visit, lol. My husband and I loved this place and honestly, can’t wait to go back. We left feeling like we got more than our money’s worth.
  15. WT

    WineTasting

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Victor was great. The food was amazing. The wine pairing was great.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Our waitress and bartender are great! Atmosphere are amazing. Beautiful and hip restaurant. MAD reminds me of Spains so much that it satisfy all my tapas cravings! And oh the cocktails are to die for! 5 star!
  17. AP

    AilsonP

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Just for drinks and appetizers! I didn’t have a reservation and trued a walk-in, what was not acceptable ! Then, I logged into Open table and got a table immediately! I returned to the restaurant and was not well received ! They took around 15 min to be stead , but, instead a table it was a coach at the entrance . In this mean time the bar was plenty of free seats and they kept no allowing to seat o over there ! The service in that place was bad ! I feel very disrespected , since a have a table reserved through open table
  18. LS

    LaurenS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Third time visiting and the food was phenomenal as usual. It’s a tad on the loud side and service was slow at times but overall an excellent experience. Tapas are amazing! ALL.OF.THEM!
  19. R

    Rzbudx

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food was amazing, eclectic decor, and the service was outstanding! All in all a wonderful experience. Will be back!
  20. AD

    ADRIAN

    Mexico City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place Superb food and ambiance Waiter excellent Overall a 10
  21. RY

    RyanY

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great ambience great food
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Dining with a friend about to start cancer treatment. Waiter was nice but spent 5 minutes reading and going over menu we all had a copy of. His voice projected very loud. We were next to other tables and had to stop our conversation for him to finish 3 times for near by tables.
  23. RZ

    RobZ

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great experience. Went before a concert and will definitely be back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night celebrating a birthday.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful interior design ! Eccentric and eclectic! Service amazing, food innovative and tasteful, expensive also but definitely worth it !
  26. HJ

    HollyJ

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Enjoyed brunch. Wish menu had more options.
  27. C

    Caballo

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere, incredible service. Food was just ok, over priced and didn’t have flavor I was hoping for.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Friday night DJ is extremely loud, not sure other nights. The appetizers are amazing! The main dishes are fabulous. The customized Paella have lots of options available.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    MAD has been a favorite since they opened. Food was excellent, as usual, but the music was so unreasonably loud even our server couldn’t hear us. Probably won’t return as a result.
  30. SF

    SoniaF

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place is absolutely incredible! From the food to the service to the decor.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks, and the vibe were absolutely amazing
  32. DN

    DateNight99

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday, great ambience and service; the food was excellent and the whole experience was memorable.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish I had more adjectives to describe my experience at MAD. Quite simply, it was perfection. The food was impeccable. Presentation was gorgeous and inventive. Service was impeccable. Nigel is the absolute BEST!!! The restaurant is so sexy, with great music and such a fun vibrant ambience. I wish I could dine there every week. It’s so so so fantastic. Run, don’t walk. It’s beyond worth it.
  34. TM

    TriciaM

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fun atmosphere, nice service. Went for HRW brunch. Seated immediately, prompt service. Wish they had a valet in front!
  35. BP

    BehroozP

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Nice ambiance and service, food was good not exceptional, Cocktails were very nice , sound level is too high! Make up your mind please: are you a club or restaurant? !
  36. K

    Kerem

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    I got the restaurant week menu from which i selected tuna tartare, wagyu, octopus, and a pastry cream fruit desert. I would recommend octopus. It was cooked very well and better than what you can find in most other places in Houston. Wagyu was the worst. It was like a meat puree i.e. meat lost all its texture. Its presentation looked curious but that’s pretty much it. Tuna tartare and desert were ok.
  37. SN

    SarahN

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MAD lives up to the hype. I was skeptical but the food was good, service was good, ambiance was excellent
  38. AC

    AaronC

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Awesome date spot!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service with exceptional food and drinks
  40. l

    laurlauf

    Houston

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Five stars from seating to departure. Karen very attentive. HRW options excellent. Only improvement would have been my friend being able to get a cocktail at bar while waiting for table and me as she arrived early and was told no. This soured her initial experience and she left to walk off her frustration. Thankfully the service and food once we were seated offset that initial experience. Can't wait to return and try some more of the sharables... and pulpo! PS - Drinks looked amazing.

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 1692 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 53 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–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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