Houston >Mi Luna
“really like the decor, and this restaurant could be good with just a little attention to detail.”
“we went with 7 friends to have dessert and coffee, time 11:30 pm, they seat us, and we star order tres leches and coffee they brought the coffe and ask if we were going to order food, we told the waiter no, 5m later manager came to the table and said that”
“Couple that with overpriced drinks and you have a recipe for mediocre evening.”
“The chicken was dry and had definately seen better days - overall not very apetizing.”
“It is a great place to go with a group since you will inevitably share a variety of different things.”
“The atmosphere is great--the place is always packed with a diverse crowd, a place to be seen.”
“While the food was pretty good, I will never return there again.”
“am appalled that this restaurant is even in existence because of its horrible service.”
“Mi Luna is one of the staples of Rice Village, and it isn't worth a trip down there without stopping in for at least a few tapas or a glass of their awesome sangria.”
“2nd time: hostess was more interested with the bartender than the 3 groups of people waiting at the front door, bad service, great food, I waited 30 minutes for the check.”
For over 15 years, Mi Luna Authentic Tapas Restaurant and Bar has been providing great tapas, Spanish cuisine, cocktails, live music, and dancing in Houston. Mi Luna Tapas Restaurant and Bar serves lunch and dinner for Houston locals, a friends get together or large party events. Come and enjoy a great Spanish restaurant with excellent tapas, small plates, brunch and happy hour. Our notable wine list includes sparkling, white, Merlot and raving red wines perfect to go with our delicious tapas and Spanish dishes. During our great happy hour, we offer daily drink specials you will not resist. We offer live music Wed thru Sat ranging from Flamenco, Cuban, and a diverse Latino playlist. Mi Luna Tapas Restaurant and Bar also provides catering options for private parties and large group dining. Call Mi Luna at (832) 380-8037 to make a reservation or contact us for catering menus. …
Great atmosphere, music, good happy hr specials. Browse the long list of items on the Mi Luna tapas menu, and you know this place wants to do it right. With dishes like oxtail (one of my favorites) and at least 2 types of pulpo (octopus), Mi Luna is doing tapas with true Spanish flair. The standout dishes for me are the pulpo with potatoes, the oxtail, the patatas bravas, and the garlic marinated mushrooms. A least a couple of these can be had on the happy hour menu, where cheap eats abound at a mere $3/pop. But it's not just the food, it's the drink as well. The sangria is wonderfully fruity and if you are lucky enough to get the bartender from Miami, the mojitos are some of the best in town. Get a pitcher, drink with friends, and enjoy the live music that starts playing around 9pm on weekend nights.
worst experience of my life. we went with 7 friends to have dessert and coffee, time 11:30 pm, they seat us, and we star order tres leches and coffee they brought the coffe and ask if we were going to order food, we told the waiter no, 5m later manager came to the table and said that we could not use a table for only dessert and told us to leave the table just like that he kick us from the table yeahh the manager, he mkick us from the restaurant this is really bad, i could not beleive but it was true....
Bad service, bad food, good drinks.
Prepare to be ignored.
Don't order escargot - full of grit.
We love Mi Luna!!.
I have been eating at Mi Luna for YEARS - and everytime I do it is WONDERFUL. My husband and I went for lunch yesterday and our food was great...our server was awesome & the mojitos ADDICTIVE!
This place never lets us down -- and is always worth our drive from Friendswood.
Dishes we love to share....
~scallops in tomato sauce
~lamb kabobs with couscous
~beef with saffron rice
~salmon (for my hubby - not for me!)
add some sangria or one of the best fresh mint mojitos...can't beat it!
Darn, just typing this makes me want to go back already! Enjoy!!
Surprisingly the worst restaurant in Houston. Mi Luna has to be one of the worst restaurants I have ever encountered. The management is extremely unorganized, rude, and not attentive to customer needs. I am appalled that this restaurant is even in existence because of its horrible service.
The charade of the "tapas bar" lingers on.
It both puzzles and angers me to see the fake mediocrity that Spanish cuisine in the US is reduced to. The chef acclaimed to be the greatest in all the world hails from this Country and yet, Americans still cannot seem to get enough of the tourist show tapas concepts.
It appears to be a consistent model: someone with absolutely no attachment to the Spanish culture makes a stop in Andalucia on a tour through Europe and sees marketing potential – charge 20x mark-up for flavorful peasant food billed as high-end European cuisine by spicing up the menu with foreign words.
Then, throw some Carlo Rossi jugs in a vat of fruit punch and charge $8 a cup to dull the palates of your patrons before they try your lackluster food. To top it all off, lure in the ladies by the dozen by spicing up the scene with music you can shake your hips to that, despite being nothing like Spanish music, passes off quite swimmingly due to the fact that it is sung in Spanish. Hire the hottest Mexican waiters you can find with perfectly thick accents – they won’t know the difference, especially after all that “sangria.”
And just when you think I am done bursting your bubble, I have to inform you of the shocking news that mojitos are not served in Spain. You can cry now.
Such is Mi Luna, and such is the state of the vast majority of “Spanish restaurants” in the U.S. I was lucky enough to grow up in Santa Fe, NM, which touts the best chef of Spanish cuisine this side of the Atlantic. Yes, spoiled.
Don’t get me wrong – I am all about eating olives and plates of ham and cheese and mushrooms drenched in garlic and butter – when they are properly priced as the peasant food bar snacks that they really are without any pretense of “upscale cuisine.” I am also happy to go out to Mi Luna and dance the night away to their salsa band, but my interaction with this place ends there. I may get a wee bit hungry at the end of the night, but as a matter of principle, I ward off my cravings until I’m on my way home and passing by El Rey.
Two places seem to offer up a real Spanish dining experience in town – the much acclaimed Catalan and Rioja in Westchase. I am yet to try them but rest assured you will find a review here when I do. The other place that served quality Spanish food in town was Tio Pepe in Bellaire but it has, much to my dismay, closed down, most likely because they failed to offer the “tapas bar” charade that this country somehow, never seems to tire of.
Great Food, Great Place, Mediocre Service. Even though we had a 45 minute wait, we had a pitcher of Sangria and it flew by. Unfortunately, when we sat down, the waiter did everything he could to make us feel like we were the least important guests, and I saw him going around making sure every table felt the same. The food was awesome, and it's reasonably priced. All in all a good place, just hope you get a different waiter than we got!
This restaurant needs HELP.
I really wanted to like this place. unfortunately the service, food, and overall atmosphere needs help.
Management is non existant, and the food came out cold and flavorless. I really like the decor, and this restaurant could be good with just a little attention to detail. I used to come years ago and it was fantastic. What happend? Anyway I'll stick with Oporto and even Rioja for a better tapas fix.
Don't bother. I love tapas places, so I was really excited to try Mi Luna....The food was just okay... really disappointing. Our table tried at least 7 tapas. One of the things I tried was a veggie pizza with goat cheese- it was so loaded with zucchini it was like I was eating zucchini on bread. No big deal, I ordered something else leaving the pizza untouched. Now I use to work as a server for 8+ years and good service means recognizing when your customers don't like something and then taking it off the bill without the customer having to ask you to do so....which is what I had to do. After asking the server to remove the item I got an unnecessary look. The service was pretty poor too.
love it!. Service okay, but the ambience is great. love the sangria! My friends and I will definitely be back.
NOT CUSTOMER FRIENDLY,,,.
CAN BARELY WALK THROUGH 2THE BATHROOM, TABLES ARE TOO CLOSE TO ONE ANOTHER. U BRUSH OFF AGAINST OTHER CUSTOMER WHEN U R WALKING 2THE RESTROOMS.
WE ASKED TO SPLIT OUR CHECK PER COUPLE TO MAKE IT EASY ON US AT THE END OF THE NIGHT. WE KNOW THAT IT IS POSSIBLE BUT THEY REFUSED TO DO IT. AT THE END, IT WAS VERY FRUSTRATING, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO ATE WHAT & HOW MUCH THEY NEED TO CHIP IN. SOMEONE ALWAYS EITHER PAY MORE OR LESS, AND THE ONE HANDLING THE CHECK ENDS UP WITH MORE TO PAY AT THE END.. THE OWNERS/MANAGERS SHOULD GET WITH THE PROGRAM AND MAKE IT CUSTOMER FRIENDLY, IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT HAVING US THERE, IT'S ABOUT HAVING US COMING BACK, AND WE R NOT COMING BACK BECOZ OF THAT.
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