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La Musa

Calle de Manuela Malasana 18, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #294 of 6,417 restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $31
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We ate at La Musa a few times and they were the best meals we had in Madrid. The variety of tapas spanned traditional, Asian, American and other European. Creative and delicious. Be sure to try the deserts. When we go back to Madrid, this will be the first place we go.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A really nice restaurant! The staff is really kind and the food is really good. I'm definitely coming back.

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Belfast
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124 reviews 124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I come to this place all the time when I am in Madrid and it's always excellent! The staff are always very friendly and helpful and value regular customers! The tapas is great and they also do really good cheap breakfasts! No wonder this place is always busy!

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Attard, Malta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

"La Musa" has great tapas which are not overly priced. One item on the menu which is very original is the "Wild Boar with Honey Sauce" (Jabalí con ali-oli de miel). The venue was a bit crowded on Saturday night. We were a group of 4 persons and asked for seating. They write the name on a black board and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

After seeing this in a magazine.... We took a look and will worth the reviews and a visit.... Atmosphere and food were great.... Although it's very informal dress.... Think we were a tad over dressed.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We visited this restaurant for lunch on our last day in Madrid. Our only disappointment was that we had not been before as we would have eaten here more than once. Good selection of tapas with the "Bomb" (potato around a meat centre) being particularly good. Some fusion dishes are on offer and we ordered the guacamole which came as... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Nice, fast and friendly service! The bar itself is also very inspiring the interiour puts you at ease, it is a mix of different styles the green wall gives a very relaxing feeling. The food is splendid we took the fried green tomatos and it was magnificent!! They also have very decent wines for an honest price! The location is... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We used to live in Madrid as English teachers around the corner from La Musa. This was a once a month must have. Good tapas, good wine, fun place, fun decor, friendly wait staff(which can be unusual for Madrid). It's a bit on the trendy side. We returned to Madrid for New Years Eve celebration and had to go here.... More

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We booked a meal here after being given a recommendation by a friend. The atmosphere was relaxing and welcoming, the waiter helpful, cheery and polite and the food was absolutely delicious. The wild boar was fantastic, as were the dumplings. We also had a deep fried potato dish that was truly memorable. We had a dry, fruity white wine, the... More

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Madrid, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

"La Musa" is one of the best options for tapas in centric neighbourhood of Malasaña. The menu offers truly original dishes, such as the "Wild Boar with Honey Sauce" (Jabalí con ali-oli de miel). The venue is always crowded on the weekends: best to book a table.

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