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La Musa

#145 of 8,828 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Calle de Manuela Malasana, 18, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 48 75 58
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:45 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 12:30 am
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After walking around the area near our hotel, we seen La Musa. Went in for a quick beer and to sample some tapas. Bar staff helped with our tapas order, for some reason i kept saying please and thankyou in french. Food came out and each dish was as wonderful as the one before it. Kids loved it too, which... More 

Thank steven f
Torrevieja, Spain
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth the visit if in Madrid Malasana. Really good value for money tapas menu (4 tapas + drink with 12e). Everything was really tasty and the service spotless. Surroundings also enjoyable so warm recommendation!

Thank aivoturso
Geneva, Switzerland
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Out of twelve or so restaurants we tried over one week this had the best tapas: Outstanding and original flavor combinations paired with good service with a smile. The "bombas" were delicious. I suggest getting a tasting menu and then adding things that you like.

1 Thank Xaviero76
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87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Only stopped here for a couple of drinks one evening. Had delicious smoothie. Nice atmosphere, would consider eating here if returning to Madrid.

1 Thank polymoog
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Great value: delicious food, nice and fast service, great location and very reasonable price. Great for casual meals with friends

1 Thank Victor N
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Good small bar and taperia. The food is unique with some dishes good and some very good. Overall very solid but not mind blowing. Great place. I'd come back. Good music too! Bartenders are very nice.

Thank Niko P
Edmonton, Canada
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93 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

My husband and I accidentally stumbled upon this place on our last night in Spain. Customer service in Spain is lacking in general however, this place was better than most. The food - tapas - were great and we ordered one dish - Bomba - twice. Drinks were well priced and the atmosphere was groovy - clear to see that... More 

Thank WanderingBrunette
London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Great small place on a side street. La Musa doesn't look like much from the outside. Inside, the high-top tables that ring the perimeter all have 'Reserved' on them as clearly this place is known to be tasty. And that was the case. Over about 75 minutes we sampled many of the Tapas on the menu. Highlights: Carrileras Con Setas... More 

Thank Dave H
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We had a very nice dinner with a group of friends. We tried various tapas and everything was very good. The atmosphere is good as well, they play good music and the waiters are very friendly. It was very crowded but we waited only 5 minutes at the bar for a table.

Thank Daniela K
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Friendly staff and good value drinks and food - worth a stop on a stroll round the Malasana. The music was good and the menu very interesting.

Thank richardnhope

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $31
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:45 pm
7:00 am - 11:45 pm
7:00 am - 11:45 pm
7:00 am - 11:45 pm
7:00 am - 11:45 pm
7:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de Manuela Malasana, 18, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Malasana
  • Neighborhood: Malasana
  • Phone Number: +34 914 48 75 58

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Malasana

Neighborhood Profile
Hip bars and galleries, independent theaters and music venues, young people with tattoos and funky hair, narrow winding streets — this is Malasaña. Near the center, Plaza Dos de Mayo is a gathering of friends outside bars, dog owners, artists under craft tents, and creative types with notebooks and sketchpads on the plaza’s benches. It may not be as neat and tidy as many other parts of the city, but this only adds to the Malasaña edge. Shops and bars here range from hippie-crunchy to upscale trendy, and on weekends, the streets are bustling around the clock as the nightlife progresses from dinner to bar to disco to late-night food. On the west side of the neighborhood is the subdistrict called Conde Duque, named after a large pink fort in its center that has been converted into a cultural center for exhibitions and performances. Prettier yet just as edgy, this intimate corner of Malasaña is home to a young international community.
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