Front entrance to La Musa in Plaza de la Paja
Summer is a time to get out in the open and explore the city - preferably early morning or late afternoon. The Spanish custom of sobremesa becomes tenfold when the weather warms up and the desire to show of your recently bronzed legs and shoulders takes center stage. Las terrazas, or the outdoor terraces of Spanish cities across the Iberian region light up with young and old mingling, chatting, sipping beers and munching on tapas.
One such hotspot is La Musa La Latina, a project of Grupo La Musa who seems to have a golden touch for refurbishing old spaces into design driven hangouts. While I won't be classifying this restaurant/lounge/bar as one of my favorite Madrid sites when it comes to food, I will say that for the atmosphere it serves the purpose of a afternoon gathering with the ladies, sharing a bottle of locally sourced wine, or in the hot hot heat wave (such as this week) sipping a cava, rosado or albariño. It also calls home one of the most beautiful plazas in Madrid's casco antiguo (IMHO), Plaza de la Paja. Not the cheapest option, but split between four as we did made it much more economical, and as I've mentioned before there will be no urgency to get up and leave your comfy spot once you've claimed it.
Rustic seating, old leather couches and plants lighten the mood. Lots of direct sun light as well.
Spanish wines and beers on tap at La Musa Madrid.
Domingueros. Sunday Funday for the Madrileños.
La Musa menu layout.
A red, DO Ribera del Duero wine. Lauren's choice.
Pan fried pot stickers.
Croquetas de jamón. Ham croquettes.
Buffalo mozzarella salad.
La Musa La Latina
(Plaza de la paja)
Costanilla de San Andés 12
28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 54 02 55
Metro: La Latina