Cerra Street has become synonymous with the arts. The street, which carries an unmatched vibe, has turned into an open-air museum thanks to the murals that adorn its walls. For Yamil Rojas and chef Hector Escobar, owners of Musa, locating their gastronomic concept on this street seemed like the perfect fit.
Musa’s menu consists of tapas and main courses prepared with a fusion of influences. You have everything from Pulpo a la Naranja (Octopus a L’Orange) prepared with bacon, oregano and served atop a succulent yucca mofongo to their stellar Short Ribs in chocolate, guava and coffee sauce with a cheese risotto which creates a spectacular balance of sweet and salty flavors. The menu changes by seasons, as well as, the restaurant’s décor. Since they can’t open a new restaurant every month, this space allows them to have less rules.
Among our favorite dishes are the Mac and Cheese with Ropa Vieja served with bits of alcapurria, the Skirt Steak Dumplings, and the Short Rib Bao Buns. Of course, no meal is complete without dessert and we strongly recommend the Chocolate Fondant. So good, we had to restrain ourselves from liking the bowl.
Musa seeks to provide an experience beyond the food to its guests and make them feel like they are in a place they have never visited before. This is why they frequently reinvent itself to continue to surprise their guests. Depending on the day, they can have live music, a magician going around the tables, or convert the restaurant into an Italian eatery they call Abbioco just for a day. One thing is for sure, with Musa, the possibilities are endless.