Masa is a restaurant in Bagotá with a clean, slick and minimalist vibe. Every residential neighborhood should have a beautiful restaurant like this. For this, the client briefing contained several challenges, not the least of which was how to shoehorn a dining establishment into the streetscape in a way that stood out enough to attract business but without offending the prosperous residents.
Inside, guests peer out at alternating cut-outs of street scenes and a light, airy interior furnished with paper globes, terrazzo tiled floor, walls of textured concrete and ribbons of sienna-hued metal mesh that drape decorously from the ceiling. Circular air-wells, judiciously placed mirrors and large sliding doors add to a soothing indoor-outdoor effect.
Co-owner and chef , Silvana Villegas, provide a chilled artisanal mood into her cooking, a legacy that probably came from her years in New York, to deliver artfully homey dishes, where even the slow-cooked steak sandwich is served with caramelized onions and avocado on crusty house-baked miche levain bread, with a side of plantain and yuca chips.