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MoVida

Tapas bar with graffiti art exterior and a laid-back, high-ceilinged dining area with hip music.

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MoVida - Spanish restaurant in Melbourne, Australia


$$$ Hip laid-back Spanish tapas bar

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Address

1 Hosier Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Website

http://movida.com.au

Rating on Google Maps

4.50 (1284 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Tuesday: 12 to 3:30PM, 5:30 to 10:30PM
  • Wednesday: 12 to 3:30PM, 5:30 to 10:30PM
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed

Reviews

  • 5Natalie K. 1 year ago
    Beautiful tapas and a cosy intimate ambience with excellent service!

  • 5Gabriela H. 1 year ago
    Simply the best restaurant. I couldnt believe on the explosion of flavours that this food has. It's hard to decide which dish is the best. Great vostumer service too.

  • 5Victor K. 1 year ago
    I've been commimg here for years and there is nothing I would change, it's amazimg every time!

  • 5Nicholas G. 1 year ago
    Great food

  • 5Mark F. 1 year ago
    Great tapas bar in Melbourne. The sardine and sorbet and swordfish and sorbet are just two of the many tapas dishes you should try. The sangria is good as is the location in one of Melbourne's lane ways.

  • 5beattie r. 1 year ago
    Always delicious. Perfect for a quick snack or indulgent dinner. The anchoa and smoked cod are incredible.

  • 5Susan T. 1 year ago
    Food was stunning and delicious

  • 5Troy K. 1 year ago
    Always a great place to try new tastes, share tapas and savour the menu

  • 5Joseph R. 1 year ago
    Best vibe and Tapas in Melbourne

  • 5Alexander K. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) great restaurant for tapas and co. (Original) tolles restaurant fuer tapas und co.

  • 5Jennifer W. 1 year ago
    Went for dinner and asked for all the tapas selection. Although all tapas were very tasty, our absolute favourite ones were the swordfish, quail and anchovies. Service was impeccable and atmosphere great. Only problem is that this restaurant is not available in London! Loved it!

  • 5Tim A. 1 year ago
    Tentative service, it was outstanding! The food was delectable too!

  • 5Sue V. 1 year ago
    Very good tapas and Spanish food

  • 5David B. 1 year ago
    Second time this year i've been. This meal was top notch ans better than my forst experience. The squid ink pasta was amazing.

  • 5Dean H. 1 year ago
    Amazing food. The anchovy with smoked tomato sorbet tapa was particularly good

  • 5Roy A. 1 year ago
    Good friendly service, was happy to wait a few minutes for a table as it was very busy. There was a good selection on the menu. Will come again.

  • 5Jane B. 1 year ago
    Was looking forward to going here! & loved it!! Very inspiring food & lived up to the reputation it has. Grate staff from the front to the back of house! Good wine list, Fully recommended! A must if your in Melbourne.

  • 5Stove P. 1 year ago
    Phenomenally delicious. 10/10. Anchoas are addictive. Absolutely flavour bombs. Very hard to pick a favourite dish, but if I had to I'd probably go with the wagyu/poached egg/truffle foam. Wwwwwow

  • 5Jennifer M. 11 months ago
    I was surprised by this Spanish gem! I was expecting a generic tapas restaurant, as this restaurant has multiple locations. What I did find was exceptional service, friendly staff, and exauisatw Spanish tapas with a modern twist. The croqueta is fantastic, while the mussels and also duck empanada special should become a permanent fixture at this modern classic.

  • 5Manuel Felipe Castro O. 9 months ago
    On of my favourites in Melbourne, food always amazing, good price for what you get and service was great.

  • 5Jasmine H. 1 year ago
    I went there with my partner to try the full set menu. The staff was really friendly and helpful and they let us remove some of the dishes from the menu since we weren't that hungry. Every dish was truly amazing and fresh especially the swordfish. We will definitely come back again.

  • 5Max G. 10 months ago
    Movida is an institution of Melbourne's dining scene that we have wanted to visit for a very long time. The Spanish restaurant serves a range of Tapas (small entrees bites), Raciones (Sharing dishes) and desserts, alongside a rather generous wine list. Before our they served us freshly baked bread with olive oil and salt. A warm and satisfying appetiser. For Tapas we enjoyed Anchoa - Cantabrian Artisan Anchovy on Crouton with Smoked Tomato Sorbet. This was a deliciously salty snack, with the highlight being the cooling tomato sorbet that we were asked to spread on our crouton. Gambas These chargrilled Skull Island Prawn were amazing. They were butterfly cut and topped with chilli, garlic and Aioli, this combination of flavours really pops. Morcilla, Chorizo and Pork Belly with braise white beans. This authentic Spanish dish was amazing. I’ve never tried the Morcilla before. It was a spicy and sweet blood sausage. The chorizo sausage was very succulent but the portion could have been a bit more generous. The pork belly had the crispiest skin on top. The beans and sauce just gave this dish so much balance to the intense flavours of the meats. Must order dish! The service of the front of house team was great, they really knew their dishes. They have an allergy menu for dairy free diners like myself. We took our daughter along, but we wouldn’t do it again, it’s an adults only scene. If you’re looking for great Spanish cuisine in Melbourne, you’ve gotta check out Movida!

  • 5darnell m. 1 year ago
    Movida is generally one of my favourite places to eat. Incredible service. Very experienced waiters and in the case of last night, an impressively well informed sommelier. However the last two visits have not hit the mark as usual. The key with this place is to choose the dishes well. The classic and unchanging menu choices of the anchoa with tomato sorbet, croquettes, beef cheek, jamon and flan are unbeatable. But I didn’t love the tiny serve of abalone smothered in a salty, meaty sauce or the bizarrely heavy zucchini slivers atop a dense floury base. The eggplant and chickpea pancake didn’t taste of much except parsley salad. Can we please have some of the vegetarian classics back? Field mushrooms glistening in sherry, butter and thyme? Stuffed peppers? Something light and fresh? I’ll be back for more but hoping my vegetarian friends are more enthused by the offerings.

  • 5Eeching L. 1 year ago
    I went there with my partner to try the full set menu. The staff was really friendly and helpful and they let us remove some of the dishes from the menu since we weren't that hungry. Every dish was truly amazing and fresh especially the swordfish. We will definitely come back again.

  • 5Matthew R. 1 year ago
    So good. The anchovy. The fennel sorbet. The wine the smoked sword fish. Next level. Truly an amazing place to eat. Staff so helpful. Food is a wonder. If you can go here then go here.

  • 5Deswaqr K. 8 months ago
    If you love tapas this should be on your must go to list. They are outstanding and almost as good as what you can get in Barcelona which is saying a lot. We had 5 different Tapas to share (would have liked some more but was to full) and a nice bottle of wine. The wine list is nice but overpriced.

  • 5D. 10 months ago
    Fantastic every time.

  • 5Bruce B. 10 months ago
    Very classy, great food and service

  • 5Elizabeth W. 10 months ago
    Delicious

  • 5Rohan D. 10 months ago
    Top service and great food

  • 5Ashley C. 11 months ago
    If you love tapas this should be on your must go to list. They are outstanding and almost as good as what you can get in Barcelona which is saying a lot. We had 5 different Tapas to share (would have liked some more but was to full) and a nice bottle of wine. The wine list is nice but overpriced, which is the only quasi negative thing to say. The servers were friendly and above average. Would recommend a reservation as it was packed and very popular

  • 5David van B. 1 year ago
    Like it

  • 5Matthew H. 1 year ago
    Stopped here for drinks and dessert. Wow wow wow. The dessert was one of the best we've ever had, seriously. Next level. Great atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

  • 4Joemar M. 1 year ago
    Best Spanish Restaurant in Melbourne, a bit pricey but well worth it

  • 4Anthony P. 1 year ago
    Amasing Spanish Fused Restaurant on famous graffiti kane in Melbourne with excellent wine list

  • 4Simon M. 10 months ago
    Always consistent and much needed after 2 months in lockdown. Tapas and Sangria hatd to beat with the little anchovy starters the stand out!

  • 4Christian Q. 1 year ago
    Very tasty food and great service

  • 4Philster B. 1 year ago
    Sunday casual lunch. Loved it, but the service was a bit slow. Tapas style very good.

  • 3Tan Yan P. 1 year ago
    Really interesting place if you never see a graffiti street before, it consist quite a number of marvelous art, but some corner do smell like someone piss on it

  • 3Juan S. 10 months ago
    Movida is super cool and the experience is fun,however the food is not mind blowing.

  • 3Morn P. 1 year ago
    After weeks in Spain we were looking forward to experiencing a little bit of the wonderful fare we had been enjoying there back home in Melbourne. Movida was fine but we wouldn't revisit. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Food didn't measure up to the hype - ordered set menu at $80 per person to be able to have a good range of options. Chicken & chorizo skewer - why? So simple but so average. Chocolate served with churros was like a weak milky cocoa - whatever happened to the (usual) dark, rich chocolate? Flan was delicious and so was the anchovy starter.

  • 3Ryan C. 1 year ago
    Overrated

  • 3Frederico Kronemberger da C. 1 year ago
    Used to be amazing. Unfortunately the latest menu is not a crowd pleaser and the old menu was really outdated. Hopefully will get better once again.

  • 1Lucy C. 1 year ago
    After hearing so much hype about the food I was absolutely underwhelmed. I have an allergy to yeast & they couldn't even make me a fresh Tommies margarita ( margarita that doesn't contain cuantro, apparrently its all PRE mixed & they cannot even customise a simple cocktail to order). The female waitress was quite stuffy when we tried to order a drink or pay the bill. The food was very average overall. We just had a few dishes but I certainly would rush back that's all I would say.



Last updated: 2020-08-25