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164 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Ranked #75 of 4,140 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $64
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Spanish
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wollongong, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

If you want to experience MoVida's tapas but not keen on the 2 hour wait, do what we did and go 'Next Door'. After a short wait we were seated and taken through the menu. We dined on snapper with mussels in a rich tomato and pea sauce, chorizo and pickled chilli sliders, grilled prawns with roast capsicum plus a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Wait for table of 3 wasnt too bad and we were able to have a drink whilst waiting on site. Food was delicious and fairly priced. Can always rely on taking guests here as you know you will have a good night.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

MoVida Next Door is a great little restaurant to go to if you're in the city, but get in early or make a booking as they pack out pretty quickly. We were lucky to be looking for somewhere to eat right as they were opening and got a nice spot at the bar. The wait staff were lovely and knowledgable,... More 

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

On arrival the young man at the door was very friendly but the young woman managing the evening clearly signalled that it would be better if I were discouraged from eating at the restaurant. Despite this I chose to wait, and was seated at the bar. A mistake was made with my order which wasn't handled as well as it... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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403 reviews 403 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Very impressed all round, from the Tapas to the Raciones to the Postres. Portions are not too big however this isn't the sort of place that you go to get absolutely stuffed; it is the quality of the food that comes to the fore. Nice combinations of traditional Spanish flavours - all cooked well and extremely tasty. We were more... More 

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Vina del Mar, Chile
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is the second time in this place, the first time was good, expensive but the quality of the food was very good. We were expecting the same. We first order a Sangria, not tasty at all, we have been in Spain and this is definitely far from a Sangria in Spain. We ask a couple of tapas and raciones... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Great atmosphere and great food make this a must visit in Melbourne. An extensive specials board coupled with a sizeable menu mean there was no shortage on variety and our only problem was that there were too many dishes to work our way through! Our only complaint would be that it didn't feel like a bar you could linger in... More 

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We love this place. The pork belly was possibly the best we've ever had. A perfect balance of crackling and beautifully cooked belly and just the right amount of fat. Delicious. The duck special was great and the scallops lovely. Nice service and good wine. Recommend highly.

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Wodonga, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The quality of the food is seriously high end. Great range of Tapas that is updated frequently, decent wine selection, fantastic service. You should make an effort to go here.

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Geelong, Australia
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297 reviews 297 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I just love Movida Next Door, it's my favourite of the Movida restaurants because it reminds me so much of the tapas bars in Spain! Of course, I also love the food. I find the tapas selection here to be the best and they have amazing specials, changing regularly, lots of fabulous seafood options. The staff are brilliant, really genuinely... More 

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Additional Information about MoVida Next Door

Address: 164 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 96633038
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Melbourne CBD
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 16 - 64
Cuisine: Spanish

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