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MoVida

1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 3 9663 3038
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Ranked #18 of 4,008 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $56
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
Description: When we opened the doors to MoVida in Hosier lane, Melbourne in 2003 no one knew what to expect. Here was this little bar on a graffiti covered cobbled lane near the cathedral serving Spanish tapas and shared plates in a down lit room playing funky tunes. It's the kind of place you can come in for a beer and a jamon croquetta at the bar and then move across to a table and share a plate of slow braised lamb, some patatas a lo pobre and down some seriously good Spanish red wine.
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melbourne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Movida is reliable pleasure, great excellent all rounder, atmospheric that seduces with its flavoursome cuisine.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My partner and I went here for my birthday and it was an absolute treat! the food is AMAZING - i would highly recommend the beef cheeks, but everything we tried was delicious. Service is great and the atmosphere is intimate and warm. Perfect 10/10

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I've eaten at both movida a and movida next door. The delightful food is also great for sharing. I've enjoyed it every time.

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Bexley, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Excellent service wonderful food must try all the Tapas and try the Beef cheeks,just excellent. Nice wine,great atmosphere and very centrally located. Cannot wait to eat again there. And before I forget make sure you check out their Cook Books available to buy, great value.

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Holt, Norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lunch with business contact. Chose all tapas items and were blown away by design, style and taste of food. Really is a very good bistro. 10/10.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We ate well at MoVida. It was late (9.45pm is late in Melbourne) and we had to rush a little, but the food was great and the place was still lively.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

you know it was sunday night but that is no excuse for letting your guard down MoVida is on the lips of most foodies and there is a lemming like quality to us sometimes. wonder whether when its just so busy you think you have cracked it , it only takes one dish to cause a landslide leading to an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Love this style of dining! Lots of different taste sensations! Beautifully presented! Made for a special night!

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Geelong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We knew from other's reviews that Movida was highly regarded and it didn't disappoint. Good service, very tasty food, and nice surroundings. The prices were pretty reasonable for the quality of food on offer, although drinks were a little pricey. The only minor negative was the noise, which made conversation a little challenging at times.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was my second visit to this beautiful tapas restaurant located on a funky lane way with lots of interesting graffiti art work. My friend and I sat at the bar for late Friday lunch on 15 Aug 2014 and the guy at the bar was really good. He recommended awesome cocktails and amazing tapas. We left feeling a little... More

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