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MoVida

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International, Spanish, Tapas
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1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 3038
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: When we opened the doors to MoVida in Hosier lane, Melbourne in 2003 no...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty food and friendly staff

Awesome little tapas restaurant with a wide selection of food and amazing wines on offer. Take a chance and let the waiters order for you, and check out the bar next door for amazing cocktails!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Michael W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Awesome little tapas restaurant with a wide selection of food and amazing wines on offer. Take a chance and let the waiters order for you, and check out the bar next door for amazing cocktails!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visit Melbourne from the West regularly,always Movida is on the list ,so good ..menu changes were done from last visit ,even better than 14 months ago.Staff so attentive and helpful,look forward to next time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I can't praise Movida highly enough. I have wanted to come here for ages and had a brief was able to book a table with some colleagues recently. Be warned that you need to book well in advance. The restaurant is in a fabulous laneway in Melbourne - full of street art but do beware of those cobbles if you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Whilst wondering through the city a friend asked if we were hungry cause he knows a great place. Not being from Melbourne we followed him up a side street and down a graffiti alleyway to what I can only describe as the perfect Melbourne food experience. We were a walk in and told a table would be available in an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Love love love their food and vibe! I also went to the other Movida on the roof top...amazing view. If you like good quality food and fair prices,,,check it out.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

If you like Spanish food and you live in Australia then you know you have to go to Movida, everyone talks about it. So I decided to give it a go. Service was friendly but it surprised me there was no Spanish people working there... then not very authentic. Food was ok but I guess because is Movida and, as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is one place I've always wanted to go to. I finally made it with a group of girlfriends. We had a great night. We tried a couple of the tapas each - sublime! And as there were five of us we were able to order five of the bigger plates to share as well as four desserts. All delicious!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The food is interesting and unexpected such as anchovies with an iced sorbet on a biscuit, yet it really needs to be served to those who love unique tapas. The combinations of food were unusual and not really suitable for a business dinner. Many were left puzzled by what was being served as the waitress mumbled the explanation of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Yummmy Tapas with rich flavours. It takes you back to Spain with modern take. Seafood, prawn dishes were amazing!! Desserts are awesome too so order wisely n keep some room for it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

we have visited this restaurant on several occasions and always enjoyed it but our recent visit was the best yet. We shared 3 small courses and 2 shared larger plates plus dessert. All except one were worthy of 5 stars and the other 4.5, Accompanied by an excellent Sangria and coffee the cost was just over $100. We sat at... More 

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Additional Information about MoVida

Address: 1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9663 3038
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 44
Cuisine: International, Spanish, Tapas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 3038

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 44
  • Cuisine: International, Spanish, Tapas

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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