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1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 3 9663 3038
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Ranked #23 of 4,037 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $17 - $52
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, International
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Lancashire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Having read the many positive reviews we were disappointed when we popped in for lunch.We hadn't booked and on the positive side they managed to squeeze us in. We felt the place need a bit of tender loving care to brighten it up and make the most of the building inside. It is in a fabulous location on Hosier Lane,... More

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Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Absolutely loved the atmosphere, food and wine. Felt like I was back in Spain. Great place to meet up with friends before a show!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Amazing date night, this is the second MoVida we tried and we were blown away by the service, and the food. Please get the Sangria...yumm! The beef cheeks were plate licking good. Take into account the specials on the board

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Certainly enjoyed this place second time around as well, took visiting friends and it was agree at success..

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

MoVida is part of the new explosion of high quality, well priced restaurants in Melbourne's CBD and a place we love going back to again and again. Standouts are the Sangria, Braised Beef Check and the Wagyu with poached egg and truffle foam.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

every time i go to any Movida sites they have great service and tasty food. Keep up the good work Frank. Cheers

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great food and atmosphere. Wanted to eat here for ages and just never got around to it. Will be back again and again.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Always great food, good knowledgeable service, great for a quick bite or a long date. Dined at the bar so many times, met some awesome people, food is scrumptious, good value. When in Melbourne a must go

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You have to book in advance to get into this restaurant and after our first visit I know why. The service was excellent and the food was exceptional - they even had a separate menu for people who are gluten and dairy intolerant.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

'MoVida just keeps doing the right thing...centrally located in the CBD, its spacious, inviting and comfortable. The food and drink selection satisfying and the plate presentation exceptional. Our family night was fantastic sharing great tapas and wines...the service was very good with only slight errors on ordering coffee. We were that happy with the service we left a good tip.... 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>  > Melbourne CBD
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 17 - 52
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, International

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