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“First time at a Movida” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Movida Aqui

Movida Aqui
500 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Ranked #189 of 4,093 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
Description: There are already two branches listed on TA, but this is the third restaurant opened in November 2009.
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“First time at a Movida”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Ate here for the first time last night . We didn't book and took a chance walking in, we were offered a table for two for an hour and a half or we could sit at the bar. From first to finish the service was excellent, the girl who served us remembered everything, we ordered the tapas and didn't wait long for all of he courses. The food is very good and nicely presented. The prices are fair for the dishes, but we thought the drinks were very expensive.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“NT Mud Crab - fresh roasted - in Melbourne.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

It doesn't get better than this. Live mud crab roasted to perfection! Wine choice superb. Fully booked, but they can always find a seat at the bar.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Good but pricey”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Food is great - though perhaps a little heavy on the salt. I prefer the original Movida this one seems a little industrial and designed for large numbers so it has lost some intimacy the original has. Couldn't taste the care and love in the food - But was still good

Visited June 2013
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“A Good night out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

My wife and I tried to get into Movida but it was full so they suggested a table here. It was a good decision. The place is fairly big and loud but we had a table by the window which allowed us to talk and allowed at least one of us to view the scene. Service was top notch as we have come to expect in Melbourne. The food was good tapas which would find favour in Madrid, however it isn't great cuisine, nothing we had was very innovative but the total package was very good on a cold wet night, I especially enjoyed the rice pudding. IT was the classic Spanish recipe although it wasn't finished with butter however the ice cream on top was a nice touch as was the pear although it could be a little sweeter. Great wine list my Tempranillo was very nice as was the sherry,

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Pumping, even on a Thurs night. Very good service, excellent food and wine list. They have designed the ceiling space to reduce noise (industrial fit-out), but still noisy with a big crowd. Great night.

Visited May 2013
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