We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Don't miss this one of your in Melbourne” 5 of 5 stars
Review of MoVida

MoVida
1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 3 9663 3038
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #25 of 4,089 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $16 - $49
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Don't miss this one of your in Melbourne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Had a great night here last night. The tapas were very nice. All quite small and refined so don't expect big plates of tapas but the food was fresh and very tasty.

The shared plates we had as our main were just fantastic. Beef cheeks are highly recommended . They were so tender and the sauce/gravy was amazing. I think we could have had a second plate !

The restaurant is busy and exciting. Bookings are probably a must . I booked three weeks in advance.

Check it out well worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,080 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    628
    295
    86
    43
    28
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
melbourne
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“average food very expensive”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

i ;never mind paying good money for great food that gives that wow factor unfortunatly i didnt get the wow factor here . Service was great .

Visited September 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great food, service can be improved”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Loved the tapas and the platters. Tasted v authentic. Staff though weren't that attentive to clients. It wasnt full when I visited at lunch but had to get the attention of staff several times before being noticed. pretty annoying as i was seated by the bar. ( i hope it wasn't because i am asian)

Visited September 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

What a treat not cheap but worth it. The place had a great vibe every one seemed to be happy and enyoing them self.
We had a few tapas but the morsels where the crowning. Like said before not cheap but then what is cheap in Melbourne??
Over all rated in the top 3 on our short trip down under.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Book well in advance of your trip - you won't be disappointed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

What can I say, Tapas from heaven. Not cheap but you can try the most innovative and delectable morsels imaginable. You will not forget your visit to MoVida I can assure you.

Visited September 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed MoVida also viewed

Melbourne, Victoria
Melbourne, Victoria
 
Melbourne, Victoria
 

Been to MoVida? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage MoVida, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.