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“Tapas Heaven” 5 of 5 stars
Review of MoVida

MoVida
1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 3 9663 3038
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Ranked #27 of 4,093 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $16 - $49
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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“Tapas Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Movida in Hosier ln, is an absolute must !
The air dried Wagyu , to the PEDROXIMENEZ braised beef cheek.
Don't miss this next time your in Melbourne .

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Perth, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was a much anticipated dining experience let down by pretentious, overpriced tiny morsels. After much deliberation over what to order we were given no indication by our server that what we had essentially ordered (for $50 each) was a light snack. We left hungry and disappointed.

Visited December 2012
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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fun Place to Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

On this night I dined by myself late one evening. I really appreciated the service given to me by the bar staff- made me feel very comforatable. Great wines by the glass and I enjoyed the open kitchen and sitting up on the bar! I loved so many of the tapas items I can't even tell you! The anchovy with sorbet was a highlight, but everything was delicious. Lots of people coming in and out all night which made a lively atmosphere! Cannot wait to go back with someone special!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
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138 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Staffed by friendly and helpful people, Movida provides a superb range of unique tastes. Ranging from anchovies in smoked tomato sorbet, to rabbit terrine with prunes in a Pedro Jimenez sherry sauce - it is wonderful. Try to book ahead as weekends are usually completely full. We had lunch there today, and are just about to go back for dinner!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

food was not hot enough, and staff was curt when I asked for it to be heated or replaced. My husband had no problem with his meal

Visited August 2012
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