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Movida Bar De Tapas


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
$14 - $43
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Mediterranean, Spanish, International
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A regular must-visit institution whenever we are in Melbourne. We had table for 6 as a get together with friends. The food, drinks and service was awesome. Always great for sharing and trying different items on the menu. We’ve been bringing the kids here since...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Somassi
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and i have been here many time before. Tonight we went with a group of friends and had a great time. My partner just arrived and she ordered a tempranillo, and other ordered other tempranillos. The waiter at no point gave us an...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank twilliamson197
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was amazing in this bar. Very nice service lots of choice for food and the staff were so friendly and helpful and polite. I hope that I can come back to Melbourne Australia and do it all again soon.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Ann C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This would have to be one of the best Tapas Bar's I have ever been to. The food was outstanding. A great selection of food, and a even better selection of Wine. It is not cheap , but it is well worth ever penny you...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank AnthonyFossey
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've eaten tapas all around the world including in Spain, but have never had any quite like those served at MoVida. Loved the anchovies and smoked tomato sorbet, scallops, croquetas - everything in fact! The atmosphere was buzzing and the staff were incredibly knowledgeable and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank PetenCarole
Reviewed 1 week ago

MoVida is situation in a very cool lane Hosier Lane with the two side of lane full of graffiti. The bar attendant is so nice to introduce their signature tapas as well as offer half portion of main for the single dinner. Tried grill beef...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank JHP1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very pleased to discover Movida. Their wine and cocktail list is very extensive and their bartender is excellent- knowledgeable and very skilled- a real pleasure watching her preparing a wide assortment of drinks. Their tapas were very tasty. Great environment!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank IanMumford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for the 6pm sitting and unfortunately some of our party were late. We were told we had to be out by 8pm so things were a little rushed but we still got well fed and the food was very good albeit expensive. Average...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Mallyzone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate to have been gifted a voucher for MoVida. We were seated immediately for a 6pm sitting. Staff were very attentive and polite, and knew the menu extensively. I am GF so they gave me my own menu which was great- makes it...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 355sallyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the culinary highlights of our last Australian trip, we were keen to return. Just as good this time. Buzzing, great food and service, a real gem. Would go again if we ever travel to Melbourne again! You need to book though...

Date of visit: April 2019
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May 1, 2018|
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Response from nickd401 | Reviewed this property |
yes - I'd recommend booking a table. its essential or youll have to wait which is what we did. they do take bookings
January 16, 2016|
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Response from Traveller540 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, as the other travellers have said the menu changes regularly. Best to go online close to the time you book a table and check. Better still, call and talk to the helpful and friendly staff.
Jennifer J
March 24, 2015|
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Response from pietuys | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Jennifer cant help you here, as I eat everything and have no fetishes regarding food of any kind .Gluten ,and the likes , Phone them they will help
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