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“...when waiting's a pain”
Review of MoVida Next Door

MoVida Next Door
Ranked #140 of 4,249 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $64
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Superneat, extra cool, fast, friendly, great crowd. When MoVida is chocka (which is pretty usual) duck next door. It's more relaxed, the food appears super-quick and staff are amazing!

Thank michaelcourtenay
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

This place is great it's not cheap but it is cheerful, the food is great tasty lovely the waiter we had was awesome very knowledgable and friendly, it's packed and they do pack you in so it's noisy as well but we loved the atmosphere and the food, it took us a while to go we kept saying we would and I'm glad we eventually did.

Thank ParisMatch_11
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Go there for the best Thai/ Asian inspired dishes. Great cocktails and lots of options. Too loud inside though for a dinner with lots of people

Thank KathleenHinton
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

If you love your tapas you'll love Movida in Melbourne, due to the popularity there's always a waiting list. You can pre-book the main Movida restaurant but if you just turn up as we did chances are you'll be directed to Movida Next Door as we were.

For us this was a far more authentic Spanish experience - crowded, exciting bar with wooden tables and stools. We were told we would have to wait 30 minutes, the hard-working serving team ensured this wait was only 15 but boy was it worth it!

We picked a variety of dishes - there's a good sized list of regular dishes which is nearly doubled by a blackboard of specials. The Iberica Ham was melt in your mouth fantastic and although the singular most expensive item on the regular menu it's a great sharing dish. The kids loved the chicken skewers and ate three each, we also fitted in sardines, gambas and duck - all excellent.

This was a definite favourite for the whole family and a restaurant to which we'll certainly return. Don't be put off by the queue, we saw several people give up on hearing about a 20-30 minute wait and felt sorry for them - they certainly missed out!

If you think you can only really eat tapas authentically in Spain you're wrong - MoVida in Melbourne will make you smile!

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Thank WriteInBath
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Atmospheric, busy, popular and pricey, but you will not regret the food. It has been my most unique tapas experience thus far. There is even a Movida cookbook which features their favourite recipes. We didn't make an advance booking and were told to have a drink in a bar nextdoor while we waited for our table. It all worked out very well.

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Thank Legal_itinerant
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