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“Worth the visit”
Review of Movida Aqui

Movida Aqui
Ranked #55 of 4,114 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: There are already two branches listed on TA, but this is the third restaurant opened in November 2009.
Mt. Eliza Victoria
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Had been wanting to try this restaurant for a while and so glad we got there. Tasting plates of the most interesting food and everything SO tasty. It is a real treat.It is expensive but as it was a birthday treat we didn't mind. I could highly recommend every single dish we tried that night!!

  • Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“overrated”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

We booked Movida Aqua well in advance following all of the hype and the fact that I love Spanish food and tapas. Some of the dishes we ate were very tasty, the calamari sandwich for instance and the alaskan crab soup (both small tapas style dishes). The Paella was good but didnt impress and the rest of the food scraped past average into the realm of good. It is not a bad restaurant by any means, but the service battled through our order and a few mix ups later (which includes allergy mix ups - never a good sign) with both the meals and the bill left a bit of a sour taste. The cocktails were fairly uneventful, the bill was reasonable and the night was enjoyable - I just thought it was all a bit lacklustre and cannot understand the huge raps it gets... or its hat in the good food guide.

  • Visited January 2013
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Hobart, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Won't be going back anytime soon!”
Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

I had really been looking forward to the Movida Aqui dining experience but I was so disappointed. I certainly won't be going back. The service was appalling we waited 40 mins to be asked if we wanted a drink! The drinks service was appalling all night. It was very busy but if you have the seats you need the staff to service the tables.
The food was average , mostly very average and took forever to arrive.
It was all round such a disappointing dining experience.

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Thank Louise50474
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Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed it !”
Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

Went to MoVida Aqui for the first time with my Spanish wife. The food and service were exceptional. We'll definitely go back next time we are visiting Melbourne.

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Thank Piupster
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great for groups if you love good food”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

This is the Movida to go to with a group. Firstly, you can make bookings. Secondly, it's the big version of Movida. Thirdly, it has the best set menu I have EVER HAD! We were sooo full, sooo satisfied and so relaxed, I could have stayed from lunch to dinner. The best beef cheek on this planet... I still talk about it. Great value for what you get.

Visited August 2012
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