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“Two great visits”
Review of Movida Aqui

Movida Aqui
Ranked #55 of 4,226 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: There are already two branches listed on TA, but this is the third restaurant opened in November 2009.
Reviewed November 5, 2013

I am cheating by writing one review for two visits. Both times no booking and staff seated us welcomingly,without the usual bigcity eyerolls for not booking. Over the two visits we managed to try an amazingly large range of the menu and specials. We couldnt fault any of the food, neither do we think it expensive although we tend not to order larger sized dishes.As I had no idea of the wines the waiter was more than helpful at matching my taste to the imported equivalent on their list.Loved It!

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

We booked Movida Aqui for a family birthday. As we had enjoyed a great meal at another Movida restaurant we were really looking forward to this one. Within minutes of being seated at 6pm we were reminded that the table had to be free by 8pm. We were reminded of this at least five times by the waiting staff who dealt with us in a perfunctory manner and only as we were leaving did our server manage a smile. We know that the food is pricey but the quality is good - certainly more expensive than a great tapas place we tried in Granada, Spain. Staff were also very keen to persuade us to have more drinks when we just wanted one.

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Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

We couldn't get reservation at the main branch and the lady suggested nicely to book us at the Aqui branch instead. We arrived early and was given the option to sit at the high tables at the bar area - more spacious than the tables really. Service was definitely personable and friendly. The tapas quality was a bit mixed. The beef cheek was tender and outstanding. The spinich specials of the day was also good. The tortila on the other hand was disappointing. All said, a very pleasant experience.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Stopped in without a reservation on a week night and they fit us in - they do take reservations. We left the food and wine choices to our server and they were outstanding. Everything well prepared, well timed, and well matched. Not cheap but a fine meal.

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We popped in to Movida Aqui without a reservation - we thought Movida didn't take reservations, but apparently they do. In any case they found the three of us a seat at the bar. It was fun. The wait staff are friendly and knowledgeable - they're switched on. The food was good and the wine by the glass selections suggested by the bar staff spot on. A bit on the noisy side, but it all contributes to the fun, relaxed atmosphere I guess. A little pricey too, especially when I think of what I paid in a top tapas bar in Barcelona, but lots of fun and the service stands out. Well recommended.

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Thank blakemanny
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