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“Fantastic Degustation great service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Movida Bar De Tapas

Movida Bar De Tapas
Ranked #16 of 3,851 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $46
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic Degustation great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Went to Movida for the degustation menu
It has a really relaxed atmosphere and exceptional non-pretentious service
The food was great for sharing and the range of flavours was exceptional
I thought the wine and food were good value for the quality and staff recommendations were really good

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“So lucky to have eaten here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We were visiting the Fed Square precinct on a lovely Sunday in Melbourne and thought we would try to get into MoVida and we lucked out!! What a joy, after trying to eat here on past visits. We were rewarded with one of the best lunches we have ever had anywhere in the world.
Sat at the counter and enjoyed the outstanding service, and the food was sublime. Started with the anchovy with sorbet which was just outstanding, and progressed through a series of small plates and salads, all of which were delicious. Of these, the stuffed zucchini flowers and the flounder were really memorable. Finished the meal with their excellent coffee.
We will definitely return on our future Melbourne visits.

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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Awesome night out - Melbourne-style!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

I loved everything about MoVida! The menu, the selection, the price, the beer and wine, everything was utterly fabulous!

Visited May 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Tasty, innovative, but very expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Lively restaurant in a quiet back street, open until late, serving very creative flavor combinations and really good wines. Staff is friendly (like most places we visited in Australia), but portions are tiny, almost impossible to share (unless you eat by the teaspoonful...), so you'll have to order many items which doesn't help the final bill, which does not come cheap... Good, but I would probably not go back and I would not recommend it for a romantic special occasion, as it tends to get really loud.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Back for more!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Every time we visit Melbourne we ensure that we have a lunchtime reservation at Movida.
The tapas and raciones are delicious and the vibe is fantastic. There is always something new to try. Leave room for dessert- churros and thick, hot chocolate dipping sauce- yummy!

Visited August 2012
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