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“Great”

Movida Bar De Tapas
Ranked #23 of 4,329 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $47
Cuisines: Spanish, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed December 13, 2013

The food was great. Tapas style so you get to sample more food and it's a nice place for a drink alongside the fd offer. Try to early before 7pm if you dislike the Queue.

Thank klsan
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

A bit disappointed having to write this review. Was anxiously awaiting delicious tasting tapas. Arrived and grabbed the last 2 seats at the bar. Bartender was quick to give us recommendations. We ordered 4 tapas along with 1 round of sangria, beer and sparkling water. The tapas were quick to arrive in succession. They tasted like fast food. Although unique sounding, their taste did not have my taste buds screaming for more. The bill was quick to arrive. I looked at my watch and it was exactly 30 minutes from the time we walked in. Save your money and find another place.

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1  Thank perfectvacation
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Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

The best tapas I've ever had! We arrived without a booking but luckily a party who'd reserved a table was a no-show so we were seated without a drama. Would definitely recommend both the white and red sangria and mojitos! The food was exquisite, especially the cold smoked mackerel, it was out of this world! If you have room for dessert you can't go past the churros. Staff were friendly and the service was fantastic. Yes it was one of our more expensive meals but you get what you pay for and we certainly weren't disappointed! Can't wait to come back next time!

Thank Amber B
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

This tapas in one of the best restaurants I've eaten in. The food and wine is incredible value for money.

The restaurant is absolutely packed and you can't pre-book to eat in the bar area. We arrived early (6.30pm) and were told we could have a table at 7.45pm. Throughout the evening we saw approximately 50 diners turned away. We felt lucky to get a table!

The service was exceptional given that there were only 3 waiters working on a packed Saturday night. The staff were very attentive and knowledgeable about the food and wine. The food was absolutely fantastic. The ambience was great - very busy and bustling.

One of the best meals we've had in a long time and extremely good value for money.

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Thank louise t
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Spanish tapas to die for!
Fast friendly service, great atmosphere.
Central location in graffitied laneway

Thank penny c
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