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“Always Excellent”

Movida Bar De Tapas
Ranked #16 of 4,155 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $48
Cuisines: Spanish, International
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 May 6, 2014

Have never been disappointed with Movida - great place to take visitors for some true Melbourne character and great food. If you can't get a booking, sometimes you can turn up and they have room in the bar side of the room for you. Same great food either way.

Thank Scott G
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

We loved Modiva!! From the minute we walked in (around 4.30pm), the staff made us feel so welcome. The Wine's were some of the best I've tasted in a long while, the atmosphere was warm and welcoming, the Tapas OMG ...small portions as you would expect for Tapas, BUT amazing flavors and creations.

If you want to go for dinner, you should book - it's books out well in advance!! If not and you just want a sneak peak of what's on offer, check out the artistic flair of Hoiser Lane in the late afternoon and kick onto Modiva around 4.30pm

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Reviewed May 1, 2014

We arrived for a late lunch at 2.30 and managed to get a table straight away. Service was excellent and so was the food. Looked at the menu and didn't recognize much on there…eek so just asked our waitress what she would recommend and the food was fantastic!

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1  Thank Lou C
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

Heard good reviews about this place from friends and so we decided to pay it a visit during our visit to Melbourne.

We arrived there at 5.45pm and were told that a table would only be ready for us in about 45 minutes. However they will take your name and and give you a call once the table is ready so it's not a biggie to us.

Food was of a high quality, we especially loved the spiced pork tenderloin and my partner described it as the best pork she's every had. Being located on Hosier Lane, you're treated to a view of amazing graffiti outside the window while you dine.

Overall a place with good food but however be prepared to wait if you've not made a reservation in advance.

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Thank Cloud2609
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

You will have to queue but it is worth it - staff are great and will point you in the right direction - great tapas

Thank Trisha B
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