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Movida Aqui

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€€ - €€€
Central Business District
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500 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 3038
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If your looking to have a nice evening grazing on food and sharing wine and stories this is not the place to be. Although greeted warmly with someone taking our jackets and seated at the bar, the expectation is to eat then move on so they can replace your presence. After being rudely interrupted many times mid conversation with offers... More 

Thank Sharon R
Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A lively and popular place with great food. A casual atmosphere hides the quality inside. The service was very, very good too.

Thank igrnz
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was excited to go to Movida Aqui after eating at Movida Next Door before, but this time I was by myself. Next time I would love to enjoy a meal with friends. The staff made me welcome and I was seated at the bar and able to watch the skilled staff prepare drinks, interact with each other, etc. I... More 

Thank Vicki B
Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for a business dinner with a Melbourne based colleague who is a regular and whom the staff know well. Needless to say this made for a wonderful experience. The tapas dishes and the wine were excellent: from the pardon peppers to the various seafood dishes. Not at all cheap but very tasty. Possibly the only qualm is... More 

Thank NorthLondonGuy
Montreal, Canada
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this tapas restaurant with its long wooden tables and trendy décor. Definitely a unique culinary experience featuring a vast array of tapas which creatively combine Spanish flavourings with Australian ingredients, giving you such original dishes as: 'Buey', roast beef of Wagyu, a ceviche of Shark Bay Prawns and a 'calamari sandwhich' prepared with a Basque chilli pepper marinade and... More 

Thank Carlyne D
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for lunch, dinner and functions. An all-rounder! Food is sourced from very good priduce and dishes are well presented. For functions of 8 or more, the chef chooses the best dishes of the day and serves them with panache. Wine list is great and service is attentive.

Thank jennyw3922016
Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointed. We found the food poorly seasoned, very unlike what we've experienced in Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Sevilla. The bread and the anchovy was the best part of the meal. I understand about food of different regions, but seasoning is of utmost importance. We also ordered the kingfish, octopus with kipfler potatoes, beef cheeks and if I remember swordfish as... More 

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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expect tasty food but expensive and small portions. The beef cheeks was one of the highlights of the night. On the other hand I wouldn't recommend the chorizo - we were expecting fried chorizo but got tiny uncooked slices for about $20. Also dessert is a must. We got the churros and flan - both were excellent (though the flan... More 

Thank Chocolateswirlz
brisbane queensland
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157 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner with family. Tapas for everyone. Anchovies, Sardines, Baby Squid, Peppers, Kingfish. Outstanding flavours. Staff very good, wine list comprehensive, and very expensive. Food really well priced for the quality and presentation. Memorable night!

Thank cdscons
Queensland, Australia
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Staying at Wyndham Hotel so this restaurant is sooooo close. Staff were very accommodating and found us a table via a last minute booking. Clearly a popular place to eat and as our various dishes arrived it's obvious why - delicious. First time for our family to try tapas and we weren't disappointed; I'd recommend the Queso de Oveja, the... More 

Thank RachMMartin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 3038
There are already two branches listed on TA, but this is the third restaurant opened in November 2009.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighbourhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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