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Movida Bar De Tapas

1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 3038
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (716 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (151 reviews)
“tomato sorbet” (35 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

OMG what a fantastic place. Situated in a cool graffiti laden alley, the place was full of atmosphere. Staff were super helpful and helped us choose our dishes (as so did our fellow diner on the next table). Each mouthful was a little tasting heaven,...More

Thank Jeep C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I arrived to meet some colleagues for dinner. The waiter told me that they couldn’t put an extra seat at the table for me to join as it was along a bit of a thoroughfare. Fair enough. I was prepared to leave. After about 2...More

1  Thank Rob K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

had a excellent meal an great nite at movida excellent atmosphere attentive stuff the food is outstanding great wine list seafood dishes are highly recommended

Thank dkkh
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Movida some years ago and had a fantastic time, great food and atmosphere. We were anxious to return. So dossapointed this visit. Atmosphere was non existent, no subtle Spanish tunes, but Kylie Minogue and Olivia Newton John. Disinterested waitstaff. Not informed re special...More

1  Thank aussiegril1960
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Last visited this beautiful place many years ago whilst visiting Melbourne remembered it being an amazing experience then. Fast forward 10 years and it didn’t disappoint. Great atmosphere wonderful staff and food to die for. The staff were attentive without being overbearing. 10/10 a worthwhile...More

Thank jo-lee j
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Movida was recommended and we are so pleased we went there for lunch The feel of the restaurant, the staff and the menu are wow The beef cheek was also recommended and frankly I think it’s the best I have ever had ! Period! Was...More

Thank Stretch1958
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a great location on Hosier Lane! I really like sitting at the bar, nice change to a table, and the bartender was ace. She had great knowledge on the food and wine. We had the anchoa, croqueta and John Dory special. The anchoa were...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredibly expensive for the smallest portions. Not a huge variety. Would not recommend if you are not willing to spend $200 or more and still be hungry

Thank DB2605
Reviewed 1 week ago

Movida is my favorite Tapas Bar in Melbourne, it has excellent food and an enjoyable atmosphere. Friday nights are a little crowded with the afterwork groups, but it soon settles down to a great place, with great food.

Thank robmA1969WX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can highly recommend Movida for a night out of very good food and wine. The entrance is via a highly graffitied lane way and inside the slightly grungy character continues. The atmosphere is warm and eclectic with vintage posters on the walls, wooden tables...More

Thank MeowWoofMeow
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throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
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2 May 2018|
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Response from Nick D | Reviewed this property |
yes - I'd recommend booking a table. its essential or youll have to wait which is what we did. they do take bookings
16 January 2016|
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Response from Traveller540 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, as the other travellers have said the menu changes regularly. Best to go online close to the time you book a table and check. Better still, call and talk to the helpful and friendly staff.
Jennifer J
24 March 2015|
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Response from pietuys | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Jennifer cant help you here, as I eat everything and have no fetishes regarding food of any kind .Gluten ,and the likes , Phone them they will help
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$43
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 3038
  • E-mail
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.
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