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Movida Bar De Tapas

1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 3038
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

Thank you MoVida for another sensational dining experience. Beautiful food. Excellent service from Caro; who selected our courses and paired them perfectly with recommended wines. A must if you're visiting Melbourne.

Thank Roaming-About-56
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful night with friends. Food was out of this world. Especially loved the Anchoa and the Cecilia.

Thank 26vonnie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A friendly place with very good service. My favourite dishes are Gamba and Cecina. Nice presentation and taste yummy. Finishing with off tasty Flan creme caramel. Good place to go for a relaxing lunch.

Thank Rosa P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Unfortunately Movida may have had its day...time to move on. The service was average at best and bordering on rude at times. You are jammed in like sardines on hard and uncomfortable chairs and tiny tables. The food was rushed out, one on top of...More

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're starving hungry, this isn't the place for you. The Tapas are single mouthful morsels for around $6, really tasty but tiny. The sharing plates are much more substantial and after one each of these bigger plates we left having had enough to eat....More

1  Thank ethoscon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Movida is one of the best Spanish places in Melbourne. Not pretentious but rather relaxed, this place will offer you a range of tapas and bigger dishes to share and simply enjoy. You might want to book ahead as this place gets packed all the...More

Thank Yulia_Julia_B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for something casual, buzzing, with interesting food and good service, Movida is for you. I walked in and got a bar seat. The food was delicious. Particularly the tapas. Don't miss Mejillone (marinated mussel on potato paper) and Gamba (crisp potato...More

Thank Elk1328
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a friend visit from Sydney recently and we popped in to catch up and enjoy tapas and wine. We ordered lots of different items from the tapas menu and we were both oohing and ahhing over the flavours. From the spinach and manchego...More

Thank KittyCushion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner with some colleagues here recently. We chose a couple of tapas and then asked the waiter to pick a selection and surprise us. This worked out really well. I tried things I would not have otherwise ordered and everything was delicious. Restaurant has...More

Thank 2manyscreennames
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Movida is an institution in Melbourne, with amazing food and superb wine list. Book well in advance however if you get there early you can sit at the bar which is perfectly fine. The service is outstanding and it's small and intimate so the atmosphere...More

Thank Jane W
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
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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$16 - US$48
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
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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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