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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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“tapas” (633 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (145 reviews)
“tomato sorbet” (33 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:30All hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The menu was so different and exciting, you just couldn't decide what to get. Each dish was a treat. My friend that lives there told me it's one of the top foodie places in Melbourne and I can see why.

1  Thank CherylB854
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here for a corporate lunch and was not disappointed. They were able to easily adhere to my gluten free needs and even made some great recommendations. The wine list is brilliant too which just added to an amazing overall experience.

1  Thank Glutenfreefeedz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s great to see Movida pumping along on a Sunday night, as we rang on the off chance just walking nearby. Hosier Lane is still graffiti covered - but these days it’s institutionalised as a tourist attraction. And since Movida arrived here, it’s been joined...More

Thank VedoGlobo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expectations were high and we were not disappointed. It was so good to try so many different dishes with the tapas. We had no room for dessert....

Thank Dawn K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wagyu beef ! Wagyu beef! By far the must have meal at Movida, great atmosphere and location in the heart of Melbourne with amazing wine.

Thank Jean-Luc B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can’t fault the service and food at Movida. The basic rule is that they do small size tapas dishes, ideal for sharing. It’s a fantastic way to try lots of different things and also share a meal with friends. It’s not the cheapest Spanish food...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived without dinner reservations and were lucky enough to get a place at the bar. Not having been here before, the staff carefully explained the menu and made a few recommendations. The Caballa Ahumada (or cold smoked Spanish Mackerel) and the Flor (fried zucchini...More

1  Thank Graeme T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While there are scores of people viewing the amazing graffiti that lines Hosier Lane, most of them appear to be unaware that this great restaurant is right in the middle of it. Since everything on the menu and the specials all looked great, we asked...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were 7 of us and we wanted to try more and we literally shared everything including tapas. We like- Tapas-gambas con sobrasada (prawns) Raciones -bistec tartar de wagyu -setas asadas con jerez (mushrooms) Carrillera de buey (beef cheek) - good but quite a big...More

Thank 依維素
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal was delicious and service was good. We had a number of tapas courses -all were good. Zucchini flowers, oysters, nothing disappointed. With 2 bottles of wine the bill was about A$300 for 5 people.

Thank Philippe B
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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Questions & Answers
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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