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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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Mediterranean, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We greatly enjoyed a selection of tapas and raciones - all exquisite in flavour and temptingly presented. The staff were friendly and efficient and happy to advise if needed. A fun, casual atmosphere too. We would return again in an instant!

Thank Hatfia
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The restaurant has a nice vibe with a high ceiling. It's pleasantly decorated. We were warmly welcomed and all the staff who served us were knowledgeable and friendly. A wide ranging menu it's just that the food was good but not great and the portions...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 6 days ago

A staple in my Melbourne Travel Itinerary. Do yourself a favor and visit Movida. The service is amazing and the food devine. Whether you're travelling alone or with someone they'll have a spot for you. It's popular, so be prepared to wait (they'll tell you...More

Thank Bradelaide5000
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming here for pretty much 10 years, and it is a fantastic place to go to. It has a great atmosphere, very friendly and awesome food. Pricing for menu items is not too bad, but it can all add up - Meal...More

Thank cookandharvey
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for brunch because it was a good location and relatively popular by the looks. As it was quite hot outside we sat inside where it was cooler. I ordered my usual eggs benedict but it was with a sweet bread? some drinks...More

Thank theharveyz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant near Flinders Station. The biggest moules that I ever eaten. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff one of whom we knew from another restaurant.

Thank Eddielim47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great environment...delish tApas. Visited with friends for a birthday. CBD restaurant offers great service and a warm ambience. Do yourself a favour and go!!

Thank OrianaM16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a fantastic experience for food, I went few days ago with my mother-in-law and she enjoy so much this food, the tapas are in a gourmet style presentation, my favoutite octopus main dish

Thank jade jeannette h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tapas place with great food and wine. No booking you just turn up. Located in Hosier Lane. Hosier Lane is covered in highly artistic graffiti. Probably one of the best tapas places in Melbourne. Not cheap but good.

Thank tomfrombrunswick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional tapas, icy cold Spanish beer and plenty of wine by the glass. Another memorable and relaxed night at Movida. We could not fault the variety of tapas or the friendly service. One of the reasons I love travelling to Melbourne. Movida we will be...More

Thank Hindsy080
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Questions & Answers
2 May 2018|
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Response from nickd401 | 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$15 - US$44
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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