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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
$$ - $$$
1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Movida is certainly the place to visit. It's a must see and eat. The food & dessert you can't fault and atmosphere is always vibrant. Extensive wine and delicious tapas. What more could you want!? Staff are very friendly and attentive. There are 3 Movidas...More

Thank Eudaimonia30
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the day before Melbourne Cup for lunch. It was very busy so please book. We had just one tapas and shared a couple of plates as well as one desert and the cheese plate. It's not cheap, but the food was amazing and...More

Thank gohomemumbai
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for a late (Spanish time) lunch. The food was original and tasty. The portions was small (it reminded me the European nouvelle cuisine) but it gave you the opportunity to appreciate every bite and having time for your company. Charming staff and...More

Thank Ioannis E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Movida never lets us down. The specials list was exceptional & the Spanish wine list is great. The service was 5 star as usual & highly recommended

Thank Cid05
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked lunch for 4 of us last Wednesday and had a fabulous experience. Booking was easy online and our table was waiting at 100pm The menu is extensive...as is the beverage list. We chose our own starters and shared 5 main courses...which was probably a...More

Thank ushy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again...very welcoming staff,no fussing even if you have no booking ...just a little patience and we'll get you in...and they do and still the wonderful array of dishes which brings joy to ones palate..thank you

Thank Rosemary P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just for a late night snack. Had the zucchini flower with crab !!! Absolutely brilliant. My partner had the fish again beautiful. Can’t fault Movida the original !

Thank JoyW64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was brilliant, staff are friendly, engaging and knowledgeable, atmosphere was buzzing.Will definitely go again.

Thank O2660IIsuep
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MoVida is a find. If you love tapas and Spanish food this is the place. Tucked away in a little lane, known for the wonderful murals, you will not be disappointed. The staff are efficient and personality plus. The food is divine - the croquettes...More

Thank Narelle C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were very surprised when the waiter opend infront of our eyes a box of a canned octypus as our dish

Thank tami176
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$15 - US$45
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 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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