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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 yesterday

It's noisy, it's busy, it's lively, it's vibrant...great atmosphere! Staff very nice and accommodating. The tapas they offer are great, but for a 'Tapas Bar' the selection is very limited, and the portions are small. Missed fresh classics like marinated calamari, baby squid in ink,...More

Thank hph2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

My 2nd visit and it was just as amazing! Love the food and the ambience-- can't wait to go back again!

Thank Love7Travel
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have visited MoVida (original) four or five times in the last few years and never leave hungry or disappointed. The food is delicious and reasonably priced and it is a great place to take people with different tastes. Sitting at a table is great with...More

Thank nurtleturtle
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Movida is a Melbourne institution and never disappoints. You will need to book early as the dining room is quite small. Both the wine list and menu is authentic and the service excellent. There is one house rule; no tables larger than six.

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked dinner for my husband's B'day 3 weeks in advance for 8.30 pm. Arrived @ 8.27pm and table was not ready. We have been seated in some small bar table in the corner of the restrain with very poor service with no apologies or...More

Thank Vladimir S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I frequent Movida Original it's my absolute favorite restaurant in Melbourne. The food is always exceptional and the staff are brilliant too! I have never once had a terrible experience and when I say frequent I mean I've been going at least twice a month...More

Thank Liv Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tapas here are very good but tapas were first conceived in Spain to be a cheaper option to a full blown, more expensive dinner (I know we are not in Spain). What we have here are very expensive singular tapas that are sure to...More

Thank Mazinger Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dined here recently with a few colleagues for a business dinner. We quite enjoyed it and found we were keen to be a little adventurous and try some dishes we normally wouldn't think to order...rabbit, tripe, fig & goats cheese were all a delight!...More

Thank Marray_S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a Farewell to Melbourne the food was delicious as well the quality superb and matched by a personable and professional service! If you are in Melbourne and you would love to experience authentic Spanish Tapas and cuisine truly look no further than Movida second...More

Thank Raul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there with family and was pleasantly surprised. There were things on the menu that i would normally not order. So....We asked our waitress to organise the food for the night for us. Well she did an outstanding job. Food and wines were fantastic. Will...More

Thank Mark P
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city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
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corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Questions & Answers
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
17 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
USD 15 - USD 45
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 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
  • 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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