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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” (649 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (150 reviews)
“truffle foam” (31 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 yesterday via mobile

Had lunch here at MoVida on hosier lane Been before on past trips to Melbourne and wondered whether it had changed Wasn't disappointed Same good service and great tapas Good beer and wine selection We had the oysters, anchovy and cos lettuce, croquettes and prawn...More

Thank Bali1961
Reviewed yesterday

It was actually a lot quieter than my last visit at Movida. The food was only passable and compared to my last visit, I found the standard of the food has gone down. Given the price of the food and my previous experiences, I found...More

Thank Doris A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went to this place with a group of friends on a Thursday night. The place was buzzing and we somehow managed to get a table instantly. The decor, menu, staff and alcohol is very very Spanish. We had a great time. The menu is...More

Thank Devdarshini
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ducked in for a quick tapas lunch on the hop today, didn't book but they made room for us. We had 6 tapas dishes between the 2 of us and a desert. Was very tasty and our waiter was just lovely. A hidden gem that...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Every single dish we got for dinner here was delicious. It came out fast and efficient and the waiters were very nice. We thoroughly enjoyed our night here.

Thank R1876FYpetras
Reviewed 5 days ago

Movida Bar De Tapas is centrally located and offers excellent light meals. We visited for lunch and were very impressed with the type of food offered. Something very different, but really nice!

Thank 621dougw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite friends urging us to eat at Movida when we were visiting Melbourne a few years ago, we didn't actually get around to it till yesterday. Boy, we didn't know what we were missing out on! As a fan of Spanish food, and especially the...More

1  Thank SisPerth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love Movida! have dined here numerous times and never had an issue. Food is always excellent and the staff fantastic. When we go before a theatre show, prompt service so that we leave on time. It's amazing that over the years that I have been...More

Thank Harry1Melbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Knowing we were to be in Melbourne for a weekend away, we booked some time in advance & are so glad we did! Being Friday evening it was busy but the service, food and ambience did not disappoint. Always worth a visit.

Thank Tassie1301
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food quality was good & Restaurant environment was nice , but they are not even a little bit flexible with the recipes to satisfy the customers :( Foods are very low volume & so overpriced . I would not recommend this restaurant !

Thank Ghazalamd
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|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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, Breakfast, 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
  • 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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