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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
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1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

This review is for a place called Bar Tini Bodega; seems to be an extension of Movida Bar and is fairly new (2 doors away, up the lane). We were directed there by the doorman when Movida was full. Went here for a drink on...More

Thank TonyB_au
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was good, the wine was great but the price was too expensive. We had some wine (couple of glasses per person), 3 tapas bites (2 per tapas, you pay per piece) and 1 main course and had to pay 180 AUD. The main...More

Thank MelatieSlaats
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As others have stated, the portions of the tapas and main courses are small but the flavours were delightful. The waitress was friendly, efficient and helpful. The meal was washed down with a full bodied Tempranillo .

Thank John G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to this place for dinner.. Did not get a last minute reservation so walked into the restaurant and after a 30 min wait somehow we managed to get a tiny table near the bar.. The server was friendly and explained the food well.. We...More

Thank Crystalwaters123
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been to movida many times it alway seems to draw me in for my first night in Melbourne after a beer with Chloe.As before good food and service washed down with a nice Spanish beer.

Thank Frankshoalhaven
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated down a colourful graffiti painted lane adds to the coolness of this unpretentious restaurant, the service impeccable, the help from the waiting staff superb, the taste of the tapas and the larger raciones was perfection as we all raved on about, leaving nothing on...More

Thank Ben3264
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice variety of food and very good wine. Staff already warns you saying “nothing to do with Spanish tapas”.. that’s ok but a bit too far from Spain

Thank Marco I
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently ate at Movida based on a recommendation from friends who live in Sydney. We loved the food, the ambiance, the service. Our meal lasted almost 2 1/2 hours and we enjoyed every minute of it. The variety of foods to try makes for...More

Thank SteveYanovsky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was awesome. We shared a number of dishes including paella, stuffed zucchini flower, chicken pafait, etc. Finished with churros with an incredible chocolate sauce. The service was great and the place was pumping.

Thank Brent P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To say I go here every chance I get would be a fair comment- and my experiences have always been great food, great service. But this late evening pop in was truly disappointing. Our server never cracked a smile- it was almost like diners was...More

Thank zielly20
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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