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MoVida

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Central Business District
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1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 3038
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous little place - which oozes character -very well priced and a great wine menu - had the goats cheese wrapped in a caramel filo pastry was amazing - and the beetroot dish which was not what I was expecting nice:)

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Thank Kerrie E
Melboune, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic fusion of mouth watering tapas. The food was so fresh. The waiters were ever so friendly and helpful in suggestions with what to order. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank ELR59
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately had to cancel booking, and we notified. We then received a very rude phone call. The person did not let me explain a reason or how we attempted to notify. Extremely rude and aggressive. I am very disappointed with their customer service. I definitely will NOT rebook or recommend to family or friends.

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw the review about this restaurant on TripAdvisor and we decided to give it a go without making any booking in advance. When we came we can smell yummy food and it was full house, we had to wait 40mins to get a seat. By the time we got two seats at the bar, the bartender gave us two... More 

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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very exciting eatery. Imaginative food, quality and well presented. Staff are top shelf Best to go with a group as being a little noisy is the only negative.

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Thank David Y
Auckland, New Zealand
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to walk in off the street and get seated immediately. The food was simply delicious - everything had such layers of flavour and interest. We loved it all. The waiter was also excellent, advising us on the right amount of food to order and matching wines. Highly recommend this as a "must do" on a trip... More 

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Thank Yvonne M
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were lucky to get a table as we walked in. Not sure what to expect as it was the first time for Tapas for most of our table. We were blown away with every dish tht came out. The service was excellent, our waitress explained the menu extensively, she also knew the story behind our choice of drinks. Each... More 

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Thank Janet A
Red Hill, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lively vibrant and yet romantic experience. Incredible food that tantalises the tastebuds.I'd recommend asking the staff to feed you saving you the bother of choosing We had a wonderfully balanced meal that left us both wanting more and feeling fully satisfied.

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Thank Bogwog68
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was my first time at Movida in Melbourne and although I have been to Movida in Sydney it felt like a different restaurant. Every dish was really enjoyable and put together by our waitress which made the entire ordering process so much easier. Highly recommended to try it out if you are in Melbourne.

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Thank 245jh12
New Zealand
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Small tapas bar with great atmosphere. Even when full in the early evening it wasnt too noisy. Service was excellent with good spacing between the dishes which generally arrived one at a time so you were able to enjoy each taste. Food was all very good without being exceptional. I particularly enjoyed the queso tapa and the burrata and beetroot.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

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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 of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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