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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” (647 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 2 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 4 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy Movida. Last night we ate there before going to see Aladin. We ate at the original Movida close to Flinders Street station. We loved it. Movida has never let us down. Nicky looked after us and is a pro. We trusted her...More

Thank JaminGlinderman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing. I was on my own and was quickly accommodated in the busy restaurant. There were so many things on the menu that I wanted to try. I had a few tapas plates and the food was delicious. Would recommend, but judging...More

Thank jessjeanette
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing time here!! We came on a busy Monday night without a booking and the staff managed to get us a table within an hour. Our waiter was incredible and recommended us the perfect amount of food. Everything was delicious with highlights being...More

Thank linsey_finlayson
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Movida on several occasions and enjoyed our previous meals sadly this was not the case on a recent Friday night visit. First to the positives 1) front of house staff organizing a table at short notice 2) the service of our...More

Thank Brett M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even at 5.30 on a Saturday it was very busy. We were 5 and perched at the high tables on stools, not so comfortable for my 70 year old husband but fine for the teenageers. Service was very prompt and wait staff very good on...More

Thank Caroline P
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$16 - US$47
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
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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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