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MoVida Next Door

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
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164 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
96633038
Today
13:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and fantastic staff. Great for a quick bite to eat and a quick drink. In a great spot next to graffiti lane. Tortillas are fantastic. Great for kids

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Thank Izzy_bizzy_dizzy_
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place and keep going back. Went twice in the last month - first with a Spanish mate who ordered all the good stuff and then a few days later with my wife. I could order all the good stuff having learnt from an expert. The food is so simple yet not "stuff you can make at home". We... More 

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Thank IanBriz
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food, delicious. It can be a quick meal or linger if you want. Everything on the menu is worth trying.

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Thank fb100000600812648
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have an interstate guest and plan to do some weekend art at NGV/Fed Square, then your best lunch option is MoVida Next Door. A bit of Spain in Melbourne. Love the casual vibe, more relaxed than its brother next door. We rocked up there at 2.30 on a Saturday for lunch – all that art had really worked... More 

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Thank catebroad
Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can check out the graffiti murals while you sit at the bar. The tapas was of high quality if a little small. Not too expensive.

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Thank B0bbyW
Melbourne
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here last Saturday night. The best tapas we've enjoyed in Melbourne. Fantastic service too. Best advice for a Saturday night is to start queuing by 6. Any later then you'll be waiting for some time. By 6.15 the queue may have been 10-15 people standing & the place was packed.

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good variation of dishes available and all the ones we tried were delicious. Not a large restaurant so I would advise booking if a large group. The staff were very attentive and happy to offer suggestions.

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Thank Andy B
Singapore
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Friday we visited Movida Next door, it was the only restaurant I called that was taking reservations, which I highly appreciate. The staff was highly welcoming; the setting of place is not mind blowing but a good mix of modern settings and traditional tapas-bar decoration to produce a trendy look and feel. Now the important stuff. The food was... More 

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Thank LePoulpe
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to MoVida Next Door for something light and a drink before heading off to a late show during festival time. When we got to the door, we were physically herded back out into the laneway by a 'doorman's chest and loud voice and 'instructed' , not requested to 'just wait!' for about 20 mins and he would come... More 

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Thank frangipannis
Hamilton
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Every plate we ordered exceeded our expectations, the Prawns, and Sardines being our favorites. The service was excellent too - informative, personal and fun. This was the BEST dining experience we had in Melbourne over our 4 night stay.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$64
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 96633038

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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

Neighbourhood Profile
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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