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Movida Aqui

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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500 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 3038
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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brisbane queensland
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152 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dinner with family. Tapas for everyone. Anchovies, Sardines, Baby Squid, Peppers, Kingfish. Outstanding flavours. Staff very good, wine list comprehensive, and very expensive. Food really well priced for the quality and presentation. Memorable night!

Thank cdscons
Queensland, Australia
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying at Wyndham Hotel so this restaurant is sooooo close. Staff were very accommodating and found us a table via a last minute booking. Clearly a popular place to eat and as our various dishes arrived it's obvious why - delicious. First time for our family to try tapas and we weren't disappointed; I'd recommend the Queso de Oveja, the... More 

Thank RachMMartin
Adelaide, Australia
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travel from interstate on a regular basis at short notice; over a period of 3 years we have been trying to get a table booking without success. This visit we were offered a "Bar seating" and accepted then asked if a table was available when we arrived : luck was with us this time! Service was impeccable with friendly Staff... More 

Thank grasshopper2012
Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried this restaurant as close to accommodation Did lunch on a Monday Great options available Tried several tapas dishes including sardines, potato balls, corn etc and then had artichoke special All absolutely delicious In heart of business area so lunch crowd in around 1300 and got busy Pleased we went - went to original Movida years ago and loved it... More 

Thank lockedd
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tapas style menus for sharing. Great food and atmosphere can get noisy at times. Must make a reservation. Price varies with the amounts choices you make for sharing. It is easy to get carried away so go slow and you can always order more food!

Thank antonella b
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, service was amazing. The food was alright, not the best. We ordered a good selection, the appetizers were mostly a success. The mains however were lacking. The octopus didn't taste fresh, over cooked and just lacking. The beef was alright, not spiced. If you go and they have the kingfish tapas, you should definitely try it, by far... More 

Thank susu1122
Singapore, Singapore
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392 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for dinner - get the Bomba (essentially fried potato but it's delicious); we also tried the octopus, chargrilled pork, which were good as well. highlight of the night, however, was the squid ink paella - highly recommended.

Thank jellybellymelly
Oxford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoy this place . The food was absolutely delicious we had some anchovies , duck , ox cheeks , some fish , slow cooked beef with lentils , some cheeses and other dishes as well . Good selection of wine and nice to see proper wine glasses . Really enjoyed the roussane we had and the Pinot noir... More 

Thank Blewtribals
Rainbow Beach, Australia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boss and I decided to try our luck on a Friday night without a booking and were seated at the bar straight away. The restaurant was full, but we still received impeccable service! We decided to share tapas plates (the kingfish - yum!) and also get two mains to share (pork dish - divine!). Our meals were presented perfectly,... More 

Thank bignellb
Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here with a group of colleagues in Melbourne for a conference. We shared 6 tapas plates between 5 of us. The food was lovely and the Rose wine perfect with the flavours. The beef cheek was my favourite dish.

Thank CathyfromWelly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 3038
There are already two branches listed on TA, but this is the third restaurant opened in November 2009.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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