Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm
Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10.30pm
Located in the suited-and-booted end of town, MoVida Aqui may be considered the domain of the corporate set, but to limit it to business lunches would be a mistake. With its lively buzz, easy-going service and edgy décor of milk crates and vintage posters, Aqui is a larger, more accommodating outpost of the original. The big-flavoured tapas and raciones don't deviate far from Hosier Lane, with the anchoa here in all its smoky glory, and the fall-apart beef cheek sticky with Pedro Ximénez. But there's real joy to be found in the seafood dishes, perhaps a soft-set crab and sweet corn tortilla, or smoked eel mousse on a crisp prawn wafer. The reign of Spain continues on the drinks list, with well-priced wines and flights of sherry. The latter stars in dessert, too, in a velvety sopa Inglesa of PX jelly, crema Catalana and caramelised pineapple, proving that while its older sibling may garner the attention, Aqui has every right to be here, too.
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