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MoVida Aqui
  • Level 1, 500 Bourke St,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9663 3038,
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-10.30pm


MoVida Aqui

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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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • Tapas $4-$18

    M $22-$33

    D $13-$15


  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Frank Camorra & Ewen Crawford


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