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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

The exhilarating buzz and bustle at MoVida Aqui are thrown into greater relief by the sedate legal precinct surrounding it. The quasi-industrial space with its central bar-kitchen, exposed utilities and terrazzo floor feels like a lively slice of Barcelona, the perfect backdrop for Frank Camorra and head chef Ewen Crawford's flavour-popping food. Eel brandade on a prawn cracker, or a little bread and tomato soup sprinkled with chopped egg and jamón crumbs, or Lakes Entrance prawns served raw with a piri piri sauce all robustly fill their tapas brief. Larger dishes - perhaps skirt steak from the parrilla teamed with pickled cucumbers, anchovies and lamb's tongue, or a brilliant mackerel and fennel salad - are ideal for sharing, even though you may not want to. There's plenty of great Spanish wine on the lengthy, slightly unwieldy list, while the classic desserts include some of the best churros in town.


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • Tapas $5-$15

    M $18-$70

    D $13-$15

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



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