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

    Dinner Mon-Fri 5pm-10pm,  Sat 6pm-10.30pm


MoVida Aqui

Climb the stairs - between downtown office towers and the Supreme Court - and suddenly you're in an olive grove. The scent of bay leaves drifts across terrace tables, while inside, there's a happy buzz throughout the big, open venue - proof it's grown into one of the CBD's most convivial spaces. From the long bar to the timber-tabled dining room, there's a hum of hospitality. Attentive staff decode the menu's tapas and raciones into bite-sized, bigger and shareable items, and pour wines from the Spanish-leaning list. Many diners are drawn to the MoVida greatest hits: pretty bites like anchovy on a croûton with tomato sorbet, a soft calamari-filled bocadillo, or beef cheek sticky with Pedro Ximénez; others seek out rustic crowd-pleasers such as arroz caldoso, a glorious goop of nutty bomba rice, smoked tomato sauce, mussels, calamari and crab. Vanilla and lemon soft-serve with strawberries is as sweet a surprise as finding this little slice of Spain among the skyscrapers.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • Tapas $5-$9

    M $23-$33

    D $10-$15


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


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