• 1 Hosier La,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9663 3038,
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Tue 5pm-10pm,  Wed-Fri 5pm-10.30pm

    Sat-Sun noon-10.30pm




Can anything be less Spanish than 6pm dinner? The popularity of this 14-year-old tapas bar means that may be the only sitting you get unless you're a forward-planning booker. Inside, though - past the throngs of tourists ogling Hosier Lane's graffiti - you could be in Barcelona. Tapas run from a plump mussel in piquant marinade on a potato crisp to a wedge of cos drizzled with an anchovy and pickled garlic dressing that's best mopped with crusty bread. Larger raciones see clams with crumbled chorizo in a pool of smoky broth, or lamb loin swaddled in crisp-crusted fat, with grilled peppers and dollops of red mojo sauce. Many don't stray past chocolate and churros for dessert, but fig and almond tart with banana yoghurt ice-cream rewards explorers. The mood's casual - service unfussy, chat levels high, quarters close-ish - but Melbourne loves Frank Camorra's bohemian slice of Spain just the way it is.

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At a glance

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

    M $16-$36

    D $12-$15

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Frank Camorra & Scott Stevenson



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