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MoVida
Spanish
  • 1 Hosier La,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9663 3038,
    movida.com.au
  • Lunch daily noon-3pm

    Dinner daily 5.30pm-10.30pm

MoVida
-37.814107,144.96328

A decade on, the MoVida fiesta is still in full swing. It's a tribute to the winning formula Frank Camorra hit on years ago that this transplanted Spanish taverna still delivers some of the best Iberian cooking and drinking in Australia. Service is not as focused as before, but the convivial setting - brick floors, lashings of timber, vintage posters and a kitchen that seems to spill into the dining room - ensures this mainstay of the MoVida empire is still full to bursting most nights with bright young things. The drinks list's focus on Spanish grapes ensures terrific, culturally specific wines to enjoy with refined tapas, such as a bocadillo of juicy smoked eel in brik pastry, or the Sherry-drenched chicken escabeche. Larger raciones plates range from finest bellota jamón to Camorra's irresistible beef cheeks braised in syrupy Pedro Ximénez. To finish, flan is the answer, all silky-sweet custard and burnt caramel.

 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • Tapas $4-$35

    D $10

    Chef's menu $75

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Frank Camorra & Dave Roberts

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