Food | Movida, Tapas Restaurant in Melbourne

BISTEC TARTAR DE WAGYU $18.50 // Spicy Steak Tartare of Raw, Grass-fed Wagyu Beef

Since day one of arriving in Melbourne and having walked past a small tapas restaurant on Hoiser Lane, we’ve wanted to dine at Movida. Everyone you speak to in Melbourne will recommend this place! It’s a little bit of a tourist attraction in itself. It’s often hard to get a table at peak times, especially on weekends where you may have to wait an hour or so to get a seat. It’s very popular!
The menu is relatively small but they always have lots of specials to add. It’s not the cheapest of places, in fact it’s pretty pricey. But we felt like it was a one off to eat there and we had to do it whilst we’re here. We tried a couple of tapas first before ending with the quail, the steak tartare (pictured above) and portobello mushrooms. I actually preferred the small tapas dishes to the mains. I didn’t particularly enjoy the spicy steak, it was a little too rich for me. As were the portobello mushrooms – you get a huge dish full for your money but realistically a couple wouldn’t have been enough.

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PATATA BRAVA $3.50 each // Deep Fried Potato with Spicy Aioli

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POLLO ESCABACHE AL MIGUEL $4.50 each // Spiced Chicken Escabache Tapa on Crisp Crouton

I loved both the fried potato and the chicken above. The chicken was pretty spicy but I’ve built up my tolerance since living with Stew. I also adored the quail below. I’ve never eaten quail before but it was delicious. The sauce and crunchy nuts were a fantastic addition too. So tasty!

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CORDONIZ CON KIKOS $17.50 // Pan Seared Quail Breast with Quail Sausage, Jamon and Toasted Corn

So if you’re ever in Melbourne go to Movida! You’ll already be heading that way to see the street art on Hosier Lane so you may as well pop in.

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