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About MoVida Aqui

Opening in late 2010, MoVida Aqui is our bigger space located on the terrace of 500 Bourke Street. With large windows throughout and a more contemporary feel than the original MoVida, Aqui offers a bright, lighthearted space to indulge in some of Frank Camorra's exquisite dishes. The menu offers an extensive selection of tapas and raciones featuring La Parilla (the charcoal grill) and specialising in Paella dishes for 2-6 people. Our private dining room is perfect for larger groups and can accommodate for exclusive parties of up to 35 people for those looking to celebrate with a bit more privacy.

500 Bourke Street
Level 1
Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of operation:
Breakfast: Saturday: open
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday: 6:00am - 10:30pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:

Phone number:
(03) 9663 3038

Website:
http://www.movida.com.au/

Executive Chef:
Frank Camorra

Special Events & Promotions:
Aqui has a private room that can seat up to 35 guests

MoVida Aqui Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (2)
Brunch (2)
Child Friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 29 April 2017

Fabulous, my 2nd time at Movida Aqui and it was excellent yet again.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on 27 April 2017

I was quite underwhelmed by the food at Movida Aqui. The calamari sandwich and and anchovy tapas were delicious with interesting contrasting flavours but the other dishes were less so. The kingfish with beets was bland and the wet rice with mussels seemed tired and uninspired.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 24 April 2017

Dinner was great! Some dishes were very rich (the paellas & beef cheek with cauliflower mash), so can't have too much of it. The highlight for the night would be the pork cutlet and the creme caramel. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Groups
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 22 April 2017

This was our first visit to a Spanish restaurant.
Andrew, our waiter, assisted us in our menu selection and wines. His outstanding professionalism made our evening a memorable occasion resulting in lovely food and accompanying wines.
Thank you Andrew and Movida Aqui.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 20 April 2017

Fantastic venue beautiful tapas and staff incredible in helping choices and flow of the experience
Loved the flavours and portions
Wines great choices

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 15 April 2017

Great food Great staff and quick efficient service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Tapas, Casual
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 15 April 2017

Excellent food and service. Paella was outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 15 April 2017

service was wonderful.He made sure we knew how to order and let us know when he thought we would need more of a certain item. The food was amazing and we left the restaurant with a full tummy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 15 April 2017

Love MoVida, always make a point of visiting when in Melbourne .

Great place to meet friends, share a plate or ten of their wonderful and unique tapas options.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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Food3
Ambience4
Service2
Value3

 
·Dined on 8 April 2017

Food was OK but expensive for the money. Was met with a bit of attitude when we didn't order drinks or rack up the bill as high as they would like us to.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food2
Ambience4
Service4
Value1

 
·Dined on 31 March 2017

Disappointing experience this time.

Poor cured meat selection. Octopus is far away of the Spanish flavours as well as a ridiculous small service for its price, just good smoke paprika and evoo coul be enough. A shame that they burnt the beer cheek sauce, the flavour was all over the dish. And when it happens shouldn't be serve in a restaurant. It will take a while to come me back, feeling that they are comfortable with brand and reputation but not taking care of the kitchen anymore.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 28 March 2017

I have been wanting to go to MoVida ever since I became a chef, and it was an amazing experience. Thank you to the lovely waiting staff that looked after my father and my self, although as we came in they did look us up and down like we came from somewhere lower classed (I did come straight from work, so I probably did look tired and gross.. lol). Out main waitress was awesome and had major knowledge of the menu, with an all around great vibe with the most amazing food

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 24 March 2017

Great lunch with equisite food and thoughtful, timely and friendly service. Thanks guys be back soon

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 17 March 2017

Great night .
Waitress very friendly helpful and efficient
Food was excellent plentiful and prompt

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 16 March 2017

The tapas were mind blowing and the ambience is fitting for a romantic date. However, for a top-tier restaurant we had to ask for the menu 15mins into sitting down. The staff were friendly but weren't as attentive as expected. Most of them were standing around and we really had to try to grab their attention.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 18 February 2017

Art on a plate which delights the senses and first class service, superb!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience3
Service3
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 16 February 2017

It was a good dinner - excellent food, good wine selection. Quite loud and maybe a bit on the pricey side , but ok value. The wait staff were ok: not bad, but not great either - not much fun.

Would go back, but maybe not in a hurry .

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 14 February 2017

Great service and fantastic food. It's a tapas style menu with some novel food combinations, but everything works. Be prepared to spend about $50 per person plus drinks. The wait staff will pair food with drinks quite well if you're not sure what to look for

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 14 February 2017

Flounder Special with mussels was excellent. As was Beef Cheek with Pedro Ximenez and cauliflower.

Shared all the main dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 4 February 2017

Delicious food and attentive, professional service. A favourite.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on 3 February 2017

There were a couple of great dishes in the Chef's selection. The service was good and friendly. Thought the beer was overpriced - common f$12 for a small bottle of imported beer - and the reds just above par for the $70 price tag. I think the Movida empire now is a bit like the Roman - lacking full commitment to quality and attention to detail.

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 27 January 2017

Incredible food and wine. Awesome dessert

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 14 January 2017

Our fave melbourne restaurant. Never disappoints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 31 December 2016

Excellent food and first class services.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 31 December 2016

I have been to a number of MoVida restaurants and to the Aqui for lunch and dinner a few times. Food is always very tasty and the service first class. Highly recommended for Spanish tapas dishes.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 28 December 2016

We have been to Aqui a number of times and each time we find something else on the menu that is superb.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 28 December 2016

Great variety and inspiring cuisine. Fantastic service from Alex. He ensured all our tastes were met with both the food and alcohol selection. Would highly recommend this restaurant to our friends / colleagues. thank you for a great experience. Cathy

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 23 December 2016

Been here a few times now and always love it. Food is sensational, service excellent, great ambiance. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 22 December 2016

Definitely WOW factor. I booked on line seamlessly, they followed up the booking which was appreciated, our waitress Cathy was delightful, attentive and helpful and the food delicious. It was a Christmas catch-up forgive of us and everyone was happy with my choice of venue.
Definitely recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 17 December 2016

Great service. Great location great food options. Will come again

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 10 December 2016

Best Tapas I've ever had. Amazing experience, couldn't recommend more. Loved the cocktails and the contemporary vibe. Loved it!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 10 December 2016

The food was good as usual and service was friendly. One of our dishes was missed which caused some delay and was the only negative aspect. A simple oversight which was rectified and provided to us for free.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 26 November 2016

Movida anywhere (Aqui, original, next door) never fails to please. Professional but casual, simple food and flavours done exceptionally well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 18 November 2016

Second time to Aqui and it didn't disappoint. Food was high standard and service brilliant. Loved the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 18 November 2016

Amazing food and service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 12 November 2016

Exceptional experience. Opinion was divided over the goat (I loved it) and there was a cheese dish we thought was a bit light on, but everything else we all thought was DELICIOUS. Music not too loud so we could actually talk to each other, which was very much appreciated. Service great too. Will be going back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 5 November 2016

The tapas dishes we had were all very good! Really enjoyed the slow cook beef fish too . It was melt in the mouth meat. Dessert was yum too !

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 29 October 2016

Great as always, the Buey is an exceptional plate every time, I really enjoy the combination of Wagyu with the Black Garlic, Pickled Garlic, Crisps and the little soft flan-esque things.

Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food1
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Miami)·Dined on 26 October 2016

They could not find a confirmed reservation made online. all the reservations were handwritten in a book. We were immediately seated though at an outside table. From the top of the menu we ordered sardines and mussels. Literally Two tin cans of mussels and sardines were presented to us. Come to find out all the items at the top of the menu are from a tin can. If any menu item is Not Fresh in a top rated restaurant it simply should not be on the menu or served .

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Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on 22 October 2016

Great food and atmosphere. Were left for at least ten minutes with drinks list but no menu and no service. Finally had to ask for menu. But they made up for it. Waitress very helpful and good suggestions for wine and food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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