[Melbourne] MoVida

I have been wanting to visit MoVida since the time I was in Sydney but opportunity did not arise. Now that I pass by MoVida in Melbourne almost on a daily basis (Melbourne is a relatively small city), I grabbed the opportunity and visited this two-hatted restaurant on my first week here.

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Melbourne is famous for its streets full of graffiti. The lane that MoVida is located on (Hosier Lane) has an interesting mix of graffiti – very popular among the tourists.

P1070273Casual interior of the restaurant features tall tables and bar stools which are quite unforgiving to the not-so-tall folks

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ANCHOA ($4.50 ea) - Hand-filleted Cantabrian Artisan Anchovy on 
Crouton with Smoked Tomato Sorbet. A MUST TRY! The contrast in temperature, texture, taste creates a burst of flavors…LOVE IT!

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MEJILLONE EN ESCABACHE ($4 ea) - Pickled Spring Bay Mussel with Carrot and Onions

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CROQUETAS DE CHOCO EN SU TINTA ($4.00 ea) - Squid Ink Croquette with Cuttlefish

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FIDEOS ($25.50) - Spanish Seafood Pasta. My first attempt at pasta the spanish way – not bad at all! Full of the rich flavors from the fresh seafood…and I love those crispy bits at the bottom of the skillet.

Overall, I was very thrilled with my experience at MoVida. The food and service was outstanding I ended up ordering tapas after tapas – ended up losing count of the number of tapas I ordered….so when I received the bill, I was very surprised at how affordable the meal was! I am very tempted to return to MoVida but I am holding back as I want to reserve the calories for the many other great restaurants in Melb.
P.S: Bookings (by phone only) highly recommended. Otherwise, plan to pop by real early if you do not want to walk away disappointed.

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