Big Spanish Balls

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01 OCT 2014 Albóndigas. Spanish meatballs. Delicious balls of meaty goodness that are cooked in a sauce and served with crusty bread. They can be as simple as cheap minced beef mixed with bread and a few herbs, rolled into balls, fried off then cooked in tomato and red pepper. It’s the addition of breadcrumbs...
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Spanish Produce 101: Pimientos de Padrón

25 SEP 2014 They are small, green and one in ten has a kick like a mule. They are pimientos de Padrón, little peppers that taste like a sweet green capsicum. Served grilled or fried they are a staple in bars across Spain where they go brilliantly with a cold beer, as roughly ten per...
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Croquetas

09 SEP 2014 These small golden nuggets of deep fried goodness are one of the most iconic tapas in Spanish bars. You can tell a good bar by their croquetas. They are based on the French croquette itself named after the French word for crunch croquer. So when looking for a good croqueta the first...
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MoVida Bar de Tapas menu

Anchovy w:smoked tomato sorbet - photo by Jazmine Thom

TAPA   | RACIONES  | POSTRE TAPA ANCHOA $4.50 each Hand-filleted Cantabrian Artisan Anchovy on 
Crouton with Smoked Tomato Sorbet CROQUETA $4.50 each Silky Fried Jersalum Artichoke Croquette TIGRE $4.00 each Crumbed Mussel and Chorizo in a Half Shell ALMENDRA MARCONA CON ATUN $4.00 each Marcona Almonds with Cured Albacore Tuna CABALLA AHUMADA $6.00 each House...
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MoVida Bar de Tapas drinks list

Bar seating area

COPAS (BY THE GLASS) | BOTTLES | SHERRY | SIDRA/APERTIVOS | CERVEZA | SHERRY 90ml La Goya Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda Spain 9/35 o Alvear Fino en Rama Jerez Spain 10/50 n El Maestro Sierra ‘Amontillado’ Jerez Spain 12 n Pennyweight ‘La Serena’ Oloroso Beechworth VIC 11 b,o Romate ‘Regente’ Palo Cortado Jerez Spain 13...
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MoVida Solera is here

MoVida Solera is here

25 SEP 2014 Andalusia in Southern Spain bears the rich marks of millennia of culinary cultures left by traders, invaders, visitors and religious refugees.

From the hill top towns of Andalusia you look past Gibraltar, across the Mediterranean, to the Rif Mountains in Morocco.

From here came the Arabs and the Berbers in the 8th century who bought with them rice, spice, citrus and irrigation.




When we opened the doors to MoVida in Hosier lane, Melbourne in 2003 no one knew what to expect. Here was this little bar on a graffiti covered cobbled lane near the

cathedral serving Spanish tapas and shared plates in a down lit room playing funky tunes.

It’s the kind of place you can come in for a beer and a jamón croquetta at the bar and then move across to a table and share a plate of slow

braised lamb, some patatas a lo pobre and down some seriously good Spanish red wine.

MoVida Bar de Tapas - 1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne Open lunch and dinner 7 days a week: 12pm to late For bookings: +61 3 9663 3038