Movida is a Spanish tapas restaurant in Hosier Lane in the Melbourne CBD and we had heard so many great reviews about the place that we couldn’t wait to it and were happy to finally get a booking as it often books out many weeks in advance on weekend nights!
We started off with some complimentary sourdough bread which came with olive oil. The bread was warm and went well with the oil, we were both hungry so it was the perfect carb fix to tide us over until our food came!
For the entree I got the Tostada, a pork sandwich with tomato jam and quail’s egg. This was the cutest sandwich that I had ever seen and the tomato chutney went nicely with the fattiness of the pork and little quail egg that sat on top.
The mains were designed to be shared and we started off with the Arroz Con Pato; baked spanish rice of duck leg, pine mushrooms and oregano. The rice was moist, rich and full of oregano flavour and the duck was juicy and cooked perfectly.
The second shared main was the Cerdo Y Morcilla; slow cooked pork belly with chickpeas and morcilla. I am usually not a fan of chickpeas but this was delicious, the chickpeas had been cooked for a long time and were tender and the gravy was full of flavour. The pork belly itself was perfection – crispy on top and juicy throughout.
Overall, we would definitely return to Movida, perhaps with a bigger group as they change their menu quite often and this would allow us to try more dishes.