Movida at Hotel Madrid

4.7
886 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
The same Movida food you love, same great cocktails, with all the sangria you can enjoy. This is Movida at Hotel Madrid.

Movida, translated meaning the movement, is a Spanish tapas restaurant located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Beyond the food, Movida features a recognized program that consists of Spanish wines, craft cocktails and house-made Sangria.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 886 people are saying
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JennieS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. A good indoor/outdoor option.

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Kitty
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Server had an attitude right from the start. Noticed when she served a table of men there was a definite change in attitude. Music was deafening throughout the restaurant, had the feel we were eating in the middle of a dance floor. Movida used to play beautiful Spanish music, now they play pop.

We ate on the patio and it was beautiful. Fire pots, long hanging rugs and sheer curtains warmed up the area on a cool night. Food, as always, was fabulous. Unfortunately, we won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, friendly staff, wonderful patio dining. I would definitely go again. The only minus is that the music was a bit too loud for my elderly parents, even after the staff kindly turned it down for us.

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ChrisK
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The did and arrive were great and I would highly recommend MHM.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

It was my third time at Movida. I always want to love it. It falls short for me, with better options like La Merenda and Odd Duck. PROs: the patio area is gorgeous, well decorated and really cozy. The wines (even by the glass) are very good. The food options are interesting. CONs: service is reliably lackluster. No water refill, had to ask for more (it wasn't busy), no checking on us after our food had arrived, had to stop someone to order wine with our paella, and just not very warm in vibe and we are pretty chill and understanding folks. The food remains mediocre in it's actuality vs its description. Our two tapas, the barbacoa tacos and the empanadillas were both cold, and arrived before our drinks (at the prompting of our server to "give me at least one food item with your drink order"). The paella had a lovely crisp to it, but the flavor (the Movida Paella) was really average overall. I would definitely go for drinks, and the vibe, but that is about it.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 6 days ago

Nicole, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. While tough to hear, we welcome the report card as a chance to learn and do better. I'm mostly sorry that our service wasn't better as I know that it can be service that makes or breaks an experience. I will share this with our team as we work to be better. And I hope when you return some day, we'll have a chance to wow you.

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Dadintraining
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

First time...
- Definitely ask for the patio seating = unique, covered, divided by hanging drapes, open year round with heaters.
- Food arrived incredibly quick.
- Felt both tapas we picked and the paella were lacking in flavor. They were good, but expected more, especially from the MOVIDA paella.
- Enjoyed atmosphere for a date night with my wife.
- Churros dipped in chocolate were tasty.
- Will probably try again with a bigger group.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry we missed the mark on some of your food and we'll pass that along to the kitchen. Mostly, I'm happy you'll give us another shot.

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DVCDRUMS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and awesome food! Very uniquely enjoyable experience we will be back!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 6 days ago

We're excited that you'll be back. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

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SharonS
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! I’d recommend movida to friends.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you!

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JimW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside dining area is beautiful and was only surpassed by the great service and outstanding food.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 6 days ago

Two of our favorite compliments! Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just great!😀

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Jaxmsn
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Love the new space!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thanks for the compliment. We appreciate it.

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CarlaD
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine Wednesdays! The first glass is on them! How fun is that! The food is good, the patio is adorable the way they have rugs and curtains hanging to separate tables. With the gas heaters they should be able to utilize the patio well into late fall. I will be back

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thanks for all the kind words. Can't wait for your return visit!

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vipReener
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant they have a great selection of toppers to share. And then you get to select a paella for everyone to share it was wonderful

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 15, 2021

We're so glad you enjoyed everything. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our anniversary dinner

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MonicaH
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful date night spot! The patio is so dreamy. Kudos to whoever designed that space!!

Food was superb. Service was great. Our server (Kelsie), was fantastic and very helpful when we couldn't decide what to order.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 15, 2021

Wow! Thanks for your kind review!! We can't wait to have you back.

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ElaineH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

There were a couple vegan starter options but only 1 vegan entree option

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Marniffer
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was unique and great. Lots of different and interesting flavors. I appreciate the effort they are going through to guarantee a living wage for their staff. The 18% service charge was explained up front and made sense. I look forward to our next visit.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 15, 2021

We appreciate your words. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of dishes and the specialty drinks were amazing!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 15, 2021

Thank you!! We hope you'll return soon.

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Duke
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I would highly recommend this restaurant. Can’t remember the last time I had Spanish cuisine but every dish was out of this world delicious. They know how to spice things properly and adding certain garnishes to bring out the flavor in each dish. Truly excellent. Everybody also enjoyed their drinks. Would definitely come here again

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 11, 2021

We're so happy you enjoyed your visit so much. Thank you for dining with us!

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vipMolly
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 9 of us and everything was great- food, service, ambience. Will definitely be back!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 11, 2021

That's great! Thanks for your review.

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Amazing
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every aspect. Great drink options, food was fantastic, no complaints on the service either.

We will be back.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Can't wait to see you again.

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Harleychart
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food, good service! Prices were about what I expected, a good value

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your visit.

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vipMikem
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Get food and wine

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you! Come back soon.

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DennisR
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall a very pleasant experience. Definitely worth repeat visits!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 6, 2021

We're so glad you enjoyed yourself. Thank you!

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food we happened to order was ok. It didn't "wow" me like I have been for similar fare at a couple of other places. The outdoor dining area is incredible and worth a visit. I thought the photos online of the outdoor area were those of the indoor. Looks like they can go deep into Fall with that cool setup. The service was great although the server seemed to be a bit overwhelmed (perhaps a sign of the Covid times).

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 6, 2021

Our goal is always to wow our guests, so I'm bummed we missed the mark a bit on food for you. I do appreciate your kind words on our space and hope you'll return and give us another shot.

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Mandi
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance and the chef's paella. The tappas are also good. Great drinks.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you! We appreciate the compliments.

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MargaretD
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely evening at Movida. Excellent food, drink, and ambience. And I love that all servers are wearing masks. Thank you, Movida, for taking such good care of your customers.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 2, 2021

While it isn't always fun, our goal was to make people at ease to spend time here so thank you for acknowledging that. We're glad that it makes a difference.

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KenK
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Was a great night to eat outside on the covered patio. Loved the ambiance. Was a little disappointed with the seafood paella - squid was overcooked and seasoning was underwhelming. Other tapas were very good.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback about your visit. I'm sorry our paella missed the mark and I'll pass your feedback along to the kitchen.

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BrittanyV
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you!! Come back soon.

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ShannonS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service-outstanding food!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you!

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Greatspot
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Great food.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on August 31, 2021

We're so happy you enjoyed our food. Thank you for leaving a review.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food & flavors
Service was rushed

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vipGolfer
Milwaukee
106 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service along all of the food items served hot and wait staff was very attentive

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on August 28, 2021

Thank you for your kind review.

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KarenB
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Tapas menu! Drinks were interesting and well made. Food was too. Loved the decor inside, in the bar and the patio was a total surprise! We've already made another reservation! Well done all the way around!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on August 28, 2021

We're so happy that you enjoyed your visit and can't wait for the next. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time, food was delicious, and the service was outstanding. Felt the safest in terms of Covid protocols of all of the places I've been during the pandemic- all staff were masked, paper menus, and tons of space between tables,etc.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on August 28, 2021

We worked hard to create a safe environment for guests like you to be able to go out and have a good time. Thank you for your kind words.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They easily accommodated the fact that we had a concert to attend and had a late-comer to the group. Great service!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on August 28, 2021

We know how exciting it is to be able to go to a concert again!!! Hope you had a great time.

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HollyW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around. New location is Fab!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on August 28, 2021

We love it too!! Thanks for coming and we hope you'll be back soon!!!

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JeffD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our tapas and paella were delicious. We liked that a tapa is served in a couple minutes, so that we could order one at a time, while our paella was being prepared.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on August 28, 2021

Thank you for taking time to leave a review.

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JeriK
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Movida. The food was yummy! We will definitely go back.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on August 28, 2021

Fantastic!! We can't wait to see you again.

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BloomingMadison
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the patio, the sangria and the food. Our server was great -- attentive and knew the menu well so she helped us get the most out of our meal.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on August 28, 2021

Outstanding!! Thanks for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your visit.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Movida at Hotel Madrid using the Order Online button. Movida at Hotel Madrid also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 488-9146.

Movida at Hotel Madrid is rated 4.7 stars by 886 OpenTable diners.

Movida at Hotel Madrid does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.movidamke.com/gift-card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.