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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Great food and great atmosphere. A good indoor/outdoor option.
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.
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.
The did and arrive were great and I would highly recommend MHM.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Great atmosphere and awesome food! Very uniquely enjoyable experience we will be back!
We're excited that you'll be back. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
It was great! I’d recommend movida to friends.
The outside dining area is beautiful and was only surpassed by the great service and outstanding food.
Two of our favorite compliments! Thank you.
Everything was just great!😀
Delicious food! Love the new space!
Thanks for the compliment. We appreciate it.
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
Thanks for all the kind words. Can't wait for your return visit!
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
We're so glad you enjoyed everything. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
Our anniversary dinner
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.
Wow! Thanks for your kind review!! We can't wait to have you back.
There were a couple vegan starter options but only 1 vegan entree option
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.
We appreciate your words. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Great variety of dishes and the specialty drinks were amazing!
Thank you!! We hope you'll return soon.
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
We're so happy you enjoyed your visit so much. Thank you for dining with us!
There were 9 of us and everything was great- food, service, ambience. Will definitely be back!
That's great! Thanks for your review.
Excellent in every aspect. Great drink options, food was fantastic, no complaints on the service either.
We will be back.
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Can't wait to see you again.
Good food, good service! Prices were about what I expected, a good value
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your visit.
Get food and wine
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Overall a very pleasant experience. Definitely worth repeat visits!
We're so glad you enjoyed yourself. Thank you!
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).
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.
Love the ambiance and the chef's paella. The tappas are also good. Great drinks.
Thank you! We appreciate the compliments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great food and staff!
Thank you!! Come back soon.
Great service-outstanding food!
We're so happy you enjoyed our food. Thank you for leaving a review.
Excellent food & flavors
Service was rushed
Great food and service along all of the food items served hot and wait staff was very attentive
Thank you for your kind review.
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!
We're so happy that you enjoyed your visit and can't wait for the next. Thank you!
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.
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.
They easily accommodated the fact that we had a concert to attend and had a late-comer to the group. Great service!
We know how exciting it is to be able to go to a concert again!!! Hope you had a great time.
Excellent all the way around. New location is Fab!
We love it too!! Thanks for coming and we hope you'll be back soon!!!
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.
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We loved Movida. The food was yummy! We will definitely go back.
Fantastic!! We can't wait to see you again.
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.
Outstanding!! Thanks for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your visit.
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.