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Movida at Hotel Madrid

4.6
744 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 744 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner! They had such a lovely outdoor set up that was perfect with all of the heaters! Loved the take home sangria and gift cards for mom! We do miss a lot of the menu items that keep going away! Everything is always great though!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 2 days ago

We're so happy you enjoyed it! Thank you for leaving a review.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers day

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ReynaY
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, delicious drinks, awesome service

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 4 days ago

Fantastic!! We're so glad you had a great time. Thank you for leaving a review.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on their patio and it was lovely! The food was awesome and our server was great. Will definitely be back soon!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 6 days ago

Lovely, awesome and great are what we were going for!! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll be back soon. Thank you!

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AnnW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waitress was attentive and friendly. Eating ambience was great.

Bathrooms could use more light. I could barely see my face in the mirror. My husband could barely see where he was when he walked into the room.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for your review and for the feedback on the restroom lighting. We'll take a look.

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vipwiscwhitehouse
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tapas! Everyone enjoyed each shared dish. Fair pricing on food and wine. Top notch service in Moroccan ambiance. We eat there regularly.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thank you for your review. We appreciate it!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

the food was alright but the atmosphere was AMAZING and the way they set up patio is so beautiful. thankfully it was heated too so it wasn’t cold out there at all

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Nick
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

18% service charge was on top of bill. Told after sitting down. Food was very bland. If you know anything about paella it’s nothing how they cook it.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thanks for your review. We do state our service charge on our website, on OpenTable, in reservation confirmation emails, in addition to our menus and receipts. Also, we offer two styles of paella. One is prepared and served the traditional way and takes about 40 minutes to prepare. For those not wanting to wait we have a couple others where we take some creative license in order to get it out more quickly. But let me follow up in a private message and we'll see if we can make this up to you.

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JulieG
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Movida had a great outdoor space that was basically enclosed with heat lamps and hanging rugs to separate tables. Although there was some noise bleed from more exhuberant guests at nearby tables, it provided a comfortable, private space. The food was good...really enjoyed the tacos and asparagus. Also tried the Movida paella, but felt it was a lot of the same thing. Would be better for a larger group. Service was excellent. The restaurant is charging an 18% service charge (which is then taxed), is split among employees and contributes to PPE, etc. However, a gratuity on top of that (totaling over 33% ) feels excessive.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. When we reopened during the pandemic, we knew it was important to pay staff more than minimum wage and it took creativity to do so. The most transparent way was through a service charge which we state online and in the restaurant. Because of it, our staff can count on a consistent paycheck. I hope you can appreciate that our staff works diligently to keep guests safe and happy and that this additional context will make you feel good about your contribution to them.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with two of our best friends! Excellent food and service as always. Thanks for a wonderful night out!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 25, 2021

Nothing like good friends and great tapas!! Thanks for the great review. Come back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Our server was incredible! Food was alright, ambiance was amazing! Outdoor seating was in a tent with fires going and hanging rugs (think curtains) as dividers. Would go back

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 25, 2021

I appreciate your feedback. It sounds like we took good care of you and that you like the space but we missed the mark for you on food. I'm glad to hear you'll come back and give us another shot. We appreciate that.

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BrianA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Movida is an incredible experience. Mellow atmosphere with an incredible outdoor dining experience that has a great Spanish vibe. The food was great and being tapas, it easy to try all the different options. Highly recommend the street noodles.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 25, 2021

Thanks for your enthusiastic review. We're pretty proud of our new patio space and even more so when people enjoy it.

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stephaniek
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food and drinks!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thanks for the great review. Come back soon!!

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AmberE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my sisters birthday. I noted it when I made the reservation but I think they forgot, so just a heads up for special occasions, let the hostess know. The food was amazing!! The drinks so so great!! All around a great night. Thank you!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 23, 2021

Oh no! I'm sorry we dropped the ball on that. I just sent you a text message with an idea to try to make it up to you.

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Foodie70
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, ambience was wonderful. We were seated on the patio, which is really an indoor type structure (tile walls) with rugs separating tables, heating above and around the tables, social distancing in full effect and a lovely location. We ordered the sangria flight and enjoyed them all; perhaps the spring and white sangria edged out the red sangria as favorites. We had the manchego and jamon, beef tacos, shrimp, patatas bravas, steak skewers, street noodles, and ginger noodles. Everything was excellent. The ginger noodles (with ground flank steak that was actually in patty form lying on top of the noodles, was very salty. That would be the only item I would not order again. We had a number of leftovers boxed up to go but still needed to order the churros. They were excellent. All in all, great experience and we would definitely return.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 19, 2021

We're so glad you had a great experience and appreciate you leaving a review! Can't wait to welcome you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Christian was great! The ambiance on the patio was perfect. Every dish was delicious. Great place for dates and special occasions.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 23, 2021

Thanks for the kind words...especially about Christian. He does a fantastic job taking care of his guests.

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Diana
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and overall experience. Beautiful and warm outdoor patio space.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thank you for visiting and leave a kind review. So glad you enjoyed yourself!

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vipJaneann
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat "outside" in the beautifully conceived patio area, which included heat lamps above the table and gas fire pits next to it, as well as Oriental rugs hanging as separators for each section. This made for a private and very quiet ambiance. Service was excellent, food was delicious (Chef's Paella was especially good) and the ambiance is imaginative and relaxing. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Movida if you like small plate dining. Superb!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 19, 2021

We're so glad you loved our patio. Thank you for the great review!

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LjRN
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! This now the 3rd visit to this restaurant and it is truly one the best, if not best, in town. Wish we would have started coming here years ago.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 17, 2021

Better late than never!!! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. We truly appreciate it and can't wait to see you again soon.

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Shirley
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved their outdoor patio set up . My husband won’t dine indoors yet and so I was looking for a place with a covered patio that took reservations and would serve in rain and cold and this place was perfect ! Gorgeous patio with lots of fire pits and heaters and each table separated from
Others by rugs and curtains . I was really impressed at this restaurant for making the effort For Safe but fancy outdoor dining . Loved the food and the service !

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 13, 2021

Wow...such kind words. We're so happy that the ideas we had to create a safe, beautiful space resonated with you. Thank you for the great review and we hope you'll be back soon!

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Emily
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio set up is so great! I love how they got creative while creating COVID safety. A romantic and fun atmosphere.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 8, 2021

Thanks for the review. We worked hard on the patio and we're so happy you liked it.

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ManuelB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. I will be back!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 8, 2021

We appreciate your kind words and glad you'll be a return guest. Thank you!

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temis
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food wasn’t as good as used to be. They’re missing the kick that traditionally represent Hotel Madrid cuisine. The ambient was pretty good except for a group of people little noise with pretty bad words in Spanish. When the group left everything was great. The Red Sangría as always the best in town. The churros with “dulce de leche” delicious.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 8, 2021

Thank you for choosing to dine with us. I'm sorry that nearby diners make your experience less enjoyable and that our food wasn't as good as you expected. We hope you'll give us another chance to win you over.

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vipTortugita
Milwaukee
89 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to La Movida for patio dining twice during COVID precautions prior to winter. They have since updated the patio into a sleek, exotic appearance with hanging Persian rug and gauzy drape dividers, along with free standing gas round fireplace heaters. Prior to the update, I was concerned about the 18% COVID surcharge, but this new atmosphere warrants it. We were very pleased with our tasty Movida and Garden paellas and two Noodle dishes. My husband missed the Polish Vodka previously served there. The server was attentive. We had an outstanding 70th birthday celebration!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 8, 2021

It was an honor to have you choose to celebrate such a special event with us. The patio was a lot of work and we're thrilled that you enjoyed it so much. We look forward to having you join us again soon!

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momoftwins
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I have always loved Movida but our experience this time was not like it was pre covid. The drinks were filled to the top with ice, leaving only a few sips of Sangria. The small plates we ordered were delicious but were very cold. The paella was not as special as it had been in the past. Even though our experience was not as expected, I still tipped above the already added 18% gratuity. Our server was friendly and very professional.
We will definitely go back and give Movida another try.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 8, 2021

I'm so sorry that we missed the mark with you but appreciate that you won't write us off because of it. We'd love the opportunity to redeem ourselves and I know we can meet or exceed the experience that you remember.

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Foodie
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great services, sangria was yummy, waitress was delightful. Highly recommend their food, drinks and ambience.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 8, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and saying such nice things. We truly appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for family birthday celebration. Food was delicious and plentiful. Specialty drinks were also very good.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on April 4, 2021

Thank you for making us a part of your important celebration. We just added some new cocktails to our menu and can't wait to have you return and try them.

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AmitB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service- couldn’t ask for more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night at Movida. Really enjoyed it!

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JayS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. The taco appetizer was delicious.

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PamelaRS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sangria, food & service were great! We celebrated our 5 years and they made it special by congratulating us when we walked in and were seated. Even offering us champagne to toast. We will definitely be back!

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SpencerS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Movida and exceed our high expectations! The atmosphere was fun and intimate and the food was fantastic! Make sure you order the sangria. We tried several of the small plates and loved them all. The service was unbelievable. We didn't pour our own water all night. Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning for another date night soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little piece of Spain.
Our favorite thing to do is bike here in the summers.
Then sit on the outdoor dining space and drink sangria while we remember Madrid, Barcelona and Granada.
Come and stay a while.

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Booki
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic evening for my partner and myself. Will be back soon.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining at Movida and our second fabulous experience! Some new menu items had been added which were fun to try along with our favorite dishes from our first visit. Everything was excellent and our waitress was very friendly/accommodating. Additionally, the drinks were delicious! The red sangria is a must.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our friends from NYC here and it was just amazing. The servers were very kind and explained certain things to us and recommended a great bottle of wine to go with dinner. We really almost had one of all the appetizers and the seafood paella and it was all amazing.

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vipJillG
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was contemporary and fresh. We wanted to try the tapas and signature sangria. Both were excellent. The ingredients fresh. We settled on the Friday fish fry which was superb. I will be back again to try the paella.

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LuisM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and environment. We will certainly go back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Our experience at Movida was okay; wasn’t terrible but it was “omg this place is a definite repeat”. The tapas portions were what we expected but nothing really stood out. It was all tasty but it’s only been 10 days and I couldn’t tell you a dish I’m craving or remembering all that vividly. The atmosphere was okay; I’m sure COVID had a hand in that but everything was minimal - not much decor and overall it just looked like someone cleared out a hotel lobby (literally) and put some tables and chairs in. The waitress we had was very attentive and quick. She had good recommendations for both food and pairings.

Overall, I’d recommend if you want a change of pace from normal American Family-style restaurants that won’t break the bank, but there are other places I’d go before coming back. The way I phrased it to my girlfriend was “I wouldn’t say no to coming back if I was invited by a group or friends, but I wouldn’t seek to come back on my own”.

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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 4.6 stars by 744 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.