Movida at Hotel Madrid

4.7
1010 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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  • Galentine's Sangria Lab

    $55.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 13, 2022 only

    "Sangria Made Me Do It" Spend Sunday afternoon with your closest sangria sipping friends and learn the history and secrets behind Movida's Famous House Sangria Recipes. Enjoy glasses of our Sangria while crafting your own personal recipes, and taste house tapas from Movida At Hotel Madrid... we'll have a few surprises and giveaways for the group. Sangria Lab Check-in : 3:30pm-4:00pm Event Concludes at 5:00pm

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 1010 people are saying
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SaraG
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and setting were top notch. The food was flavorful and beautifully plated. The decor, ambience and service were exceptional. If looking for a tapas restaurant with variety of food combinations, pleasant setting, good service and unique setting, consider going to Movida.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the food, many great choices. The ambience of the “outdoor” area was fantastic!

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JenF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the all-in tapas menu and it was well worth it. All the items were delicious. Service was great and the ambiance was lovely as well. We’ll be back. Highly recommend

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JennyB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, service was awesome. It was a bit pricey but overall worth it.

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vipMgwinn
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Sarah was very nice and knowledgeable. She helped us make some very Good choices.

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AmyG
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing. Servers seemed very annoyed and were a bit rude.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I needed to find a spot for our date night and Movida didn’t disappoint! We really enjoyed the tapas and we will be back for a paella one day in the near future. Highly recommend this place!

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vipShopwood
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. Lots of choices on this menu. Have to go back very soon. Love the interior as well.

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BrendaC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and loved the outdoor seating

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is such a fun spot for tapas! The paella was amazing as was the rest of the food. Looking forward to visiting again!

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ScottH
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, quick service. Will definitely be back.

BJ
BetsyJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding. She was friendly, knew the menu and could suggest items. We had someone in our party with allergies and she could help us navigate the menu to stay away from certain foods. If she didn't know, she went to find out from the chefs. The bartender was friendly and made delicious drinks. The sangria is outstanding.

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Wisconsinite
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice casual atmosphere, like business casual is to weekend clothes. Not a huge menu so they can do each item well. Four tapas and a small paella was enough for the two of us, and a take home lunch for my date. Fun time to watch a couple of men try their hand at the special vessel to pour wine into ones mouth. We will be back.

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CINDYC
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this place and I enjoy sitting on the patio but, it's too cold in the winter. Food and service are always good!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & atmosphere, and it was a wonderful place to celebrate our engagement!

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StephannieS
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Movida for the first time on NYE 2021. Incredible experience from start to finish. The bar and the bartender we’re fabulous! We received genuine wonderful personal service. I’m not a fan of sangria, but ‘when in Rome’ … hey make their own, and it was delightful! The tapas were scrumptious and came quickly and the paella was just gorgeous and delicious. A perfect enjoyable time in a beautiful restaurant. Thank you. Cheers!

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QuinnT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

the resultant drastically changed their menu from the last time we were there. I felt like it was the tapas version of pub food. It was all heavy carb bases like rice, potatoes, cheese, fried food, or heavy sauces. It got pretty repetitive. Hopefully, it goes back to their old menu where it felt more authentic and not fast food.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The server was not friendly in the least. We waited at minimum 20 minutes for our first round of drinks after we ordered them and she did not once come back to tell us sorry or explain anything about the delay. After they were brought by someone else..Then she came to take our food order. There was an 18% service charge (understandably) added prior to the tip and We still tipped 20% because we understand the industry is struggling right now but it does not excuse a crappy attitude from the server. It was New Year’s Eve, we could have gone anywhere but chose Movida for the occasion. The food was just okay. Not in a hurry to come back after this experience. I don’t enjoy giving my money to rude people.

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TracieD
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were so happily surprised by how wonderful this place was. The food was amazing! We’ve had tapas & paella all over the world & theirs rallies with the best!! We loved how with every paella order they used a noise maker & sang, “Paella!”
The service was very fast & the team approach they use is great!
The ambiance was so fun w a great theme & pictures throughout.
The only reason I gave a 4/5 for ambiance is that the tables were a little close together & we would have loved dimmer lights w candles.
Overall we highly recommend & will go again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our early New Years eve dinner experience at Movida. We were seated in the heated enclosed patio area which is equipped with numerous firepits and heat lamps providing a wonderful ambience. Tables were private with partitions. The service and food were excellent and the sangria flight was delicious. It was our first visit and we will definitely be coming back soon

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vipShelly
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome family outing!

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RichR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for small bites and paella. Rustic scene. Great Sangria

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KennethK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was outstanding. Highly recommended

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SherylL
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Food was good a little on the spicy side. Thought it was supposed to be Star Wars themed but the restaurant had none of that. Any Star Wars items were limited to the few items in the bar and were for sale but only in a very expensive package. There were no individual items for sale.

If you're going to this restaurant for the Star Wars connection I'd skip it.

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VeraR
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve and day dinner

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TMat
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of the few places open Christmas night but that didn’t hinder the quality of the service or food. Servers were great and the food came out quick and tasty.

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JenniferL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every time I go to Movida, I wonder why it's taken me so long to get back there, the food is outstanding! Our service was great too.

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mkistler
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service. A must go to! Love the Spanish dishes but confused by the Starwars theme

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Saje
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every small plate was delicious! Paella not as flavorful as hoped. Flight was very good for tasting. Very cozy and romantic setting with the rugs and fires!!!!

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment, great service, and excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food was great with lots of options of small plates. The one disappointing thing was that the waitress never pointed out the 18% gratuity automatically added to our tab, so we ended up double tipping

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vipwiscwhitehouse
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Shared quite a few plates. Loved the Chef’s Paella!

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DawnC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised and will definitely turn! Food was great, and wine list exceptional.

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AngieLynn
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We've never had any food we didn't like here. The service is usually good as well.

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bobh
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I knew ahead of time about the 18% service charge but I think it should be highlighted better on the bill because they still ask for a tip without telling you that you had already paid 18%

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vipSandybell
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, authentic Spanish food. Absolutely enjoyed every tapa we ordered. Our waiter recommend we try a variety of tapas as our meal and we were pleasantly delighted with all the rich, rustic flavors. The paella was really amazing although I do prefer my rice less mushy. I would highly recommend to try the jamón croquetas, empanadillas and the thai noodles. I ordered the sangria flight and it was well worth the $20.The ambiance was great, the whole staff was attentive and friendly and our food came out super fast.

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AngieM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner for a friends 50th Birthday - definitely a destination restaurant with the wonderful Bar too. Food was fantastic and great Spanish wine list!!!

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vipJillG
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was my second visit to Movida. The first time I had a fish fry that was amazing and I wanted to return to try the paella. The restaurant was bustling and cosy. The staff were busy but helpful and attentive. The food was very good - we ordered a few of the starters and then I got the paella with chorizo and chicken. It was fantastic and a huge portion. I would come back to continue to try other items on the menu.

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vipKaylaZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu and drink options. Absolutely everything tasted delicious and we ordered nearly half of the menu.

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 1010 OpenTable diners.

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.