Movida at Hotel Madrid

4.7
968 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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  • 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
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 968 people are saying
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KaylaZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NiaJ
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

It was just ok. We had 5 different tapas and 2 of them were great the others were just ok. Each dish was missing something like acidity or salt. 2 desserts which one was ok and the other was too dark of a chocolate with only honey as a sweetener. Drinks were the same just ok.

Decor was excellent and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and overall experience were great! I would definitely recommend!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to have you!

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GraceM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kylie was an amazing server, the host was gracious and kind and adjusted to our needs, the food was amazing. We recommend the margaritas and the crab tostas! Soooo good.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 6 days ago

We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. And you're sure correct about that crab tosta!!!!

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Michael
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Movida. The tapas were delicious and about 5 plates were a meal for the two of us. (That said, we both had huge lunches.). The red sangria was delicous! Service was great.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 6 days ago

You'll love us even more on the days you have a light lunch! ;) Thanks for the review.

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Goat
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. Enjoy the tapas concept and the paella. The only issues were that the meal felt a bit rushed and the number of dishes recommended by the waitress far exceeded our appetites. Would recommend pacing one’s ordering with a few dishes at a time rather than all at once up front.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 6 days ago

I'm sorry if we recommended too much. It's all so good we sometimes get carried away but didn't mean to suggest too much. We hope you'll come back again!

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JeffH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and flavorful.
The atmosphere was cozy, romantic, and a little whimsical.
The service friendly and efficient.
The overall experience had my wife and I planning another visit asap.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words!!! We love that you enjoyed our restaurant so much!!!

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KaraG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience dining on the patio! Food, wine and service was all perfection, highly recommend this restaurant.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 6 days ago

We appreciate your visit! So glad you enjoyed everything.

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vipCRH1234
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, incredible sangria and excellent service. HIGHLY recommend!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 6 days ago

Fantastic! Thanks for visiting.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great service , great food, great vibes!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 26, 2021

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for leaving a review.

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MicaelaB
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service! We got the red and seasonal (pumpkin) sangrias, crab tosta, barbacoa tacos, and corn fritters. All were amazing! Love the service button they have on the tables so the servers don’t have to bug you too often and you don’t have to flag anyone down!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 26, 2021

We appreciate your visit and your review. We hope to see you again soon.

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KurtS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I've eaten here a few times, and while the service has been consistently good, the food has been hit-or-miss. Never bad, mind you, but while some dishes were outstanding, others were quite "meh". Maybe it's the choices themselves - I haven't repeated anything yet, as I'm still working my way thru the menu. One thing that really needs improvement, though, is the NOISE LEVEL. They play the music SO FREAKING LOUD that you LITERALLY HAVE TO SHOUT to hear your dining companions. And like, why? It's not even thematic music, just Basic rock/pop, it adds nothing to the experience. I wanted to SHOUT at them - Are you a Water Street bar, or a dining establishment?

Would I recommend? I'm going to go with "yes" because the service is good and many of the dishes so far have been, too. But they need to decide on their identity, if they want to be a SHOUTY TAVERN WITH FOOD then they need to drop the fine dining pretense....and the prices.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 26, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback.

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Katiesue
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite spot. They recently refreshed the menu and my friend and I had lots of new tapas to choose from. Delish. Highly recommend.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 26, 2021

Thank you for re-visiting and sharing your experience.

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Kikimke
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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SueB
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and ambiance. The patio seating was like dining in another country. I couldn’t believe I was in Milwaukee. The menu was varied with wonderfully prepared shareable dishes. Drinks were also well prepared and delicious. Service was good and the staff was friendly and accommodating. Great dining experience.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you for your kind review. That is exactly the experience we are trying to provide!! We're so glad you have a great evening and hope you'll be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, we will definitely be back soon!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thanks for your visit!

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vipSlipped
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Very good tapas & sangria, cool vibes in hanging rug patio and barrel fireplaces. Music rather loud and upbeat for a chill place - which raised the noise level above comfort for romantic conversation.
Overall, food was outstanding, service good but could use some professional training.
Recommended highly for trendy fun place to go on a date.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 22, 2021

We appreciate your feedback - thank you for taking the time to share. We hope you'll return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed meeting friends at Movida. The service was great, the tapas and paella were delicious. I had the red sangria which was flavorful. A great evening!!

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TAG1
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I will definitely return. However, I would order less garlic tapas as their is a lot of garlic used in the plates. And I thought I always used a lot of garlic.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to your return visit.

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Zach
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Movida is a definite must try! Ambiance is amazing on the patio with fires and heaters going to stay warm. Everything we ordered was amazing. Drinks were amazing, and service was outstanding. Movida is a new fave and we will definitely be back again many time!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 20, 2021

We love when guests have this good of a time! Thank you for sharing your experience.

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RebekahM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything’s was wonderful! From our very attentive waiter to the food and even the kitchen. Loved every minute of our experience

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 20, 2021

Review's like this are music to our ears. Thank you for sharing.

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LaurenM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming atmosphere, great food, friendly staff- a really lovely dinner spot

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 20, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate it.

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JulieJ
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious with great service. Would return to sit on patio and have paella.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 20, 2021

Please do! We'd love to have you back.

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vipBobbyD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Our server overall was quite cold and dismissive when asked questions. She seemed distracted and it was as if we were a bother to her. Very disappointed in dinning at this place. I will not recommend it.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 10, 2021

I'm sorry you were made to feel this way. Please accept my apology. I'd love to make this up to you and will follow up in a private message.

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ChuckY
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and best patio in Milwaukee in my opinion. The tapas were tasty and great for sharing. The patio had a great ambiance and was walled off and covered so it was warm and cozy despite it being a chilly November evening in Milwaukee.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 10, 2021

We love our patio and are so glad you enjoyed it too! Come back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere! Every was so good! I loved the flight sangrias!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 10, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your visit and hope you'll return before too long!

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MaxS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun place! Great decor, music and menu. Shareable tapas make for a great date night.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 10, 2021

Thanks for spending your date night with us. We'd love it if you'd invite some friends and return soon. More people equals more shareable tapas!

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vipRonA
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a fabulous dinner, great food and service

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 10, 2021

Thank you, Ron for your kind review.

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MJnJen
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue is fantastic. We sat out on the well designed porch area and loved the whole experience . Our waiter
”Sam” was excellent and combined the perfect amount of advice and attention to our first visit at Movida.
The kitchen crew also deserves amazing kudos. Super creative and delicious tapas with expertly crafted cocktails.
Love it and we will definitely return.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 10, 2021

Sam is great! And we're so glad you were taken care of so well. I'll also pass along the compliments to the bar and kitchen. Can't wait to see you again!

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MidwestTraveler
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ordered the paella as soon as we arrived, and then a few tapas while we waited. We also took advantage of the 1/2 priced sangrias on Mondays. All the food was excellent. Server was attentive. A great time and food.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 3, 2021

We love hearing that our guests have a great time. Thank you for letting us know!

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vipkaykay
Milwaukee
41 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall I love Movida and the food is awesome. I just have two suggestions though and one is that the food is spaced out in coming to the table a little bit better because when we orderdered we got everything all at once and some of it cooled off fairly quickly. My other suggestion is maybe to take reservations for the patio and take the customers credit card and charge 50.00 if they don't show up but have a definite reservation

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 1, 2021

We appreciate your feedback as we're always striving to get better. Thank you for joining us and we hope you'll return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time and great food, love the atmosphere here. One of my favorite spots in Milwaukee

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 20, 2021

Thank you!! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe

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KathleenS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The Service was excellent, the outdoor patio area is so lovely...the food however was not up to the standard that I had experienced previously. The Paella was not that great. Overall, I like the place...perhaps just an off night.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 1, 2021

Kathleen, thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the space but sorry we didn't meet your expectations on the food. I'll share your feedback with our kitchen. Hope you'll be back and give us another chance to wow you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tapas and best Sangria in Wisconsin

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 10, 2021

In Wisconsin?!?! High praise indeed! Thank you.

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TomB
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful on patio even in late October. Service was prompt. Food excellent! Wouldnt change a thing. Looking forward to next time!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 1, 2021

Wonderful! I'm glad you had such an enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful drinks and food

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you! We were happy to have you and anxious for your return.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday celebration and this place was full of surprises for someone who has never been to a Spanish cuisine. Great ambience, great service and equally good food!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on November 1, 2021

That's fantastic! Thanks for sharing your experience.

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Lucas
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I love the atmosphere. The outside area was super cute and the fires made it feel nice and cozy. The service was also fast and friendly, which was very appreciated.

The food and drinks are where I take issue. Almost all of the food tasted as if it was sitting under warming lights for an hour or so before it was served to us. The barbacoa tacos tasted cold and the bread they were served on tasted stale. The empanadillas pastry was also super soggy and did not seem fresh, although the filling was tasty. Even the corn fritters seemed like they were fried 4 hours ago and kept warm, like how long does it take to just fry a ball of corn for an order? The only thing that tasted fresh were the potatas bravas, which were nice and crisp and tasty. I think it actually worked against the rest of the meal as it showed just how old the rest of the food tasted in comparison.

The drinks were just alright. I ordered a Negroni, and although its off menu... its a Negroni. The drink I received was super watery and weak. It tasted like they forgot the Campari. The Gin and Tonic on the menu was alright, but tasted a bit like lavender soap. I did end up getting the Paloma, which I am glad I did because that drink was incredibly tasty.

Overall, I give this a one or two out of five stars. Ambiance and service are important but cannot make up for incredibly disappointing food and mediocre drinks.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 27, 2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback. Our goal is to be better every single day so we appreciate you taking the time to let us know.

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AndreH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Movida was amazing. Fantastic cocktails, great ambiance and amazing food. Would highly recommend.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 24, 2021

Love it!! Come back soon.

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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 4.7 stars by 968 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.