Movida at Hotel Madrid

4.8
766 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
  • 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 766 people are saying
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vipdeewass
Milwaukee
84 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always a pleasure to dine here. Looking forward to getting the Bodegan menu back but a nice selection of small plate choices and always a fun atmosphere. New spring sangria a little on the sweet side. Ask for a taste. regular white and red still great.

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vipSarahT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites! Outdoor space is lovely and food is delish!

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CautiousCovidReviewer
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Patio seating was great, enough separation space, no worries about being near other guest not in my party. Staff was friendly.

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PamB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance.. food was delish and our waitress couldn’t have been nice. Highly recommend

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded a day ago

We love when our staff makes a great impression. Thank you for letting us know!!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience. The food was phenomenal, waitstaff was pleasant, and the atmosphere was pleasurable. 10/10 would definitely recommend.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on June 2, 2021

Please do! And come back soon!! (Thanks for the great review.)

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PetraV
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great drinks. An ideal location for an evening with friends or a romantic dinner

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on May 31, 2021

Thank you for your kind review. We're so pleased you had a great time!

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Marti
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Sangria sampler was really good! Paella was flavorful and authentic... I think the rice should’ve been cooked another 5 minutes ... however it was still good .

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on May 31, 2021

I appreciate your honest review. I'll make sure to pass your feedback along and hope you'll return soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love!

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Laurie
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for my husband's birthday, and the food and drinks as always were amazing! Our service was top-notch, quick and friendly. It's surprising how fast they get your food out to you after ordering, and cocktails made quickly, too.

The new setup (covid-safe) at Hotel Madrid is so warm and inviting! They currently have Moroccan rugs as room dividers to keep things safe, but it's so much more trendy and cute than having plexi dividers, and seriously just adds to the warmth and atmosphere here.

Highly recommend!!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on May 25, 2021

We sure worked hard on the patio and it's all worth it when people enjoy it this much. Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your husband's birthday.

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Sunprairiemom06
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and fabulous service and outstanding food. Very intimate. Great vibe

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on May 25, 2021

Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely delicious! We will be back!

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IMeng
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, super cool ambiance, really great vibe!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on May 21, 2021

Thanks for your review! We hope you'll be back soon!

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EastSideBB
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, great service. The drinks are quite pricey for happy hour (I look forward to happy hour discounts when things settle down), but they're very good, and it was SO nice to get out for a post-vaccination happy hour!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on May 23, 2021

Thanks for your review and for visiting us. We have Half-Price Sangria Happy Hour every day of the week between 4:00 and 5:00 and all day on Monday where glasses and flights of Sangria are only $5. Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time celebrating our wedding anniversary. Great food, drinks and service!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on May 21, 2021

We're so glad you had a great time. Happy Anniversary!

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vipEmilyB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Movida and not our last!! We loved the patio atmosphere and the tapas were amazing. Great place to spend our wedding anniversary!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on May 21, 2021

That's what we like to hear!!! :) And thank you for taking time to leave a review!!

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Isabelle
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome vegan options! The patio is so beautiful. Will recommend to everyone I know.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on May 18, 2021

Isabelle, thank you for spreading the word.

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ShannonF
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It felt like we were the only ones there and it was nice and quiet so we could all talk and enjoy each others company. The outdoor patio is beautiful and I loved the vibe. It was affordable and the food was delicious.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on May 23, 2021

After all the hard work remodeling our patio, this is exactly what we wanted to hear! We're so glad you enjoyed it and can't wait to welcome you back.

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RoseL
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best outdoor dining in Milwaukee! The food, the beautiful set up for their outdoor dining is a definite must visit!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on May 18, 2021

The best?!?! Wow...thank you. We worked hard on the patio and are so happy when people love it. Come back soon!

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KitKat
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. Chef's paella was outstanding.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on May 18, 2021

We love paella and so glad you did as well! Thanks for your kind words.

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Christina
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Mother's Day dinner. Would highly recommend.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on May 18, 2021

Thanks for the kind review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on May 18, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us. We get being sad when favorites go but it's usually seasonal so keep coming back - you never know when it might return!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on May 9, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers day

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ReynaY
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, delicious drinks, awesome service

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on May 7, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 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 on May 5, 2021

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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CoriA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great balance of privacy and open air environment. Service was attentive and flawless. Small plates were delicious - favorites included the mushroom empadillas, steak kabobs, potatoes bravas, asparagus with sundrief tomato. Sangria was delicious!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on May 3, 2021

Wow! High praise. We're so glad that you had a great time and enjoyed everything so much.

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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
6 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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Janeann
Chicago
44 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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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 4.8 stars by 766 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.