Movida at Hotel Madrid

4.6
677 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, seasonal gin selections, 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 677 people are saying
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JodyTaves
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great! My girlfriends and I came out for drinks and dinner on Saturday. Everything was amazing. The sangria was great, and the personal paella is delicious and definitely worth the price. I could only eat half and saved the rest for lunch the next day! Staff were friendly and professional.

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vipPamE
Milwaukee
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The tables were nicely spread out. The service was excellent. We'd go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! The ambiance was on par with the vibe. Wish there were a bit more delivery about tapas style dining. But the food was so amazing. We will return for sure.

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CaleighN
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was good, but the tapas were the best! I can’t pick a favorite but we tried everything. The pumpkin sangria is phenomenal. Staff is friendly and attentive. Beautiful place.

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Luis
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Spanish restaurant in the city of Milwaukee. The menu and food will offer the closest experience to the food that is offered or that you could find in Spain.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I’ve had! Will definitely be returning to try the whole menu!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and delightful atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful experience. Excellent jamon and manchego charcuterie. Superb bottle of Rioja tempanillio wine. My lady friend had the Brussels sprouts tapas and I had the garlic shrimp tapas. Both mouth watering. Our wait staff was personable and happy to answer several menu questions. Ambiance was very spanish. I will look forward to a return trip there

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Felt very safe with social distancing as well!

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Jamie
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything! JP was our waiter and he was great too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Mark
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Movida at Hotel Madrid is one of our favorites in town. The brussels sprouts were top notch. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service and wonderful food! Highly recommend!

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AmyG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful tapas. Fun ambience-we went during a Star Wars pop-up so if you are a fan, you will enjoy it. It seems one the ambience would be romantic on a normal day. Paella was good but not the best part of the meal. Enjoyed the sangria flight and thought the tapas were the stars of the meal. Wonderful service. Recommended for couples.

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Jean
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was wonderful. The tapas was great and a wonderful varied selection. Drinks were delicious and the churros were yummy!

Social distancing and masks- yes!

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MonicaE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The newly renovated space was light and well spaced out. The service was very warm, welcoming, and helpful. The food was perfectly plated and flavors were amazing! Highly recommended Roasted Broccoli and the goat cheese empanadillas.

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vipTortugita
Milwaukee
83 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We required outdoor dining which is difficult on a cold, rainy night. The covered patio was very comfortable and we could remove our jackets. The tables were well spaced. Staff were great. The harissa chicken skewers were tasty, which was great for someone who doesn’t eat pork/shellfish. The garden paella was also flavorful. I wish that the extra COVID charge was 12% vs 18%, although the efforts the restaurant made to accommodate COVID restrictions were outstanding

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DesTheFoodie
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food & ambiance! Service was a bit slow at first & they forgot a few things but overall they were very friendly & we had a good time there.

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vipMarieE
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very enjoyable evening the food and service was spot on!

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vipcathdav
Milwaukee
122 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor setting is wonderful. The food and service were also over the edge fantastic. My daughter can’t drink alcohol now and they made a delicious mocktail. I had the watermelon grapefruit sangria and loved it. We had the burr at a, the broccoli, the vegetarian paella, and the noodles. We finished we both desserts and everything was great.

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JanieB
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Atmosphere was very nice and the patio was clean. Everyone was wearing masks and we felt very safe. Our waiter was terrific! We had 2 issues and he resolved them quickly. He was great.

The food on the other hand was mediocre. Seafood paella was very bland and had very few shrimp and the crab was canned flaked crab that they sprinkled on the top. Very disappointing. The tapas we ordered varied: several were very good but 4 of them were just okay. One was kind of bad. I wish the food had been better because the atmosphere and the service were so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The paella was very dry/overcooked. It was very disappointing. The olives, bread, and tapa we selected were pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with a friend

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always such a great dining experience at Movida. Great wine, great paella and churros were on point! Our waitress was wonderful and we had a great outdoor dining experience!

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Diana
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and beautiful setting. Felt very safe.

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LisaN
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We sat outside due to concerns surrounding covid 19. It is very casual. I was a bit cold, but they have heat lamps. The food was excellent. Somewhat limited selection. Wine was ok for the price. Service was excellent!!!

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KeriF
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love tapas - so loved this place! Great food, sangria, and atmosphere. Loved the cute patio & heat lamps!

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JayS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christian is a great waiter and added to the experience. The restaurant is very conscious of covid issues. We felt safe and satisifed.

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MichaelL
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner here found us ordering out of comfort zone in trying dishes that were mostly new to us. Every thing was solid. We go out at least once a week but with COVID, we try to stay to outdoor patio places that we have to feel safe at. This was a solid grand slam and possibly my own meal of the year. The patio had a canvas roof plus I saw several outdoor heaters so dining when it gets colder and is not a warm sunny day will be no problem. We didn't but I suggest ordering the bread app as if you order the garlic shrimp (and you should) you'll have something to sop up that garlic butter. We ordered the cheese and jamon plate and the Iberian ham, while looking like prosciutto, was not salty and just melted in your mouth. The house marinated olives were delicious. The Mariscos Paella was the best I'd ever tasted and we plan on going back to try the other ones on the menu. We enjoyed the Spanish white wine and our server could not have been more helpful in explaining the wines and the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic first dining experience at Movida. This is hands down one of the top 3 Tapas restaurants in Milwaukee, if not the best. Everything we ordered was excellent, including the drinks (Sangria flight and Fall G/T)!

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DianeD
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food very good, Service was wonderful. We were seated in the “far“ backyard. Not quite as pretty as the enclosed patio. Grass under our table/chairs a bit mushy due to recent rain. Would be better if backyard could have brick or stone patio (would also help somewhat with the bugs).

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Jenny
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Music is a little loud but not enough to prevent you from having conversation. Sangria was incredible.

Great hospitality - the service is some of the best we've had in the city.
Will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was lovely, our server was very good even though he had many tables. The food is AMAZING.

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Becca
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Drinks are amazing. Good vibes. Outside perfect for socially distanced gatherings.

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Saud
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The overall experience was lovely.. food was very good.. we just felt the area was too dark out in the garden and sad to see that tables were not set because of covid

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ConcetinaF
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was expecting a really Spanish Paella. I had the shrimp paella. Probably I should have ordered for the other option which , I think requires 45 min cooking time.

Like the place, would really love to have a real Spanish Paella !!!!!
If you work on Sundays for lunch time, I would stop over for a real Paella. I live in Sheboygan.

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vipChicagoBoy
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining

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AnnaM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back soon hopefully! Everything was amazing!

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KellyS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Atmosphere and service was good. Server could have been a little more attentive. Wasn’t overly impressed with the paella...it seemed dry and mostly rice instead of seafood.

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You can order delivery directly from Movida at Hotel Madrid using the Order Online button.

Movida at Hotel Madrid is rated 4.6 stars by 677 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.