Movida at Hotel Madrid

4.7
919 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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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 919 people are saying
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Abby
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall lovely atmosphere! Great drink options. Interesting food choices.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded a day ago

Thanks for the kind words!

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KaylaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t believe how much fun we had celebrating our anniversary at Movida! The ambiance was romantic and exotic! The drinks were delicious as well as the food and service was so quick! Ready to come back again!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded a day ago

We absolutely love when our guests entrust us with the special events of their lives. I'm glad you had a wonderful evening.

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LarryM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a delightful dinner at Movida. We had a selection of 5-6 small plates and they were delicious. We plan on going back.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your great review. We can't wait to have you back.

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delight4gastro
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I was happy to get an outside reservation in your newer third dining area. We had to wait awhile before out server brought water and took our drink order. Otherwise the noise level was good and the food was very good.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to share a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the space but sorry if it took us too long to greet you. I hope you'll be back soon.

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AmyU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and drinks! It was a great place to celebrate a special occasion.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 4 days ago

We're honored when people choose to celebrate important events with us. Thank you!

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vipKevin
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Movida was the highlight of our weekend in Milwaukee. Everything about it was amazing.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 4 days ago

Fantastic!!! Thank you for visiting.

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sjbahr
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in post Hamilton. Great atmosphere. Great food!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 4 days ago

Great review! ;)

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MonicaR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazingly delicious! We will have to be back and try the rest of the menu.

Our server was very attentive as well, and offered to go through the menus as this was our first time there.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing such a great review. I'm so happy you had such a great experience and hope you'll return soon.

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Disheartened
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I had always been a big fan of Movida, especially when it was on 2nd because of the romantic intimate ambience and the menu was always divine. I haven't been in nearly 2 years due to the pandemic but thought I would bring my fiancé who had never been before to celebrate our engagement at Movida's new location. The ambience had changed but I expected that as it was a new location, but I didn't expect it to sound like a nightclub instead of the intimate setting it was before. Our server was nice enough though nothing about her service was over the top. We ordered 3 tapas to share initially and once we were done with those, my fiancé and I decided to sit, drink, and chat for a bit. By this time, our server had taken our plates and we told her we wanted to put an order in for one more tapa. When it came out, she didn't bring any additional plates, only the plate that the steak tosta sat on, so I gave my fiancé the plate to dine on while I ate it over my used napkin. That was definitely the tipping point and I realized that not only the ambience of Movida had changed but their standards as well. I'm not interested in getting anyone in trouble, but I don't even think Applebee's would allow me to eat over my used napkin and would've probably offered a plate. Three years ago, I would've recommended Movida to a friend, now...I would be a lot more hesitant. I am a bit disappointed since I talked this place up to my fiancé and we went there to celebrate a special occasion only to eat off of napkins. Maybe just order carry out from Movida instead as their food remained consistently excellent.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 14, 2021

We clearly dropped the ball and ruined your evening. I'm sorry. While I can't undo our mistake, know that I will share this feedback with our server so that they realize how big of an impact a seemingly small oversight can make. I hope you'll accept my apology and consider giving us another chance.

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Foodie70
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service and food were overall very good. The paella, unfortunately, was lacking in flavor. Still would return but will not resist the

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 12, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I'll share this with our kitchen as we're always trying to do better.

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vipGolfer
Milwaukee
109 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal and service as Bethany our server made a terrific evening for our enjoyment

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 12, 2021

Thanks for letting us know. We appreciate it and hope you'll be back soon!

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VeraR
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back! Definitely have improved a lot since the last time we were there. We'll be back soon.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 12, 2021

Wow! Thank you! We're working hard and appreciate when that is appreciated by our guests. See you soon!

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Mark
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience4

great food and experience...except for the service and the additional tip (my fault?)
The menu states 18% added. 2 hours and 2 bottles of wine later, the waiter could have remained our group when he finally brought the bill. We signed our receipt with an additional 20% on top of the other tip, because it's not mentioned on the receipt. Once signed the waiter was immediately there to snatch the receipts.
A nice place just remember the tip is already included, because they're not going to tell you.

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vipLeahB
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are visiting our Marquette college student for the weekend. We were seated in the heated patio. The tapas and paella were delicious. We would definitely come backz

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 9, 2021

We're glad you had an enjoyable evening. Next time you're in town, we hope you'll return!

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

Great dining experience! Appreciate the ability to make outdoor dining reservation.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 9, 2021

And we appreciate your visit! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Tapas are overpriced for the quantity received. Pair this with the 18% service charge and it makes for a disappointing night.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 9, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. There is an awful lot that goes into serving our guests so we're always evaluating our decisions. We'll consider your words.

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JeannieS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 9, 2021

Great review! ;)

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Movida is a lovely restaurant with wonderful food. The decor is very impressive, especially on the patio. I absolutely loved the pimento cheese appetizer. Everything we ordered was tasty and served at the perfect temp. I definitely plan to return to Movida.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 9, 2021

Sounds like the perfect evening. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. See you soon!

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CINDYC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The patio was very nice. Prices were a little on the higher side but I would definitely go back.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 5, 2021

We're glad you enjoyed your visit and can't wait for you to return.

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Maggiek22
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

staff was attentive, food was super fast, drinks were delish. Thanks!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank you!!

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surg231
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was good and so was the service. However, the food came out way too fast and it was cold (all dishes except for the potato tapas which took the longest to come out) which makes you wonder if it was made fresh or was just sitting there for a while

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Catherine
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor patio was nice and breezy. Not much ambiance but great music and friendly waitstaff.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 5, 2021

I'm glad you have a good evening and hope you'll be back soon.

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor seating. The tapas were varied and all really good. Best suited for sharing between 2 people, so if your party is larger, get a few orders of things.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 5, 2021

The more, the better we say!! Thanks for leaving a review.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ellie D. Is the server to see! Awesome food, awesome atmosphere, awfully high bill be careful how many order. Everything was delicious and worth it!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 3, 2021

Thank you for the shout out for Ellie. I'll make sure and pass along the compliment. Come back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun ordering a bunch of tapas with our college son!!! It was all delicious! Favs were the steak toast, zucchini, and churros!!!!! Yum!!!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 3, 2021

That's great! We're so happy you have a great time.

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AlaB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was underwhelming. Staff brought all plates at once, instead of one at a time, which is customary for tapas.

Great ambience

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 3, 2021

Our kitchen is set up to send food as it's ready but I'm sorry if it came out faster than you wished. We hope you'll give us another chance to delight you.

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viplmm12
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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Birthday
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This new location is PHENOMONAL. We sat outside, where they've converted the patio into this beautiful space with rugs and tapestries all over. The food was great with the paella being just a tad overdone, but still overall delicious. 10/10 recommend the Steak Tostas for tapas and the churros for dessert.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 3, 2021

Thanks for the kind words. We appreciate that you took the time to share.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing as always, waitress was wonderful, only flaw was our first course arrived over 30 minutes after we ordered it. Still my fav restaurant!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 12, 2021

Thank you for your gracious response to our mistake. We're always working to do better and appreciate when people show us patience in that endeavor.

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KarenB
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was beautiful! We've already reserved for late October, totally confident we'll be warm enough. Lots of heaters around and even above the tables.
Their Tapas menu keeps introducing new items, and the drinks evolve too, so it's always a new experience. The Paella was delicious and the street noodles amazing! The mushroom Tostas and pimiento cheese tostas were tasty orderves. LOVE their gin and tonic and hubby loves their Old Fashioned. The "free wine" on Wednesday (a red) was so good we bought another glass and took a picture of the bottle to find on our own. They dont use cheap wine for their "free" glass on wednesdays!! Definitely going back, with friends!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 3, 2021

We can't wait for your return!! Just don't tell too many people about the free wine. ;)

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lk987
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly beautiful new outdoor space. Such great design choices to make outdoors feel elevated (well beyond the plexiglass choices made by so many restaurants). Wonderful Spanish wine list & delicious tapas!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 3, 2021

We're so glad you enjoy our space - we worked hard on it.

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JennieS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. A good indoor/outdoor option.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on October 3, 2021

Thank you for the compliments!! We hope you'll return soon.

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Kitty
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Server had an attitude right from the start. Noticed when she served a table of men there was a definite change in attitude. Music was deafening throughout the restaurant, had the feel we were eating in the middle of a dance floor. Movida used to play beautiful Spanish music, now they play pop.

We ate on the patio and it was beautiful. Fire pots, long hanging rugs and sheer curtains warmed up the area on a cool night. Food, as always, was fabulous. Unfortunately, we won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, friendly staff, wonderful patio dining. I would definitely go again. The only minus is that the music was a bit too loud for my elderly parents, even after the staff kindly turned it down for us.

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ChrisK
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The did and arrive were great and I would highly recommend MHM.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

It was my third time at Movida. I always want to love it. It falls short for me, with better options like La Merenda and Odd Duck. PROs: the patio area is gorgeous, well decorated and really cozy. The wines (even by the glass) are very good. The food options are interesting. CONs: service is reliably lackluster. No water refill, had to ask for more (it wasn't busy), no checking on us after our food had arrived, had to stop someone to order wine with our paella, and just not very warm in vibe and we are pretty chill and understanding folks. The food remains mediocre in it's actuality vs its description. Our two tapas, the barbacoa tacos and the empanadillas were both cold, and arrived before our drinks (at the prompting of our server to "give me at least one food item with your drink order"). The paella had a lovely crisp to it, but the flavor (the Movida Paella) was really average overall. I would definitely go for drinks, and the vibe, but that is about it.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 22, 2021

Nicole, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. While tough to hear, we welcome the report card as a chance to learn and do better. I'm mostly sorry that our service wasn't better as I know that it can be service that makes or breaks an experience. I will share this with our team as we work to be better. And I hope when you return some day, we'll have a chance to wow you.

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Dadintraining
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

First time...
- Definitely ask for the patio seating = unique, covered, divided by hanging drapes, open year round with heaters.
- Food arrived incredibly quick.
- Felt both tapas we picked and the paella were lacking in flavor. They were good, but expected more, especially from the MOVIDA paella.
- Enjoyed atmosphere for a date night with my wife.
- Churros dipped in chocolate were tasty.
- Will probably try again with a bigger group.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 22, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry we missed the mark on some of your food and we'll pass that along to the kitchen. Mostly, I'm happy you'll give us another shot.

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DVCDRUMS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and awesome food! Very uniquely enjoyable experience we will be back!

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 21, 2021

We're excited that you'll be back. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

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SharonS
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! I’d recommend movida to friends.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you!

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JimW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside dining area is beautiful and was only surpassed by the great service and outstanding food.

Movida at Hotel Madrid
Responded on September 22, 2021

Two of our favorite compliments! Thank you.

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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 919 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.