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7:00 PM
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186 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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Movida, translated meaning "the movement", is a Spanish tapas restaurant located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Specialties include Galician style Octopus, Paella and Boletus Croquetas. All cheese and charcuterie is D.O. (meaning imported from Spain).

Beyond the food, Movida features a recognized beverage program that consists of more than 30 Spanish wines, seasonal gin selections, craft cocktails and house-made Sangria.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Traditional Spanish
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - close
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Phone number
(414) 224-5300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hugo Hilario
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Cross street
Bruce Street
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Parking details
Street parking available
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Public transit
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Live Flamenco - Tuesdays | 7 PM - 9 PM
Wine Wednesday - First glass free for ladies | All Night
Take Two Thursday - Feature Tapa & Cocktail Pairing | All Night
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Special events & promotions
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine


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What 186 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2bycme (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The old fashion cocktail was delicious! Unlimited tapas for a large group a great deal.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend and we waited to go on a Monday when they have all day Happy Hour. The tapas were all delicious. We especially liked the tartare and grilled shrimp. We ordered the seafood paella which was excellent. Sangrias were very good and only five dollars! Overall the meal was delicious, our server was very responsive and helpful and the restaurant had a beautiful, industrial looking décor. We can't wait to go back.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very good food and entertainment had a blast can’t wait to go again and tell friends about it!!!

HanJenny (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great atmosphere for Vday. Food is not what this place is about. Appetizers were good, but the seafood paella was to salty, really really salty.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Having lived in Spain years ago, this comes closest to what I experienced on a weekly basis. Our server Marie was extremely knowledgeable, kind, upbeat and provided us top-notch service. 😀🍷🍽🇪🇸

Patrick (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Trendy type of place. Food for Spanish tapas was ok. Nothing bad but nothing stood out either. The $35 "all the tapas you want" is a great deal asbthats about the equivalent of 2 1/2 tapas orders. As with most tapas places, 5he more ppl you have, the more you can try.

IvyM (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Perfect date night spot and tasty food! Server was very knowledgeable.

ErinM (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Interesting and beautiful cocktails, tasty food, great way to try a bunch of new things with a friend or date . Service at Movida is always excellent - my water glass is always full, the bartender always knows the exact moment to ask if I'd like another, and even though this place is always hopping I never feel like I'm being rushed out the door.

doopskd (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

This was highly recommended by a friend and we ended up going on a ladies night where your first glass of wine is on the house. We sat at the bar and the bartender was very attentive. We ordered 3 small plates to share and it was perfect. The noise level wasn't too much for a small environment.

rono (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

They’re red sangria is by far the best and their food is Excellent. Their garlic shrimp was fabulous and make sure you ask for more toast to dip sauce in the fabulous sauce. If you like paella this is the spot for you more than enough for two

CynthiaS (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great pre-theatre dining.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

We had the $35 endless tapas plate and while the amount might seem high......totally worth it. You get to sample everything, and if you can’t decide, the chef will simply start sending dishes your way, one pleasant surprise after another. Well prepared and clearly with fresh ingredients. The decor and ambiance are also superb; excellent renovation of a former warehouse-type site that retained many original construction features. This place is a gem!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Very tasty, enjoyable friendly. Good wine list, prices a bit high, not bad. Good staff, we’d go again

Brian (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

We went out before a concert in December and allowed plenty of time so that we didn't feel rushed - took our time ordering one or two items at a time to share. My wife has food allergies to dairy and tomato which I noted on the Open Table reservation. Before we arrived they had taken the time to go through the menu and circle items she could enjoy and cross off parts of others that they could adapt to make them suitable for her. There were some she could not eat (there always are...) and they noted those as well. What a wonderful surprise to have the server and kitchen staff prepare before our arrival to help her have a great experience along with the rest of the table.

vipOpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Great date spot. Service has always been great every time I have dined there, food has been so/so, drinks are always spot on.