Raffles reviews: Movida Next Door

Embudito at Movida Next Door, Melbourne

Deciding where to have lunch in Melbourne was really hard because there were so many places to choose from. Mama wouldn’t let me eat at them all so I had to pick just one. Not fair.

While we were arguing over where to eat (I wanted sashimi and daddy wanted Chinese) we went for a walk in Hosier Lane to look at all the cool street art. My favourite pictures were of a half skeleton/half boy and a samurai cat with a katana.

Raffles takes on the art in Hosier street

While we were there we smelled an amazing smell that was so good daddy and I changed our minds and decided we would have lunch at the place that smelled good, Movida. But it was booked out. Poo! Lucky for us there was a mini Movida right next door that had a table so we had lunch there instead.

The yummy smoky smell made my tummy rumble. The nice man who looked after us must have heard it and brought bread and oil to chomp on so I didn’t die of hunger while we waited for our lunch to be cooked. Not that we had to wait long at all.

Mum and dad got Chorizo Bombas. I liked the name but they  were just potato stuffed with chorizo and didn’t explode like I though they would. They were soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside and had a spicy sauce. I had a taste and they were yum. Daddy says he could push them in his face all day.

Chorizo Bombas at Movida Next Door, Melbourne

There was a shared meat plate (embudito) that had salami, jamon and black chorizo… but I didn’t really share and ate the lot while mum and dad were distracted by my sister chucking a tanty.

My sister and I had a chorizo burger (bocadillo de chorizo) with aioli which was completely awesome but we gave the pickled pippara pepper (try saying that really fast) that came with it to mama. My mama’s a bit like a pet dog, we give her the scraps and she always eats them.

The quail with beans and jamon (codorniz) was like eating tiny chicken drumsticks and baked beans without red sauce, only yummier.

Cordoniz - Pan fried Quail with White Beans and Jamon at Movida Next Door

The crumbed fish (pescadillo) was flaky and tasty and my dad tried to eat the eyeball to gross me out.

Pescadillo - Semonlina Fried Sand Whiting at Movida Next Door

Best of all was the dessert, Churros  (churros con chocolate).

churros con chocolate at Movida Next Door, Melbourne

I like churros so much. And these were the best churros in the world. They were soft and crunchy and sprinkled with fairy dust. Actually it was just cinnamon sugar. They came with thick drinking chocolate but I preferred them plain. We ordered seconds.

Raffles chomping churros at Movida Next Door

Movida Next Door was so good I want to live there.

Reviewed by Raffles – aged 6

Movida Next Door
164 Flinders St, (cnr Hosier Lane) Melbourne VIC 3000
PH: (03) 9663 3038

12 Comments on Raffles reviews: Movida Next Door

  1. Katja
    July 4, 2014 at 8:19 am (10 years ago)

    Love the sound of Movida, I think I’d like to live there too 🙂

      July 4, 2014 at 11:04 am (10 years ago)

      LOL. AT least you’d be well fed!!

  2. Leah
    July 4, 2014 at 2:54 pm (10 years ago)

    This looks divine! We’ll be in Melbourne later this year. I hope to remember thus place!

      July 5, 2014 at 6:58 am (10 years ago)

      It’s so easy to find – on the cnr of Hosier Lane a two minute walk from Federation Square

  3. Lisa
    July 4, 2014 at 3:15 pm (10 years ago)

    Modiva Next Door sounds awesome – you were sooooooo lucky to get a table and the churros look delicious.

      July 5, 2014 at 6:59 am (10 years ago)

      Thanks Lisa – we loved it!

  4. Louise Shergold-Baker
    July 4, 2014 at 7:57 pm (10 years ago)

    Yum yum yum. I want one next door to me. The whole meal sounds just scrumptious. Brilliant review Raffles! Dang, now I am starving hungry!

      July 6, 2014 at 11:16 pm (10 years ago)

      Sorry sis 😉

  5. Lauren @ Create bake make
    July 5, 2014 at 6:41 am (10 years ago)

    Ooh, those churros look amazing! I’ve always wanted to go there, must make a booking for when we are in Melbourne next. Great review 🙂

      July 5, 2014 at 7:00 am (10 years ago)

      Do! It’s superb! Such an enjoyable meal .)

  6. Mr Eatsworld
    July 15, 2014 at 2:19 pm (10 years ago)

    Those Chorizo Bombas were amaaaaazing.

      July 15, 2014 at 5:22 pm (10 years ago)

      Can we go there again soon daddy? Rx


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