Best Spanish Restaurants in Melbourne
From tasty tapas to superb seafood and traditional roasts, Spanish food is all about making the most of the local produce. There is a vast range of Spanish dishes, but they all have a few things in common: they’re simple, unpretentious, and use beautifully fresh seasonal ingredients.
So, after a lot of deliberation, experimentation and research, the team of food-lovers here at 10KeyThings have created a comprehensive list of the best Spanish restaurants in Melbourne. Fine-dining or not, if the place will make your tastebuds go crazy, it is on this list! Remember — this list is in no particular order! SO FEEL FREE TO COMMENT AND SHARE YOUR MIND!
1. MoVida Restaurant, Melbourne
Address: 1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9663 3038
Frank Camorra’s MoVida is the restaurant responsible for setting off Melbourne’s ongoing fixation with modern Spanish tapas. MoVida has established itself as a much loved place for Australians to experience some seriously good food and wine in a beautiful space. Dinner at MoVida can quickly turn into a pricey occasion as it’s hard not to get carried away. The gap left for a more relaxed tapas bar is filled by sister restaurant, MoVida Next Door. Regardless, it will only take one visit to MoVida to reveal why it is universally acclaimed as one of the city’s best.
2. Portello Rosso Restaurant, Melbourne
Address: 15 Warburton Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9602 2273
Portello Rosso, since a decade, has been catching the attention of those seeking out the coolest Spanish spots in Melbourne. It prides itself on it’s honest and passionate interpretation of the Spanish way of dining and drinking. As the name suggests, one of the eatery’s main focus is Jamon. The beautiful tapas bar delivers simple but delicious food with intoxicating flavours. Portello Rosso is surely one of the best restaurants in Melbourne serving authentic Spanish food with love.
3. Bar Lourinhã’s Restaurant, Melbourne
Address: 37 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9663 7890
Bar Lourinhã’s passion is sharing their love of good mediterranean food, wine and cherished memories. Chef Matt McConnell has applied his travel experiences to an array of sharing plates, from yellowtail kingfish pancetta to grilled veal tongue with broad bean labneh. These produce-inspired dishes are served with Iberian flair. French, Italian and Spanish tipples dominate the hefty drinks list. This restaurant has been serving up happy times since 10 years now!
4. MoVida Aqui Restaurant, Melbourne
Address: NAB building, 500 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9663 3038
MoVida Aqui is a big space by the dome of the Supreme Court that cooks the food from Spain they never could in their other kitchens. It’s a big, happy space, flooded with light and luxurious ambience. At the heart of MoVida Aqui is a charcoal grill. It’s delicious food is made from well-sourced ingredients that reflects the same values that you find in their other restaurants. With ancient, traditional and modern methods of cooking, all in a single kitchen, this restaurant is surely one of the best ones in Melbourne.
5. Tinto Restaurant, Melbourne
Address: 555/557 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9994 3978
This Spanish restaurant in Melbourne has a bar, a dining area as well as footpath eating and a small courtyard. One of the main features is its long Spanish style bar, perfect for a casual catch-up with friends or simply sitting by yourself. Tinto provides an approachable, casual environment focusing on quality of wine and food. Due to its popularity, you won’t be able to just drop in here and hang off the bar, so book ahead. Tables can be reserved for diners from Tuesday to Sunday, 5pm onwards.
6. Simply Spanish QVM Restaurant, Melbourne
Address: Queen Victoria Market, 513 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9328 3001
Simply Spanish is all about celebrating the best of food and drink in a fun and lively atmosphere. This restaurant uses the season’s best produce to create food which is fresh, exciting and delicious. They have ample seating outdoors and a cozy, colourful interior for you to either enjoy a quick coffee fix, hearty breakfast or a little snack to beat that afternoon slump. Do visit this one!
7. Naked For Satan Restaurant, Melbourne
Address: 285 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9416 2238
Naked for Satan is a restaurant set out to give you a relaxed, share style mode of dining in Melbourne’s popular Brunswick Street. It also has to offer rooftop bar, Naked in the Sky with an attached lounge. Wash down your meal with a cocktail, beer, wine or any other tipple that tickles your fancy. Make sure to arrive early to avoid the queues in the summer months.
8. Las Tapas Restaurant, Melbourne
Address: 100 Chapel St, St Kilda VIC 3183, Australia
Phone: +1 646–590–0142
From the streets of Spain, Las Tapas have an ever-changing menu separated into vegetable, seafood, meat and sweet, from Sardines and Jamon Serrano to Churros and Crema Catalana. Drop by for a little bite, Lunch or Dinner and savour a fine selection of Beers and Wines. Sit on a stool up at the bar, the long share table at the back, or at intimate tables for two and four that are packed nicely into the narrow room. They open every evening from Wednesday through to Sunday. You better not miss out on this one’s delicious Spanish food.
9. Añada Bar & Restaurant, Melbourne
Address: 197 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9415 6101
Añada is strongly influenced by the peasant food of Andalucia, Southern Spain and the flavours of the Muslim Mediterranean. With a pleasant variety of local as well as Spanish wines and beers served by a knowledgeable staff, there is rarely an empty glass in the house. But it’s what comes out of the kitchen and from behind the bar that brings Añada to life. They take lunch and dinner bookings. Walk-in spots are also available at the bar. The largest table available is for a group of 12 people which is a high table with stools.
10. Robert Burns Hotel Restaurant, Melbourne
Address: 376 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9417 2233
The Robert Burns Hotel is the home of truly traditional Spanish cuisine, with a very Scottish name. It’s clean and slick — like something straight out of Madrid. The focus is on authentic Spanish food and even people, with savvy Spanish staff who are experienced in hospitality and passionate about their culture. If you are looking for Spanish cuisine, then dine in the restaurant, relax in the courtyard, enjoy drinks and tapas in the front bar or the wine room.
That’s it for now — but remember that this list is in no particular order. We’re happy to hear about your experiences at the restaurants on this list, as well as your suggestions about which of your favourite joints you need to see on it! So make sure to comment and rate these places so that we can keep updating the status of the best Spanish restaurants in Melbourne! We’ll make sure to keep the list regularly updated based on the valuable input of our readers.
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