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“Excellent little restaurant”
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La Movida
Price range: US$45 - US$45
Cuisines: Portuguese, Spanish
Neighbourhood: Clapham / Battersea 
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Clapham / Battersea 
london
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent little restaurant”
Reviewed 20 September 2011

The food and the service are very good. It's a very cosy little restaurant. I always try to get a quick dinner and end up chatting with Jose, the chef/owner.

  • Visited September 2011
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Top little local restaurant!”
Reviewed 12 June 2011

Good little local restaurant. Not the most perfect tapas in the world but great for a casual bite. If you want top notch tapas head elsewhere. The owner n staff are lovely, helpful and always keen to please. The poor review left by a guy who obviously spends a lot of time in toilets on buses - what does that say?!!

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Thank IanSC
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“La Movida a fantastic local restaurant.”
Reviewed 27 May 2010

Previous and only review . .UTTER ROT! As a Battersea local and frequent flyer all over Spain, I couldn't disagree more. The Chef Jose is Portuguese and cooks Tapas as good as any Spaniard .. probably better. La Movida is an absolute ruby in the rough . .noisy Battersea Park Road and a chilled and friendly bit of Spain awaits. Fantastic Chipirones Fritos, Monkfish and Patatas Bravas . .. faultess.

Ignore Surrey Snob . .support your local Battersea Restauarant, best in Londontown!

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1 Thank Shrop_Lip
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Don't waste your money”
Reviewed 28 February 2010

This is a disgrace in all aspects. The food is supposed to be Spanish but if you go then avoid the paella at all costs. We tried the Merisco Paella (fresh fish and shellfish) and it was served in the pan it was cooked in (no problem there at all) but the contents were pitiful.
Stodgy rice and not the correct paella rice, two large prawns, four medium prawns all with shells on, a few mussels and nothing else.
The owner or chef is not Spanish and the waitresses were Brasilian so what could be expected and the kitchen looks a mess while the toilets are as small as those on buses.
The prices are high for the quality of food served and the wines are not cheap either so be aware and avoid like the plague.

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Thank johnp43
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