Mejillones (Mussels with Mojo Verde)

To celebrate MoVida’s delicious new menu, we are giving away an epic dinner for 6 worth $1200

Since opening last year, MoVida has fast become a popular spot for Auckland’s most discerning diners, who love it as much for its spectacular views over the sparkling Waitematā Harbour as for its mouthwatering menu of flavoursome, Spanish-inspired dishes. And now, there’s more reason than ever to park up in one of MoVida’s comfortable booths, with the restaurant having recently revealed a delicious new menu, just in time for the season of long lunches and celebratory dinners.

Left: Cigala (Scampi Crumpet). Right: Massimo Burrata

Filled with fresh, seasonal flavours, local produce and strong flavours perfect for uplifting our spirits in the lead-up to summer, MoVida’s new menu is a feast for all the senses. Some highlights include the Cigala, comprising poached scampi, served with salted egg yolk and finger lime on a house-made crumpet — a distinctly Spanish twist on classic Kiwi fare — as well as the Lengua, seeing small tacos filled with perfectly-charred lamb tongue, talos, cucumber, kohlrabi, crème fraiche and basque tximitxurri.

Left: Lengua (Lambs Tongue Taco)

Those seeking something more substantial will find it in dishes like the Pincho De Pollo, offering a series of barbecued Moorish-spiced chicken thighs with padrón salsa picante, sesame and yoghurt, or the Credo, a seriously standout dish featuring Kurobuta pork scotch (the wagyu of pork, sourced from one of the world’s most prestigious pig breeds) marinated in Adobo spices, grilled over wood and served with grilled stone fruit, shishito and guindilla peppers.

Left: Cerdo (Kurobuta Pork Scotch). Right: Pincho De Pollo (Barbequed Moorish-Spiced Chicken)

Elsewhere, other new additions are perfect for a tasty bite or satiating snack. Dishes like the Mejillones, comprising steamed green lip mussels with mojo verde and the Massimo Buratta with asadillo and roasted capsicum Andalusian salad will hit the perfect note every time. While those craving seafood and seeking something fresh should definitely try the Gambas Ahumadas, which sees house-smoked prawns served with Otago clams and butter beans.

Right: Gambas Ahumadas (Smoked Prawns with Otago Clams)

Further cementing itself as one of our favourite, go-to spots for a flavoursome and fulfilling meal, whatever the occasion, MoVida and its new menu should be firmly on your radar. To celebrate the launch of the eatery’s delicious new offerings, we are giving one lucky Denizen the chance to win an epic dinner experience for six, including Champagne on arrival and wine-pairings with the meal, worth $1,200. You can enter to win via the form below.


Opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday – 12pm – Late


Level 2 Seafarers,
52 Tyler Street,
Auckland CBD


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