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El Mochica

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Peruvian, South American
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Bolivar 462 | Trujillo, Trujillo 3001, Peru
044-293-441
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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    Very good
  • 71
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  • 16
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food but...

The food is tasty and well presented, but service was a bit obsequious and pretentious to our taste. And we weren't impressed by the uncomfortable plastic garden chairs which the restaurant had attempted to disguise by putting fancy covers on. Prices were fair, but beware of their attempts to get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Corvell
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Surrey, England
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Surrey, England
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is tasty and well presented, but service was a bit obsequious and pretentious to our taste. And we weren't impressed by the uncomfortable plastic garden chairs which the restaurant had attempted to disguise by putting fancy covers on. Prices were fair, but beware of their attempts to get you to buy the most expensive wines on the menu.... More 

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Thank Corvell
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great selection of soups, seafood and local specialities including Cabrito (goat) and duck with rice at good value. Good location in central Trujillo. Decor is a bit old but service was very friendly and attentive.

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Thank Daniel W
Fairfax County, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we ate there twice. Very good restaurant. the food was also very good. It has a flat screen showing various sports which is distracting.... Within two blocks of Plaza de Armas

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Thank wfharris
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We went there for dinner . When we arrived the first room was empty and we were seated in this empty room. Food was good, fairly basic except the boneless duck that my husband had which was more sophisticated and tasty. We kept seeing people leaving so by curiosity went at the back and noticed there was another room nicer... More 

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Thank Christine L
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by our guide but it fell below expectations - prices are high and the food is at best average

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Thank Margarita G
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant in every trip I've made to Trujillo, you can't go to Trujillo and not eat at this wonderful restaurant, the cuisine is exquisite, good service, good environment, the chicha morada is the best I've tasted anywhere. You have to go and try it once in your lifetime.

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Thank David K
Montreal
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252 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Stopped in here while visiting the "sites" of Trujillo. Was the highlight of our day. Very decent ceviche (we had better in Lima). Delicious shrimps served with outstanding yellow rice (saffron sauce?). Definitely would recommend and we'd return to try other dishes.

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Thank thetraveldoc
Brussels
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650 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This restaurant was suggested to me by the people of the hotel and so I come here to have a dinner. I ordered a couple of dishes which were not extremely good but also not too bad. The prices as expected were a little expensive because it is a touristic restaurant.

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Thank Rosario_it
Quito, Ecuador
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119 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Great local food with great prices . The ceviches and the lamb are the best . Went there 3 times in 6 days!

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Thank PepePitMD
Haifa, Israel
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had an excellent lunch with fresh and very tasty ceviche, good service and prices. The restaurant is very well sited near Plaza de Armas - the central place in Trujillo.

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Thank Florin N

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bolivar 462 | Trujillo, Trujillo 3001, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  La Libertad Region  >  Trujillo
  • Phone Number: 044-293-441

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?