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El Mochica

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Peruvian, Pizza, South American
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Bolivar 462 | Trujillo, Trujillo 3001, Peru
044-293-441
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  • 53
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent local food

Have been at the Mochica in Trujillo on various occasions and was never disappointed. Excellent variety of tasty Peruvian food. Service can be a little slow if you come with more than 4 people, but ok.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Have been at the Mochica in Trujillo on various occasions and was never disappointed. Excellent variety of tasty Peruvian food. Service can be a little slow if you come with more than 4 people, but ok.

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Hoeilaart
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This inch during a its tour around Lima, was good. My Cabrita a nuestra estilo ( goat a la maison) was very nice. Some tranches of tender goat leg, accompanied with white beans and dry white rice. Very nice. The rice with fish and shellfish, pleased my wife a lot. So a nice lunch in a nice restaurant.

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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a well known restaurant in Trujillo frequented by large groups of locals and tourists alike. We ordered some of the mixed dishes with various portions of different foods, one of which was fried meat. This fried meat had little spots on it which seemed a clear indication of the meat being infected with a parasite. When we told... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had lunch here following a morning of tourist activity at the Temple of the Moon, so we were somewhat tired and thirsty. The service was outstanding and so was the food, which consisted of flounder ceviche and creole soup. The restaurant may look like a wedding reception location, but don't be deterred by its balloons at the front or... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

it was clean, confortable and spacious, pleasent and relaxed atmosphere. Great peruvian food. We were seated inmediatediately and staff was very polite. We will come again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Went for brunch with friends from Trujillo to celebrate Mother's Day. We were seated quickly by polite and helpful staff. The restaurant has an excellent range of food including many based on sea food and "typical" dishes from North Peru. Our meals were excellent and the sea food tasted delicious. The prices were very reasonable. El Mochica is located only... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

El Mochica has always been great for local Northern Peruvian food. Recently the restaurant has been renovated, and is even more spacey. The food is still excellent fare. Very popular with Trujillanos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were seated immediately and provided with excellent service and good food. Nice and airy dining area, and nice wi-fi. Reasonable prices for the meal, and pleasant atmosphere make this one a good choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Called a tourist restaurant because so many eat there. Outstanding sea food dishes and lots of Northern Peru selections Love the desert cart. If you are there on Monday enjoy the Shambar. Prices are not bad for a Tourist Place!

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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, Pizza, South American

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