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El Mochica

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Peruvian, Pizza
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Bolivar 462 | Trujillo, Trujillo, Peru
044-293-441
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
So good we went back

We were in Trujillo three days and had lunch here twice. Excellent food and dishes from the region, and agreeable staff, too. Recommend trying this restaurant before any other in Trujillo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
AntonH1959
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Lima, Peru
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Fort Worth, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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Lima, Peru
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were in Trujillo three days and had lunch here twice. Excellent food and dishes from the region, and agreeable staff, too. Recommend trying this restaurant before any other in Trujillo.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We ordered two things, an arroz chaufa with mariscos and a ceviche. Both were great and large enough to give us trouble trying to finish them. The ceviche was very very good, better than what I've had in Lima.

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Weston, Florida
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177 reviews 177 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I was invited to this restaurant by a good customer of mine in Trujillo, when we got there I was impressed by the Restaurant decoration and layout. The food was just delicious, even though the restaurant was full the service was very efficient and polite. I cannot comment on the prices since I was invited to eat here but the... More 

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Lima, Peru
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We went to El Mochica by recommendation of our Tour Guide for lunch. The food was great, the Maitre D, Sr. Enrique was very friendly and helpfull, he even organized his Staffs to sing Happy Birthday for me, picture taken and they also served a slice of cake with a candle as a courtesy of the restaurant. It was unforgettable... More 

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were on a trip to South America and on a private tour of this area and our guide said this was the one to eat at; amazingly right on the ocean. We had a very nice salad; I had Chicken tho others in our small group had the Cervecia, which is raw fish in Lime juice and very tasty.... More 

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Boulder
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112 reviews 112 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We found the food at this restaurant to be very ordinary and fairly tasteless compared to most other restaurants we went to on our 2 1/2 weeks in Ecuador and Peru. There must be better restaurants in Trujillo to try. We chose this one due to our guide's recommendation and the fact it was open early. Service was satisfactory but... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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177 reviews 177 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Went here for lunch with our daughter who had been before for a birthday meal previously. Meal was good and staff helpful, we were hoping to see the traditional dancers but they are only there on Fridays and Saturdays apparently.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

many options, good service, your Spanish will come useful when ordering. Do not eat the lettuce , just the cooked vegetables. They do use filtered water for ice,but not all drinks come with it.

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Haifa, Israel
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I ate with my girlfriend, we enjoyed very much and recomend not to miss a chance to eat here. We ordered for an appetizer seafood soup "parihuela",which was delicious and very large portion. The second dish I ordered grilled fish with seafood souse, my girlfriend ordered lomo daltado special that was accurately made and delicious. A bit High prices but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Pizza

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