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Bolivar 462 | Trujillo, Trujillo, Peru
044-293-441
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food and Service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
marliayu7811
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Lima, Peru
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Lima, Peru
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
16 helpful votes 16 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 reviews 3 reviews
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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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A bit overpriced on a lot of items, but I guess you pay for the upscale of the restaurant. main plates are not that big, but overall great tasting

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Gilbert, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were sent to this place on the advice of our hotel, as it was tourist- friendly and very near the Plaza de Armas. After struggling with the Cheesecake Factory- sized menu in Spanish, we were pleased to find that they had an English version. The rate-limiting factor was our ability to choose our meals. Salad was large and wonderful,... More 

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Lima
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I lost a chance while visiting this place and missing Fiesta. Food was average, they didnt have Cuzqueña beer. (THEY OFFERED US PERUVIAN FOOD WITH CORONA). They just don't sell peruvian beer anymore, just Pilsen Trujillo. Huge portions, duck was good but beans where too juicy. Music was too loud. I"ll never return.

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Santiago, Chile
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Trujillo has many good restaurants, this is not one of them. The food is average, it does not have a lot of variety and the place is not spectacular.

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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

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