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El Mochica

Bolivar 462 | Trujillo, Trujillo, Peru
044-293-441
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Ranked #31 of 106 restaurants in Trujillo
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Tacna, Peru
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We were disappointed in this restaurant. Terrible service (our beer took 30 minutes to deliver and beverages and meals came out one dish every ten minutes and the food was cold). Food was good but not great - the tacu tacu (a bean and rice dish) was excellent but the goat it came with was over cooked, the ceviche was... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Great atmosphere! Great service! I had the "caldo de gallina" and the "cabrito". We were the only gringos in there. I think I'll be going back tomorrow :)

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Exceptional Peruvian seafood and others.... vith a Pisco Sour to taste with, this restaurant is almost full at lunch time , that´s a good proof!

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Ottawa, Canada
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170 reviews 170 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Ate here three times. Old, traditional dishes - baby pigeon with noodles doesn`t have much meat but tasty sauce. Same with baby cuy, guinea pig, little meat. Ceviche so so. Eat in back room where they don`t have a TV. Don`t order pisco sour - too salty.

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Los Angeles
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Tried to go to the Huanchaco location to try local Criollo foods like the Monday-only shambar or pasta with pigeon stew. I was told only the Trujillo or Moche locations had it. The menu looks like another clone of all other Huanchaco beach strand restaurants with ceviches and fried things at higher prices. It also shuts down a lot earlier,... More

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Washington DC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We had lunch on a Friday. The restaurant was at full capacity and we were the only tourists. Many of the customers were there to celebrate birthdays, etc. The service was excellent as was the food.

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