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Mochica

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Latin, Peruvian
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1469 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (5th and 6th Street)
415-278-0480
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Special occasions
Dinner
Reservations

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  • 26
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Order the Pisco Sour!

Lucky us. Mochica moved to Potrero Hill. Service was great, food was delicious, and the classic Pisco Sour was as good as any I had in Peru.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
Sfmrk
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Lucky us. Mochica moved to Potrero Hill. Service was great, food was delicious, and the classic Pisco Sour was as good as any I had in Peru.

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Fresno
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86 reviews 86 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I've been to Peru. Twice. And while US restaurants don't quite capture the essence of any food eaten in its country of origin, this place comes close. I used to eat here often while I was dating a Peruvian in SF. We went to many Peruvian and Peruvian-Chinese restaurants, but Mochicas was always my go-to. The presentation is beautiful, dishes... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Having just arrived in town we were very lucky to happen upon this lovely restaurant. Having never had Perevian food before we'd don't have a reference point but if this is what it is like then we are impressed! Very tasty, well cooked and a good atmosphere. The cerviche tasting selection and chorizo stuffed calamari were the highlights.

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Piedmont, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Have been exploring Peruvian food lately. This place was the best so far. Delicious beet and corn salad to start; great mixed cerviche, and a lamb shank to die for. The place is a little hard to find and out of the way, but worth it. Small and intimate with very good wine also.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Majority of Peruvian restaurants in SF are good. Get the ceviche, great portion and taste, spicy tho.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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212 reviews 212 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

So our Friday night dining group hopped down to soma for this wonderful find. We started with the beet salad, potatoes and two of the ceviche dishes which were excellent and the portion was generous. Between the fife of us we were able to get the salmon, shredded chicken, lamb shank, beef, and the paella, the were all great. Save... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

We came here on trip advisors recommendation and we were not disappointed. We had 5 tapas like dishes to share between 2 people and they were all delicious, especially the mushroom dish and the spare ribs. The staff were friendly even if they filled our water glass a little too much. Brilliant restaurant. Would definitely recommend a visit regardless of... More 

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Elk Grove, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Not a big fan of the location but the food and service was amazing!!!!! small restaurant so get a reservation. Planning on going there again.

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northern california
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93 reviews 93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Coming from outside the city this place is convenient as it's just a half a block off the highway. It's actually quite near downtown but in a really ugly area. However the dining room is so small they couldn't handle much foot traffic. I'd guess that seating capacity is around 50. The food we tried - including ceviche, a few... More 

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San Francisco
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Mochica is located in a strange part of the city, but don't let that stop you from going there. My husband and I ate here for the second time and decided it is one of our favorite restaurants. The dishes are creatively prepared offering some traditional dishes. I started with their wonderful sangria and my husband (a cabernet lover) had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1469 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107
    (5th and 6th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 415-278-0480

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Latin, Peruvian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?