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El Mochica

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Bolivar 462 | Trujillo, Trujillo 3001, Peru
+51 44 293441
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Cusco, Peru
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant has a great variety of Peruvian dishes. We went there twice during our stay and had great service. My daughter at the ceviche and thought it was fantastic. My husband had the cabrito and loved it. Another daughter had aji de gallina. The portions tend to be big, so be aware when ordering for children. Everyone in our... More 

Thank Rose R
Brasilia, DF
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

We decide to go to restaurant mochica, was very good! Seco de Cabrito without bones, excellent. Piqueo Mochica very god! And also you will see local dancing like marinera etc!! Almost forget ask for picarones, those are very tasty! Very good place

Thank acastillov
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to this restaurant as part of a tour group. It took 15 minutes before a waiter came to our table, and he only took orders from half the group. Our guide had to talk to the waiters, and another 10 minutes went by before a waiter took our order. To top it off, they forgot... More 

Thank Ahmad H
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I've stayed in Trujillo for a few hours after a seminar and they insisted we go to this place for an afternoon meal. The food was superb! It's a nice place in front of the beach, with an internal pool 😗. The food was something else. You can feel it was cooked just for you. The prices are quite accesible.... More 

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Chico, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Food is decent, but very poor service. I will give 0-1 point for service. The restaurant was not busy at the time of my visit. There was a waitress, that absolutely ruined my impression for El Mochica. I had to asked for the English menu three times. In my second request, she merely responded that "someone else will help". But... More 

Thank E S
Sonoma County, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

According to our concierge, taxi driver, and tour guide, this is supposed to be THE place to go in Trujillo. Really?! We went there 3 times and always left baffled. Our orders were delivered 10 minutes apart each time. While the main course arrived hot, everything else on the plate was lukewarm at best. The menu is overly ambitious -... More 

Thank foxfirered
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

The main menu is in Spanish. The English menu does not have prices and does not precisely correspond with the Spanish menu. A young waiter had fairly good English, but other older waiters did not. This made ordering a bit of an adventure. Ask for suggestions about availability of finer wines than are on the menu. We enjoyed a Cadus... More 

Thank Eric B
Bay Shore, New York
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

So, there are several Mochica's around Trujillo and the food is good...not great, but a very solid "good". The atmosphere is a little like a catering hall with a little more ambiance if that makes sense. The three stars are due to poor service for the most part (and misleading photos on the menu...not too surprised there). Our drinks, which... More 

Thank Adam A
Greenville, South Carolina
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

About 15 of us went here for lunch after visiting some ruins. The space is huge, seems they would host parties and weddings so this would be a great choice for a large group (may want to call ahead so they can have enough staff if you're taking a upload). My arroz con mariscos was delicious. Someone else in the... More 

Thank Ashleigh H
San Dimas, California
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183 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

We dined here 3 times because it was that good!! We were staying at the Hotel Libertador, and it was an easy few blocks away. Their "Cabrito" (baby goat) dish is spectacular. So tasty!! They seem to always have their "Pisco Sours" at 2X1, so of course we had them every time and they were probably one of the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bolivar 462 | Trujillo, Trujillo 3001, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  La Libertad Region  >  Trujillo
  • Phone Number: +51 44 293441

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