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El Mochica

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Bolivar 462 | Trujillo, Trujillo 3001, Peru
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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 5 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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 

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San Dimas, California
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175 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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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Northern California
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337 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

We ate here with our guide and driver while we were visiting sites around Trujillo. I had Papa a la Huancaina, which was good, and Algarrobina, a delicious drink with carob and pisco. The restaurant was quite crowded and seemed to be popular with the locals.

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Melbourne, Australia
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190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We asked our hotel for a recommendation and they recommended El Sombrero. We told them we didn't want a touristy restaurant, but we would like to eat somewhere nice. They recommended El Mochica. From the moment I walked in, I was disappointed. The chairs were cheap plastic garden chairs with satin covers but they were fooling no one. The menu... More 

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Arenzano, Italy
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85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

I'm in Perù for holiday with my girlfriend. Our city guide suggest us this restaurant. It was a very nice choice! Good peruvian food and nice place. The price is not so high, but not so cheap if compared with tipical restaurant. A lot of dishes and good service. Very happy to have made this choice.

Thank Max P
Lima, Peru
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

El Mochica is the right place to have lunch and taste the best cuisine in Trujillo. There are a variety of dishes to choose from, personally I ordered some seafood for me and my son and it didn't take too long to be served. Besides, the waitress was very nice and attentive and made us feel really comfortable. The food... 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, South American
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bolivar 462 | Trujillo, Trujillo 3001, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  La Libertad Region  >  Trujillo
  • Phone Number: 044-293-441

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