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Mochica

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Peruvian, South American, Latin, Spanish
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1469 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (5th and 6th Street)
415-278-0480
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food, Great Service

It's good peruvian food as you expect with cheerful staff. They've taken a few modern twists here and there, like: dash of cinnamon on top of pisco sour, puff pastry shell for empanadas... I felt all the twists were improvements. Would happily go again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
xiaochi
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's good peruvian food as you expect with cheerful staff. They've taken a few modern twists here and there, like: dash of cinnamon on top of pisco sour, puff pastry shell for empanadas... I felt all the twists were improvements. Would happily go again.

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Paris, France
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We visited this nice little restaurant on the top of potrero hill few days ago. The waiters are very kind and the service is pretty fast. To begin with I recommend to take a cocktail, they are awesome. Then, in the 2 times we went, every meal was tasty and spicy. I think the ceviche and the squids were my... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Just like others, Chez Maman had too long of a wait, and a little farther up the strip on 18th Street was Mochica, a Peruvian restaurant. The lunch menu posted outside looked good, so my husband and I decided to try it. We decided to go with a salad and share a couple of the cebiche dishes. I tried the... More 

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Arusha, Tanzania
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We had a really lovely dinner at Mochica. We did not have a reservation so sat at a long shared table which wasn't a problem as we were early and the place wasn't full. We enjoyed a cocktail and some fruit juice and then had a delightful Calamari Relleno as as starter. The mains were great even if I cannot... More 

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Thirroul
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Joined family and friends for a pre theatre dinner. The staff very helpful in selecting from the menu. Many dishes I had never heard of but managed to select a magnificent pork shoulder dish served with a "to die" for sauce served with asparagus spears and potato. One of our party orders what looked like Mac and Cheese with Shrimp.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We ate a late lunch here that was excellent. We started with Cebiche Mixto and Cebiche Pescado. The fish was fresh and not fishy tasting at all - I am very picky. We ordered the fried chicken sandwich - it was not deep fried, it was pan fried. We also ordered the Lomo Saltado which was fresh and flavorful.

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Thank kimberly t
Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

First time having Peruvian food and we were pleasantly surprised by the myriad of flavours that it offers! Service was fantastic. The waiter explained the dishes to us and helped us in our choices. He was patient as we order a couple of dishes at at time ... The second and third visits were easier as we just ordered our... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

They have a pretty standard Peruvian menu. They have always been pretty easy to get into, even on a Friday evening. Very family-friendly. You will often see bassinet strollers with newborn babies sleeping alongside a table! I have been several times since they opened, and will definitely return. In part, because it is one of the best local restaurants in... More 

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Thank 0slodude
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Traveling to the SF Bay Area with my Peruvian Husband we are always searching for good Peruvian food. On a recent trip, we opted to celebrate a family member's birthday at Mochica Restaurant. It is a short Lyft ride from downtown (about $10.00) and the food is a decent approximation from delicious Peruvian food I have eaten in Peru and... More 

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San Francisco
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Wanted to try something new, Peruvian food at Mochica was amazing. Loved both seafood and meat dishes. Sangria is great, all staff is very friendly and helpful.

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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: Peruvian, South American, Latin, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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