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“Now open for Sunday brunch”
Review of Mo-Chica

Mo-Chica
Ranked #3,011 of 10,090 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Grand
Transit: 7th Street Metro Station is a block and a half away with connection to the Red,Purple, Blue and Expo metro lines.
Laguna Niguel, California
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Now open for Sunday brunch”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

This restaurant was written up as excellent by our local paper. We found it very busy so tried again for brunch (new as of November 2012) Wonderful menu. Peruvian flavors were delicious. Particularly good was the crispy pork sandwich with a sauce to die for. For the dieters, a tasty trout with coleslaw. For the gluten-free, quinoa salad. Full bar, great service. Their famous ceviche isn't served on the brunch menu so we'll be back for lunch on a weekday.

  • Visited November 2012
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Durango
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding!!!”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

We stayed downtown, after an Amtrak trip from Seattle and were looking for an ethnic restaurant near the Sheridan. We stumbled across this restaurant while looking for another. The smells were so good that we stopped for lunch. What a lucky break. The food was outstanding with many different flavors. The four of us ate across the menu, enjoying four small plates and sharing five whole meals. (We love our dining!) Everything was delicious and unique. I would highly reccommend this restaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
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Calabasas, California
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Peru se their menu”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Many delights on this menu, alpaca, Amazonian fish, quinoa, and much much more. I wish I had room for more than the 6 plates we ordered for three people. Their drinks, both hard and soft were delightful too. A must go.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Judith P
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Worldwide Wanderer
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food in a noisy space.”
Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

Loved the food and happy to have a Peruvian restaurant on the scene! Did not love the loud noise level in the restaurant which was the only thing that marred the experience.

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california
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
“Downtown Location”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

No longer at Mercado Paloma near USC. Some of the old favorite dishes remain, in smaller portions, and oddly, sometimes without rice (no rice with lomo saltado or aji de gallina?) The best choices here are not typical dishes that you will get in more generous portions elsewhere. . Instead try the unusual or creative takes, such as alpaca and lamb burger, or paiche, or the quinoa risotto. There are lunch specials at $15 which may be the best value. Otherwise it will $30 to $40 for LUNCH per person, and you may still be hungry. The dessert 'sol y sombra' is an example of what the chef does best, a creative spin on mazamorra morada and crema catalana with some kiwicha pop. Bring lots and lots of money if you are hungry, or plan for a second meal afterwards. There are pay valet lots behind 7th Street where the diners for Bottega Louie also park.

  • Visited July 2012
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