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El Mochica

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Bolivar 462 | Trujillo, Trujillo 3001, Peru
+51 44 293441
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Put a deposit down of 400 soles for an afternoon tea for 25 persons. due to floods and rain the Restaurant gave us a choose to "Cancel or Postpone" as it was a birthday we decided to cancel. I went back after the floods to get my money back and was told that wasn't their policy, they never give money... More 

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washington
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Our waiter was very nice. When we first came in the Maiter de tried to seat us in an area that was not air conditioned and when I complained he moved us. The selection of food is great, with lots of meat and chicken but most things fried. We chose a fish and it was the only fish of, maybe,... More 

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Lima, Peru
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131 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I had heard good comments about this but it was nothing like I expected. The only remarkable thing was that the attention was very quickly. They served what we ordered within 20 minutes. Unfortunately the food was too spicy (I am used to eat hot peppers) I asked for a seafood risotto. My friend asked for arroz con pato and... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 

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Brasilia, DF
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 January 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

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 December 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 

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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 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
Reviewed 24 October 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 

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Sonoma County, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 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 

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Thank foxfirered
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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?