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Peruvian Restaurant$$
Today 11:30AM–11PM
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514 W 7th St Los Angeles, CA 90014
514 West 7th StreetUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90014
$$Peruvian Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
Peruvian Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
South American Restaurant
Today 11:30AM–11PM
Saturday 11:30AM–11PMSunday 11:30AM–10PMMonday 11:30AM–10PMTuesday 11:30AM–10PMWednesday 11:30AM–10PMThursday 11:30AM–10PMFriday 11:30AM–11PM
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Contemporary Peruvian comfort food & cocktails in a vibrant industrial space with rustic accents.- Google
"Spicy chicken wings - these were super salty and not spicy at all!"
"The seabass tiradito sauce was SUPER sour and the octopus was SUPER smokey."
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John Wie
a year ago
Mo-Chica has become one of my favorite Peruvian tapas restaurants in LA. You'll be expecting around $10+ per dish although you'll be looking to order 2-3 tapas per person. One of the interesting aspects is the number of ceviche items here that you can get like a lobster ceviche. It's a bit small but the taste is unique. The seafood paella was superb with fresh seafood and the carapulcra which is a stew with pork belly that melts right in your mouth. Don't forget dessert too with the Alfajores - small cookies that pack quite a powerful amount of flavor. Parking-wise, expect the same rules for all Downtown LA establishments here in which you'll have to find a parking lot or the very limited street parking (or the pricy valet). The atmosphere is relaxing with a lot of red. The service is great with constant water checks.
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Yenny Du
a year ago
YUM! I've been wanting to try Mo-Chica for a while and so has my sister, so we came here on a Sunday around 3:30pm after watching a musical at the Pantages. They have weekend happy hour YAY! FOOD: - ceviche mixto (HH) - HH portions are about half sized. This was super fresh and limey - loved it! - spicy chicken wings - these were super salty and not spicy at all! The dipping sauce it came with helped tone down the sodium level - lomo saltado - I don't eat beef, so I only tried the french fry, which was crisp yet super creamy inside. My sister really enjoyed this dish! Comes with a bowl of rice. - alpaca stew - I was super curious about this and when I asked our server, James about it, he recommended it. SUPER DELICIOUS. Handmade tagliatelle, the alpaca is super flavorful and tender, and that fried egg on top - YUMMYYY - portobello a lo pobre - another yummy dish!! The rice was risotto-like, the plaintain was perfect! The portobello slices were a bit charred and another perfect fried egg on top. The entree dishes were huge portions!! Greatly appreciated :) SERVICE: Excellent. Greeted and seated right away, and James, our server, was super friendly, checked on us and was knowledgeable about the menu. He was also super cute! :D Food came out quickly, waters refilled often! VENUE/PARKING: Small restaurant but super cute! Restrooms are single stall per gender and behind the curtain thing. We took the Metro here, but street parking is the key. Would definitely come back!
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Mickey Tran
a year ago
We came here for my wife's birthday with a party of 10 and nobody can comment on the food because the only thing we remember is the general manager Umut Kisa. berating my wife. She felt that the food was coming out too slowly and expressed that, and asked if we can cancel the rest or our order. I don't need to go through a blow-by-blow account because the only thing you need to know is that Umut's attitude was aggressive, antagonistic, and just down right douchey. Regardless of how the customer acts, there's no reason for ANY restaurant staff to get in the face of a woman, name drop Mastro as his previous job, and ruin her birthday. Where did this guy get his restaurant training? Amy's Baking Co. in Scottsdale? Kudos to the rest of the staff for apologizing profusely for Umut's behavior. Chef Zarate seems like a great guy by all accounts and I was planning to check out Paiche and Picca as well, but there's no way on God's green earth that I'm contributing a single penny to Umut's income. And neither will any of the other 9 people, who are all big foodies and are influencers with their friends when it comes to local restaurants.
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Dominique Fry
a year ago
Cocktails were excellent. Beterraga salad was good and the ceviche delicious. We ordered braised lamb shank (I believe it was a special) and got returned to the kitchen. It was chewy and impossible to eat. The server was as understanding and polite as expected. They replaced it with a new and much tender order. Overall a good experience but I/m not eager to go back.
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Shagane Barsegian Launey
a year ago
The deco and vibe are not bad. Same for ceviche. Quinoa salad tastes premade. My daughter's lemonde was made at the bar with syrups. $17 paella was a stash of rice that was not tasty and did not have any sea food in it besides squid.
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Vivian Lin
a year ago
very tasty food, but there was no red sangria on the night we came (i dont like white sangria) and also no music at all! it was awkwardly quiet the whole time we ate. we got two apps and two entrees, which was just enough food. the seabass tiradito sauce was SUPER sour and the octopus was SUPER smokey. my favorite was the loma soltato sauce. nice and salty. we even asked for extra bread to soak it all up. the special cocaktail of the day with rum and pear was just ok.
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Marissa McMillion
a year ago
Love this place! Fave dish-Lomo Saltado. Used to frequent them often when they were in the Mercado, wish they would bring back their signature soups-they were life-changing. Staff is always friendly and willing to accomodate you with any request. The Cocktails are very well made.
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Christine Tran
a year ago
My cousin and I dropped in for dinner a couple weeks ago after hearing so much about Mo-Chica. The setting of the restaurant is pretty nice. I like the red lighting and dark wooden communal tables, and the location is great too. The food, however, was a disappointment. We had the Lomo Saltado and the Colita De Rez. The Lomo Saltado was a bit too salty and the fries that came with it was a little undercooked. The Colita De Rez is an oxtail dish cooked with some sort of wheat grains and potatoes that was horrible. The oxtail was so tough making it difficult to cut the meat off the bone. I really expected for the meat to be tender and easily be cut. Service was good though.
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