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Mochika Peru Bistro

41 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem (44)
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Serving exquisite Peruvian fare in a warm and welcoming atmosphere is what Mochika Peru Bistro is all about. Fresh flavors crafted with high-quality ingredients make up starters such as the ceviche de corvina, featuring wild-caught Chilean corvina. Popular rice dishes include the arroz con mariscos, with calamari, jumbo shrimp and octopus as well as the scrumptious risotto con champinones, with mushrooms slow cooked in carrot broth, parmigiana cheese and white wine. Lomo saltado, a staple Peruvian beef dish in a tasty melange of seasonings and sauces, is one of Mochika Peru Bistro's specialties.

The tantalizing cuisine served at Mochika Peru Bistro will transport you to an exotic and inviting land. While you're there, try the Peruvian cocktail the pisco sour, which should complement most dishes.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Peruvian, Italian, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:30am-11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(954) 389-8871
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
comfort suites plaza
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Special events & promotions

* Monday: BROADWAY NIGHTS! :2 hour dinner broadway show every monday. Two seating times, first show at 5pm til 7pm, second show at at 8pm til 10pm. Show casing Grammy nominated saxophonist, Leo Casino. Performing hits from the 1930 til present. $30 three course meal with a glass of wine or nonalcoholic beverage.
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JG321 (Miami)
4.0  Dined on September 18, 2015

Would definitely recommend this hidden strip mall gem. Ambiance with the live musician stringing away at his guitar instrumentals and modern hits was great. The food was not only delicious but nicely presented. Their red sangria is a must. I can't wait to return to try their pisco sour. Koodos to chef and servers who were speedy and attentive. My best recommendation is to make sure to set up a reservation so you don't miss out on this place.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
2.0  Dined on September 5, 2015

Other than plate presentation, very poor food quality... Worse peruvian I ever had and at the higher price point in Weston.

maiyasmom (Miami)
5.0  Dined on September 5, 2015

Mochika Peru Bistro was really good! The food, Pico Sours and the service were exceptional! Great ambiance with live music completed our evening. We will definitely be back.

5.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

Found this local gem on web and had to try their fusion Peru/Asian food. I'm no expert on Peruvian cooking but I have my credentials on Asian. Wonderful blend of tastes. Best ceviceh I ever had. Food presentation also gets 5 stars. Nice deco but a little too loud inside. Will be back real soon.

BOBB (Orlando)
3.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

They had live music with a really good singer but the place is too small for the size speakers they had. We could not hear each other talk and had to almost yell to talk to each other.

They did not have Pisco Sour (they ran out of Sour they said...) And the Lomo Saltado I ordered medium-well (tres-cuartos) was almost rare...

Nomar820 (Miami)
4.0  Dined on June 5, 2015

Found it thru Open Table, and what a at surprise.. Everything that a great dinner experience should be.
Ambiance, music, service, presentation, food, all blend to perfection in this neighborhood gem, worth driving to from anywhere in South Florida. The noise level could be too high at moments and the only negative point that I can bring about Mochika. But when the food start coming in, you forget about it.
We will definitely go back again, again and again.

Maggie (Miami)
4.0  Dined on May 30, 2015

The Restaurant felt like South Beach. The food was exquisite and delicious. The live entertainment was very nice and our waitress was very kind and helpful. Very good service. Loved the presentation of food and modern atmosphere. The noise level was quite high so be prepared and the portion of protein in all entrees we ordered were quite small.

vipFoodie (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2015

We're regulars here, love the food and amazing desserts. Everything is always fresh and yummie.
Service is usually great with the 2 ladies that are servers, but we had a new guy waiting on us and I believe he was a bit overwhelmed. Took him a while to greet us, and wasn't very attentive. I'm sure he'll get better with experience.

vipOscarV (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 16, 2015

Food was great. Service was fantastic and the live made for a great date night without the kids

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on April 18, 2015

We go here a few times during the year and have never had a bad dish or service. The food is very good as well as the service . But the ceviche is the best compared to every where else. The Tigers milk, mmm just bring me a bowl and I'll just drink it like a soup. The fish is always fresh. One small negative comment, as per the meat selection, they don't always have them. My husband has asked for a certain dish twice and they said they don't have it. We still go back because we live it. Oh and the owner is very nice too.

George (New England)
5.0  Dined on March 26, 2015

Wonderful gourmet Peruvian restaurant that turns into a live music bar with Salsa dancing. Quite the find.

Babe (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 23, 2015

We tried the ethnic dishes and were not disappointed. The sax player on Monday nights may have had a glorious past, but his performance did not add to the dining experience. If we return, it won't be for the Monday evening entertainment. We would return, however, to sample another of the wonderful Peruvian family dishes.

vipPersimmon (Miami)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

Great food, service and venue with live entertainment that makes dinner a memorable event.

Archangel007 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

We went for Valentine's day dinner out on a double date with my wife and another couple that just started going out. I found the reservation for this restaurant through OpenTable app. The four of us found this restaurant to be amazing. The presentation for all the dishes was great. I recommend Pisco Sour drinks, staple Peruvian liquor. The food was amazing, I had Corvina Ceviche which was perfect. My wife had soup, Chupe de Camarones, while our friends had the special Lomo Saltado with sweet potatoes and his girlfriend had Chaufa de Camarones. The live music helped the night be extra romantic.

We left the place delighted and rather amazed at this neighborhood gem in Weston.

Virneh (Miami)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

We went to Mochika for Valentine's Day dinner and enjoyed it. Since it was Valentine's, they were giving women a complimentary glass of champagne/sparkling wine which was a nice touch, but a little weird to get a glass of champagne and not be able to toast it on Valentine's Day. In my opinion, it is a nice touch, but if you are going to do it, do it well and give both people a glass. The food was good. The ceviche was not the best we've had, but we enjoyed it. The choices on the menu are quite unique - fusion - so, there are a lot of interesting dishes to try. I opted for the Lomo Salteado and it was excellent. The portion size was plentiful without being wasteful. The service was great - very attentive but not overbearing. They had live music which was very good, but way too loud for the size of the place. It's a small, cozy place that could have been very romantic, but the music was so loud that it didn't really allow for much conversation across the table. So, we didn't linger or tried dessert.

vipWilly (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2015

Doesn't get old whatsoever. What a great great restaurant with even better food. A must try.

vipJuan (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2015

Meal was very good, tiraditos were outstanding, service was fast. Server was very attentive and owner or manager came around chrcking to see if the meal was to our liking. Place was super clean also.

Downside, it's very noisy which made it very hard to hold a conversation. Dessert was good but not homemade.

ww29 (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 5, 2015

A modern well lit setting in a strip plaza is not the easiest place to find. My selection of steak was well presented, juicy and delicious. My partner was not quite as impressed with a chicken selection that was dry, tasteless, and overcooked. 'Entertainment' was provided by an older gentleman who sang and played the sax. He may have been good in his day.
The service was excellent.
Give them some time to get it right.

vipFLNetMan62 (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2015

We found this gem of a restaurant on Yelp and Open Table, and decided to give it a try....and had never had peruvian food before. Yes, it is a bit hard to find this restaurant (turn onto Commerce Parkway, then make the left into the Comfort Suites Hotel lot) just behind the main shopping center. Very stylish, modern and sleek inside - we will be back soon.

All we can say is WOW....the staff was great - the waitresses knew the food and were a pleasure to speak with, they never intruded on us. The presentation is as good as the food! And the food - let me say you should bring an appetite, and share with who ever is at your table. We appreciated the pace of the meal and service.

We had both the Ceviche Mixto and Ceviche de Corvina with our friends and the lobster bisque (chupe de Langosta)...I love lobster bisque and this was spiced perfectly, as well as differently, than what I am used to . Loved that they shelled the lobster at the tablet to put in the bisque! Did i mention the portion sizes? 4 of us shared the soup! The Ceviche de Corvina had large pieces of fresh fish, perfectly presented and spiced. The Ceviche Mixto had octopus and other seafood....if you like ceviche you cannot go wrong with either one of these. AGain, the presentation is half the fun - just make sure you have room on the table for the garnishes.

For the meals we each decided to share with our spouses, as the appetizers were very filling. We had the Chaufa de Mixto (they had no skirt steak when we were there)....and it was plated in a chinese style ceramic take out box, with two red chopsticks - what a delight! Our friends had Volcan de Mariscos - this is a meal for two! the plate took up half their side of the table. Again the presentation was fantastic, and it tasted as good as it looked and smelled.

For dessert we had the Suspiro Limeno and Volcan de Chocolat - the only negative was the molten chocolate was not molten....and I am spoiled by my wife's version which is always perfect.

vipOpenMinded (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2015

Food and service absolutely fantastic. An amazing change of pace to the corporate owned franchises like Outback and Carabba's. Unique menu and experience. Went early to catch a movie afterward and nothing was rushed, but still got in and out in under an hour and a half. Ana and Angie took time to explain the wines and made great recommendations. The only regret is we skipped on desert. Next time.