Mochica’s pisco and cebiche bars feature made-to-order cebiche, paired with the Peruvian national spirit, Pisco, in a variety of cocktails, including the famous Pisco Sour. Guests sitting at the cebiche bar will have the opportunity to talk to the chefs and see them crafting a variety of cebiche dishes. Chefs may provide suggestions based on what is in season and to the patrons’ tastes. Mochica will also serve delectable tapas-style Peruvian and other South American dishes.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Have you tasted our Peruvian grandmother's turkey recipe? Then you know there is no better place to be than Nazca Mochica for Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
This place has an amazing twist on Peruvian food. The balance of flavors is done very well and it takes traditional recipes to another level. Service was great and I never felt unattended
Best food! Everything perfect. It is not cheap but it is worth.
We allowed our server to make selections for us. We had two appetizers and two entrees. Everything was delicious, including the cocktails. We are looking forward to returning to this restaurant the next time we are in DC.
We had a great hosts who helped us navigated the menu. there are certain Peruvian wines that he gave us to taste, which I would agree with him, it's not worth trying. Overall good food, good atmosphere, and close to authentic.
Beautifully served and tasteful dishes (shortribs, grilled octopus!!!!) and delicious cocktails plus good advice from the waiting staff made this dinner an excellent experience
As a Peruvian, I can say this is my favorite Peruvian Restaurant in the area. Thanks!
Ceviche was very good
Great service from start to finish and wonderful presentation of the best of Peruvian food with a creative twist. I can completely understand the Michelin recognition. The ceviches are uniformly delicious and alone make a visit worthwhile.
We were visiting DC and looking to try different restaurants. The drinks and food were excellent.
Awesome dining experience! First time and it had a cool ambiance, good food and great service! A wonderful hidden gem in Dupont!
Excellent food and great customer friendly service!
Super flavorful Peruvian food everyone should try!
Excellent food, service and ambiance! Loved it!
Amazing food and service! Had the mochica cebiche which was fantastic, and the lomo seco, flavours were unreal!
Great ceviche! It’s a very nice restaurant and it never disappoints.
Lovely food only comment would be that portions are small - and coming from London we are not expecting huge portions! Otherwise very tasty
I always enjoy coming here. Apparently I have to say this in 50 characters!
All was great and our server was very nice and genuine. Love the octopus, lomo saltado and fried rice!
Authentic Peruvian cuisine . The staff is helpful and friendly.
Waiter tries to push you to eat faster. Spilled food down my back. Lousy.
Always awesome. I love the piscos and the lomo saltado! A really great spot that deserves 5 stars.
Highly recommend for great service, exquisite cuisine, and ambiance!
The food was incredibly tasty and well-seasoned, and the staff were very friendly. Highly recommend!
First rate Peruvian cuisine in a delightful ambience. Full for Mother’s Day resulting in a noisier restaurant than usual but still delightful with lots of choices.
Great service and excellent food. They were able to accommodate with my special requests for dessert. I would definitely recommend Nazca.
Happy I discovered this place. It’s now one of my favorites in DC.
Can’t go wrong with any dishes! We recommended Lomo Saltado to a couple celebrating their 6th wedding anniversary. Can they accommodate large groups? Yes! A friend from a large academic medical center took 30 members to eat there recently. All had a great time
Mother’s Day and my sister’s birthday
One of the best Peruvian restaurants we've ever enjoyed in DC, and there's plenty of competition! We started the evening with Happy Hour at Mochica's on the ground floor. The pisco sours were half price, the ceviche was fresh, and the causitas were cute and delicious (as was my date). We then proceeded up the steps to Nazca where we ordered our main course. The pisco sours at Nazca were double the price than Mochica's, so definitely worth starting early for Happy Hour if you like pisco sours (but you can't bring your drinks upstairs even though it's the same management). The lomo saltado had the most tender meat we've ever tried, even better than restaurants in Lima. The pescado a lo macho had a delicious sauce with calamari and mussels. The price was average for DC, the portions weren't very large, and the entrees didn't come with side dishes, but the service was excellent, the atmosphere exotic, and overall a great experience. Definitely recommend Naxca and Mochica if you like a Peruvian culinary experience.
Pricing a bit too much for quality and portion of food.
Great service in a beautiful space. The ceviche is excellent!
I live in Rockville but my brother and sister in-law were in DC for a conference and we were looking for a restaurant close to their hotel. Our server was great the food was amazing and we all left very satisfied!
Waitress guided us to order way more food than necessary so it was very expensive and wasteful.
We were hesitant when we entered the restaurant at 7 on Saturday night because the place was so empty. So we were pleasantly surprised when all of our food tasted great. Only downside was the portions were small for all of our entrees.
Great food, prompt friendly service, unique menu. Best pisco sour ever
A perfect evening!
The menu is unusual and delicious. It’s a small menu and our server was extremely helpful in explaining all the dishes. We liked the fabric screens that helped block off feeling too close to the walkway and the other tables. Wine list went well with the menu items.
Great food and our wait person was very attentive! Very memorable dishes
Delicious food and amazing service. I can absorb recommend Nazca Mochica. Great atmosphere too.