Nazca Mochica

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628 reviews
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Peruvian
Nazca Mochica has been designed to provide both a fine dining and casual experience. At the full service Nazca Restaurant you are invited to encounter Peruvian traditional food, such as causitas, anticuchos, lomo saltado, and seco de cordero.

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.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Specials

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

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1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food! Everything perfect. It is not cheap but it is worth.

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AR
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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V
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautifully served and tasteful dishes (shortribs, grilled octopus!!!!) and delicious cocktails plus good advice from the waiting staff made this dinner an excellent experience

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MS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a Peruvian, I can say this is my favorite Peruvian Restaurant in the area. Thanks!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Ceviche was very good

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k
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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CC
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were visiting DC and looking to try different restaurants. The drinks and food were excellent.

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DL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dining experience! First time and it had a cool ambiance, good food and great service! A wonderful hidden gem in Dupont!

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Z
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great customer friendly service!

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P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service

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BB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super flavorful Peruvian food everyone should try!

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance! Loved it!

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SH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Had the mochica cebiche which was fantastic, and the lomo seco, flavours were unreal!

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MO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ceviche! It’s a very nice restaurant and it never disappoints.

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GW
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food only comment would be that portions are small - and coming from London we are not expecting huge portions! Otherwise very tasty

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MT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy coming here. Apparently I have to say this in 50 characters!

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LM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was great and our server was very nice and genuine. Love the octopus, lomo saltado and fried rice!

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SH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Peruvian cuisine . The staff is helpful and friendly.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Waiter tries to push you to eat faster. Spilled food down my back. Lousy.

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OT
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome. I love the piscos and the lomo saltado! A really great spot that deserves 5 stars.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend for great service, exquisite cuisine, and ambiance!

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AM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredibly tasty and well-seasoned, and the staff were very friendly. Highly recommend!

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L
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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K
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food. They were able to accommodate with my special requests for dessert. I would definitely recommend Nazca.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy I discovered this place. It’s now one of my favorites in DC.

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CE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day and my sister’s birthday

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CI
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Pricing a bit too much for quality and portion of food.

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JA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service in a beautiful space. The ceviche is excellent!

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l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Waitress guided us to order way more food than necessary so it was very expensive and wasteful.

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, prompt friendly service, unique menu. Best pisco sour ever

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D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect evening!

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JG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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W
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and our wait person was very attentive! Very memorable dishes

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MO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and amazing service. I can absorb recommend Nazca Mochica. Great atmosphere too.

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