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Mochica, San Francisco, CA

Mochica

4.6
4.6
1296 Reviews
$31 to $50
Peruvian
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*Our beautiful city of San Francisco gets chilly at night, Do not forget your jacket.
*Due to Limited tables, every table has a time limit of 90 minutes.
*Punctually is important, we will patiently wait 10 minutes past reservation time, then table will be given away.
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San Francisco’s critically acclaimed Mochica is the home of Peruvian Fusion. Long considered one of San Francisco's best kept secrets, Chef Carlos Altamirano prominently features the unmistakable touch of Peru, with the distinct flavors of regional spices in every dish; yet with unexpected and delightful twists.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Breakfast & Lunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 278-0480

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Altamirano

  • Catering

    Please contact Hector Cortes for more details 415-278-0480 or info@mochicasf.com<br />

  • Private party facilities

    40-50 people seated dinner50-100 people for a social gathering featuring passed hours d'oeuvres and cocktailsbusiness lunches we have small private room for your partyPlease contact Marlena Kot for more details 415-278-0480 or info@mochicasf.com

  • Private party contact

    Marlena Kot: (415) 278-0480

  • Neighborhood

    Potrero Hill / Dogpatch

  • Cross street

    Connecticut

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Bus, uber, taxi.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,296 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. NS

    NaomiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and nice patio!! Loved the quinoa crusted prawns and seared ahi -wonderful unique flavors!!! We got stuck in traffic and a half hour late and they still seated us. Would definitely recommend Mochico and come back for a meal.
  2. KB

    KarenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality food , very pricey but worth it Empanadas very small very delicious
  3. LB

    LaurenB

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Good selection of options across seafood and meat. Not great for vegans though.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Felt a little rushed while dining. The ceviche was delicious, as well as the empanadas! Will probably not come again
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food especially the lomo saltado! The arroz con mariscos lacked a little bit of flavor but overall everything was amazing, the staff was very accommodating and attentive, will definitely recommend to friends and family. Don’t forget to start with a pisco sour!!
  6. HG

    HappyGut

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, absolutely delicious. The wait staff was lovely.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pescado a lo macho (seafood bouillabaisse) was absolutely fantastic! Rich flavour and a hearty serving of tender seafood. Excellent food and service with live music on the sidewalk.
  8. RA

    RaffaelA

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and friendly staff.
  9. MS

    MarvinS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! I will definitely come back again!
  10. i

    idontcook

    San Francisco

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My first time eating at Mochica. Friendly and efficient service, and tasty, flavorful, and creative food. Good cocktail options as well. Highly recommend the (not too) spicy pork ribs to start (the portion is enough for two) and any of the empenadas to start. The Peruvian-style roast chicken (crispy skin, moist meat, fantastic flavors) is another "must." The salmon is a good option as well, but suggest you request it medium rare or medium to avoid it being overcooked.
  11. A

    Anon

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Live music was quite loud for anyone dining outside. Very difficult to hold a conversation.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and excellent food. It made for a lovely evening visiting San Francisco. The cherry on top was the live band playing wonderful music on the patio. 5 stars! We’ll be sure to visit again.
  13. DG

    DarG

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    1) we were seated close to the time of our reservation but no table service for over 20 minutes. I got up and asked if we could put in an order for yucca fries until our server could come to us 2) the (very friendly and accommodating) bartender (?) was apologetic and took our dinner order 3) yucca fries were just ok (Limon so much better) but were crispy 4) did not like the spices on the grilled octopus (personal taste) 5) the (3) scallops were so small, not a good value for the price 6) platano maduros were sweet and delicious 7) Chaufa Pork Belly dish was quite bland This was the first time we came and didn't order any cebiches which are usually delicious so we could try other items on the menu. This was a big mistake for us. Chose to recommend but with caveats to stick to chicharrones and cebiches!
  14. N

    Nicolina

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Mochica had some tasty and wonderful cocktails. The food was super flavorful and delicious. There may not have been enough people working because service was super slow. Our waiter was so friendly and kind, but it was hard to get him and order things, because he seemed overly busy.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hector was amazing and made us feel very welcome, throughout the night he came by to check in on us and make recommendations on how to enhance our experience. Every recommendation he made was perfect and made it a Truly unique experience. Our server was amazing as well Johanna/Yohanna? I believe was her name. She was very attentive and welcoming and having Hector (who seemed to be the manager) swing by to check on us was really above and beyond. This place cares about their guests!! Joel the bartender made some amazing drinks and also gave us perfect recommendations based off the preferences we shared about what we like in a cocktail. TOP NOTCH care @ Mochica!! thank you!!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took some friends that were visiting town there and had the most lovely night! The food was delicious, and the service incredibly attentive and friendly. We were celebrating one of our friends got a new job and it was the perfect dinner. Highly recommend the alfajores and churros for dessert.
  17. f

    fiftybrown

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish we had was wonderful
  18. PD

    PickyDiner

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Variety is good, and flavors are good though the ceviche could have used a bit more acid. Noise level is excessive however and you have to shout to be heard.
  19. MS

    MSCF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ceviche and wonderful cocktails. Noise level is very loud though.
  20. A

    Ashishgupta

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    I have extremely fond memories of this place when it was down in SOHO. I had been to the new location once before and was excited to bring my new partner here and we were disappointed. The quality of the food has gone downhill, rhe service was inattentive and the waitress was like a fast food order taker. Our plates were literally thrown down in front of us. I do not recommend
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My wife and I enjoyed the food at Mochica. The staff was very friendly and helpful since my wife had a wheelchair and assisted her. The margarita was delicious and the calamari and salmon we had tasty and was slightly spicy which we enjoyed. The flan for dessert was delicious! We really enjoyed dining there.
  22. F

    Foodforever69

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was so impressed by how fresh everything was at Mochica! All the employees were very friendly and ambiance was great!
  23. RS

    RyanS

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it a lot . Sangy too expensive tho. Should be 9 bucks. 15 is too much for Sangy
  24. RA

    RaffaelA

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food service and location. So worth it.
  25. k

    kathyc

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tapas and sauces were amazing. Will go back soon!!
  26. EW

    EricW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a great time. We invited some friends from across the bay. Everyone left happy. Can't wait to bring some other friends to this place.
  27. MM

    MmMm

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food is very overpriced, especially the tapas
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fantastic, their drink menu is top notch! Our server was quick, polite and very knowledgeable about the food and drinks menu! Their brunch is also fenomenal!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Really unique dishes and flavors all of which came out with an excellent presentation. We ate outside, which was slightly challenging because street is on a hill (my head was well below my wife’s and I was tilting backwards, but the vibe was cool in this Potrero Hill neighborhood.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ask for Marita! She was an amazing server and the food reminded me of being back in my home country of Peru.
  31. SH

    SheriH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a nice meal outside. Cocktails were yummy, food good, staff attentive and live music festive.
  32. L

    Lori

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing - the food, the cocktails, and the service!
  33. B

    Betty

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A nice neighborhood gem. Food was very tasty and service by waitress was excellent. The hostess at the front door was not as great.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really fun time at a great local spot.
  35. CC

    nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnCC

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Awesome place :) parking issue
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Mother’s Day celebration
  37. NR

    NadineR

    Austin

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and interesting drinks. Wish servers had paced out the tapas plates we ordered instead of bringing them all at once.
  38. JL

    JoseL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good spot with great ambiance. Overall good value with attentive service. Nice menu with a variety of traditional and modern dishes with a Peruvian flare. My date and I shared the beet salad, Costillas de res ( short ribs) and arroz con mariscos ( rice with seafood) . All were very good with a nice fusion of flavors. Recommend.
  39. T

    Turtley

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had time for a few drinks and a quick bite before our event at Chase Center. Food & drink were excellent. Will be back hopefully for a more relaxed dinner - unfortunately we did not leave enough time for ourselves to do that this time.
  40. HL

    HeatherL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were amazing and the food was delicious!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mochica using the Order Online button. Mochica also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 278-0480.

Mochica is rated 4.6 stars by 1296 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Mochica

1469 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Connecticut

  • Neighborhood

    Potrero Hill / Dogpatch

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Breakfast & Lunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Bus, uber, taxi.

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Altamirano

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 278-0480

  • Catering

    Please contact Hector Cortes for more details 415-278-0480 or info@mochicasf.com<br />

  • Private party facilities

    40-50 people seated dinner50-100 people for a social gathering featuring passed hours d'oeuvres and cocktailsbusiness lunches we have small private room for your partyPlease contact Marlena Kot for more details 415-278-0480 or info@mochicasf.com

  • Private party contact

    Marlena Kot: (415) 278-0480

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