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514 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014-2502 (Grand)
+1 213-747-2141
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Tue 11:30 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Mo-chica has great peruvian inspired dishes and the best drink choices on 7th Street in Los Angeles. Been therem any times alone or with friends. The ceviche is off the hook.

Thank Frank H
Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

I have been to several Peruvian restaurants and this one was ok. We before the downtown art walk one night. Could have been that the restaurant was slammed. Had drinks, appetizer, dinner and dessert. I think the appetizer was the only thing that stood out.

Thank philetos
Los Angeles
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177 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

My wife has allergies to a lot of spices, and soy, and eggplant, etc. so we avoid places where we can't easily identify everything, so while I have lived a couple of blocks away for a couple of years, we have not gone here, especially with all the other great choices nearby. But, I had a friend visiting and my... More 

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Long Beach, California
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305 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2014

Armed with a $50 gift certificate and the travel experience to Cusco, my husband and I were hoping to enjoy great Peruvian cuisine in LA. We arrived on a Friday night at around 5PM and found metered parking across the street at $6 an hour! Sandwiched between several other high-end restaurants, we entered to find that we were the only... More 

Thank sherrieseg
british columbia
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

Wine: limited list Food: mediocre Service: alright Ambiance: relaxed I was looking forward to the ceviche at Mo-Chico. Ordered the mixed and I was a bit disappointed. Was hoping for more flavour. The salted lomo didn't have a lot of meat and didn't have the Yum factor I was looking for.

Thank russiantwin
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2014

We arrived without a reservation mid- week and had no trouble getting a table. Service was friendly, menu interesting- choice of cerviches , grilled artichoke, alpaca etc. enjoyed our food, but do suggest they ease up on the salt especially in the chicken aji. Loved the summer parfait, coconut mousse is delicious!

Thank Lyndalew
San Francisco, California
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177 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014 via mobile

Mo-Chica offers an urban vibe with friendly staff, and an Asian-influenced Peruvian cuisine that is served tapas-style. We enjoyed the ceviche mixta and the arroz con pollo. But for us, the chopped salad was uninspiring, and it was topped with lots of blue cheese dressing. I would not recommend the Peruvian beer, which is the only type they serve. But... More 

Thank casaros
San Diego, California
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014

We dined here last weekend for our second time. The service is very attentive and personal with delicious tapas for sharing. We asked for bread to sop up the delicious sauce & it came to us toasted, nice extra touch! Wish we lived closer. Also the coffee was so good.

Thank Travelingnurse055
Houston, Texas
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162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

I hate the idea of tapas having to buy several plates and share with others but this experience wasn't horrible. Id rather order my own dinner portion then have the option to share if I want but let's continue the review. The pisco sour was not that great. I'd say skip it at this restaurant and try it some place... More 

Thank UHcougarBdaygirl
Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Good food, good service. Each dish was excellent. My favorite was an absolutely succulent beef cheek dish - gorgeous

Thank T F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014-2502
  • Public Transportation: 7th Street Metro Station is a block and a half away with connection to the Red,Purple, Blue and Expo metro lines.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-747-2141

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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