Mo-chica

Row 1

Details
514 W 7th St (at Grand Ave)
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 622-3744
Peruvian, Latin American, South American
$ $ $
Hours
Mon: 11:30 AM–2:30 PM Tue–Sat: 5:30 AM–11:00 PM Sun: 10:30 AM–2:30 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • If you want a pisco sour, you're in the right place: The foamy, tart, lightly bitter version of the Peruvian national cocktail flows like water.
  • Food & Wine's Best New Chef 2011 award winner Ricardo Zarate crafts modern Peruvian plates out of a no frills casual market stall in downtown's Mercado La Paloma. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!
  • Mo-Chica is serving up loud, raucous, colorful food in a loud, colorful, raucous room that celebrates Peru, LA & the fun intermingling of the two! Featured at PLATE - LA Weekly's Food Event 3/3/13!
  • Featured at LA Weekly's First Annual Tacolandia along with Zarate's sister restaurants Paiche and Picca serving delicious Tacos con chicharron de chancho!
  • Come to sample Mo-Chica and others at this years Gold Standard on 3/6/11! http://bit.ly/iaPthT
  • Address on here needs to be updated. They have moved.
  • Amazing $15 lunch special: Choice of about 10 entrees w/ 2 sides and dessert. Drinks different & strong. If I worked in downtown, I'd be a regular.
  • Get the Quinotto and Aji de Gallina.
  • Fave dish: Seco de Cordero / braised Lamb Shank! (and its also the Kitchen Ninja's who normally doesn't like Lamb dishes too!!)
  • Best ceviche in the known universe.
  • Eat the alpaca
  • Anything ceviche Chef Ricardo makes will knock your socks off, so get it. Tried the Chica Morada drink and it's pretty good - almost like a corn-y jamaica drink.
  • Heard the Alpaca/lamb burger was "a bit gamey" so we went for the alpaca stew. Delicious! It's noodles sitting in stew with fried egg on top.
  • Order the Quinotto: Quinoa Risotto w Mushrooms.... So good!
  • Dont miss the ceviche, a bracing, burning dish packed with halibut, prawns, scallops and squid:
  • They do Aji de Gallina the right way here. Lomo saltado + ceviche are also amazing.
  • I love the Japanese grandma
  • Oxtail Risotto!
  • We all know the ceviche is to die for, but try not to forget about the mouth-watering oxtail risotto.