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.
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!
Thursday, 28 November, 2019
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Are you ready to dance your way into 2020 Peruvian style? Don't know what that means? Come, and find out!
Tuesday, 31 December, 2019
We were not seated until 15 minutes after our scheduled reservation time. Even though our server had only 3 tables, we could not get her attention or any prompt service. For a shared appetizer and basic entrees, it took 75 minutes. Food was fine, but not worth the price.
Great food, great service. Our server was from Peru, authentic.
Super fresh and delicious. Love this place! Will be back soon.
It was great evening. Wonderful staff!
Disappointed that at learning at learning at 4.15 pm on the day of the reservation that we would be on the first floor and not upstairs as requested. Apparently there was a private party booked upstairs. We had never been before and this restaurant was requested by my out of town guests. I had no idea what the space looked like. It seemed to me that they must have known before the day of reservation that we could not be accommodated upstairs.
The food and drinks were good as was the service and luckily no one was at the bar. But we had low stools, no backs, seating for two of us and a banquette seating for the other two. Originally we were going to be six, but I changed it to four as one couple had a bad back problem. Thank goodness or we would have had to leave and find somewhere else. We are all “seniors” and it was not comfortable nor conducive to dining as opposed to just drinks and nibbles. I would hesitate to return.
Food was really good, and the service was great, always waiter checking on us. Will go back soon. Thanks Nazca Mochica.
Fantastic service and awesome food as always!
The gnocchi was immaculate. The service was also amazing.
Although staff was pleasant, the food was luke warm and two requests were ignored. Not major, but wasteful. If asked if you’d like rice and the response is ‘no,’ then don’t bring rice. Responses to questions by the waiter had to be repeated. Perhaps, the restaurant was understaffed that night.
The ceviche had raw onions, which showed me they had not been added during the preparation, but after, making the end result a mediocre one. It also should have been nice and chilled.
Fantastic cebiche - I wish we'd tried them all! I would pass on the ribs and grilled octopus in the future, but the classic chilcanos were delicious.
What a gem! The decor is beautiful - clean lines, interesting wall art and just a lovely vibe. Service was attentive without being intrusive and the food was incredible. Mostly had the ceviches and they were all the perfect balance of salt, acid and fresh seafood. Yum! Go!!
Luv it. Will be back!
The food was amazing. It was just a tiny bit loud there.
Lovely location decor, and highly attentive service, the flavors were wonderful.
Everything was wonderful. I took a chance and it paid off. The owner shared some great information about life, culture and food in Peru and my server was fantastic. I enjoyed Peruvian cocktails, appetizers, enteee and dessert.
Items felt overpriced and I wish i had known that the still water cost extra.
Overall food was good. Skip the Yuquitas a la Huancaina it should not be considered any representation of a true Huancaina it shouldn’t even be an appetizer should be a side and even then it’s not worth it. Ceviches are good as are the Tiradito, Causitas and Short Rib. As for entrees Aji de Gallina was flavorless the Pulpo is a must. Absolutely delicious. The Lomo Saltado was tasty but Seco was mediocre. For vegetarians the Coliflor was good. Had Alfajor and Creme brûlée for dessert and both were delicious. All in all some really good food with a few missteps.
Nazca Mochica is beautifully appointed. The food is good but not great, and there was a bit of a disconnect between the service and the offerings on the menu: questions were half-answered, with neither clear information nor conviction. The flavorful but tough lomo saltado has potential; the high prices will delay the rush back for a second take.
Visiting DC and thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. The food was fresh and very flavorful. Our waiter was friendly and efficient too
The service was so rushed.
The new larger portions were unexpected and great. Everything was delicious as usual. The special fish was a bit hit with everyone. We will be back!
We had a lovely time! The cocktails and meal were delicious. The atmosphere was just right for catching up with old friends!
Food good. VERY loud. Ambiance just average. Website pics deceiving. Meals came before we finished our drinks and before wine. They need to work on their "pacing". Don't think I will go back.
We had a great experience at Nazca Mochica! The staff was friendly and accommodating. Our table on the patio was comfortable, and the food was delicious. We'll definitely be back.
Loved the experience. Food is very good as usual
Wonderful food and great service. My only big complaint was that there were many, many mosquitos in the restaurant that made dinner out of me. I left with more than 15 bites by the end of dinner and was swatting mosquitos away from my dinner date most of the evening.
Great service, highly attentive staff
Wasn’t worth it- the majority of the food was cold . Very disappointed that we paid over $50 a person for a place like this. I will not be returning. The only good thing was the waiter who was sweet and the ceviche dish. The rest was poor and the ambiance on the third floor sucks. The second floor is nice and makes it better.
Consistently superb menu, quality, flavor and pleasant. Re commend always to friends locally and out of town visitors, in particular.
Food was really good but it was cold when they served it. Service was great. Try the coca sour, it’s really good!
It was restaurant week but food was nothing special. Nice atmosphere though.
Went for restaurant week. Food was good. Service could have been better with the addition of more staff
Everything was great but the tuna ( I believe it was can tuna) . Salad part was good. If you want to try something new don’t order the below item.
TUNA NAZCAMOCHICA SALAD (V)
Tuna in olive oil, mixed greens, cherry toma
Delicious Peruvian food! This restaurant is an excellent choice for a date night out; cozy romantic atmosphere paired with delicious food. For a fantastic dinner you will never forget, try the Lomo Salteado and Pescado en Escabeche for the main course and the Alfajores and Suspiro Limeno for dessert.
Nice food, good service.
Food and ambiance is great! Very little food for the price however. Definitely would recommend for a special occasion or drinks.
I had a great shrimp soup which was delicious. The big group we ate with enjoyed everything and the drinks were great too! Definitely will be back.
Food is amazing service was great ! The place has a nice vibe
Portion size small, server didn’t offer rice on the side for the lomo saltado, not the best Peruvian food
Food was good, atmosphere is nice, but the service was so so.