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Nazca Mochica Restaurant

1633 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1403
+1 202-733-3170
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cebiche” (24 reviews)
“ceviche” (34 reviews)
“tiramisu” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1633 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1403
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1 - 10 of 111 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant last Friday , service was excellent, food was very yummy, great spices and well cooked. Ordered octopus and it was delicious!! Dessert was so unusual with lovely flavors and textures.. Only small complaint was the size of the appetizers which were...More

Thank DeniseExcell
Robert P, Owner at Nazca Mochica Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're glad you enjoyed our octopus, dessert, and service! Sorry you weren't completely satisfied with our appetizer portions. Overall, we're delighted you had such a fantastic experience, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks, Nazca Mochica

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend, who is from Lima have eaten in all the Peruvian restaurants in the area, Nazca mochica was the last one. Too are surprise from the start with the pisco sours, the short rib anticucho and the yuca, was impressing us, this...More

Thank Tony P
Robert P, Owner at Nazca Mochica Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Tony, we're delighted you enjoyed everything from our pisco sours to our lomo saltado. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience here on TripAdvisor. We can't wait to welcome you back next time! Thanks again, Nazca Mochica

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous Peruvian food, great service and very comfortable atmosphere. Pisco sours were perfect and vegan options impressive. If you are in the Dupont Circle area in DC, this restaurant is a must.

Thank hzconnect
Robert P, Owner at Nazca Mochica Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for recommending our restaurant! We're delighted you enjoyed our vegan options and pisco sours. Hoping to welcome you back for more soon! Thanks again, Nazca Mochica

Reviewed 15 July 2018

Nazca Mochica is a fine Peruvian restaurant in the Dupont Circle area. Excellent cebiches and the potato dishes for which Peru is well known. Try the arroz con mariscos (rice with shell fish), the grilled octopus, or the braised lamb leg. Very attractive restaurant, and...More

Thank Philippa S
Robert P, Owner at Nazca Mochica Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Philippa, we're thrilled you enjoyed everything from the cebiche to our braised lamb leg. Thanks for taking the time to leave your kind review -- we can't wait to welcome you back next time! Thanks, Nazca Mochica

Reviewed 11 July 2018

Nazca Mohica is a great restaurant. The restaurant seems spacious, with thin drapes separating the room into several sections. Our waiter offered suggestions --his favorites-- and he was spot on. Cerbiche Mixto had tender fish and a spicy but not hot sauce. The pescado a...More

Thank Howard105
Robert P, Owner at Nazca Mochica Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

We're glad you enjoyed everything from our cebiche to our tiramisu -- it's fantastic you enjoyed the suggestions your server offered. We hope to welcome you back soon for another delicious meal! Thanks, Nazca Mochica

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Not your traditional Peruvian food; this is Peruvian cuisine. The dishes are elevated and worth the price. The portions are not huge, but are filling. Great ambiance and service.

Thank eljuezcubano
Robert P, Owner at Nazca Mochica Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

We're delighted you enjoyed our Peruvian cuisine, ambiance, and service. Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind review! We look forward to seeing you next time. Thanks again, Nazca Mochica

Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is some of the tastiest Peruvian food I have had in the United States. I lived in Lima, Peru for eight years and fell in love with Peruvian cuisine. Since returning to the U.S., I'm almost always somewhat disappointed when I visit a Peruvian...More

Thank Ron F
Robert P, Owner at Nazca Mochica Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Ron, we're happy you enjoyed our Peruvian cuisine so much! It means a lot to us that our food took you back to the time when you lived in Lima. We're looking forward to the next time you're back in the DC area! Thanks, Nazca...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great menu, food was tasty, service was good! Atmosphere was simple and tasteful. There cheese platters sounded delicious but most of the cheeses weren't pasteurized and I'm pregnant so I had to skip out on it but my husband loved the cheeses that he chose!More

Thank Jordan F
Robert P, Owner at Nazca Mochica Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Jordan, we're delighted your husband liked our cheese platter so much. Also, we're delighted you were able to find other options that didn't interfere with your current dietary restrictions. We hope to welcome you back soon for more tasty food and great service. Thanks, Nazca...More

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

I lived in South America, so I know what a ceviche tastes like prepared by locals, the one I had in DC was amazing, the service is good, I highly recommend this place, muchas graciassssss

Thank Tamara A
Robert P, Owner at Nazca Mochica Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Tamara, it's wonderful our cebiche compares to the cebiche you've had in South America. Also, we're thrilled you had a positive service experience with us. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Nazca Mochica

Reviewed 15 June 2018

Having eaten at restaurants in Peru, I was surprised by the menu at Nazca Mochica. Of course I didn’t expect guinea pig. And they did have ceviche, but they called it cebiche. My husband and I had dishes we had not encountered in Lima. I...More

Thank Ruth G
Robert P, Owner at Nazca Mochica Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Ruth, we put a twist on Peruvian cuisine, however, we offer more of a traditional cuisine, high-end restaurants in Lima sometimes stay away from it. Ají de Gallina is a very traditional Peruvian dish, for instance. We are glad you enjoyed our dishes including our...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1633 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1403
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-733-3170
Description
Nazca Mochica offers contemporary Peruvian cuisine in a full-service setting with cebiche and pisco bars. Eat, drink, and enjoy. Our venue is spread across two floors, where the first features a pisco bar with tapas and cebiche, and out dining room upstairs. Within a modern and stylish decor with a posh and elevated feel, Nazca Mochica offers delicious menu items including our famous Cebiche, which features whitefish, octopus and crispy calamari. Our aim is to take Peruvian food to a whole new level by creating all dishes using traditional Peruvian ingredients. Join us for your night on the town or next meal with friends, family or colleagues. We'll help make you feel at home and a part of this gastro experience of Peru.
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