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Top 10 Seafood in SoMa – no.2 – Mochica – US

Top 10 Seafood in SoMa – no.2 – Mochica – US

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Categories: PeruvianSeafood 

937 Harrison St
(between Oak Grove St & 5th St)
San Francisco, CA 94107
Neighborhood: SoMa

(415) 278-0480

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Health Score: 
70 out of 100
Mon, Wed-Thu 5:30 pm – 9 pm

Fri-Sun 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Beer & Wine Only
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Casual, Intimate, Romantic
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About Mochica 
Chef Altamirano opened Mochica in January 2004 and immediately became a sensation with critics and loyal clientele alike. Since that time, crowds have not only flocked to this charming Peruvian eatery in its South-of-Market locale, but have also been smitten by Altamirano’s masterful, beautiful interpretation of Peruvian fusion cuisine. Infused with an overt sense of love and respect for great food, Mochica dishes such as Lomo Saltado, Anticuchos de Pollo, Aji de Gallina and Fried Plantains are presented as proverbial masterpieces at tableside, ensuring your Mochica experience will be a unique one.

From a mouth-watering and much talked-about Sangria to Ceviche, classic Paella perfectly cooked with outstanding seafood flavor and Pulpito a la Parilla – baby octopus – there’s something to satisfy every epicurean fantasy here at Mochica. And the ambiance? If you’re looking for the ultimate laid-back yet romantic-esque vibe in a San Francisco restaurant – one that can act as the perfect backdrop for a date or a more casual one-on-one meeting – look no further.

Join us at our trendy, modern and stylish Peruvian eatery in the midst of one of this city’s most chic districts. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

Menu for Mochica

Tapas – small Plates


Anticuchos De Corazon

Beef heart anticuchos grilled and served with papa & huacatay sauce

  • 12.00


Crispy chicken thigh or calamari marinated in sashimi, lime & mostaza

  • 12.00

Papa A La Huancaina

Warm whole yellow potatoes, aji amarillo-feta cheese sauce, olive & hard boiled egg

  • 8.00


Fried shrimp-mozzarella stuffed wontons served with guacamole & tamarindo sauce

  • 12.00


Tamal filled with pork, salsa criolla & anticucho sauce

  • 9.00

Camarones Carlitos

Tiger shrimp sauteed with pisco, soffrito & tomato sauce served with grilled bread & ocopa

  • 15.00

Pulpito Ala Parilla

Grilled baby octopus, served with purple mashed potato & sarsa

  • 13.00

Caigua Rellena

Peruvian sweet green pepper stuffed with chicken picadillo & queso fundido

  • 12.00

Pastelito Choclo

Peruvian corn cake with potato, soffrito & queso fresco served with salsa blanca & sarsita dchoclo

  • 12.00

Palta Rellena

Avocado stuffed with chicken & ensalada rusa

  • 9.00


White mushrooms sauteed with garlic & soffrito finished with aji amarillo – mustard sauce

  • 8.00

Papita Relllena

Crispy & soft potato ball stuffed with chicken

  • 10.00

Bolitas De Yucca

Crocantes yucca balls stuffed with pork

  • 12.00

Empanada De Carne

With huacatay sauce

  • 8.00

Empanada De Pollo

With aji amarillo sauce

  • 8.00



Aguadito De Pollo

Very classic cilantro-chicken soup with rice, potatoes, peas, carrots & ginger

De Mariscos 12.00

Peruvian Corn Salad

With beets, potatoes, peas, fresh cheese and mild rocoto vinager

  • 8.00

Trucha Ahumada

Smoked trout salad with lettuce, potato, tomates, onions & fresh cheese-oregano dressing

  • 12.00

Cebiches & Tiraditos

peruvian national dish: briefly marinated with lime & peppers (leche de tigre) served with cancha, peruvian corn & camote

Cebiche Tibio De Camarones

Warm cebiche with tiger shrimp braised in a creamy aji amarillo-ginger, beer sauce served with yuca

  • 18.00

Tiradito De Lenguado

Halibut sashimi coated with aji amarillo-ginger sauce & sarsita di choclo

  • 17.00

Chalaca De Pulpo

Baby octupus lightly grilled marinated in rocoto-lime juice with tomatoes, onions, corn & cilantro

  • 14.00

Choritos A La Chalaca

Green lip mussels topped with sarsa chalaca

  • 14.00



Arroz Con Leche

Rice pudding with chicha morada sauce

  • 8.00

Quinoa Flan

With mixed fresh berries

  • 8.00


Peruvian cookies stuff with dulce de leche

  • 7.00

Suspiro A La Limena

Dulce de leche with pisco whipped cream

  • 8.50

What’s Popular Here?


nadine h. I really, really loved Mochica! Food was yummy, ambiance was small and quaint, and we have no… Read more

Palta Rellena

Cony K. My brother took us there for dinner last night. It was very disappointed. We had: – Pulpito Ala… Read more

Pulpito Ala Parilla

E C. The food gets a 4-5, the service gets a 3 and the prices are about 2-3 stars…..I want to give this… 

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