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The Early Word on Nazca Mochica in Dupont Circle

"The pisco sours are off the hook - my new favorite drink."

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Peruvian restaurant Nazca Mochica opened in Dupont Circle last month. According to Washington City Paper, owners Robert Preston recruited chef Roberto Castre's Latin Bites restaurant in Houston to help them open. They're currently serving ceviche, steamed buns with pork belly, and a few different types of pisco sours.

The upstairs portion of the restaurant will open later this month with a more traditional dinner format. But the restaurant already has 18 Yelp reviews with an impressive overall rating of five stars. Borderstan commenter Peter also says, "It's awesome! I highly recommend!" Read on for the early word on Nazca Mochica:

The On Point Decor News: Facebook user Peter Pizzolongo writes, "Decor is beautiful. (Even the men’s room!) and Facebook user Rich Lewis says "the space is well lighted and pleasantly decorated." Yelper Kay P. says, "the decor and ambiance are on point." [Facebook, Yelp]

The Off the Hook Pisco Sours News: Facebook user Lisa LeBourgeois says, "The pisco sours are off the hook - my new favorite drink." Instagram user @kfarrin writes, "Highly recommend...especially if you like a strong pisco sour." [Facebook, Instagram]

The Delicious Tequenos News: Foursquare user Bob Niemic writes, "Tequenos appetizer is delicious, especially since I love cheese. The sauce is perfect with the great flavor of avocado & just the right touch of gentle spices." [FS]

The Excellent Octopus News: Facebook user Manuel L. Alfaro says the octopus is "excellent" and Yelper Amit T. says it’s "delicious." Yelper Dean H. also says it’s "expertly presented." [Facebook, Yelp]

The Spectacular Ceviche News:  The "cebiche asiatico," which nods to the Asian influence on Peruvian cuisine, is a staff favorite according to Washington City Paper. Yelper Blue B. calls the tuna ceviche "spectacular," and Instagrammer @fruscalleda says the ceviche pescador is to die for. [WCP, Yelp, Instagram]

The Ramen for a Cold Night News: Facebook user Peter Pizzolongo says the ramen is outstanding. Yelper Scott H. writes, "The ramen was the chicken soup you wished someone would make for you on a cold night," and Yelper A M. says it’s simple and good. [Facebook, Yelp]

The Melt in Your Mouth Kobe Beef News: Yelper Michael G. writes, "It was marinated so well and cooked low/slow such that the fat and meat just melt in your mouth." Facebook user Manuel L. Alfaro calls the Kobe beef anticuchos "spectacular," but Yelper Deborah E. was disappointed in the size of the dish. [Yelp, Facebook]

The Traditional Peruvian Dessert News: Although it's not on any of the menus circulating online, Naza Mochica apparently serves suspiro limeño,  which is a type of dulce de leche custards topped with meringue. Facebook user Rich Lewis recommends ordering it,  and Yelper Maria Julia M. also really liked it. [Facebook, Yelp]

Nazca Mochica

1633 P Street Northwest, , DC 20036 (202) 733-3170 Visit Website