We found this place online. While on a DC getaway trip, we checked it out. Romantic, tasteful, peaceful. Second floor walk-up on a quiet street. Our waitress, Valeria M, was very nice indeed. We absolutely loved everything, which included... PULPO PARILLA ( octopus ), a favorite food of ours - which was phenomenal ! MIXTO CEBICHE ( marinated raw seafood ) - deelish ! and SECO CORDERO ( braised, stewed lamb ) - which was truly excellent ! We're spreading the word among our friends. We will be back. What a discovery !
Yum! Fish with mussels, calamari, cooked perfectly in a spicy creamy sauce. Hubby enjoyed steak with gnocchi. Great service too.
Amazing food. It's a great twist on Peruvian food and I love it. I think they do a great job of balancing and layering the interesting flavors of every dish and I haven't had anything there that I didn't love. Definitely go.
Excelente Comida Peruana, los pisco sour deliciosos!!! Y la chicha morada increible!!! Gracias por todo... 🍾🍷🍷👍❤️
I found the food to be one of the best meals I have had in a long time. I enjoyed the mix of food and spices with the ceviche and the salad I had, not to mention the best pisco drink since I left South America. The atmosphere was very pleasant and catered to fine dining upstairs, a patio, a bar scene downstairs and a private room for a group. Everyone in the party of six raved about their meal so I highly recommend this establishment.
The food was very good, a bit pricey. Our waiter is polite but a bit officious and formal; one does not need to use the third person unless one is with the queen...and, while I am, I hold no such title. 😊 Our order was mishandled in that my entree ended up being sold out. Unfortunately they didn't tell us until the others were ready to serve. To their credit they comp'd it, although they had to be reminded after delivering the bill. It is a pleasant place, the Pisco Sours were good. As was the ceviche and it was a goodly, chunky amount, albeit in a slight bit of a cream sauce; still delicious. The other staff were friendly and gave quite comprehensive descriptions of what they served us.
Great place, las algarrobinas estuvieron deliciosas. I found this place by chance on google maps as I was feeling a little homesick and wanted a little taste of Peru, unfortunately all the Peruvian restaurants in my area close at 10pm. So I hopped in my car and made the 50 or so minutes drive to DC and because I was alone, I only sat at the bar but I took a look around both floors and this restaurant looks absolutely spectacular. Noe is an excellent bartender and I look forward to seeing him again next time which will be very soon. Definitely spreading the word.
Loved the lomo saltado. We also enjoyed the duck cebiche (cooked), the classic cebiche, and the cebiche with fried calamari.
Tasty food and great service. Staff went out of their way to make us feel taken care of. Will go back next time we’re in DC.
Great use of the space, light curtains break up the tables and the noise without feeling closed in. The octopus was prepared well, the seasoning was intense which I enjoy. Service was ridiculously fast and professional.
Elegant, delicious and well served. A gem of a place. Go there, you will be impressed.
Good food, reasonable price for DC, good service and atmosphere.
Cucina peruviana fusion, ci vado sempre quando capito da Washington DC. I titolari sono gentili e disponibili, il servizio è impeccabile e la carta vini è ricca ed invitate per lo standard USA. Il menù varia stagionalmente ma ci sono sempre i classici della cucina latina de Pacifico, ceviche in testa. Merita una visita se siete a DC
We tried various dishes recommended by the server - he was polite, helpful and informative. The food was delicious, the service excellent, we sat outside overlooking the street which added to the atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant.
Excellent food and great friendly service! Really nice clean place with delicious seafood.
This fancy establishment serves Peruvian food, which is a rarity in most American restaurant scenes. I came here for dinner several times, and found the service friendly, if slow. The food here is textured, subtle, and has interesting flavors from the unique ingredients used here. The fish ceviche here is particularly excellent. But some of those flavors are lost in the over-abundant use of salt in the dishes, almost to the point of being Spanish. The restaurant itself is quite elegant, but a tad too dark at dinner time. The desserts are overpriced, and also a bit disappointing, lacking the rich interweaving of flavors the dinner food demonstrates. But for dinner this place isn't bad. Just go easy on the salt, guys.
We went here for lunch to try the ceviches. We chose Mixto and Mochica. To be honest, there was not a big difference in taste between Aji Amarillo y Rocoto in the two marinades, and they could have given us more seafood in both dishes. The ceviche Mixto had only 2 shrimp in it. The ceviche Mochica was a bit more generous with the octopus slices, but both Mixto and Mochica consisted primarily of white fish slices. We liked it better than the ceviche at Pisco y Nazca, but it could be a lot better since it is not difficult at all to get excellent quality fresh fish and seafood in the DC area.
Party of 7 for a birthday party - wonderful venue with table upstairs separated from rest of dinning room by curtains. Wait staff was attentive, but not obtrusive - we enjoyed all the cocktails we had, many with the distinctive pisco flavor. The food was delicious from the yucca fries and various cerviche platters we samples as appetizers to the broad array of entrees covering the gamut of meat, seafood and vegetarian. The restaurant also has a more casual bar on the first floor with an outside patio. Would highly recommend Nazca Mochica whether for snacks and drinks or a full course dinner!