Sunday, August 1, 2010

Mo Chica 7/31/10

Last night, I had dinner at Mo Chica in South Los Angeles at Mercado La Paloma. With both Mo Chica and Chichen Itza onsite, it's somewhat upsetting when Mercado La Paloma is a ghost-town on a weekend night. Mo Chica is making some of the best Peruvian food in town (Balcones Del Peru is great too), and should be packed every night of the week, considering the quality of the dishes. Seco de cordero (lamb shank) is the knockout dish I've had there, followed closely by the arroz con pollo. Neglected to photograph mains, but here's how we kicked off our meal.
The seabass ceviche.
Salad with poached egg and garlic toast.

Causa (a mashed potato terrine) topped with heirloom tomatoes, a basil sauce, a dollop of mushroom puree, sour cream, and an avocado sauce.

Mo Chica
3655 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 747-2141