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Mo-chica

514 W. 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
213-622-3744
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Photo by Anne Fishbein

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  • Mon-Sat 11:30am-3pm, Mon-Sat 5pm-12am
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
The downtown restaurant feels like a hot spot with design elements meant to conjure and nod to a street stall. In the front room, along one side, hand-scrawled signs are strung up on colorful squares of paper above the glassed-in kitchen; in the back room, the red walls are decorated with artist Kozem's graffiti lettering of the restaurant's name, as well as a streetware-clad alpaca wielding a spray paint can. There's a lot of concrete — the columns, the floors — and it's all very industrial and very, very loud. On the right night, with the right dishes, Mo-Chica is serving up loud, raucous, colorful food in a loud, colorful, raucous room that celebrates Peru, Los Angeles and the exceedingly fun intermingling of the two.

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