Our first stop this dineLA week was Mo-chica, Chef Ricardo Zarate's downtown eatery which was recently relocated from a cafeteria-like space to a beautiful industrial location on 7th, just around the corner from Bottega Louie. We had delicious dinners at Zarate's Picca, and we heard the original Mo-chica menu had been elevated for the new location, so we knew we were in for a treat. Here's what we had:
|Oaxacalifornia Love, made with tequila, mezcal, egg white and pineapple - This is a must-try!|
|Cesarin - Peruvian Ceasar Salad with Huacatay Anchovie Dressing|
|Artichoke with Rocoto Aioli Dipping Sauce|
|Antichuco di Pulpo - Grilled Octopus, Roasted Potatoes and Jalepeno Sauce - Order this! You will not be disappointed.|
|Fresh and Flavorful Albacore Ceviche|
|Roasted Black Cod, Sun-Dried Tomato Stew, Peanuts and Chimichurri |
We've never had cod this tasty. It was buttery and melted in our mouths. This was the winner of the dinner!
|Locro de Quinoa - Quinoa Pumpkin Stew with a fried egg, choclo and a tomato. |
This dish was deliciously rich, but not too heavy.
|Sol y Sombre Creme Brulee and Alfajores - A Dulce de Leche Cookie and a Chocolate Ganache Cookie|
dineLA week runs through July 27, and we highly recommend you visit Mo-chica.