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mo-chica downtown

cincyn Jan 11, 2014 07:09 PM

suggestions or opinions?

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  1. ipsedixit RE: cincyn Jan 11, 2014 09:14 PM

    Overwrought and overpriced.

    Cocktails are pretty interesting, however.

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    1. re: ipsedixit
      linus RE: ipsedixit Jan 11, 2014 09:45 PM

      cocktails interesting for sure. delicious, even.
      food tasty. perhaps a little expensive.
      overwrought only in the volume of the participants.

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        Chandavkl RE: ipsedixit Jan 12, 2014 10:21 PM

        +1. You have to order lots of small plates with not so small prices if you don't want to leave hungry.

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        Johnny L RE: cincyn Jan 11, 2014 10:53 PM

        I'd rather go to Picca.

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        1. re: Johnny L
          chrishei RE: Johnny L Jan 12, 2014 02:03 AM

          Agree. Mo-Chica was the people's champion of Peruvian cuisine back in the Mercado days, but since the move is just a poor man's version of Picca (except it's now similarly priced). I really wish they had kept it simple like before.

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          TailbackU RE: cincyn Jan 12, 2014 10:14 PM

          Just had lunch here last week and was extremely disappointed. Ordered two ceviches and they were both so sour and acidic, almost couldn't eat them. The octopus came out way overcook, overcharred, and oversalted. The quinoa salad was the best thing we had and wasn't even that great. It's almost like they're not tasting the food they're putting out because the seasoning was so off on everything.

          Major skip.

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            AlkieGourmand RE: cincyn Jan 20, 2014 09:50 PM

            I liked the old Mo Chica, but the new one downtown just isn't very good.

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