About Us

Restaurant museum, which offers a global discovery of the Peruvian culture.

Located in Toronto’s Little Italy, Mochica restaurant showcases the richness and diversity of Peruvian cuisine from aboriginal specialities to contemporary Peruvian fusion delicacies.

Five sorts of ceviche including pre- and post-Columbian versions as well as a vegan quinoa ceviche detail the culinary history of Peru. Cordon Bleu Chef Martin Oré draws particular inspiration from his ancestral aboriginal Mochica culture. Whether the alpaca burger and cassava fries or the fresh fish and warming meat stews, each dish is infused with the aromas and flavours of ancient and modern Peru.

Cocktails from specially imported Peruvian spirits and wines selected by sommelier and co-owner Claude Pétrin compliment the cuisine.

Mochica restaurant in Toronto is the Oré-Pétrin team’s second restaurant in Canada. Mochica on St. Denis Blvd opened 12 years ago to rave reviews, and the Mochican Palace Hotel and Restaurant in Peru opened in 2013.


  • V.V magazine New Toronto Restaurants: December 2016
  • MONTREAL GAZETTE Toast Peru with a pisco sour
  • The Globe And Mail Peruvian cuisine makes long-awaited invasion of Toronto
  • Post City Toronto First Look: Toronto gets an outpost of Montreal’s Mochica
  • NOW Toronto Fancy some alpaca tartare? Montreal Peruvian spot heads to Little Italy
  • The Star This Peruvian restaurant on College St. uses alpaca meat, which is tender, mild and low in cholesterol
  • Toronto Hispano Mochica Toronto, un restaurante peruano con sabor a patria

Our Team

We are hiring

Martin Ore

Owner & Chef

Drawing on his knowledge of family recipes and the rich culinary history of his native Peru, Cordon Bleu Chef Martin Oré combines fresh Ontario ingredients with authentic Peruvian ones which he imports through a separate business that also imports Peruvian spirits. Twelve years ago he opened his Montreal restaurant on the city’s fashionable St. Denis Blvd and ever since he has been receiving accolades for his cooking from Quebec media. An ambassador for Peruvian cuisine, Oré makes frequent television appearances and has served as chief of gastronomy for Peruvian exhibits at the Musée des Beaux Arts. He has also developed menus for UNESCO’s Year of Quinoa under the direction of former first lady of Peru, Nadine Heredia.

In 2013, Oré opened the Mochican Palace Hotel with its accompanying restaurant, in northern Peru. He likes to decorate his places with reproductions of artifacts from the Mochican culture.

Twelve years after opening his first Canadian restaurant, the chef and his business parter and sommelier Claude Pétrin, have their sights set on Toronto, bringing their brand of the ancient-modern cuisine of Peru to the city.

Claude Pétrin

Co-Owner, Host and sommelier

Passionate about his work, Claude has more than 20 years of experience in management and customer service, bar service and training.

He has been co-owner of the Mañana and Siempre Mañana restaurants in Montreal for 11 years and co-owner of the Mochica Restaurant in montreal since 2004.

He is also co-owner of Wines & Spirits of Peru, a private import agency of wines and Piscos of Peru and sales representative in Canada of the three most important vineyards of Peru: Queirolo, Tacama and Tabernero.

His experience in mixology has earned him the top spot for the best Pisco Sour in Montreal at Restaurant Mochica on the Yelp portal.

His quality in the personalized service to the customers, is well appreciated by the reviews on Tripadvisor.


We are looking for:

Kitchen Helper
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Waiter Part Time
with Smart Server Certificat

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614 College St, Toronto. On M6G 1B4, Canada   view map


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Monday Closed
Tuesday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm