Our lecturer on board the ship highly recommended El Mochica Restaurant, a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas (the main city square) in the center of Trujillo, for their excellent seafood.
We were very surprised upon entering around 2:00 p.m. to find the restaurant nearly full (the Peruvian lunch hour is much later than in the U.S.) with a DJ playing local dance music for the entertainers to perform for more than an hour while we dined at a nearby table.
The prawn salad was as good as it looks! We loved the addition of the Peruvian potatoes and the avocado.
The rice had crab, along with clams, mussels, shrimp, and the ubiquitous octopus.
Yes, a simple dish and about as boring as it looks. Very good French fries and the salad was a good addition (we found that not many restaurants in South America plate entrees with vegetables, which we really miss in our travels).
This was another good seafood dish featuring local ingredients.