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Mozambique Restaurant
Mozambique Restaurant

Mozambique Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mozambiqueoc.com/
  • Phone: (949) 715-7777
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm
    Friday-Saturday 11am-midnight
    Sunday 10am-10pm
    Breakfast served Saturday 11am-2pm and Sunday 10am-2pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, South African, American
  • Executive Chef: Braulio Mello
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can bring a Taste of Mozambique to your business, personal or holiday event.
    Catering menus available, please call event coordinator for details. You can also email us at info@mozambiqueoc.com
  • Private Party Facilities: For large parties and special occasions, we combine ambience, excellent service and elegance to create the perfect setting for your next corporate event, rehearsal dinner and or wedding reception. With our luxurious private and semi private dining rooms, we offer a variety of dining options to accomodate both seated parties and cocktail receptions. We are fully fitted with a state of the art audio/video system, incorporating multi media to your event. For any special occasion, we are also available for an exclusive private buyout. We feature 8 private areas, be sure to check out our rooftop dining on The Veranda.
  • Private Party Contact: Kathy Reck (949) 715-7777
  • Entertainment: HAPPY HOUR - DAILY
    Monday-Friday 3:00PM-6PM.
    Saturday-Sunday 3pm-5pm.
    $4 Beers! $6 Wines! $10 Dinners!

    MozambiqueLIVE
    WEDNESDAYS | BLUES BANDS | 7PM
    THURSDAYS | CARIBBEAN | EINSTEIN | 7PM
    FRIDAYS | SATURDAYS
    9PM-12AM. Featuring LIVE bands ranging in styles from Classic Rock, Motown, Funk, Coverbands & Rock Alternative. George Clinton and Macy Gray have graced the stage here.

    REGGAE SUNDAYS
    5PM-10PM. Featuring Roots Reggae bands with authenticity. Bands like these have graced the stage here.
    Wailing Souls*Black Uhuru*Kymani Marley*Lutan Fyah*Tony Rebel*Johnny Clarke & Yami Bolo.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We cater to Weddings, Birthdays, Reunions and much more, our facility has many private rooms and state of the art audio/video technology.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Agate St. & South Coast Highway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet $6. Onsite Parking with Valet service. MOZAMBIQUE offers a SAFE RIDE:
    A complimentary shuttle service within 3 miles of Laguna Beach. Excellent rates outside radius. CALL 949.715.7777 to reserve.
A word from Mozambique Restaurant
Mozambique Steakhouse
Steaks | Seafood | Chicken.

Rooftop Level | The Veranda
Middle level | Shebeen Bar - Lounge - Live Music
Lower level | Fine Dining

Available for Weddings | Private Events | Corporate | State of the art AV

Complimentary Shuttle Service within 3 miles of Laguna Beach : 949.715.7777
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Three of the four people at our table ordered seafood (tuna, salmon, shrimp) and the other person ordered the lamb chops. We all thought it was great. Our table was available immediately and our server was very attentive. We enjoyed our experience a lot."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Average food though a bit over-priced. Waiter was forgetful and needed better service manners. Ambience inside felt like we were at a theme park. Requested outside when reservation was made then told it was a 90minute wait when I got there?"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Good food! We like the Seafood Curry and the Pork Chop Maputo platter. We like the downstairs dining room - it is quiet and a pleasant place for dinner."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "My husband and I were there for our wedding anniversary with our kids. Our food were ok, but when we got our food, the food server came over and asked us if we ordered garlic fries. If we told him "no" once, he should have asked our waitress to check our food order, but another food server came over and asked us again... we said "no" AGAIN. Our waitress (Erin) did not come over and apologize for interrupting our dining. She came to check on us only once. We go to "Mozambique Peri Peri" at least twice a month and we love the food and workers there. It was our first time at Mozambique Restaurant and we are very sad to have poor experience there."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Maybe it was an exception but the server had no interest in serving us on the patio. Don't know why. Awful choice for taking my gf for her birthday."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We enjoyed a lovely dinner with exceptional service, as we celebrated our anniversary. The ambience was romantic and quiet, as we asked to be seated outdoors. We are plant-based, but the menu contained a variety of options for us to dine on and the staff was more than willing to accommodate our choices. It was a lovely evening and we look forward to returning for a Sunday Brunch, which we have heard so much about."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Loved the rooftop dining, the view is very nice. Our food was good and the portions were very nice size. Our server was very nice and helpful. We will definitely go back and try more dishes when we return to California."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Beautiful views of Pacific Ocean and laguna beach. Food with lots of flavor and spice. Great ambience."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We always have great food. Everything on the menu is great. You can't go wrong with any of their desserts either. The service is always attentive and friendly. Outside of the restaurant, the parting is terrible. There is valet, but I try to avoid valets now since I had a very costly experience with one somewhere else. Never again."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We enjoy dinner on the back patio, with the Durbin and vegetable curry our favorites! Ask for the grilled calamari vs the fried for a tasty starter."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "For the first time we sat in the downstairs dining room and we loved it, it was very romantic with the fireplace and ambiance. The Mediterranean salad was so fresh and even more delicious with the addition of the grilled shrimp. My husband had the ribeye steak which was the absolute best and better than any high end steakhouse."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The peri peri shrimp and whole California lobster were magnificent! The servings were generous and absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Service was fair. Food was average. Calamari appetizer was tough and no one in party of four ate more than one piece except me. Valet parking $6. Really?"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we will definitely be back! Love the variety of food on the menu and that most entrees come in two sizes! The seafood curry was wonderful! The mac & cheese is sinfully delicious! Nice wine list. Service was good! We sat in the lounge area so we could have a view -- a bit loud. If you want something quieter, the main restaurant would be a better choice. Definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "These folks could not have been more accommodating. What a fun evening. Great food and music."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The restaurant is loud and too dark. My filet was cold when served with little flavor although my guests hambuger was good. The service was rushed but friendly. It is not a place I would return to or recommend."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food was fresh and delicious! Our waitress was delightful, and the fresh fish was cooked perfectly! Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We enjoyed this restaurant for a second time on Saturday night. Our meals were delicious, and our service was great. Our only complaint was with the hostesses. When we first arrived they told us we could have a table on the roof top and told us to walk up, then we told there were no tables available up there, so they said to go to the garden patio. The restaurant is so big, that we did not know where we were going. We ended up at the Sheeban Bar area, not really knowing where we were. We felt the hostesses should have done their job, and seated us at a table, not just let us wander around. It was very unprofessional, and not the first impression you want your guests to have. That aside, the service, food and ambiance was fantastic."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I heard they had the top open so I made the reservation. Seems when you make the reservation through Open Table you can't specify roof top. So we had to go up to the rooftop and see the roof top host for a table. Luckily it wasn't too crowded and we were seated right away. Food was good, a bit pricey, and the service was ok. Our server seemed to rather talk to her co-worker than check on her customers. I had to interrupt her twice to get a refill on my drink and to order our entrees. All in all a god place. Great Sunset for the roof top."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We hadn't been to Mozambique in quite a while. We were not disappointed. Got a table rooftop with a great view of the Pacific. Great food, great view. You can't beat that."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Ordered salmon and it was a huge portion. Waitress graciously substituted spinach for the couscous. Our 12 year old devoured a petite filet and mashed potatoes he ordered from the kids menu for a more than reasonable price of $9. Nice selection of cocktails. Ate dinner on the rooftop, whereas we usually dine inside. No June Gloom and nobody at our table got cold. Beautiful evening. Always stop in the courtyard to see what birds are in the cage. Friendly, helpful staff."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food was amazing and the decor was pseudo-Spanish, pseudo-African. It was a nice fusion. The staff was very pleasant and service was great."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This place sucked! Everything is spicy, the prices are ridiculously high. Was told they have no kids menu which is a joke. Servers push alcohol on you as if I were buying a used car. I guess they are taught to be salespeople. They recommend food for you and then push too much food on you. It was a joke."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "They offer shuttle service and it is great. Great place, great service and more."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great patios, just be sure to ask for the top 3rd floor level, or 2nd floor level, the bottom level patio while private kinda missed the point of a beach patio."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We went for our friends 15 year Anniversary, they used to live in Irvine and now live in Ohio. They were married in Laguna Beach and wanted to come back to the area to celebrate. We had 8 people at a table on the upper deck and it was perfect! Kelly was our waitress and she was really great and made us all feel at home. The food was excellent and view was amazing!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Celebrated our daughters college graduation on the rooftop with cocktails. Watched the sunset over Laguna. Then moved to the dining room downstairs for a great dinner. All was fabulous! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We had the seafood curry and peri-peri prawns, both excellent. The seating was fun on the roof, decent view of the ocean across PCH. But then at the stroke of 6:00pm, the busboys took all the umbrellas down leaving us to broil in the sun for an hour as the sun is still high June at that time. Asked the busboy to leave it up and he said no, his manager makes them take down all umbrellas everyday at 6:00. Asked to see the manager, he never came. Cooper was our first waiter and was very good. Kirsten was supposed to take over but never delivered our food, never asked about anything until someone else had helped us, and even came up once and asked, "so how's everything?" With two empty iced tea glasses suiting there. Could be better!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "the roof top seating was the ticket at sunset. the heaters were on, and the laguna skyline was literally picture perfect. drinks were top notch and the food was exceptional with each dish well prepared with great attention to detail. i am not big red meat eater, but my wife's steak was absolutely exceptional. melt in your mouth delicious. Mozambique will not disappoint. enjoy!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Great food great vibe awesome music. Love this spot. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I am a dog lover!!!! Not real enthusiastic about dogs dining on the indoor or outdoor patios!!! I mean really!!! Good food, great location. We came to sit on the new outdoor deck but was too full. Gonna try again for brunch,but no dogs please!!!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This was the 2nd time I have been here and I am absolutely hooked. We ordered the macaroni and cheese, fries, filet mignon, and the flourless cake. The food was incredible, unique, and absolutely delicious. Our waiter Adrian definitely made the experience even better. He was genuinely nice, attentive, hilarious, and all-around awesome. We definitely will request him next time we come. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I made the reservation for 6 a week in advance. 3 days before I added a 7th person thru a phone call. They said no problem. I asked for the upstairs. They said most likely. When we got there I was told that if I wanted upstairs I should have paid a $100 non-refundable table hold. I was also sent back to the middle level. They said I had a table on the bottom floor. Eventually they put us on the mid-level in the corner. The sun was in my daughter's eyes for 45 min. They refused to lower the blind although 4 other windows had blinds lowered. The waitress was totally disconnected. The filets were ordered medium and came back rare. One tasted like propane, neither tasted like any special seasoning. The waitress never came back to check on us."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food marginal, interior dark & heavy. Seems attract loud obnoxious people from inland. Once is enough for me!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "extremely noisy, unable to even have a conversation"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Staff is a bit socially awkward, from the hostess to the bus boys. Food was good, but overpriced for what you get. Location is great, and what made this experience great was the company I was with, not the restaurant. Also, when you want your leftovers to-go, make sure they put everything in the to-go box. It was too late for me when we noticed that the mashed potatoes and veggies (which my boyfriend did not touch during dinner) were not in the box with the steak...I mean come on, really? And they gave me my friend's leftovers, not mine."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We love Mozambique. The food is amazing and the service is excellent. Great choices for kids (pasta and sliders) great choices for vegetarians and excellent meats as well. We all had a great time and a great meal. We love sitting outside. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "WE sat on the rooftop for a delicious breakfast. It was a beautiful day with an incredible view and had great service. Can't beat the atmosphere!!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This was our first time to Mozambique. We went to see the U2 Tribute band, sat in the bar area and had a great time! The food was excellent as well as the service! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I relocated to the US from South Africa 17 years ago and recently moved to Southern California. Drove by Mozambique Restaurant and had to try it. The food was really authentic, I had the Peri-Peri Chicken livers and the Durban Curry, what a blast from the past! I will be back and wold recommend them for those who want to try something a little different or those who are nostalgic like me :)"
    Dined on 4/19/2014