A South African co-workerA South African co-worker had been raving about this restaurant . . . We were celebrating father's day a few days early - a very special occasion - and my foodie family always wants to try what's new/different & super yummy. . . When making the reservation, I was not told about the construction. After a family member let me know that he noticed some construction, I called back and was told that it was almost done and it would not be apparent to diners . . . unfortunately I was apparent to me once I looked up while sitting on the patio . . . I would have liked to known up front and save this restaurant for another special occasion at a later date - since minus the construction, the atmosphere was relaxing and fun. The food was great!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best tasting lamb chops ever!Coming from Scotland we have tasted a lot of fine lamb dishes but the lamb chops here were the best ever! The service was absolutely amazing!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFire at restaurantMy review for Mozambique restaurant was based on my last experience. Unfortunately, our plans were cut short last Saturday when we found that there was a small fire at the restaurant. Lucky that the fire department is located next door to the restaurant. We brought our friends to Mozambique because of the excellent food and service we have received in the past. This place is wonderful, and we will return again.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA mustI have been here every year for the last 7 years before we head to the Newport Beach Jazz Festval. We look forward to it every year.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat eveningThe 4 of us had a fantastic time at this restaurant fantastic food and service. Our waiter was on top if it with knowledge of food and drink.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOC GAL LOVES REGGAE NIGHT!!This is one of the only places in OC to find great entertainment and great food on a Sunday night!! Reggae is always so much fun and normally brings in a nice crowd of all ages. The food is absolutely delicious, and a good price too!! I was getting ready to order the salmon with veggies and cous cous from the regular menu, and my server informed me it was on another menu for only $10! I asked her if it was a smaller portion, and she said no. Well, let me tell you it was a huge portion and it was awesome!! My only complaint is the bar is very small and very tight, and it is not eaxy to dance, but soon there will be a new rooftop level which is under construction!! There will be a gorgeous ocean view and more space as well!!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, great food.Great service, great food. Hostess somewhat disorganized or maybe new.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMsurprising music and menuI'll be back, I mean my wife and I will be pleased to return. thanks.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mothers DayWe had a great Mothers Day dinner this past weekend. Something for everyone. 2 of us are vegetarian and we had plenty of choices while the others enjoyed their steaks. Good kids menu. If you get the option to eat outdoors, do it. We will be back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food; great atmosphere,Excellent food; great atmosphere, location, entertainment and very friendly service - highly recommend this restuarant.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceOur sever was way too loud and hyper and a bit rude. I've been to this restaurant many times and will continue to go but if she is our server again, I'll ask to be moved. She spoiled it for my guests and I.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMToo tired to driveMozambique has a complimentary shuttle within a 3 mile radius. Laguna Beach is beautiful but the traffic is a nightmare. We made the reservation on Open table. We thought about walking...it was only 1.6 miles but we had walked all day. I decided that I wasn't going to get back in the car again until it was time to leave for the airport because traffic is so awful. I called the restaurant and told them I had a reservation at 6pm and if the shuttle could pick me up. The shuttle picked us up at 6pm because of traffic and our waiter had the shuttle waiting for us when we were ready to leave. Just excellent service all around.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite restaurants!We got to the restaurant a couple of hours early. The hostess was very cordial and was willing to seat us. We decided, however, to spend some at the bar for happy hour. I had an excellent martini for only $6; can't beat that! When we were ready for dinner, we were seated next to the fireplace as requested. I ordered my favorite entree, the seafood curry. Delicious! Service from our waiter was outstanding and the service from the hostess was outstanding. My only regret is missing the entertainment for that evening. Overall, I highly recommend this restaurant.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Happy HourHappy Hour upstairs at Mozambique is an excellent value: Steak, fish or chicken dinner for $10; Good wine $5 a glass.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Prawns are fantastic chocolateThe Prawns are fantastic chocolate ganache cake with icecream was a 10! The best I've ever had.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a treat to have dinnerAlways a treat to have dinner at Mozambique! Lovely evening to celebrate a family birthday. Good wine selection from South Africa. The Baramundi fish is delicious and beautifully prepared.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time inThis was our first time in that building since it used to be Tortilla Flats. We always liked the multiple room setup in that building and still do.
We were very pleased that they offer "small-plate" versions of many of their dishes -- great for those with small appetite. The prawn scampi dish was excellent -- loved the special sauce (pere?). Others at my table were also quite happy with what they ordered.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGroup of 7 ladies stayingGroup of 7 ladies staying at a nearby hotel went to celebrate a birthday. We picked Mozambique because it has a unique menu, live music, AND they will give you ride home within a few miles if you've over-imbibed. I like that it's got a great bar, live bands and some social responsibility. Food - mahi-mahi was outstanding. Grilled perfectly with a drizzle of some awesome sauce on it. The calamari peri-peri appetizer was tough - would not order or recommend it. A couple of dinner mates ordered the curry dishes. I tried the Durban Curry (lamb) - very good. Curry and other spices were nicely balanced, nothing overpowered; flavors were melded and complimentary. You can order small size plates which is a great option too. I'd go again.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoyed the experienceI really enjoyed the experience and the service was great.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. Our waiterFood was great. Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant is beautuful. Be sure to check out the exotic birds near the entrance.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMusic in Bar area to loud.Good Food and service. The Music before the show in the bar was aweful and way(ear damaging) too loud!!
I asked the waitress to turn down the music. She said something about the Manager or owner wanted the music that loud.
Do not understand why it needed to be that loud!!
Why did Frank come on so late?4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an amazing experienceWe had an amazing experience at Mozambique! I took my girlfriend for her birthday, and we both loved it!!! She had never been, and not only was the food excellent, but the service was also stellar (unfortunately, I can't recall our server's name)! In addition, we had a deal voucher and for a change, the establishment was helpful and accomodating, as though we were paying full fare for our meal (not the norm). This was very refreshing! I would highly recommend Mozambique and we will be back!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe met our son and his wifeWe met our son and his wife at Mozambique the night we arrive in CA and had a wonderful dinner with a very attentive staff and great food. We plan on returning to Mozambique on our next trip to the area.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the seafood platterWe had the seafood platter which was very good. The lobster was a little "mushy", but over all it was very good.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was esquisite (excellentThe food was esquisite (excellent quality and taste) and service was superb. We had a great time!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great. WeEverything was great. We had a wonderful dinner and the service was great both in the restaurant and the upstairs bar.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSat in a small patio thatSat in a small patio that was quiet, and warm once the heat lamps were turned on.
Your wait staff applied just the right attention. Food was excellent, and your small plates
were perfect for our party.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMService was great, excellentService was great, excellent food and the view from the bar on the second floor was great. I willl definately go back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNot a Bad but Not GreatMahi was excellent, but Meat Platter (chicken & pork chop)was DRY/tough, even though server assured me it would be moist. Nice atmosphere, but a bit loud for casual talking. Medium entree prices ($20-$38). Convenient bar/music upstairs, but TINY space too crowded to get into (not even standing room), so had to dance elsewhere. Would recommend with qualifications. Might return.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM