Food was great. Our waiter
Food was great. Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant is beautuful. Be sure to check out the exotic birds near the entrance.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really enjoyed the experience
I really enjoyed the experience and the service was great.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Group of 7 ladies staying
Group 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.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time in
This 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.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a treat to have dinner
Always 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.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Prawns are fantastic chocolate
The Prawns are fantastic chocolate ganache cake with icecream was a 10! The best I've ever had.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Happy Hour
Happy Hour upstairs at Mozambique is an excellent value: Steak, fish or chicken dinner for $10; Good wine $5 a glass.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
One 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.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our 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.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food; great atmosphere,
Excellent food; great atmosphere, location, entertainment and very friendly service - highly recommend this restuarant.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mothers Day
We 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.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Too tired to drive
Mozambique 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.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
surprising music and menu
I'll be back, I mean my wife and I will be pleased to return. thanks.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, great food.
Great service, great food. Hostess somewhat disorganized or maybe new.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
OC 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!!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I 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 AM
The 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 AM
Fire at restaurant
My 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.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
The 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 AM
A South African co-worker
A 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!
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love Mozambique!
We brought a close friend of ours to Mozambique. She recently visited South Africa and wanted to see how authentic this restaurant was. She was not disappointed. From the South African wines to the amazing foods, we we all very pleased. The service was fantastic as well. We all say you must try the "Malva Pudding" aka Portuguese Hot Butter Pudding. We were told the recipe came from the owner's grandmother. Mmmm......mmmmmm....mmmmmmm!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Food and Great Fun
We were a group of five on a Saturday evening. We had a reservation at 7:00 and our table was ready on time. We enjoyed the fact that our table was in a room that only had 4 other tables, eliminating most of the ambient noise from the rest of the restaurant. The service was good and the waiters were attentive to our requests. All five of us loved the food, its presentation and the portions. The wine list is very good as well.
After dinner we walked to the bar area which had a live band playing cover songs. It was a great atmosphere.
Parking was easy, and the restaurant offers valet parking for $5.
We will definitely go back and we certainly recommend that you go.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great choice
I have never been disappointed by Mozambique...unless of course I wasn't able to get in.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been coming here for the last two years and really enjoy the food, ambiance and the great service. The only thing that is sub par here are the desserts. The bread pudding is always overcooked and dry, the cheesecake was just okay and the chocolate ganache with the poached apricot arrived with a canned peach in place of the poached apricot. They really need to up the quality and taste of the desserts. I would like to say that my steak was outstanding and the lamb curry was also delicious. Our server did a great job and took care of us without hovering. Overall, very good but they really need to look at their desserts and make sure they are better.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place for a reunion
The food was great,the portions were good, we are able to hear each other talk
recommended for groups
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
South African wine !
There is something to say about very rare and limited wines and this place has South African hybrids that are of a different caliber ! The food was good and spiced differently but that's what People are looking for different ! Celebrated a special romantic birthday and will return !
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent foood, Server was attentive and nice, the only negative is the restaurant is under construction but clean. There wasn't any dust but the walls and ceiling were opened up so the ambiance/surroundings were less than great. However, once its done I'm sure it will look great.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a terrific fine sensational they currently are building a third floor which will have the most gorgeous scenic view of the Pacific ocean on Pacific Coast Highway OMG what a fine there is something for everyone from good old macaroni and cheese to a seafood platter for two ribs steaks fish small bites large bites Just a sensational fine would recommend this any time the first floor is tremendous with an outdoor patio music upstairs late night events they have a shuttle service that will take you anywhere you want to go around Laguna so you don't have to drink and drive after eating there just outstanding highly recommend this place.
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed Sunday brunch with a live jazz concert. The keyboard player, Ron Kobayashi, was particularly noteworthy. The construction of the rooftop deck did not interfere with our enjoyment. When that open early this fall, they will have a great view, which i am really looking forward to experiencing.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a wonderful place to enjoy something new. The location is great, staff were friendly, food was delicious. Since we were there early, parking was good. Lot's of construction going on, so we will wait and come back for a visit and see the new place soon. Looks like a great place to be for entertainment with the bar and bandstand set up. Thanks again for a wonderful relaxing fun place to enjoy my family.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surpassed our expectations. Very pleased from start to finish. Would recommend to all my friends!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
The atmosphere was very inviting- soft lighting and interesting décor. My girlfriend had the Chilean Sea Bass and loved it! I had the Seafood Curry and it was excellent. Bryan our server was outstanding- very accommodating and attentive. We will be going back again!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
visited on Thurs night
My review is based on a Thursday night experience. I hear the weekends are livelier with live music. Food is very good with many choices. Décor is unique and impressive.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprisingly different. The
Surprisingly different. The food was a feast for the mouth. Everything was so flavorful. Service was a little slow but it gave us a chance to relax after a week of work.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Across street cater=cornered
Across street cater=cornered from our condo at Laguna Sands. Always dine there when in residence. Food never disappoints. Only trouble this time was difficulty with conversation because the music was too loud.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had a great meal at Mozambique. The African influenced cuisine was filled with new and exciting tastes and combinations. We enjoy food and every dish invited us to experience new tastes. It blended the familiar with the exotic. Our server was expert. Eating at Mozambique was the highlight of our one night in Laguna Beach.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mozambique a fit for every occasion
We had another great dinner at Mozambique followed by a night of great music. This was a business dinner and my guests were pleased with everything. Mozambique is suitable for every occasion from a casual dinner to a group gathering or special occasion.
Some highlights are the melt in your mouth Durban Curry as I don't think you will find it anywhere else in Orange County and the Chilean Sea Bass with Pesto Mashed Potatoes is amazing for the fish lover. Go upstairs to the Shebeen lounge and you'll find a top flight band performing and sounding amazing through the house PA that is suitable for a recording studio.
Having a hotel in Laguna Beach we recommend Mozambique to our guests on a regular basis and their feedback is always positive.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is a dream!!! The location is great, the food is great, the service is great. The 4 gorgeous birds are beautiful!!
Three floors of dining. Live music. Sunday Funday Reggae. Happy Hour 7 days a week. $10 dinner specials. Third story rooftop view of beautiful Laguna Beach. Complimentary shuttle service.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed the Seafood
We went upstairs to have a sunset cocktail, then sat downsairs outside on the romantic patio. We enjoyed the lobster and shrimp preparations with the house made peri sauce, rice, grilled veggies and the fantastic beet salad.
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
I always love this place. The food and service are great. There are not too many choices in OC that have good food at a reasonable price, friendly service and a fun atmosphere with fun music and dancing. Love it!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Take a Date!
Very cool spot in Laguna Beach. Incredible ocean views from the upper terrace!!! A music-lovers place, as well. Food is very good and the service average, but the view is so breath-taking that you probably won't notice anyway. Parking is $6 for valet, but is worth it given the awful parking situation in Laguna. Imaginative menu and pretty good stuff to eat. This is a really fun place to party!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really liked the location
I really liked the location and atmosphere and the food was quite good. The only thing somewhat lacking was the service, but it was more the personality of the waitress than the service that I wasn't crazy about. Overall, a good place!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Night Out
My girlfriends and I came here for dinner and we had a great time. Had great service at the bar. Enjoyed a great dinner drinks and appetizers on the rooftop. And ended the night with a little dancing downstairs. There was a great band (sorry don't remember who it was though). Would love to come back!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
"I love the relaxed feel of this place - fabulous view on the roof-top dining area. I am returning again and definitely would recommend to friends. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Steak
Very informal atmosphere, but food is exceptional and well prepared. Service is brusque but efficient and drinks are also excellent. Got the bone-in steak, was possibly the best cut of beef I ever had, even better than the so-called top steak place chains. Not too salty, perfectly done as ordered, no gristle, ate every bit!
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this place. Food is always
Love this place. Food is always good, and music on the weekends brings out the most interesting people.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, excellent service. Great bar scene above restaurant. I had the Peri Peri prawns.....wood fired taste EXCELLENT sweet and succulant.
Go there and be happy
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for a 50th birthday party. Our waiter was great, made wonderful and insightful recommendations. The food was hot and delicious. They brought a complimentary bread pudding. Would definitely come back!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Happy Hour Menu
I took two friends to visit Laguna Beach and went in to have a beer and early dinner. The Happy Hour menu is pretty extensive. We ordered Salmon and Burger. They were delicious.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and the service were excellent. Overall, a great lunch experience.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM