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About Mozambique Restaurant

Mozambique Steakhouse
Steaks | Seafood | Chicken.

Rooftop Level | The Veranda
Middle level | Shebeen Bar - Shebeen Lounge - Live Music
Private Small Group I The Board Room
Lower level | The Boma Room
"Speakeasy" I The Durban Room

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

Complimentary Shuttle Service within 3 miles of Laguna Beach : 949.715.7777

1740 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, South African, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm
Friday-Saturday 11am-midnight
Sunday 10am-10pm
Breakfast served Saturday 11am-2pm and Sunday 10am-2pm

Cross Street:
Agate St. & South Coast Highway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 715-7777

Website:
http://www.mozambiqueoc.com/

Entertainment:
HAPPY HOUR 5 DAYS A WEEK
Monday-Friday 3:00PM-6PM.

$5 Beers! $6 Wines! Large variety of appetizers, skewers and dinners on happy hour pricing.

MozambiqueLIVE
WEDNESDAYS | BLUES BANDS | 8PM
THURSDAYS | POP I 8PM
FRIDAYS | SATURDAYS
9PM-12AM. Featuring LIVE bands ranging in styles from Classic Rock, Motown, Funk, Coverbands & Rock Alternative. Macy Gray, Kenny Loggins, English Beat, Smashmouth, George Clinton and many others have graced the stage here.

REGGAE SUNDAYS
5PM-10PM. Featuring Caribbean Steel Drums initially, then Roots Reggae bands with authenticity. Bands like these have graced the stage here.
Yellow Man, Wailing Souls, Black Uhuru, Kymani Marley, Lutan Fyah, Tony Rebel, Johnny Clarke, Yami Bolo & Bonnick

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

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.

Public Transit:
Laguna Beach Trolley all weekends and summer weekdays, free transport from all points through Laguna Beach.

Executive Chef:
Braulio Mello

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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Private Dining

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.

Mozambique Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
Scenic View (29)
Good for a Date (26)
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Fun (25)
Live Music (20)
Hot Spot (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Romantic (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Authentic (13)
Casual (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Cozy (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
People Watching (12)
Spicy (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Waterfront (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Business Meals (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Live Sports (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tapas (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Dinner under the stars. The food is unique and quite good. If you can't get a seat on the roof, however, it's likely not worth it because the noise from the bar on the second floor makes it difficult to have a conversation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Our waiter Guy was out of this world, and it was an overall great dining experience. Really enjoyed the food and all of his recommendations, additionally the ambiance and atmosphere was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Spicy, People Watching, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

We love bringing new guests here because they always love it! We had the peri peri chicken which is spicy and tasty with an awesome mango salsa.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 3 days ago

Slow service. Food is overpriced. Sat in area where I faced a wall all night. I’d think for a large party (9 ppl) they would have given us better service & a nicer table.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

A great restaurant that accommodated a large party for my wife's birthday. Wait staff was excellent and very attentive. Cocktails were on point. The food was well described and portioned correctly for the price and tasted awesome. We will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great Restaurant and food is amazing. Especially if you like a little flavor in your food

Tags: Live Sports
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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful place and the prego rolls were amazing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Creative food with South African roots. Excellently spiced. Great wine list. Few people there because a rainy night, but other times they have music. Very large restaurant and bar. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2018

One of the best dining experiences of my life ... very quiet rooftop dining, outstanding food, gave us an exotic feeling. Bravo to the staff for creating such a wonderful way and place for people to go to celebrate each other.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Tapas, Fun
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great happy hour menu. Love their Caesar salad- very light and fresh. All the skewers are good. And the pasta is great as well. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Thanks for a great New Years Eve 2018 celebration!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great restaurant for food and drinks! Awesome entertainment

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

had very nice evening, and The food and service was really good.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were with a group of 8 in town for the Rose Bowl. The food was wonderful and the staff was were phenomenal! Fined for NYE and the meal and ambience were fabulous. We had a quiet, private dining room. Will definitely return if ever in Laguna Beach area and would highly recommend this place.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Diverse menu featuring well-prepared offerings at a lower than expected price point. Service is efficient, thoughtful and attentive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The rooftop patio dining location was wonderful to view the sunset. The Happy Hour menu was very reasonably priced and very tasty. Highly recommend to anyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Always an exceptional experience

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

As always, a great experience a very romantic restaurant . We frequent this place regularly

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Good service. No hummus and chips. Martinis sporadic in appearance. Ate on rooftop area tv loud. Not fancy enough to justify $450 tan for 8 people with TVs playing and music loud. Had romantic memories of eating and drinking there. Lost us as customers though. Best aspect was friendly manager and hard working staff. Food has declined. And those pita chips and hummus always seemed special!

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Was eager to try what was billed as authentic South African food. Surprised to find a dated dining room with 90s music blaring and a menu with unnaturally high prices. No bread offered for the table. Stuffed mushroom appetizer was delicious and it was all downhill from there. Steak was tough to cut and to chew. Other dishes equally underwhelming. There’s a sports bar upstairs — maybe that’s the governing vibe for this place.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We sat on the roof, with a view of the Hills. Heat lamp made it very comfy. Drinks were delivered fast and well-made. Service was excellent. Starters were excellent, fresh oysters and light flaky tasty samosas. Good selection of wines and two Currys, seafood and lamb, demonstrated how skilled the chef(s) were. Dessert, Brownie and Portuguese Pudding, heavenly. Always liked this place and once again it delivered. Say hello to the Tropical Birds downstairs. Perfect setting for 51st Anniversary.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Mozambique was our choice for a Christmas get-together. Because it was a beautiful sunny day, we asked for patio seating and were given the very best corner table! We ordered a seafood salad, huevos rancheros and enchiladas stuffed with scrambled eggs. I noted that the menu stated pinto beans with my order, but was served black beans instead. When I complained, our server tried to change them out, but was told they were out of pinto beans. It was 12:45 and the restaurant was not busy, so they must not have made them. They did offer me a choice of a side as a substitute. I chose fresh fruit. It arrived after I had finished my meal, but it was delicious. Because it was a special occasion we indulged in the chocolate ganache with vanilla ice cream. It was an absolutely perfect end to our meal!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Love this restaurant. Great food at good value and such great decor. One of my favorites!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Live Sports
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Dinner to celebrate my mother in laws birthday. The service is exceptionally good and the ambience is really nice. The entertainer that night was so nice to serenade or sing happy birthday to my mom.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Awesome customer service. The food was absolutely delicious. Everything was flavored. The wine selection was good. It was nice to try some South African Wine.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, People Watching, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Scenic View, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 2, 2017

One of the best to place to eat sea bass
Seriously!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Came to hear jazz as advertised but no one played. Wine list was poor. Wife ordered rib eye rare and it was way over cooked. I ordered a combo plate....my steak was under cooked, the chicken was dry, the shrimp were raw and the sausage was dryer than dirt with no flavor. My wife asked to substitute mash potatoes for veggies and they wouldn't do it. Then their desert menu had coffee drinks, I ordered one with Tia Maria and was told they didn't have any. If that wasn't enough you have to pay to park in there own lot. Dinner and wine for two $275.00 plus parking. The place is a rip off, don't go.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was not great my seafood salad lacked flavor and was way over priced the calamari and lobster was chewy pretty awful

Tags: Romantic, Spicy
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This place was amazing an awesome verity of food! I would definitely go back, live music was great to

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Spicy, Organic, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Enjoyed roof top on beautiful night. Bar below had live music but didn’t disturb us at all on rooftop. All 7 meals were wonderful. Pork chop and seafood curry best meals.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good food, good service
nice jazz playing in the durham room
where we were seated.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We thought the atmosphere, food and service were terrific. Convenient parking was a plus and the parrots made it a special lunch👍

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The borewors (sausage) is hard to overcook because it has so much fat in it (which makes it yummy). But they managed to overcook it and it came out dry and tasteless. Other than that the food is always good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The Chilean Sea Bass was out of this world!! The wedge salad was pretty amazing as well. Since it was our honeymoon dinner, the waiter brought us a complementary dessert. We nearly licked the bowl!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at Mozambique last Sunday night!
Great service! Great food! Fantastic reggae band and a fun and friendly dance crowd. We had an absolute blast!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and service. The filet was so tender and tasty. Very friendly staff
and they picked us up and drove us back to a nearby hotel.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Don't order the oysters...at $3 per they were the size of a teaspoon. Everything else was very good and we had a great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Yummy. Great Mediterranean salad. Also, the appetizer sampler was varied and delicious. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very good food and service

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I LOVE Mozambique!! The food is consistently good, the bands are always entertaining and Sean & Joe (Bartenders) ROCK!! This is my favorite place in town (and I'm a local and have been pretty much everywhere in Laguna)!

I try to always bring my out of town guests here and Mozambique never disappoints!

Thanks Ivan for providing an incredible venue here in town.

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