Mozambique Restaurant

4.5
1471 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steak
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
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, South African, American
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm
Friday-Saturday 11am-midnight
Sunday 10am-10pm
Breakfast served Saturday 11am-2pm and Sunday 10am-2pm
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Phone number
(949) 715-7777
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Braulio Mello
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Agate St. & South Coast Highway
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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.
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Public transit
Laguna Beach Trolley all weekends and summer weekdays, free transport from all points through Laguna Beach.
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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
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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.
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

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.

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What 1471 People Are Saying
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Orange County
291 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We haven’t been here in awhile and they have expanded the happy hour menu. One guest had the penne pasta which was very good. I had the peri peri chicken which was delicious. And there were no complaints at all about the great fried calamari. Can’t wait to return.

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SA
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here to celebrate our belated birthdays with my cousin. I made the reservation through OpenTable. As soon as we got there, everyone knew what we were there for and treated us accordingly. I did not catch his name but our server was kind, attentive and wonderful. Will be back for sure!

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j
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Repeat customer everything was great except they sat a very large and loud party just next to us who seemed to not be able to handle their alcohol and were very loud and obnoxious ..

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RK
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing!!! Steak cooked to perfection.
Waitress could not have been more helpful and attentive. All requests dealt with with a smile.
Can’t wait to go back.

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PM
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early and lingered over a glass of wine and a cheese plate. The service was patient and friendly. Prawns for dinner were huge and delicious! Look forward to returning soon.

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YM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, sat at the rooftop veranda. Service was good and the food was a little pricey but good.

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i
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a beautiful view at a great prices. Always an excellent meal here.

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CF
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love Mozambique Restaurant, great venue including a rooftop deck, good food, always great live bands any day of the week! I'm a big fan of the Calamari with Sweet Potatoe Fries and their Mac & Cheese believe it or not!!!

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MN
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience in the patio area for a party of 6 with the heaters by our sides. We will definitely be back!

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PL
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Restaurant. Enjoyed the food and live music. The Sea Bass was delicious. The service was excellent too. I had a great birthday celebration. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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TG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went with a friend and had the rooftop dining experience. Perfect weather, view.... Cocktail was crafted well. Oysters were "from Baja and medium sized" (all the server knew) but were excellent and well presented. Ribeye was cooked appropriate to my preference (mid-rare) and food was delivered in due course. Hess Cab was as promised. Very good meal/experience.

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k
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, they did everything to make us feel at home. Food is great, must try the peri peri prawns.

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S
Orange County
292 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour menu is great. We loved the penne pasta and also had the Caesar salad from the regular menu. Will definitely be back!

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CC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

The waitress was very upset and looked like she was having a bad day. I manage 100 sales people in a retail store that is the biggest furniture store in the Western Hemisphere,, I would never have one of my employees treat anyone the way I was treated that day. Very disappointed based on price point, I hope her life gets better or she finds a better job but really got a bad vibe from the waitress

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OT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food fun place like the band too

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great experience!

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DC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

This is our 2nd visit to the restaurant the first time our service was amazing.. this time it was awful . We eat on the roof top deck both times.. This time we had a young girl server, and she was not trained the right way. Terrible service. not friendly at all, we had to keep looking for her to get more drinks, she never asked us how anything was, we had an issue with our steak sandwich, she never apologize, she acted like we shouldn't have been complaining. I came for my sister B-day and it was not a good experience. You need to watch these younger girls on your wait staff, they are NOT friendly and Don't know how to serve in an upscale environment. A couple was seating across from us, got there before we did, and know one had taking their order, or brought out there wine that they did order, they compliant 3 times... You need a manager up top. Not a Happy Customer.

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XW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner and checked out the speakeasy downstairs after. Overall it was a great experience l, the only thing I’ll complain about was that we made reservations but they tried to put us at a high top near the bar (just to clarify, they had live music in the room next door with high tops and I would’ve been more allowing for one of those tables but it was in a room next to it where their sit down dining is but just closer to the bar). We ended up moving upstairs since it was a double date and the table was in an awkward spot and not comfortable for a long dinner.

BUT we had great food and service.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my sister here who was visiting from out of town. We decided to try the upstairs seating. Chris, our waiter, could not have been more friendly. So attentive with an energetic personality that made our evening so special. Food is fresh and well prepared... spices are amazing. Music was great as usual at Mozambique. We absolutely love this place.

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e
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and perfectly seasoned food

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

The ambiance was great but the attentiveness of the server was lacking severely especially since we were among the first to arrive at opening and there were only 3 other parties seated during our visit. What was bothersome was they served black berries with my waffle when I clearly asked for blueberries. After the waitress realized mistake she ordered the correct berries but when I asked the waiter 15 mins later his response was curt and don't worry about it, its coming. Meanwhile my waffle is getting colder. But they did eventually deliver the blueberries 20 mins after the original plate was delivered to table in addition to the sourdough toast that my wife ordered. Maybe it was an off day? I will give it one more try before I write the place off.

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TH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience!! Recommend 2nd floor or rooftop dining. Peri Prawns are our favorite!!

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very loud drunk people misbehaving!
Food? to expensive.
No Parking anywhere
Valet to much money!
Not even good music.

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JC
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. A little pricey but a really good time in excellent surroundings and location. Our server Chris was top-notch and super friendly and attentive. We dined in the rooftop, but there are a lot of different vibes to be had throughout the building with lounges, live music, etc. I’d say it’s eclectic to sum up as to what you can enjoy there, and would need to come back several times to experience the variety.

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LM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food Great music in there lower level bar. Will return

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MF
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

plus a view of the mountains and sea and South African/Portuguese cuisine. We loved it.

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OT
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing every single time

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S
Orange County
292 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is consistently good. We had the Caesar salad and penne pasta and they were both perfect.

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BS
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! It took me back to my trip to Cape Town, South Africa.

I had the TRADITIONAL SOUTH AFRICAN PIE, Golden brown flaked puff pastry, stuffed with feta & spinach, onion and garlic served with french fries and curry gravy

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience

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LN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited on a trip back. We lived in laguna 5 years ago. I had the Peri shrimp and my husband the park chop. Both fantastic!

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Lots of fun with live band for dancing.

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GB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great restaurant. Staff, food, drinks and music was incredible!

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P
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner in the Bar , They were having a Concert , service , food & drinks were fantastic

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TW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The seafood curry was cooked perfect. So delicious.

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K
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

We have reservation at 8 pm. They didn’t seat us till 8.50. Put us in patio are next to rest room. Floor manager was nice and moved us to another table upon request. Food is great. Service is good. Floor manger didn’t charge for dessert. My only compliant is that they need to hold the table for guests who has reservation especially for guests with huge group.

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F
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was so-so, service pretty slow. Very loud. Had reservations, they had them, sent us to all three floors before we were seated. There was 4 of us...The right hand doesn’t know what the right hand was doing...almost like separate restaurants on all three floors.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow ! Incredible food ! Every dish. And the view at sunset is beyond special.

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JD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We got seated in an area with multiple large groups that were quite loud. And one family let a kid play video games on an iPad WITHOUT earphones on.

My bride and I tried to tune things out but the experience was simply disappointing. We will give Mozambique another try - perhaps on the rooftop.

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G
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time from easy parking,great drinks and a stunning view ,plus one of the best Calamari appetizers anywhere.Cant wait to go back.

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