Mozambique Restaurant

4.5
1517 reviews
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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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SB
Nashville
23 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sat outside - beautiful day, great environment, savory food

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H
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Arrived 5 min before reservation. Checked in again with host 25 min later and was told they had no table for us and others had been waiting 40 mins and it would be at least 40 more min. I said we had a reservation and she said that didn’t matter and was not apologetic. Left without getting a table and won’t be back

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LT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We made reservations thinking that we were reserving a table in the bar so we could see the band. Not the case. We arrived at 8 and it was practically shoulder to shoulder standing room only. A little to tight for me. There was a private party in an a joining room that possible could have contributed to the congestion that night but by the time we left at 9:30, we were happy to be reducing the head count before the fire marshalls arrived.

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MP
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was ok. Server was very sweet but had too many tables. Was a bit disappointed given all the hype.

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s
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a beautiful restaurant, offering a wide range of options, which we appreciated because of a vegan in our party. Our meal was delicious, they were able to take us a bit early, service impeccable, and the whole experience totally delightful.

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TD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant evening. Server was very friendly n courteous. Food was great!

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RH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance was amazing. We went for dinner, and had an amazing experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentine’s

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m
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value Valentines dinner with lots of food plus leftovers!!
Told our waitress that we had to get to a movie and she expedited all 4 courses.

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t
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Reservations were made in advance for an early Valentine's Day dinner with my wife, we showed up and no table was reserved as we were told the dining room was "full" and that a special event was happening. I was not informed of this in advance. We were offered a seat by the bar or told to we could wait in the dining room for a seat to open up at the bar. Not what we were expecting from a restaurant of this supposed caliber with reservations made.

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HK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We made reservation for pre-valentine's day dinner. I wrote openTable communication section that Please offer warm and cozy table for Valentine's dinner. Rain was so hard. When we arrived, Receptionist did not read openTable comment and Seated us near door and near outside toilet. Food was not expected. Potion, cutting, taste all different than before. Unfortunately we disappointed this changes. Is there chef changes?
coffee was just warm and second offer was too hot. I need drop ice to drink up.
Raining day, Wish Receptionist read OpenTable comments and offer cozy table or far from toilet.

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RK
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We were seated outside even though it wasn’t busy at a table which was too small, although we had booked.
We managed to be moved inside which was much better if a bit loud.
Food was superb as usual though.

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KL
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Interesting that the table next to us got a “birthday dessert” and our table did not. We were there for BD get together!
Our friend would not have liked us to remind the server of the occasion for a “frivolity “.
Great server, bar steward’s 1st day! She’s a keeper!
Thanks!

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H
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great night overall, food good and the band Past Action Heros was great. The bar area is tiny...not enough space for everyone but still a good time.

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PF
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERYONE was very friendly-from the car driver to the waitress. great customer service

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AM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night

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B
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good evening and all entrees and appetizers were very good, thank you. Though, my favorite, the Chicken Livers, were a much smaller portion than every before and a over cooked. Also, the over head music could be a little more tasteful.

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S
Orange County
298 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for the happy hour menu. I had the peri peri chicken and it was delicious. The veggies were assorted and fresh. The yellow rice was very tasty and the chicken was awesome. And my husband always enjoys the penne pasta.

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BD
New England
34 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food, good service. Parts of restaurant open to outside so on a chilly night it can be a bit chilly. They did turn heat lamps on though.

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KF
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The view and food were outstanding. Our server was very kind, but did make mistakes on a few things. We still enjoyed celebrating there and will visit again.

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k
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Food overcooked and under cooked (asparagus). Ordered rare filet mignon and got medium well.

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L
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for a birthday brunch and were seated pretty quickly on the roof. The options were nice and I highly recommend the Bloody Mary! I want to come here every weekend!

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s
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, friendly staff, great ambience (including the exotic birds). My only advice is to eliminate the speakers in the dining area. They are so loud we can’t hear our dining partners. I do love the music, but we can hear it without the speakers in the dining area.

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CD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I've been here many times and they never disappoint.

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T
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The waitress was terrible, the food came out wrong twice. The manager Mauricio was very nice and said he would personally cook our food if we returned and gave them a second chance.

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W
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was much improved

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S
Orange County
298 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Both had the happy hour peri peri chicken. Very tasty and just the right amount!

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KL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

we live locally and have been to mozambique several times and usually have a great time, with good food and good service. we went for new years eve with a 1015 reservation and were seated well after 11pm. the whole evening appeared unorganized and staff seemed confused or overwhelmed. It seems like they overbooked themselves as they promoted the event "keep your table all night" for anyone dining after 730pm. Nobody was leaving their tables and there was a line until midnight waiting to eat dinner. we missed all the music and dancing because we spent the majority of the night waiting around. We missed "the ball drop" at midnight and were seated in the lower patio with only 2 other tables at that point. It was really disappointing and unfortunately I'd hesitate before planning another holiday night there.

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BL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Mozambique for any and all occasions! NYE was fabulous, as always!

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SD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, phenomenal service. The atmosphere was beautiful as well.

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KQ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have enjoyed dinners, lunch and afternoon drinks and appetizers here. Always great service and delicious food!

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FC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff went out of its way to give us a great experience for our Brunch on the terrace. Excellent waitress and hostess greeting us. We would highly Recommend for Brunch or Lunch. We’ll try dinner next time.

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H
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic food and service.

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CF
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was Great! Seated inside but it was chilly. Asked to have fireplace turned on but was told that it was broken. Ceiling heaters were too high to properly warm our bodies.

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L
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come here a lot, and I’m never disappointed with the food! Tonight we had a great server named Josh, he was nice, attentive and funny. Made some nice drink recommendations! African Mojito for me, and a classic apple martini for my friend. My friend also got her favorite, the Peri-peri chicken, and I love the lobster special!! And we finished it off with a double fudge brownie and pistachio ice cream dessert! Hands down my new favorite dessert! You MUST try it!

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S
Orange County
298 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a relatively light but generous bite, Mozambique’s happy hour menu is the best! With much to choose from, I had the peri peri chicken which was perfect - tasty chicken with a side if the spicy sauce along with very tasty rice and fresh zucchini. My guest always enjoys the penne pasta. We were a happy couple!

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L
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

This place is one of my favorites! I love a lot of their foods, the calamari as an appetizer, the lobster special for entre, we also got the lobster and steak special entre, and the bread pudding for dessert because it was a birthday! The double brownie and pistachio gelato is also amazing! And the penne pasta! Unfortunately this particular evening our service wasn’t the best, which was sad since usually they’re very friendly and attentive!

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WS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great ambiance. This was a great choice for our team holiday gathering.

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m
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Used to love this place both for the ambiance of the lower levels rooms and outdoor terraces and the quality of the food not to mention the sugar coated fennel seeds at the hostess desk. They've revamped the logistics and the lower level is now all private parties. The quality of the food has dropped drastically, the formerly succulent pork chop was beyond overly dry even when they redid the meal for me. So Disappointed. Used to bring friends here but we won't be returning ourselves. And the fennel seeds are no more!

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S
Orange County
298 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the happy hour menu. Had the penne pasta and peri peri chicken and they are both fantastic.

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