Mozambique Restaurant

4.4
1443 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 1443 People Are Saying
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S
Orange County
284 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
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
12 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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BE
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food & great service. Band was very good as well.

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A different taste to their menu. A bit pricey, but worth the coin.

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UJ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mozambique is a favorite spot for us to gather with family and friends. The food is delicious, live music is like being at a concert, and the service is top notch! We take all our out-of-town guests for a dining experience they'll talk about for a long time.

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NC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

I loved this roof top restaurant! They served my favorite lychee martini! I celebrated 1 year anniversary w’my BF & couldn’t have chose a better spot. View & ambiance was amazing. Will return again! ✌🏻😍💋

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Will be back for sure!

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HE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

the sitting was on the first floor and the ambiance was just for a regular retaurant , nothing special. we could not hear the music nor we could have any view. We had to ask for Bread and Butter and the food was good but too expensive.

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S
Orange County
284 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Came for happy hour. Enjoyed the calamari appetizer, then had the penne pasta. Everything was very good. Will definitely be back.

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SO
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great reggae show!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good, we sat outside in a garden area that was lovely. Staff was very attentive.

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I
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food great setting outside. I told open table and restaurant it was my boyfriend 's birthday but nothing was said or done. Also there was a steak and lobster special which we were never told about. Charged sharing charge for full rack of lamb. At $52for entree not nice. Otherwise food good and ambiance nice

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AB
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another awesome meal at Mozambique. The food, the service, the view and the
ambiance are fantastic. Friend from London was visiting with us and we knew this
would be the perfect place for a delightful evening of great food and ocean view.

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VJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE THIS PLACE. I WANT TO BRING ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR OUR BIRTHDAY!!!

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OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had a party of 12 upstairs and the table placing a were super cramped. The table itself was very narrow making it even more cramped. Umbrellas only covered a portion of the table.

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SE
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Too loud. Too crowded. Slow service but not at all attentive (too many tables and not enough servers I sure)

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LH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We arrived and were seated promptly as we had reservations. The ambiance was good although our table was a bit cramped. The service was a good team effort. The food was absolutely outstanding including the calamari with the peri-peri sauce appetizer and the blackened salmon entrée. The wine selection was also strong. All in all a great spot for dinner on our wedding anniversary.

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VH
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Birthday Evening on the Roof Top Area. Would Hoghly recommend this area at Sunset.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Hair in my food! TWICE! I didnt want to ruin the mood after the first incident but I was not happy when it happened again. If it weren't for my wedding anniversary, I would have said something. They did comp my wife another glass of wine and dessert but we didnt really care for it.
I must have been in a good mood because I paid for the entire bill plus 20% tip. Not sure what I was thinking.

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SB
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been looking forward to trying Mozambique for some time and was not disappointed. Sat outside enjoying the afternoon and view. I was just there for lunch trying only 2 appetizers, but look forward to returning for an evening and to enjoy one of the music venues.

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YA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and our server, Julia was great. Love the ambiance.

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F
Orange County
68 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing !!
Service and food , they deserve 20 starts . Really really good , ask for the shrimp !

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AG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious curry. Peri peri sauce excellent on the otherwise ordinary chicken. Veggies served with chicken were crisp and perfectly seasoned.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Solid. Very good food and service. Band was fun. Very loud place though if you are looking for quiet

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NB
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good and try the specials and the Bar menu. Valet parking is $6.00 plan to use it modt days and times. Roof Top is very popular. Patio behind bar is VERY LOUD as it is enclosed on all sides except up. Service was OK to SLOW, nothing special. Food was very good, but not what we were expecting often do server lack of knowledge or accuracy.

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AB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I used to love this place but over the last year or two the food and the service has really gone downhill!
Sadly as it is so close I can walk there but the last 3 times was horrible
No water or tea refills
Got my order wrong and didn’t get it back to me u til after I asked for the check!
The staff is always nice but that’s not enough for me to keep coming back and the staff is just always making excuses, that they are to busy!! Hire more staff!!!

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BB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful sunset view

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GL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent. We always enjoy it. If you really want to talk be aware that it can be very loud because of the live music.

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KR
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Pass on this one, unless you enjoy screaming at your table-mate to converse, or if you prefer being g jammed into a space no bigger than coach seating on Frontier Airlines. Noise level is off the decibel chart, and way too full of fun-seeking Lagunatics jostling for space and shrieking to be heard over the din. Did I mention it was crowded and noisy? The food was pretty good, but not worth the assault on the rest of your senses. My ears are still ringing.

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