Mozambique Restaurant

4.5
1930 Reviews
$30 and under
Steak
Covid-19 update: We are now open! Dine on the rooftop, or in our outdoor spaces- takeout and delivery still available.

At this time we are only taking reservations by phone, please call 949-715-7777 to reserve.

Mozambique brings a taste of South Africa’s costal cuisine to Laguna Beach. Enjoy wood-fired steaks and fresh seafood with ocean views and Live Entertainment! (Live entertainment suspended due to Covid-19).

Mozambique Steakhouse
Wood Fired Steaks, Seafood and Chicken

Complimentary Transportation available! Wednesday - Sunday, 5pm and Later, within Laguna Beach or a 10 mile radius. For customers with dinner reservations only! call to schedule 949-715-7777
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vipSusanB
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and really enjoyed the music venue!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome thanks

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ASmith
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The perfect vibes! We will definitely be coming back!

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DisappointedFOODIE
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

If I could leave zero stars for the waitress we had, I would! I would say to Sierra our waitress, try not to make your racism so apparent. And to the waiter who told the seat of white women that you would wait for me and my guest to leave so that they could use our heating lamps, you could do the same. That table next to us was politely asked if they wanted their heating lamp closer to their table… When the waiter walked past our table she just looked and walked away. It took about 20 minutes to get water… The service didn’t seem to take long for other parties.

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KennethF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything great!

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vipocgem
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most beautiful evening - great music (the best in a long time!!!!) and the service was amazing! Love Mozambique's food - delicious, tasty and will be back for more! Just love the amazing ambience and the outside was great - great weather and the view is amazing.

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FrankieP
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night out!! Roof top with Good food.. good music!! DOPE!!

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FernandoH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time. And I will definitely be back soon.

KD
KalidD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the roof top seating. food/ drinks were great but little pricy. convenience of a valet parking is great especially on the weekends. I will recommend it to my family & friends.

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vipK8Campbell
Orange County
74 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

we had a reservation and the wait for rooftop is still almost two hours. we had a choice of parking lot tent (ugly setting) or patio seating in the back which was dark and small. the server was nice and the drinks and appetizers were fine. not sure if I would come back?

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great with the ambience, cleaning and setting 6ft away. Only issue was a man sitting next to us at the rooftop bar watching a basketball game on his tablet on full blast. Would have been nice if management or staff asked him to turn it down. Many folks being sat next to him asked to be moved.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great environment and food. I may go there again tonight

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NelsonL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is near the ocean and overseas cliffs and the beach. It is a great location for rooftop dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE MOZAMBIQUE!! Our waiter was so nice!! I think his name was Gary. He was working Valentine’s Day on the second floor with the fireplace. Seriously such a great experience! He explained every dish we were served (4 course meal in V day). The food was 11/10, seriously AMAZING. I have been a few times so I recommend the lobster filet mignon, the seafood curry, the cheese board, the mushroom stack, the flourless chocolate cake, and my boyfriend loved the Portuguese bread pudding. For my Gluten Free friends almost the entire menu is gluten free!! They are SO BOMB at knowing what you can and can’t have. Literally, you can have like 90% of the menu!! Vegans they have something for you too!! Anyways the food is perfection, service is amazing and the ambience is so fun! 12/10 restaurant!!

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vipCrystal3393
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day. Everything was amazing, from the food to the live music.

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Christie
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The best V Day ever with friends! It was perfect timing cuz we got to listen to Andrew Blooms!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing Valentines dinner on the Mozambique rooftop. Great views of the Laguna Beach city lights with the ocean in the background. Great food and service. We almost forgot Covid even existed.

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Chalaun
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my goodness ... Filet, with their steak sauce and blue cheese ... melts in your mouth. Cooked medium rare PERFECTLY. Prawns as add on also excellent. Was so nice to have live music, and set up was safe. Was our 22nd anniversary and very well pleased!

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JessicaA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this restaurant and absolutely amazing!

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AndreT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend to everyone. Ambiance is a must experience. Live music was GREAT

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance.

KM
KasraM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a treat to spend time and experience Mozambique Restaurant in Laguna Beach, CA. Everything was perfection from start to end from the food to the ambiance and to the setting. thanks!

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Kathy
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out, great food and the music was an added bonus sitting on the patio.

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ChristianA
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience4

My wife got sick from eating the food. The peri peri chicken on the appetizer menu was not well-cooked and my wife believed it caused her sickness. We made reservation for the next day for lunch but were unable to go due to her sickness and my inability to call to cancel the reservation.

My wife liked the music though and we enjoyed the band that played that night.

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vipBethLinge
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite place here in Laguna!

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Emily
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was PHENOMENAL!!! The service was great, our waiter was courteous and informative.

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vipChristineM
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The first hostess on the mail level said she would go check for the last table on the rooftop and let us know when it was ready. The 4 of us sat for 20 minutes and saw many people pass us up. We asked her again and she said we had to go upstairs and put our name on the waitlist. She should have told us that in the first place. Then the second level hostess said we could wait on the second level and have a drink while we wait. As soon as we sat down at that table the waiter said that we are not allowed to sit and wait for a table on the rooftop. I went up to the rooftop and explained my frustration. The person taking waitlist asked a manager what they could do. The manager said we could be next in line for a table of 4. That was very nice but it took a lot of frustration to get to that point.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Loud and chaotic

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Louloub
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great music! Maybe it is COVID fatigue but we quite enjoyed being outside in a covered tent in the parking lot. Heaters kept us warm.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, great food and amazing view from the rooftop deck and bar.

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vipBailey
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy they are back working. Great service and it's nice to go when there's not a ton of people!!!!

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yvonnev
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ordered the 1/2 rack of lamb, got 2 Lil chops. Flavor was good, no better then the ones I prepare at home. Very disappointed in the quantity of food for the $$$$. Also was looking forward to some reggae music 🎶 band was good, but not a reggae band.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food and the service was wonderful! We got seated right away!

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vipLovetodineout
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed lunch on the rooftop. Excellent seafood salad. Service was pretty good.

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RichA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were excited to get a chance to dine at Mozambique. Nice to get a chance to dress up and enjoy outdoor dining again with Covid restrictions easing. We had a reservation at 7pm on 1/30/2021 for outdoor dining. We arrived at 6:45pm and checked in. We inquired about the roof top dining and the host said the wait would be about 20 or 30 minutes. We were a little early so we decided to wait. We ordered a drink and were seated 5 or so feet from the host stand. At 20 min and 30 min we checked in with the host and he told us a table was not available yet. At 45 min he said it would be just another couple of minutes. After an hour my husband went to check one last time. The host told the owner (of Mozambique) that we were next and that a table had opened; the owner looked at us, then at a couple that had walked up 2 minutes before; we heard him tell the host to sit the new couple, and that we can sit at the bar. Not sure what this pinhead was thinking. Never have we been treated so poorly. Again, it's not the staff, it was the owner - where we did lodge a formal complaint and of-course (as expected) never got a call back. Watch out for this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

People were dancing and they were not wearing mask

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vipBethLinge
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in town!

BJ
vipBrettJ
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservation on open table. Received a text from restaurant confirming reservation. Restaurant was closed when we arrived. As this was a business lunch a bit embarrassing for me. I realize that these are strange times, and I am a fan of the restaurant but communication definitely needs to be improved.

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vipToddW
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The restaurant is currently running a bait and switch. You book on open table and when you get there, they tell you that they are only doing take out to the parking lot. I am all for restaurants doing what they can to survive, but don't misrepresent what you're doing.

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Funone63
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat on the top deck. Ambiance was beautiful. Great service. My shrimp was delicious. My husband had the salmon and said it wasn’t very good. So don’t recommend the salmon. Otherwise it was a perfect evening. Plenty of heaters too :)

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Mozambique Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Mozambique Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1930 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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