Mozambique Restaurant

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

The service was just ok. We requested bread and after the server told us it has to come from another floor, we expected a wait but it never showed up. Nor did he apologize. We all got steaks. The center cuts were not center cuts and the flavor was just ok. We will go back to have a drink and appetizer on the upper deck but that's all.

RJ
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always GREAT service and DELICIOUS food. Can't go wrong by choosing this restaurant :)

V
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is wonderful! We come here every year as we vacation in Newport. The Sea Bass is amazing! Drinks are rather pricey. This time I wasn’t as impressed with the service first they tried to set us in a small seat under a TV, when I complained I was told that was all they have, everything else was reserved. When I explained we had reservations and had them for a while they found us another table. The waiter wasn’t as attentive as I would have liked for the price point. We had to wave him down several times. Even this being said - we will be back! It’s my favorite restaurant in the area

OT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Bartender was not very nice, he looked like I was bothering him by ordering a bottle of wine. If you don’t want to be there then don’t be there.

At the table, it took quite a bit of time to get our drinks. We ordered French fries for an appetizer, took about 30 minutes. Server was nice but should have kept an eye on our order. Tables were not full. There were 6 people at our table, everyone made a comment about how long it took to get our food & drinks.

AS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got to the restaurant 30 minutes early and sat at the bar. The drinks were great and the bartender was very friendly. They sat us promptly on the rooftop patio and provided excellent service all night. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was warm and romantic, and the service was friendly. Overall a wonderful evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Decent food, great service. The waiter was attentive and friendly. Beautiful rooftop view.

J
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They have valet parking which is a plus. Seating on the roof top is first come first serve only no reservations. Drinks are great, service is very insightful and offers great recommendations. Food was very flavorful and the sunsets on the roof are second to none.

RR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Outstanding ambiance on the third floor deck, service by Daniel was terrific. Appetizers were amazing (ahi tuna and wedge salad). So far so good.

Then the entrees. Bluh. Seriously ordinary flavors with no love in them. Denny’s level of quality. Almost couldn’t eat them. I had the grilled peri-peri prawns with mushy rice and overly sauced & dull vegetables. My date had the penne pasta with a strange (and not good strange) sauce. Like a Chili’s or Applebee’s, the entrees cover low quality ingredients with hopeful but overpowered soup/sauce that could have come from a can.

My suggestion as order three appetizers and enjoy the view!

PM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely a fantastic experience truly a jem food was unreal need to get back

GT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome sunset views and the Catch of the Day was tasty and fresh!

TP
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views and atmosphere, food was great too, will be back again!

JE
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best peri peri chicken in AGES! 👍🏻🙏🏻😊❤️

MT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great view of downtown Laguna & the ocean. The weather was perfect & it was very relaxing!

Food was very tasty but my shrimp were a little over cooked which made them a but rubbery. Husbands pork chop was very tough although he said it was well seasoned.

DT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I am sorry to write such a disappointing review. We didn’t receive the food we ordered, when it came it wasn’t cooked correctly and the service was slow primarily due to not enough servers.

I had noted in open Table it was a special occasion. It was my husbands birthday but there was no acknowledgement. Only a few weeks prior on a reservation the restaurant went above and beyond to celebrate our anniversary

J
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

My salad was very disappointing. My main was very good. Service was shocking.

TJ
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service . Great views, clean, good energy

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiters were fantastic and a lot of fun. Food was delicious. Had a great time!!

J
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had been there before for dinner but this Sunday lunch was a bit disappointing. The pot pie was not great and the curry gravy adds nothing. I had the seafood salad which was very good. The tables are very close together and hard to get in and out of on the deck. We thought the service was inattentive.

YL
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Good food, pretty cool view,decent service and a very cool intimate vibe on Sundays reggae night.

SS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grilled lobster was melt in your mouth yumminess!! Staff delivered our meal quickly when we shared we were worried about running late to Pageant of the Masters.

PA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

When you ask for a spirit upgrade you do not anticipate doubling the cost of the cocktail.

f
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

For positives- our waiter was polite, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was ok. Not great but ok. Presentation was beautiful however it lacked flavor. We had 3 appetizers, 3 entrees and 2 cocktails. Negatives- upon reservation arrival the host seemed scattered and lost and rushed. The dining room music was a loud redundant thumping base. If you didn't have a headache arriving you will when you leave. It was very dim and borderline dark. I noticed most people using their flashlights from phones. It felt more like a nightclub and bar experience.

WM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Lobster tail very small and rubbery. Poor taste.

Caesar salad was very good!

Service was friendly and prompt.

CD
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I have been there prior with much better service and food. This experience wasnt as good as the last time. The ahi tuna was full of grissle and barely edible. We had to ask to have our water refilled twice and they removed all the unbrellas from the roof top area while we were eating which was loud and distracting. They should just leave them up until things slow down.

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants! We were lucky enough to grab a rooftop deck table and had a beautiful view of the ocean. Jose was our waiter and he did not disappoint. The cocktails are creative and thoughtful and go well with the delicious South African cuisine. I rate Mozambique, food, ambiance, staff and cocktails a 10 out of 10!

DN
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Fillet Mignon for 42.00 was less than expected, seems there was no seasonings during cook, felt like they just threw it on the grill with no prep. Did not compare at all to our Fav Ruths Chris or Hanna's in RSM. We wanted to stay and enjoy the bar upstairs but it was a 25.00 cover.

SM
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have already recommended Mozambique to friends. We especially enjoyed Roxanna Ward as entertainment.

L
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food always amazing! View, the best!! Can't wait to go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Literally disgusting food. Tuna appetizer was so thick, you could use as drywall. Cod was tasteless

EM
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went with high expectations as an Angolan Portuguese who grew up in South Africa... the dishes have been Americanised somewhat. The peri peri chicken livers had no peri peri on them but were delicious anyway. The two curries were very good. We had the lamb and seafood curries. Delish! Noise level in the downstairs bar/restaurant was good, with a pianist playing some good music. Upstairs seemed busier and noisier - good for groups.

R
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, service, and ambiance. Felt a little cramped in the back right corner of the rooftop, and got a little noisy with a car alarm that was going off a few times. Other than that, had a great dining experience!!!!!

K
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great. A beautiful scenery and excellent food

E
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time at Mozambique Restaurant in Laguna Beach - Had lunch on the rooftop with lovely view of Pacific Ocean. Wow! Menu great with lots of choices. My friend and I had Russian River chardonnay and we each had the BLT sandwiches with Mediterranean salad. Yummy! Best BLT with avocado every - yummy rustic bread, the most delicious think-cut bacon, thick slices of tomato and avocado. Huge servings too! I live in the desert and it was honestly worth the two hour drive to enjoy lunch at this great restaurant - plus free lunchtime parking in their lot. I would definitely go to Mozambique again! I think that they should open a restaurant in Palm Desert! We have great views of the mountains here - - Be sure to wear sunscreen if you sit on the deck for a long time ... I got more sun there than in the desert!

D
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing!!! It was delicious and rich and decadent. The server, Daniel (?), was truly wonderful and helped to make our experience better. Too much noise. Unable to see the band

LH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday with family and had a great time. Food was good, Jason our server was attentive and friendly. This is my 2nd time at Mozambique and it won't be my last. I really enjoy the ambience of the veranda.

B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful meal and they were very conscientious about the gluten

C
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Can’t wait to go back and experience the roof top bar!

K
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mozambique was excellent. Got a platter for two and everything on it was very good. Was even able to make a substitution. Friendly staff and even got hooked up with dessert. Well done. 😊

MF
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I wanted good fish. Friend recommended. Didn’t disappoint!! Highly recommend the Sea Bass!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food!! Would definitely recommend to anyone!!

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