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About Mozambique Restaurant

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

1740 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, South African, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm
Friday-Saturday 11am-midnight
Sunday 10am-10pm
Breakfast served Saturday 11am-2pm and Sunday 10am-2pm

Cross Street:
Agate St. & South Coast Highway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 715-7777

Website:
http://www.mozambiqueoc.com/

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

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

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.

Public Transit:
Laguna Beach Trolley all weekends and summer weekdays, free transport from all points through Laguna Beach.

Executive Chef:
Braulio Mello

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

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.

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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.

Mozambique Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (32)
Scenic View (32)
Fun (25)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Live Music (21)
Happy Hour (21)
Special Occasion (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Casual (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Romantic (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Waterfront (15)
Authentic (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
People Watching (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Cozy (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Spicy (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Live Sports (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Healthy (3)
Tapas (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Love this restaurant. Great food at good value and such great decor. One of my favorites!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Live Sports
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Dinner to celebrate my mother in laws birthday. The service is exceptionally good and the ambience is really nice. The entertainer that night was so nice to serenade or sing happy birthday to my mom.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Awesome customer service. The food was absolutely delicious. Everything was flavored. The wine selection was good. It was nice to try some South African Wine.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, People Watching, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Scenic View, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 2, 2017

One of the best to place to eat sea bass
Seriously!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Came to hear jazz as advertised but no one played. Wine list was poor. Wife ordered rib eye rare and it was way over cooked. I ordered a combo plate....my steak was under cooked, the chicken was dry, the shrimp were raw and the sausage was dryer than dirt with no flavor. My wife asked to substitute mash potatoes for veggies and they wouldn't do it. Then their desert menu had coffee drinks, I ordered one with Tia Maria and was told they didn't have any. If that wasn't enough you have to pay to park in there own lot. Dinner and wine for two $275.00 plus parking. The place is a rip off, don't go.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was not great my seafood salad lacked flavor and was way over priced the calamari and lobster was chewy pretty awful

Tags: Romantic, Spicy
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This place was amazing an awesome verity of food! I would definitely go back, live music was great to

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Spicy, Organic, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Enjoyed roof top on beautiful night. Bar below had live music but didn’t disturb us at all on rooftop. All 7 meals were wonderful. Pork chop and seafood curry best meals.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good food, good service
nice jazz playing in the durham room
where we were seated.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We thought the atmosphere, food and service were terrific. Convenient parking was a plus and the parrots made it a special lunch👍

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The borewors (sausage) is hard to overcook because it has so much fat in it (which makes it yummy). But they managed to overcook it and it came out dry and tasteless. Other than that the food is always good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The Chilean Sea Bass was out of this world!! The wedge salad was pretty amazing as well. Since it was our honeymoon dinner, the waiter brought us a complementary dessert. We nearly licked the bowl!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at Mozambique last Sunday night!
Great service! Great food! Fantastic reggae band and a fun and friendly dance crowd. We had an absolute blast!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and service. The filet was so tender and tasty. Very friendly staff
and they picked us up and drove us back to a nearby hotel.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Don't order the oysters...at $3 per they were the size of a teaspoon. Everything else was very good and we had a great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Yummy. Great Mediterranean salad. Also, the appetizer sampler was varied and delicious. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very good food and service

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I LOVE Mozambique!! The food is consistently good, the bands are always entertaining and Sean & Joe (Bartenders) ROCK!! This is my favorite place in town (and I'm a local and have been pretty much everywhere in Laguna)!

I try to always bring my out of town guests here and Mozambique never disappoints!

Thanks Ivan for providing an incredible venue here in town.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I LOVED the view, the staff was very courteous, but I was looking for a venue for a holiday party, and unfortunately, the menu was a little to "unique" where to satisfy several would be very difficult to do.

Private room seems very nice, so if you have an adventerous group, I would definitely recommend it. We are more meat and potatoes :)

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Server was wonderful!
Our reservation got messed up, but the hostess quickly fixed the issue.
Food was alright.
Wine selection was great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We decided to try this restaurant because we got an email about a lobster special running through the month of November. This restaurant has 3 levels including an outdoor patio and bar on the 3rd level. This is where we sat. The ocean view was fabulous as we enjoyed the sunset. 3 of us ordered the lobster dinner and the 4th person ordered the chicken pops with the peri peri sauce. We all had the house salad. It came with a champagne vinegaret dressing which was so light we were not sure we had any dressing on the salad. The lobster tails were huge, but so tough and chewy we had to ask for steak knives to cut it. I had a few bites then gave up after getting a very fishy bite. My bf finished mine because he will eat anything. The rice and asparagus was tasty. My friend enjoyed her chicken pops, but the peri peri sauce was too spicy for me.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We didn’t have a good experience this time!No good service and was very slow!There was only one server attending for so many tables!I made reservations a week in advance and we were given a bad table!
More waiters needed at the patio area and on a busy night like sat night!Thank you
Food was very good!

Tags: Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Service was great by our server. Wife ordered Martini that was warm. I had Steak burger Med rare that was dry. Wife had Lobster special and not great.
We love this place but this time not so much.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Outstanding food and service.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We celebrated my husbands birthday and we had a great time. Service was great. The Samosas were great (we had four orders, 1/2 vegetable and 1/2 beef). They were outstanding. The vegetarian curry was delicious.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always a great treat to come here! Love to sit up top on the roof section! Great menu.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I can't believe I've driven past this place a thousand times and never stopped, Since I've been working my through all
the restaurants in Laguna I finally got to Mozambique and boy do I feel dumb for not having starting here first.
The place is hard to describe because there is so much going on.

The ground floor is like an old school steak house, dark, beam ceilings, old school bar and the wonderful smell of
their fresh baked bread and a piano in the corner that’s used on weekends by some pretty good talent.

Second floor is all views of the ocean right across the street, lighter atmosphere, kinda seafood oriented with live music
in the back of the building which is well insulated from the front part so you don't get blasted while eating.

Top floor/roof is a 360° view for as far as the eye can see, with plenty of umbrellas for shade.

Their food is a little bit spicy but some of the best I've had in a long time, they have an amazing chef.
Their cocktails are to small and to weak, that is the only thing I would give them points off for, otherwise
this place Rocks !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Scenic View, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Authentic, Quick Bite, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fun
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always one of my Favorite Restaurants !!!
Love the view from the Rooftop!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a blast and super 1lb lobster special along with a email coupon for $1.00 house wine! It was huge and perfectly cooked for $24.95! Till November 2017

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food and drinks. Fun and casual ambiance with fine dining food, but also kid friendly.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

My family and I went on a Saturday night for my birthday. We made reservations but got there early and we were able to get a table on the third floor. It was a beautiful view with the most delicious food and our server was great. Overall such a great experience! Would recommend for a special occasion or just a nice night out!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Beautiful sunset view from the top level.

We arrived very early for our 7:00 reservation and snagged a great table. Piri-piri anything is delish.
We had both prawns and chicken, both yummy with just the right amount of spice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fun, Seasonal
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food and table service was excellent. I only downgraded the experience because the valet parking has been and still is the worst in town as well as the most expensive. The service was very matter a fact and you feel like you are imposing on the to take your car. We couldn't even get the valet to bring our car when we were leaving. We took the keys and got our on car. So, in essence we paid $6 to park our own car. I should have parked on the street.

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great food great service great ambiance, and good price special happy hour menu

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We always look forward to coming here. The happy hour menu is great!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had an overall great experience. It was our anniversary. We surely will be back and thank you. Naveed was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We went to the rooftop where we watched the sunset with drinks on hand. it was beautiful. The place was a little crowded but the server was attentive except that he kept on forgetting to bring us bread and water before the entree. we ordered the seafood tower which was disappointing: lobster had no taste at all, the crab legs were a little dry, shrimp and oyster were good but too pricey for what you get. However, the server suggested getting the lamb curry - that was awesome.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 16, 2017

THIS IS ONE OF OUR FAVORITES FOR HAPPY HOUR IN LAGUNA BEACH. GREAT DRINKS, NIBBLES AND SMALL PLATES

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great service. Friendly staff. No wine list offered for brunch. 3 menus each person but not one with any wine offerings.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great view on the rooftop and that's about it. The food was adequate, service was sluggish and relatively inattentive, but the view was nice. I wouldn't recommend it. Place has potential but it's so-so at best at present.

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