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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Scenic View (26)
Fun (25)
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Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (19)
Romantic (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Live Music (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Casual (10)
Spicy (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Authentic (9)
Cozy (9)
People Watching (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Waterfront (6)
Business Meals (5)
Live Sports (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service my wife and I had a nice Valentine

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our experience overall was superb! Can’t wait to go back

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

The experience was the best ever. The waiter was perfect. The food was incredible. For a set menu; it was over our high expectations. The wedge salad was the best ever. The steak and lobster was a huge portion. We loved the bread pudding and butter creams. It was just magnificent. Can’t wait to go back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was decent, atmosphere was fine, fireplace was on but our server was aloof and totally inattentive.
She took a long time to come and get our orders and once food was served (not by her) she vanished for up to 30 min...

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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Mozambique. If you are looking for some quiet away from the music upstairs, the dining room/bar area on the first floor is quiet and romantic. The service was attentive and the bartender mixed up a specialty coffee drink for us after dinner that was delicious (and strong). I'd highly recommend dining here and am anxious to come back on our next trip through or to Laguna Beach. One of the best mahi mahi meals I have ever had and it was an overall very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food is excellent and view is even better

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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

Made specific note that we were celebrating an anniversary and nothing special was presented. Not even a “Happy Anniversary.”

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I have been coming here for years and never had a bad time. I have talk to many people who have given a mixed reviews but always been an advocate. This will be my last time. It was my birthday and I seriously cried. I’ve never been made to feel less welcome. Our food was under done and cold and requests for no onions were ignored on one dish, so people were eating while others were waiting for their feet. There was a large party in the next room and everyone was preoccupied with helping them. They never acknowledge my birthday, we had to beg for water, napkins and utensils. I could’ve gone anywhere for my birthday and chose here, I really want a do over and will be back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We love the happy hour menu. We enjoyed the Caesar salad - so light and fresh. Also, the pasta is very good. We normally get other things but this was a refreshing change. Everything is good here!

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

I wish I could give this place 6 stars. Food was extraordinary, staff made you feel like family and the. Add a killer live band and stunning rooftop bar - you cannot beat it. Did I mention that the food is amazing?

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Romantic, Live Sports
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Good, if overpriced, food. Excellent service. Upon entering the restaurant, even if you're headed upstairs to the rooftop deck, you're hit with an off-putting, tired bar smell.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food, wine, entertainment, and service was great. Awesome experience.

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I have been going to Mozambique for 10+ years...dining upstairs and standard dining room. This last time, we ate dinner in the Durbin Room...our second time (first time last year was great). Our server was wonderful and the food was good. Our bill was around $300.
Unfortunately, we were seated by the fireplace. We had to ask to have the piano singer turn down volume so we could hear each other, which they did. Then, at 10:00 a 3 piece band started right next to us. Great music, but not for this small room. It was extremely loud...so much so, we moved outside to finish our meal. The manager, Simon, was dismissive and the owner, Ivan, didn't seem to care. It would have been nice for them to tell us prior that loud music would be starting at 10:00. We would have then sat somewhere else and not had this problem. The fact that the manager and owner don't understand that customer keeps them in business is disappointing and we won't be back.
My suggestion, if you want a nice, quiet meal...go elsewhere or be sure you are finished well before 10:00.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Such a disappointment for our first (and last) visit to Mozambique. The only thing we enjoyed were our cocktails. We were seated in the back part of the restaurant where there was only one other couple...at 6:30 on a Saturday night. The room was awkwardly empty, and not lively at all. The couple seated next us decided they wanted to Face-Time, with their speaker on high. This went on for about 5 minutes- so rude. Our server was not at all knowledgable about the menu, didn't know the market price for the lobster and couldn't answer our simple questions about the oysters....which were terrible and a total rip off. The lobster was totally lacking in flavor also. At the end of our meal we tried a few times to get our servers attention so we could get our bill - but instead of giving us eye contact, she just kept walking past us. Maybe the rooftop experience is different, but honestly we were so turned off by our dining experience that night that we will not be returning to find out.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Fun place ..... great music

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food and wonderful setting.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Love this place. Tonight was our second visit this weekend. Friday night we celebrated my birthday. Had a wonderful couples dinner on the second floor. The Peri Peri Shrimp and Peri Peri Chicken we're fabulous. Great wine list. Try the wines from South Africa they are excellent. After dinner enjoyed a local group play at the bar. Later at 10 p.m. on the ground level we enjoyed a Motown/ Soul artist. At both bars people were enjoying the entertainment. Came back on Sunday at 5 p.m. to enjoy dinner and sunset on the roof top. Again great dinner. I loved the Mozambique Penne, my husband loved his mahi mahi. There was a reggae band playing on the second level...just perfect both nights!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We love coming here, especially during happy hour! We had the calamari with two sauces and this time we both had the asparagus & veggie pasta with cheese. Everything was delicious.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food and ambiance was amazing. We had a great meal with great jazz music.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Mozambique was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. Had lunch from the rooftop patio where you could enjoy the warm weather and a panoramic view of the Pacific. A couple of us had the beef tenderloin sandwich with a spicy house sauce. It was very good and a nice change of pace from the typical CA cuisine. The seafood sampler with peri peri sauce was our appetizer...could have been an entrée. We visited on a weekday where the patio was half full allowing for a very leisurely lunch.

Tags: Spicy, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We made reservations to celebrate our anniversary. Peri Peri Pops were excellent, I had Veg. curry which was delicious, great veggie dish. Our waiter, Greg was fantastic, he made our dinner so enjoyable a true professional. We shall be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

There are occurrences that cannot be controlled, like losing power to the restaurant. However, the staff did not make any effort to help frustrated diners. We had to use our phones to light our plates in order to see our food. There were 6 of us and 3 of the meals were not prepared properly. When we told our waitress of the problem she informed us that we should just be grateful that we got our food. We have dined here multiple times in the past and have always had a great experience. Very disappointed, especially as we were there to celebrate a birthday.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We love this place! Their happy hour menu is awesome! The Caesar salad is fresh and light. And any of the skewers are great. We’ll definitely be back.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Outstanding food. Great location.
We had dinner here with a group of friends, including our teenage children who can be picky eaters. There were steaks, pork chops and a rack of lamb that were all beautifully prepared. The curries, both lamb and seafood, were outstanding. Peri peri prawns were also a hit. I had the sea bass and it was one of the best I've had anywhere. I don't think you can go wrong with anything on the menu. I'll definitely be coming back!

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Spicy, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Dinner under the stars. The food is unique and quite good. If you can't get a seat on the roof, however, it's likely not worth it because the noise from the bar on the second floor makes it difficult to have a conversation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our waiter Guy was out of this world, and it was an overall great dining experience. Really enjoyed the food and all of his recommendations, additionally the ambiance and atmosphere was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Spicy, People Watching, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We love bringing new guests here because they always love it! We had the peri peri chicken which is spicy and tasty with an awesome mango salsa.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Slow service. Food is overpriced. Sat in area where I faced a wall all night. I’d think for a large party (9 ppl) they would have given us better service & a nicer table.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A great restaurant that accommodated a large party for my wife's birthday. Wait staff was excellent and very attentive. Cocktails were on point. The food was well described and portioned correctly for the price and tasted awesome. We will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great Restaurant and food is amazing. Especially if you like a little flavor in your food

Tags: Live Sports
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful place and the prego rolls were amazing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Creative food with South African roots. Excellently spiced. Great wine list. Few people there because a rainy night, but other times they have music. Very large restaurant and bar. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2018

One of the best dining experiences of my life ... very quiet rooftop dining, outstanding food, gave us an exotic feeling. Bravo to the staff for creating such a wonderful way and place for people to go to celebrate each other.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Tapas, Fun
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great happy hour menu. Love their Caesar salad- very light and fresh. All the skewers are good. And the pasta is great as well. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Thanks for a great New Years Eve 2018 celebration!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great restaurant for food and drinks! Awesome entertainment

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

had very nice evening, and The food and service was really good.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were with a group of 8 in town for the Rose Bowl. The food was wonderful and the staff was were phenomenal! Fined for NYE and the meal and ambience were fabulous. We had a quiet, private dining room. Will definitely return if ever in Laguna Beach area and would highly recommend this place.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Diverse menu featuring well-prepared offerings at a lower than expected price point. Service is efficient, thoughtful and attentive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The rooftop patio dining location was wonderful to view the sunset. The Happy Hour menu was very reasonably priced and very tasty. Highly recommend to anyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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