Mozambique Restaurant

4.5
2236 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
PLEASE NOTE: SEATING AREA IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
Reservations will guarantee a table somewhere in our restaurant, but NO SPECIFIC AREA will be guaranteed with a reservation. Please expect an additional wait for Rooftop Seating, Live Music, and other high demand areas. To book a Private Event or guarantee a specific table, a deposit will be required in addition to a food and beverage minimum, please contact our events coordinator at 949-715-7777 x2 for pricing.

Mozambique brings a taste of Southern Africa’s coastal cuisine to Laguna Beach. Enjoy wood-fired steaks fresh seafood, and chicken with ocean views and Live Entertainment!

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 x1.
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food service and atmosphere on the rooftop the penne pasta and the chicken poppers were great

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vipJewell
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had the peri peri prawns and our friends had the African pie we all enjoyed our food. The peri peri is shrimp a little hard to peel wish it was already shelled. But it was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for good food and ocean views.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the brunch and the musical entertainment!

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vipchristyh
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the brunch and beautiful ocean view from the rooftop.
The staff provided great service

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Aysha
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, view and great food.
I had the Mozambique shrimp scampi with side of blackened salmon & 2 African Mojitos 🥃
I enjoyed every bite 😊

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vipClassof67
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and view. Generous portions and great quality for the price.

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vipBajaQueen
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyable brunch meal accompanied by music under the tent, fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Our waiter was also very attentive.

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myraw
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mozambique is one of my favorite restaurants …. Since the COVID crisis a the quality of many restaurants food has gone down .. I’m so glad Mozambique has remained at constant gem of delicious quality food ….

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue will visit again!

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vipSdgolfer
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Only issue is we sat outside in the tent. The tent was closed but left no view to the outside. For the money and area we would have hoped to see some type of view.

Also if you sat in the tent the valet parking lights from the cars going to park shanked directly in our eyes. Not very pleasing at all.

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vipjeful
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

although at times, the music is too loud, this is a lovely restaurant. I love their mediterranean salad, and the fish is usually a good option. We werer given a free
dessert for commenting on Yelp. Yummy bread pudding

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about dining on the rooftop. It was a beautiful evening with good wine, delicious food, and wonderful conversation.

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vickieR
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious, and the entertainment was great. Will be back& tell other..

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vipINEEDANAVYGROG
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Not the best time at Mozambique. Was there to celebrate my husband’s birthday and it was by far the least bit enjoyable time ive ever had there. There was no recognition of his birthday which was in the reservation, orders were rung in incorrectly and I waited 30 minutes for mashed potatoes to go with my meat that sat on the table getting cold. The waitress didn’t even acknowledge the fact that we bought the seafood platter and never got the mashed potatoes so now the platter is cold. At $159 you would think she would’ve at least offered to replace it or get a manager over. Even after I said something to her she disregarded my comments. From that point on she ran like the plague from me making little to no connection. So disappointed as I absolutely love this place. I’m regretful that I chose here for my husbands birthday dinner.

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding!

Our table could not have asked for better. Thank you so much!

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Suzanne
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I went on a weeknight, so there was no entertainment, but that also meant we got the best seats in the restaurant. The view is wonderful; we got to see the whole shoreline, and it was nice to be there at sunset. The value of the food was lower than I expected. The taste of the food is average (just as good as Cheesecake Factory). The amount of food for some dishes seemed adequate but for one of them was too little. The server was extremely friendly and nice, but his skills were slightly below par. I would definitely come back to see what it's like on an entertainment night, but I would just make sure to order the cheap food so I can feel like I am getting better value for my money.

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vipXnode
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veggies were on point, fresh and seasoned perfectly. Shrimp was perfectly grilled and tasted great.

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RobbieB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our food came out a little cold a couple of times .

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AmariJ
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was immaculate and the server was very helpful. Whole experience was lovely

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NancyI
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went at sunset, so the view was stunning. Our waiter. Derek, was pleasant and efficient.
My husband had the Sea Bass and gave it an A; I had the Halibut and it was just slightly overdone but delicious anyway. The Caesar Salad was perfect and the Beet Salad even more perfect w/a wonderfully matched vinegrette.
We will return.

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LizardKing1984
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be back, fabulous time!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food was AMAZING, we haven’t had time for a date night for a while. Mozambique was definitely a beautiful place for our first date night in a long time.

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MarionL
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 50th birthday with some coworkers who have never been to Mozambique. We had reservations but the crew decided they wanted to sit at the rooftop so we decided to have some drinks and appetizers and then wait for a table when ready. We enjoyed a few drinks and then shortly was called up for a table and it was so delightful and lovely.

My coworkers enjoyed and they have decided they will bring their families and also celebrate their anniversary there at the rooftop!

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Rachelle
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Delicious food and the rooftop with the full moon was gorgeous! Not too crowded.

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AshleyD
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! We loved the food, and the service. Will certainly return

JM
JenniferM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. We were able to snag a table on the roof. Sunset was perfect. Food was delish. Highly recommend the Peri Peri chicken skewer appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazingly delicious! The drinks definitely hit the spot. Everyone was so friendly and attentive with our needs. We’re definitely coming back!

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JayLuv
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Words can not describe the night we had..

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service with Roldolfo, food, drinks, and views.

JK
JessicaK
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food and margaritas were great. We had to ask for patio even though we t

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our daughters 17th birthday. Everyone’s brunch was amazing, the service was spot-on. Absolutely no complaints. This is our second time at Mozambique for brunch and we will definitely be back again :)

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Julie
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Not so service dog friendly if you want to sit in the bar and dance... despite noise level, it is discriminatory to not allow a patron with a service animal to sit and engage where they want (ADA, 2010 rev). Not allowing a patron to receive service is grounds for a lawsuit under the dept of justice. It would be preferred if the patron is given consideration rather than put into a perverbial corner causing public humiliation in front of dozens of other patrons. Rather than the waiter telling me I'm not allowed to sit in the bar area and causing me embarrassment he should have been more quiet. People with service animals will and should always be given the benefit of the doubt. Not all disabilities are visible. It is selfish for people who have fake service animals to ruin the reputation for those who have the real need. However it is only allowed for businesses to ask if it is a service animal and what tasks it provides-- period.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Quality of food is poor. Overpriced and outdated. Execution missed the mark entirely.

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vipkennethB
Palm Springs
53 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It's very dark on the terrace, bring a light. I will say the pork chop was very good. Lobster was tough and grainy. The Seevice was extremely unprofessional.

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MichaelM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience4

Spent 600 dollars for 4 people for dinner and wanted to head to bar for more fun and they pushed us to pay 40 dollars to get in. Crazy

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ambiance, view, and food!

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TreyLewis
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We choose the rooftop and it was beautiful and perfect. It was also easy to talk and hear each other. Had we chosen to sit downstairs, the live music was very good and lots of fun, but loud, so keep that in mind if you chose to sit there.

The food was perfect. The service was impeccable. Strongly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Felt discriminated by hostess who refused to seat us towards the front, where it had been offered to us. She moved a group that was seated elsewhere to an empty table that was offered to us by another staff member. She was rude and stuck up. We had been here before and had raved about this place. My birthday was ruined.

MS
MatthewS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Went here for our anniversary and everything was great

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Mozambique Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 2236 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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