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Mozambique Restaurant

1290 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Steak, South African, American
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm
Friday-Saturday 11am-midnight
Sunday 10am-10pm
Breakfast served Saturday 11am-2pm and Sunday 10am-2pm
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Phone number
(949) 715-7777
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Braulio Mello
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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
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Cross street
Agate St. & South Coast Highway
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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.
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Public transit
Laguna Beach Trolley all weekends and summer weekdays, free transport from all points through Laguna Beach.
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Monday-Friday 3:00PM-6PM.

$5 Beers! $6 Wines! Large variety of appetizers, skewers and dinners on happy hour pricing.

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.

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
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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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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

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.

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What 1290 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had a great Sunday lunch at Mozambique! We were on the rooftop and it was a beautiful day. The Bloody Marys were great, there was a good wine list and the food was excellent. We ordered the ahi burger and the salmon. Both were flavorful and perfectly cooked. Our server, Guy, was attentive and helpful. Will definitely come back next time we visit Laguna Beach.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We stayed in Laguna Beach for a wedding and 10 of us met at Mozambique the following day for lunch. I was able to add 3 more to our reservations just the day before through Opentable. They sat us up on the rooftop with an awesome view of the beach! Guy, our server, was awesome! He was attentive, helpful and conscious of our time constraint. The food was unique and tasty, it was definitely a great dining experience for us!

vipSnuznb411 (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The happy hour menu is great. We especially love the Caesar salad - not drenched in dressing but just right. The beef sausage skewer is very tasty as is the pasta.

5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great dinner experience, food taste very good, super service, great waitress.

landrusj (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

KarlaG (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

vipYannisA (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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...

Jgranger (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Food is excellent and view is even better

MrGrimaldo (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Steam was well cooked, but poor in flavor. Did not present the value and taste I would expect with the price.

vipCaligirl (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on February 9, 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.

vipSnuznb411 (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 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!

StephenT (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 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?

RDB4 (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 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.

YeseniaI (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 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 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.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Fun place ..... great music

vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 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 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.