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Mozambique Restaurant, Laguna Beach, CA

Mozambique Restaurant

4.5
4.5
2530 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
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!

PLEASE NOTE: SEATING AREA IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
Reservations will guarantee a table 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.

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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Southern African, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 715-7777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We can bring a Taste of Mozambique to your business, personal or holiday event. <br />Catering menus available, please call event coordinator for details. You can also email us at info@mozambiqueoc.com

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Reta Ricketts: (855) 382-4148

  • Neighborhood

    Laguna Beach

  • Cross street

    Agate St. & South Coast Highway

  • Parking details

    (these services temporarily unavailable due to covid-19).Valet $7 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.

  • Entertainment

    HAPPY HOUR 5 DAYS A WEEKMonday-Friday 3:00PM-6PM. $5 Beers! $6 Wines! Large variety of appetizers, skewers and dinners on happy hour pricing.MozambiqueLIVE WEDNESDAYS | BLUES BANDS | 8PMTHURSDAYS | POP I 8PMFRIDAYS | SATURDAYS9PM-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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM,Fri - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Sat - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    BEVERAGE SPECIALS Draft Beer - $6 House Wine by the Glass & Well Cocktails - $8, Mozambique Mojito or House Margarita - $10, Well Martini - $12 FOOD SPECIALS Chicken Wings - $12 Calamari, sweet potato fries - $12 Fries Gone Wild - $9 Samoosas, beef or vegetable - $13 Penne Pasta Mozambique - $14 BBQ Chicken Flat Bread - $13 Peri-Peri Chicken, Mozambique rice, mixed vegetables - $14 Sliders, beef or chicken, seasoned fries- $12 South African Pie, Spinach Feta, Chicken Mushroom, or Beef Mushroom- $15 Pork Chop, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables - $17 Grilled Salmon, Mozambique rice, mixed vegetables - $17 Peri-Peri Prawns, Mozambique rice, mixed vegetables - $17 Steak Wrap, seasoned fries - $17 Swordfish, mashed potatoes, asparagus - $18

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What 2,530 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The food was ok but not exceptional, the potatoes were a bit soggy. Very good service
  2. JB

    JB2017

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Too dark to read menu or see your meal, was very cold in the restaurant - wore my out coats to keep warm.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great music, ambiance is beautiful
  4. j

    johnthedon

    Denver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting South African influenced food and flavors. Roof top dining with good ambience. Friendly welcoming service. Honest value. Very pleased to have found this restaurant, within easy walking distance of Surf and Sand and several other hotels.
  5. E

    Eliz

    Tucson

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my 29th wedding anniversary. And although we have been here many times it’s still a very nice go to for the service and food! Thank you staff! Because if the service is bad, doesn’t matter how good the food is I have 40 other south county restaurants I can go to!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful evening celebrating my husband’s birthday. Eating on the rooftop was magical. Beautiful sunset! The service was fantastic with Juan as our waiter! The food was outstanding! It couldn’t have been better! We’ll be back!
  8. DJ

    DanielleJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience! We will definitely be back, and invite more people!!
  9. MH

    MaryH

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Definitely go and enjoy some good food and good view
  10. J

    Jetmann

    Cleveland

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First visit to Mozambique in Laguna. Overall it was great! The food quality and variety was excellent. Good service and very pleasant! I recommend this restaurant.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t stress about getting a table up top for weekday brunches. Always empty.
  12. LB

    LeighB

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit and t was excellent once again. Our server Eduardo was also outstanding with explanations and recommendations. Unfortunately we do not live in the area but when we come back, Mozambique will be one of our stops!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were fantastic. We sat downstairs where it was a bit quieter
  14. CC

    CandaceC

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food great service live music beautiful views.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful venue, nice menu. Service was slow, but attentive. Great experience overall.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food was okay compared to the price. It was also super loud the entire time we were there. Food quality didn’t match the high price. Beautiful location with views of the ocean. More if a bar scene.
  17. DF

    DrewF

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a day date with my beautiful wife. Always looking to spice up our ever loving relationship, partnership and marriage and Mozambique never disappoints. Received a personal email about a delicious special—off menu—which I knew my wife loves ❤️ so I knew spending an early Sunday afternoon here would be the perfect setting to a decadent meal. Lobster tails and filet minon. Doesn’t get better than this—perfect weather, incredible dinner, rooftop setting and martinis to boot. Thank you! Looking forward to our next visit. Cheers! 🥂
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, drinks were spot on, steak was soft and cooked to perfection, although I loved the live entertainment, it was way too loud for the dining experience and table talk. I guess if your there just to eat and not talk to anyone, it’s for you, but we were trying to catch up w old friends
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious!!!... loved the rooftop atmosphere and the views are amazing. I just wish the tables on the roof weren't so compact, especially if animals are allowed on the rooftop. Other than that it was an overall decent experience.
  20. JV

    JeffV

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner on the roof top. We had a great view of the sunset. We had drinks, appetizer and we shared the 24oz ribeye steak dinner. It was nice of them to cut it up for us. We went on a Wednesday night and the wine was only $5 a glass on Wednesday's. Great deal.
  21. SP

    SamirP

    Singapore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good food fantastic views
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Muy agradable el ambiente y la atención, la vista está increíble.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing as usual, tried a new dish and loved it. Our waiter Greg was a wonderful and very funny, added to our enjoyable evening!! We'll be back in April. :)
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate our daughter’s 18th birthday. Food was amazing! Roof top seating, our server Greg went above and beyond, taking photos and served a special dessert. Great time as always!
  25. J

    Jackiec

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good, only thing is that the Calimari and sweet potatoes fries were not fresh not hot.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  27. CJ

    CaseyJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food is always delicious but service is awful if you’re not a big party. Both times I’ve come we’ve only been a party 2 and we were completely ignored by our server. Only saving grace is the support staff who were very attentive and kind.
  28. MK

    MarinaK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Our dinner was a disappointing experience. This was our return trip to the restaurant and I was bringing my husband for a spectacular experience of delicious food and amazing atmosphere. To our disappointment both dishes that we ordered were quite sub par. We had a sampler appetizer platter. That dish was ok not terrible not great. My husband also ordered a seared tuna entree. That dish was prepared poorly beyond description. The pieces of tuna were huge so we ended up with 3 pieces of pretty much flavorless raw tuna. The accompanying bok choy is something that we typically buy in our China town in San Francisco and is the least flavorful of all vegetables.
  29. RH

    RyanH

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my mom for her birthday. Sat on rooftop. Ambience was great. Staff was amazing. Food was delicious.
  30. VL

    VikkiL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great view, food was good. Liked the happy hour menu. We just wish they had better deserts!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for my wife. We loved everything!
  32. m

    maxm

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wide selection of food. Friendly service. A nice from the roof top bar.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Very mediocre food. Service to seat you was disorganized. The table and food order service was poor. The tab included items that we did not order and it was difficult to convince the supervisor of the error and what the correct price for our meal should be. Also, they charged a $7 valet charge, then moved my car to a street parking meter where I could have easily parked myself and paid maybe $2 for the meter. Is that the way to operate a valet service? I pointed to my car only 25 feet away and they insisted to have one of their guys drive it 10 feet from the parking meter. Everybody should go somewhere else for a nice dining experience because this place isn’t it!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice view of ocean, great service and good food
  35. A

    Ambienceiskey

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to eat and your music… We go here every time we are in Dana point… The steak is excellent
  36. TJ

    TonjaJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My daughter’s 22nd Birthday! Wanted rooftop nothing available. Had reservations for 12 pm arrived at that time no roof top available. Did not say first come first serve, but that’s what happened. The waitress had to be new! The service was terrible. The food was cold. I left dehydrated and hungry! The best thing about Mozambique was the birds, music and the parking! No view at all. The pictures are just to draw you in.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant
  38. LF

    LynnF

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    It was a very special occasion (noted in the reservation) but not acknowledged by any of the three different hosts upon checking in which I thought perhaps we’d have a “better” table. Overall, the evening was enjoyable, even though tables were jammed so close together & made for tight seating especially against the perimeter. Turns out we were glad we ended up on the roof because of the noise factor - no way could a normal conversation take place elsewhere. The food is quite good, generous portions, and would suggest to offer a couple of smaller entree plates. We each wanted to try a different entree but the sizes were just too big so we ended up just having a couple of appetizers. Maybe next time we’ll decide on the same entree and split it.
  39. F

    Foodie

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best meal I have had in a while. I chose to have their Halibut special and it was delicious! Best fish dinner I have had in years and the view from the deck was amazing. Will definitely be back again!
  40. MB

    MarilynnB

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous music, food and ambiance. After dinner, cross over PCH to see a beautiful and wild little beach at the end of Pearl Street.

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You can order delivery directly from Mozambique Restaurant using the Order Online button. Mozambique Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Mozambique Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 2530 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Mozambique Restaurant

1740 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Agate St. & South Coast Highway

  • Neighborhood

    Laguna Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Southern African, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    (these services temporarily unavailable due to covid-19).Valet $7 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    HAPPY HOUR 5 DAYS A WEEKMonday-Friday 3:00PM-6PM. $5 Beers! $6 Wines! Large variety of appetizers, skewers and dinners on happy hour pricing.MozambiqueLIVE WEDNESDAYS | BLUES BANDS | 8PMTHURSDAYS | POP I 8PMFRIDAYS | SATURDAYS9PM-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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (949) 715-7777

  • Catering

    We can bring a Taste of Mozambique to your business, personal or holiday event. <br />Catering menus available, please call event coordinator for details. You can also email us at info@mozambiqueoc.com

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Reta Ricketts: (855) 382-4148

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