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Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine

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Brazilian, South American
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3550 S. Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 204.0970
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great brew and food

We had a very enjoyable lunch, with Brazilian dark beer, Beef Stroganoff, and the restaurant specialty Seafood Mix Moqueca. All was delicious and portions were large enough we had enough for dinner that evening. Staff was friendly and helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Culver City, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Culver City, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had a very enjoyable lunch, with Brazilian dark beer, Beef Stroganoff, and the restaurant specialty Seafood Mix Moqueca. All was delicious and portions were large enough we had enough for dinner that evening. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I have been there 4 or 5 times with friends who want to try it and I always leave full, but that may the most positive thing I can say. It is very pricy for what you get and the atmosphere is kind of just put together. Food is good, but not good enough to make me want to go... More 

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Oxnard, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We have been here a few times for lunch, sometimes taking out of town visitors other times just the 2 of us. The food is OK - sometimes really good. But the atmosphere, or lack there of and the service leave a lot to be desired. The restaurant looks like a temporary banqueting set up. Cheap looking chairs and odd... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

As we did several times on our West Coast journey, we chose this because of its high Tripadvisor rating. I'm not saying that it isn't deserved, but I think you have to really like the Brazilian cuisine to fully appreciate this restaurant. Service was very good, attentive but not rushed. Because we went on a Sunday night, my wife and... More 

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Oxnard, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Came here, due to the #1 rating, and my #2 dad wanted to try this place (he lived in Brazil for over 30 years). The service from our waitress was fabricated. Our busboy (Latino guy was GREAT). The heat in their food is from small red chilies. They even make their bloody Mary's this way. The bartender did say that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Been to this place once with a friend who highly recommended this place. This is actually the second time I ate at Brazilian restaurant--first time was when I was in Japan and I was really impressed with the food. Let me start it with the setting--really nice view by the harbor and romantic ambiance. Then we started with an appetizer... More 

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The food and drinks at Moqueca are fantastic. We orders the lobster Moqueca, the quotes and caipirinhas and loved all of it. We will definitely be going back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had heard good things about Moqueca and we were not disappointed. My wife had the Ensalada Anacapa, which was hearty and fresh. I had a chicken breast dish that was tasty, filling and had a wide variety of textures and flavors. This is a good spot to try for lunch or dinner.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We are on a PCH road trip and stayed at the Hampton Inn at the Marina in Oxnard for a night. Found Moqueca at the Marina on the Web and called to reserve a table. Very friendly and helpful voice on the other side ! We arrived at 6.30 pm. Server quickly found our reservation and guided us to a... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Went for dinner based on TA reviews. Was awesome. Had the Moqueca bowl with lobster and shrimp. Was best meal I have had in the road in a long time! Friendly service. Great drinks. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3550 S. Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard, CA 93035
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oxnard
  • Phone Number: (805) 204.0970

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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