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Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine

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3550 S. Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 204.0970
Website
Today
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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Family run great food

Ocean view xlnt. Food music and wine. Good cocktails also. A TOP RATED CHOICE. You must try this place it's amazing and very reasonable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
george u
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Orange County, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Orange County, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Ocean view xlnt. Food music and wine. Good cocktails also. A TOP RATED CHOICE. You must try this place it's amazing and very reasonable.

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Oxnard
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When Moqueca first opened, it was an exciting event for Oxnard. The food was delicious, the service excellent, and the place itself very nice. We went there a few times. The last time we were there was very disappointing. The food was awful. We were there with a group of eight and not one of the dishes ordered was good.... More 

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Oxnard, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Try the Moquecas, and be sure to try the brazilian drinks with your meal (they're strong, be careful). The seafood is absolutely the star here as are the spices used. Food is low to mid spicy, so don't be afraid. The flavor profiles are unique, and I found myself "jonesing" for another meal within a day or two. We had... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My title pretty much says it all. The other dinners on the menu all look tempting but I've never been able to choose anything else. I've tried the seafood moqueca and the white fish moqueca. Both of which were cooked to perfection. The table next to ours ordered the lobster moqueca, so I think I will try that next time.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We tried Moqueca for lunch. Had the special mixed seafood stew...it was really good! The boys had the carbonara and a World Cup game to watch. Tatiana provided wonderful service. Loved it!

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Los Altos, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Much better than the usual Brazilian experience of meats. The food was an interesting delicious clay pit cooked mixture of medium spices and fish, shrimp, chicken as you like. The simmer sauce was delicious. The clay pots, Moqueca, serve 2 but really more like 4. It was a lot of food. Leisurely service, nice view.

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Oxnard, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were celebrating my wife's birthday on December 3rd when we decided to go to this restaurant for the first time. We knew at least 2 people who had gone there and enjoyed the meal and their experience. Our waiter was very attentive and our seafood Mocqueca was outstanding. I was enough for the 2 of us and we had... More 

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Woodstock GA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

REALLY hard to find this place, it's in the second story of a building housing unrelated businesses. Small and cozy, about 15 tables. My entree was about $17 and from among the lowest on the menu. Was expecting a bit more character to the food, mine was a bit on the bland side.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We visited on Tuesday evening and the place was not crowded at all. Our server was wonderful, the food selections were abroad, and the service was great. The seasoning was just a little bland for my liking but excellent never the less.

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Calgary
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91 reviews 91 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The "moquecas" (seafood dishes) are authentically Brazilian and very tasty. Everyone in the group loved their dishes. Nice atmosphere, nice view of the harbor. Worth the visit!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?