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Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine

3550 S. Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 204.0970
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Ranked #1 of 263 Restaurants in Oxnard
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Brazilian
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Oxnard, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The moqueca is fabulous. Great place for couples, families, special occasions. Sundays features special feijoda, and Rio Dancers. Fantastic flavors of all their dishes. I recommend the Fish and Lobster Moqueca, Paella Capixaba, Salada de Palmito. Nice selection of Brazilian cocktails too. Very nice appetizer selection too. Many times, all I order are appetizers, unless I'm getting their excellent moqueca.... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I went with a group of ladies celebrating 4birthdays. We ordered a variety of different meals from their lunch menu. Not one of us was unhappy with our meal, rather there were only positive comments. Coming from 14 more mature ladies, speaks a whole lot. I then ordered 4 different deserts to celebrate. These deserts were out of world. We... More

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bloomington, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

this was by far our favorite restaurant while visiting the area. we had never had the opportunity to experience Brazilian cuisine prior to our dinner here. Both the food and service were excellent. Thank you trip advisor for turning us on the this place.

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La Habra, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Don't be fooled be the location. It's upstairs in a channel office building. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Had the Brazilian cocktail ( they recommended and I can't pronounce it). Must do clay pot meal. So good. I was reluctant to add the chili sauce they bring on the side, it added so much flavor. A must do if travel... More

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Oxnard, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We visited Moqueca based on Tripadvisor reviews. We were NOT disappointed. They brought out bread and eggplant tapenade for starter. We ordered the traditional Brazilian drink - caipirinhas and quibes (Brazilian meatballs with a honey mustard sauce). But the star of the show was the fish moqueca. It was SO good. I have never been a big fish girl but... More

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San Diego, California
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201 reviews 201 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This has become my go-to restaurant when I visit Oxnard. The place is charming, and the staff are very good. I'm usually solo, so I sit at the bar and converse with the folks around me. The owner is always behind the bar, and is a very nice guy. And the signature dish--the moqueca--is consistently delicious.

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Oxnard, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Moqueca is a Brazilian restaurant tucked away at the Oxnard harbor. It offers Brazilian food from the north of Brazil and specialize in their signature dish - Moqueca. this is like a fish stew in a yucca base. It is very flavorful and darn tasty - highly recommended. Not sure of the other dishes they offer, but this one is... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I lived in Brazil for three years so have a pretty good sense of what is good. I loved that when I walked in the restaurant, I could speak Portuguese and catch up on the latest news from Brazil with the Brazilians. Yes, this is the real deal. The food is as authentic as the staff. I recommend the shrimp... More

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Ventura, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is one of the best kept secrets in Oxnard. My husband and I eat here frequently and have never been disappointed, by either the food or the service. I would recommend making reservations, especially on the weekends. Not only are their authentic Moqueca dishes unbelievable, but that they also have an extensive Brazilian drink menu.

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Tumwater, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went for lunch on a Saturday when they had just opened for the day. There was 1 waitress for 4 tables and while she was nice enough, she never checked on us through the meal. She was chatting the whole time at the bar and we had to flag down someone else for the check after waiting about 15 min... More

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