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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
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Long Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This taste I have not found anywhere. Great lunch specials that have the same dishes served in smaller clay pots. The flavor is delicious and they gave the hot chili oil that the owner has said she brings the chilis from Brazil. I look forward to coming here.

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California
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496 reviews 496 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This lively little restaurant is nothing short of amazing. Who would think you would find aroundfine Brazilian cuisine in an Oxnard marina? The service is relaxed but professional, the servers knowledgeable about the menu, and the cocktails delicious. You can't go wrong eating here. But go easy on the cocktails! Cars exiting the marina are often subjected to traffic checks... More

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Oxnard, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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
62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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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202 reviews 202 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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37 reviews 37 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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