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Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine

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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
Good for:
Romance
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Viva Brazil! Incredible food!

I wasn't expecting this place to be incredible! From the exterior, I didn't expect the atmosphere to be so fun, the food so delicious, and the entertainment was lively! Our group of six had a most memorable evening with the lively, raucous music and dancing. We loved the food and the drinks were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Debra F
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Newport Beach
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Newport Beach
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I wasn't expecting this place to be incredible! From the exterior, I didn't expect the atmosphere to be so fun, the food so delicious, and the entertainment was lively! Our group of six had a most memorable evening with the lively, raucous music and dancing. We loved the food and the drinks were delicious. I highly recommend it for a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

TripAdvisor came through again with a most wonderful dining recommendation — this time with the Moqueca Brazilian cuisine — a style of cooking seafood in a large heavy clay pot served piping hot at the table. The three of us selected the white fish and prawns in a thick savory tomato-based sauce redolent of garlic, cilantro, onions, olive oil, and... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I went to this restaurant to test a Brazilian Moqueca and it was good. But I think, the service could be more nice and friendly and not so cold, especially for a Brazilian Restaurant, it doesn’t fit.

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Buffalo, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Read a review of this restaurant in the Buffalo News so we headed here when we visited Oxnard!! Overall- enjoyed the tomato based seafood dinners but thought they didn't have a wide selection of local wines at a reasonable cost. The food was good. Calamari excellent. Enjoyable evening at the harbor.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place could get missed as it is located above a real estate office and other stores. We had the most interesting brazilian food here.

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OXNARD
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderful seafood in a unique way and other delicious selections. Friendly service! Great ambiance for a dinner date or happy hour with with friends. Give it a try you won't regret it!

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Orange County, California
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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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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 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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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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?