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Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine

3550 S. Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 204.0970
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Ranked #1 of 265 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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No. Cal.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Our party of 21 held a graduation party at Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine this weekend. The restaurant is located on the second floor with beautiful harbor view. We sat by the windows and were able to watch the sunset as well as the harbor lights after dark. I went overboard a bit with my ordering of the clay pots; as a... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Was recommended this place by Johnny and Vanessa and had to try it. The food was so unique and good. They have some awesome drinks Brazilian style. I will be back to have more food and enjoy it's harbor ambiance.

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Oxnard, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We've been here many times. It's the place we always take visitors, and no one hasn't loved it, whatever they had. The only reason I didn't give them five stars is that the service is sometimes slow, and they have a hard time acknowledge you when you first enter the restaurant..

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Ventura, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

What a great location- especially now that the views last well past 7pm. Beautiful setting and very interesting artwork that is well placed- Someone with a professional eye must have don the interior design. Moqueca has a unique menu and both the entrees and appetizers are very reasonably priced for large portions. Try the KILLER Caipirinhas- they are refreshing and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Delicious. The lobster and shrimp moqueca was perfectly cooked. With the hearts of palm salad and the bom bom desert, it was fantastic meal. This being my fourth time at Moqueca, I am impressed at the consistency of the food, particularly the lobster, which can get rubbery if not cooked well. Ambience isn't its strongest quality, but the service is... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The cuisine in this restaurant is very different from any other Brazilian restaurant I have visited. Featuring moqueca, a sauce of finely chopped tomatoes, herbs and other goodies, one has a choice of fish and/or seafood to accompany the dish which is served boiling hot with rice or bread. Frankly, the sauce was so yummy I could have made a... More

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