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Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine

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Brazilian, South American
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3550 S. Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 204.0970
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Love, love, love this place!!!

The food is delicious! It's a fun place for a group. On weekends there is music and Brazilian dancers that dance around the tables.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is delicious! It's a fun place for a group. On weekends there is music and Brazilian dancers that dance around the tables.

Thank mpellegrino
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best Moqueca I've had! I wanted to try everything on the menu but I could only eat much with their huge serving. I had 2 glasses of the caipirinha and it kept me buzzed "just right" from 1pm - 5 pm. We went for a bike ride after lunch and it was the most chillax bike stroll around the... More 

Thank Carla C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I always love the food at Moqueca. The cocktails are great, the service is excellent. The view at the harbor just adds to the experience.

Thank Cindi C
Upland, California, United States
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426 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Many traditional recipes, but try the signature moqueca fish hotpot. And I mean HOT. Bubbling in its clay pot and loaded with different pieces of seafood. Other varieties are also available. Also enjoyed the Casquinha de Carangueijo, a baked crab appetizer. LOTS of crab, although a little light on the cream cheese to hold it together. Also a tad fishy.... More 

Thank William D
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderfulflavors and very fulfilling meal in a relaxed atmosphere. We enjoyed the green salad with a yoghurt dressing and the caipirinha coctails. Reasonable prices and good service made us want to come back again. Wonderful rice is served with the fish stew. Tomato, onion, cilantro and coconut milk made for excellent flavors. Lovedall of it!

Thank Greg S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time to try Brazilian food and I just want to say that food was just marvelous delicious. Server was very polite and provided us with details about menu choices. Just amazing place, music so relaxing. Definitely recommended and need to go back soon 👏🏼🤗

Thank Hisela L
Oxnard, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a hidden treasure it Oxnard! The food was amazing, the service top notch. If you want a to taste what the food is like in Brazil this place is highly recommended!! Amazing!

Thank Aileen D
Williamsburg, Virginia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are sophisticated diners, but have never had Brazilian seafood before. The Claypot cooked and served seafood specialties are marvelous! Salad, especially the hearts of palm, are also delicious. This is a family owned and operated restaurant, so the staff is very engaged in showing you a good dining experience.

Thank msjudystew
Oxnard, California
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up at Moqueca because our original destination downstairs was closed for a private party. After looking at the menu, my less than adventurous father-in-law was ready to go somewhere else. He was also taken aback at the moqueca pricing. . without realizing they serve AT LEAST 2 people. We convinced him to try it out and ordered the... More 

Thank Michelle S
Los Angeles, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After much rave reviews, my brother-in-law finally took my husband and I to Moqueca for dinner. We sat overlooking the channel and the beautiful boats along the water. The environment was right for the evening. What we came in for though was the infamous Moqueca!. We ordered two - one with fish, the other with other kinds of shellfish. Both... More 

Thank Fatima B

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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, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?