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Local cuisine, Seafood, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$30 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Seafood, Bar, Grill
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I got there at 4:20 for our 4:30 reservation. That was just in time. It’s a very popular place. Service was good, just a few small bumps in the road (server forgot a couple items ordered, etc.). Fortunately, the food made up...for it. The veggie samoosas and South African bean soup was delicious and tasty. The Mediterranean salad was outstanding. We shared the Seafood platter which consisted of seared scallops, grilled Mahi-mahi, butterflied giant prawns, sautéed shrimp, calamari and lobster tails. All prepared to perfection. This place is a must the next time in Laguna Beach. #DineAgainDuniganMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Horrible Experience. Julie Ruined my friends birthday. we had reservation for Sunday 5/30/21 5 pm for 3 people. we get there 420 pm and we decided to have some happy hours Appetizer and drinks before our main dish on 5 pm. we told hostess Julie...we had reservation at 5 pm so Hostess sat us on bar knowing we have reservation for table, we assume that later we will be moved to table. we ordered 4 items and 3 drinks. we had drinks on bar but 4 items came around 455 pm. so we ask very nicely to get to a table since it was more comfy and better view and we had reservation for birthday. . hostess Julie came and she said straight in our faces "No you can not do it because it is not fair to waitress tip sharing". we said nicely again we will close the tab in bar we pay tip and we will go on with initial reservation and main dishes on table. she said no you cant! very very rudely. after we insisted she let us to go to table at 505 pm but she was constantly talking to other people and pointing on our direction and complaining. we still have some happy hour food and want to order main dishes. we barely there in table like 30 minutes. on 537pm she came again upset and very rudely she told us" you have 30 minutes to leave this table! we said we are not be done we want to order she said well you still just have 30 min to seat here! omg there is no way to be disrespected more so we left broken heart and in agony she really ruin our time we spend $100 for 4 appetizers and drink plus $30 for tips (20 in bar and 10 on table even we didn't get no main dish yet) she doesn't even allow us to enjoy our dinner just because her EGO she did not like us and she want to show who is the boss very arrogant and mean spirit person we will never go back there ever as long as she is there we spend $130 but she made us feel guilty like we are bunch of freeloader. i bet you in a soup kitchen they will treat us much with respect and dignity. shame on her that ruin the whole experience. all other waitress were polite and kind including guy at bar super nice guy . I am Persian and both my friends were Asian girls. we feel like we mistreated by her, unfair and cruel.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was excellent--chicken pops, burger, shrimp, ahi sandwich all excellent with excellent presentation as well. Nice view of the ocean. Good service

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was recommended to go here by a local. The ambiance is perfect. The view is spectacular. The staff is professional. The cooks are absolutely professional. My waiter was bartender my choice and fantastic server. The drinks were fantastic and everyone was friendly. At the...end unfortunately I could not get my Uber and they told me they always keep a car available for their patrons. Another reason to go there next time they said they would pick me up. This is probably one of the best steakhouses in Laguna not to mention all California coast, possibly California. This is on the level of Ruth Chris.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed March 24, 2021

Great food and drinks, rooftop is a fun place to sit with live music on weekends. The owner is on-site and a nice guy.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed November 22, 2020

Although the day was "iffy" a little cool with possible showers, we were seated on the "rooftop". When weather conditions became more windy and wet, "others were brought more umbrella and heater coverage" but not us! Hmmm, wonder why? Maybe we weren't the OC type...of couple? Service was lacking, and inconsistent. After ordering, and food served, no other follow-up by wait staff! Food was disappointing. Did not really get the "Mozambique food style" the waitress described. Parking in Laguna is always a challenge; but there is valet.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed November 5, 2020

First off, here is a tip. Don't be cheap like me, and try to avoid using the valet. Just use them. Finding nearby parking is a huge pain. We had a reservation and when we checked in they asked where we preferred to sit. There...was live music playing outside on the patio but we didn't feel like being around that much noise so we asked to sit inside. It was super nice because the area they sat us in was empty and we were able to dine alone until the very end of our meal when they brought two other groups in. The service was good but a little slow, however I forgive that since we were the only people in this area and our waiter had tables elsewhere. We started with cocktails and samoosas. For entrees we had peri-peri chicken and blackened salmon. For dessert we had the bread pudding and the hot butter pudding. Every single thing we ate was wonderful. I am so glad this was the place we chose to celebrate our anniversary!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed November 5, 2020

We had a reservation and ended up being seated in an area that looked like a sports bar. Televisions everywhere, large group celebrating a birthda, extremely noisy. A three prawn appetizer was priced at $21. The shrimp were overcooked. The best salad was tasty. .

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere and nice service. Finding different places to eat outside can sometimes be a challenge, but Mozambique is a local favorite with rooftop seating. The food is amazing.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed June 18, 2020 via mobile

Always fun place to visit. Exotic parrots, great ambiance, stories, roof top, life band, great views, outdoors dining and people watching. Limo service.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Yes, Mozambique Restaurant offers takeout services.

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Mozambique Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5