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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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APPETIZERS‎
Peri-Peri Chicken Pops
3 grilled chicken skewers, grilled pineapple, vegetable slaw and peri-peri sauce
$12.00
Peri-Peri Prawns
4 wood grilled prawns, shell on, mango salsa and peri-peri sauce
$14.00
Grilled Vegetable Pops
3 grilled vegetable skewers, grilled pineapple
$8.00
Vegetable Crudite Platter
Tomatoes, peppadrops, celery, carrots, cucumbers and broccoli with mozambique dips
Regular $12.00
Small playes $8.00
Crisp Fried Calamari
Sweet‎ potato fries, cilantro lime aioli and peri-peri sauce
$9.00
Wok Charred Ahi Tuna
Seared tuna, sesame seeds, Asian slaw and shoyu sauce
$15.00
Peri-Peri Chicken Livers
Caramelized onions, pancetta, toasted crostini and green salad
Serves 2 $12.00
Small plate $8.00
portobello Stack
Grilled portobello mushroom, tomato, hummus and avocado coulis
$13.00
Samosas
3 crispy samosas, beef or veggie with mozambique chutney and green salad
$9.00
SERVED FAMILY STYLE‎
Sampler Plate
2 grilled prawns, chicken pop, farmers sausage, griled pineapple and peri-peri sauce
$12 per person
Seafood Sampler (serves 2)
1 grilled baja lobster, 4 grilled prawns, sauteed prawns scampi, seared scallops, grilled calamari steak, fried calamari strips, grilled mahi mahi, mozambique ruce, peri-peri sauce, garlic butter and cilantro lime aioli
$85.00
SOUPS AND SALADS‎
Red & Gold Beef Salad
Arugula, goat cheese, pickled onion with raspberry adobe vinaigrette
$12.00
The Peppadrop Wedge Salad
Iceberg‎ wedge, peppadrops, green olives, grape tomatoes, stilton cheese and bacon bits
$10.00
Mediterranean Sald
Romane, artichoke hearts, feta cheese, kalamata olives, hard boiled egg, pickled onions, tomatoes and grecian dressing
$9.00
Mozambique Caesar
Caesar style dressing, shaved parmesan cheese and sundried tomato croutons
$9.00
Portuguese Salad
Tomatoes, cucumber, kalamata olives, crumbled feta, red onion, mint, red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil
$9.00
Small Caesar Salad
$6.00
Small Wedge Salad
$7.00
Small Mediterranean Salad
$7.00
Small Portuguese Salad
$6.00
Bowl of Vegetable Minestrone
$8.00
MOZAMBIQUE SIGNATURE FAVORITES‎
Peri-Peri Prawns
9‎ wood grilled prawns, shell on, mozambique rice, mango salsa and peri-peri sauce
$27.00
Vegetable Currt
Vegetables sauteed wuth selected spices, apples, organic brown rice, sambals and chutney
Regular $18.00
Small plate $10.00
Durban Currt
Curried lamb, vegetables, mozambique rice, sambals and chutney
Regular $24.00
Small plate $14.00
Atlantic Salmon
Served on pearled couscous with saffron white wine sauce and sauteed asparagus
$26.00
Crisp Fried Calamari
Sweet potato fries, cilantro lime aioli and peri-peri sauce
$14.00
Grilled Mahi Mahi
Served with mozambique rice and sauteed vegetables
$22.00
Seafood Currt
Shrimp, lobster, scallops, calamari, vegetables, mozambique rice, sambals, and chutney
Regular $28.00
Small plate $16.00
Steak & Lobster
8oz. Filet & baja lobster, asparagus. Mashed potatoes and lemon butter
$69.00
Seafood Platter for two
2 grilled lobster tails, 4 grilled prawns, sauteed prawns scampi, seared scallops, grilled calamari steak, fied calamari strips, grilled mahi mahi, mozambique rice, peri-peri sauce, garlic butter and cilantro lime aioli
$124.00
Californian Baja Lobster
Served‎ with mozambique rice and lemon butter peri-peri sauce
Whole $54.00
Half $29.00
MAPUTO PLATTERS‎
Wood grilled flavor to enhance flavor served with roasted pineapple slaw, black eyed peas, mazavaroo fried and mozambique sauce
Grilled Mahi Mahi
$20.00
10oz. BBQ Pork Chop
$18.00
1/2 Peri-Peri Chicken
$19.00
10oz. Sirloin Hand Cut
$20.00
Sausage/ Chicken Po/ Pork Chop Combo
$22.00
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Bar, Grill
FEATURES
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 March 24, 2020

Brought a first-time California visitor, so it was an interesting experience. Had somoosas and chicken pops for appetizer with the Appetizer Sampler. The seafood curry was very good ended with ganache and coffee. Service was really good and the waiter was friendly, so there was...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

The menu choices are extensive, which always invites some cautions. But the curries were very good. The portions were so large they couldn't be finished. Fine dining prices, but not quite that level of quality. Decent cocktail from the bar. Valet parking is a must.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

Service was competent; martini was good and generous; food (so-called peri-peri prawns; so-called boerewors) was very disappointing. Heavy garlic - otherwise exceptionally bland and tasteless. Compared to real South African food , a great disappointment.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

Attended a wedding here. Weather was perfect for a wedding in the rooftop area. The view is beautiful, prices are reasonable, food was delicious. The best part was the service. Everyone was sooo great, helpful, accommodating. Gary, our waiter at the reception was exceptional, he...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 29, 2020

We attended a wine and paint afternoon at Mozambique restaurant and ordered lunch to accompany our experience. As we had never eaten Mozambique food, we did not know what to expect and we were pleasantly surprised at how good it was. We got a seafood...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed January 28, 2020

The rooftop was the perfect location for a winter day as the sun was shining, and the rooftop serves a full menu, along with a fantastic view. The service was wonderful, the food outstanding and one of the best views in Laguna Beach.. The parking...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

The food was excellent, beautifully cooked and presented, with a large portion serving. Seafood, steak, and sausages on the mixed grill selection were a treat, with nothing being overcooked or chewy, allowing the natural flavours to be captured and the texture succulent and juicy. A...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

Being from Mozambique, the African country, you can only imagine our “Whoa what?!” moment when we drove in front of this roadside restaurant in the middle of the Californian coast. An odd coincidence to say the least. It was quite humorous for my family and...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 18, 2020

The restaurant is nicely located along the boulevard. Menu is quite varied. Portions are big, so do not order too much. A burger we ordered came with burned bread. We complained, it was resolved and we received a free dessert.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

I broke being a vegetarian and ate the Tuna. The food was ridiculously good! Probably the best dinner I have eaten. Holland was an amazing waitress! Definitely eat here if you’re in Laguna Beach!!

Date of visit: January 2020
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