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PRICE RANGE
$30 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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 yesterday via mobile

The food is delicious. Top notch restuarant with great food. Clearly the best in Laguna by far. One of the best in SoCal. Bravo.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed October 6, 2022

The servers are very knowledgeable and helpful, they were able to answer any questions that we had about the menu with great detail. Great food also.

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Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 29, 2022

The atmosphere is very comfortable, not beautiful, but spacious and inviting. Our server was awesome! He was handling several tables on his own and never missed a beat. The backup wait staff was always there in support of the waiters, which showed that this restaurant...really has it together.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 13, 2022 via mobile

Highly recommend food and drinks! Happy Hours from 3-6pm during weekdays (and different hours on weekends) offer great opportunity for a long, luxurious and delicious time! Went with my Aunt and it’s become my new go-to Laguna Beach place!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 3, 2022 via mobile

Food & drinks were ok. The chicken skewers were just dry chicken breast in their special sauce, totally unremarkable. Filet mignon was very good & tender. Sausage & shrimp boring. Beet salad very modest size- can’t imagine what 1/2 would look like. Cocktails watery. Bread...pudding- got for free by checking in on Yelp. But would not pay $16 for it. We were on 2nd floor ( there are 3 floors) & there is no view. If you want a view make sure you request 3rd floor. Service was minimal, no one asked if we want another drink.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 29, 2022 via mobile

Hi, I need to let u people know that my wife & I experienced a fantastic evening meal there, I can raccomend the restaurant and the staff. Ask for Jack when u get there ....

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 17, 2022 via mobile

Overall good experience! Everyone in town recommended it. We enjoyed the food & drinks! Would give it a try if your in laguna.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed March 9, 2022

This is an exceptional restaurant with excellent food from all over the world. Big place with many rooms and tables, busy, active, great fun. This is a a must try place if you're staying in Laguna Beach.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed February 15, 2022

The atmosphere and food was superb! We came when they had a Pianist singing some old vibes, and the fire place was going, we were seating in a nice corner both, and got to see all angles of the lower restaurant. Which was well decorated....Our food was excellent, the flavors were magnificent. And the presentation was everything. I loved this place, and will return when I visit Laguan Beach again.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 18, 2022

We really enjoyed our recent visit to Mozambique. It is a very nice, upscale restaurant. We were seated in the bar, near the fireplace and pianist, and we loved it. The bar feels like a nice high-end steakhouse, and we loved the live piano music....I had a Drunken Elephant cocktail, which is very much like a chocolate martini, with chocolate drizzled into the glass. Boyfriend and I both had a couple of their Old Fashioned cocktails, which were great. The Ahi Tuna appetizer came with a large salad (it was so large we thought maybe it was the entree!) They were out of the Sea Bass, so I ordered the Blackened Halibut with Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Broccolini. It was fantastic!! Boyfriend had the Seafood Curry and loved it. We really enjoyed Mozambique. We will be sure to visit it again on our next trip to Laguna Beach.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 15, 2021

I visited Mozambique on the recommendation of a friend. He frequented this restaurant and is from Africa himself. The staff was happy to sit us inside due to a chill in the air and they made special effort to make sure that we were comfortable...in front of the fire. The food was excellent. I had the Peri Peri Chicken, which was flavorful and moist. The best meal of my week-long visit to California. I would absolutely make the effort to visit again should I ever be in Laguna Beach again.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 27, 2021 via mobile

Delicious food, vegan and meat options. Great atmosphere. Awesome band playing 80s music that we danced with! Drinks were really good too!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 19, 2021 via mobile

If I could give this place a zero I would. We had reservations this evening. When we reserved through Open Table we were informed that seating could not be guaranteed in certain areas. We thought we would have a good chance at seating on the...popular upper deck as it was a Sunday and reservations were wide open on Open Table. I can now understand why. We ran through a gauntlet of three different hostesses, one per level of the place. Kind of like Dante's Inferno. We were told a table for two had opened and to check upstairs. We get there and no such luck. People were being seated ahead of us who I'm sure had no reservations. When I voiced my displeasure at a 30 minute wait a table miraculously opened up. Problem was it was an uncovered wooden high top next to a busser station. OK not ideal. The straw that broke the camel's back was seeing the pricing on the menu which isn't disclosed in their website. Nothing less than 50 bucks. I refuse to pay that for crowded noisy and uncomfortable seating. We just left and had a decent dinner elsewhere.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 30, 2021 via mobile

This place has great energy and solid food. We arrived on Sunday with our a reservation around 6 pm. Waited less than 10 minutes for a great roof top table. View was outstanding. Service was excellent. Our group had salmon , chicken & burger. All...were very good. Good value for price. Atmosphere is outstanding. Give it a try.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 23, 2021

My family and I dined at Mozambique for brunch/lunch this past Sunday which was a first for all of us. The restaurant is located on the outskirts of Laguna Beach which is great. Overall, we loved the ambience of the restaurant. You had a choice...to dine indoor, outdoor under a tent (musicians played) or on the rooftop terrace. Unfortunately, you cannot make reservations for the rooftop terrace. There was a 45 minute wait for the rooftop terrace but it was so worth it. The view from the rooftop terrace was awesome where you could see the Pacific Ocean. The service was on point and the food was delicious. Prices were reasonable. The waiter gave us a free bread pudding w/vanilla ice cream to enjoy!!! Parking is limited (street parking). Valet parking is $7.00. If you are looking for ambience and great food, I suggest a visit to Mozambique!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Yes, Mozambique Restaurant offers takeout services.

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