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Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

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Your choice of fish, shrimp or seafood mix cooked in a clay pot w/ onions, tomatoes, olive oil, cilantro, urucum essence & coconut milk. Served w/ a side of white rice.
Prato feito
Beef,​ chicken breast or fish filet served w/ white rice, black beans, farofa & choice of fried yucca or fried plantains.
A choice of beef or chicken strips cooked in a heavy cream sauce w/ tomatoes, onions, olives & mushrooms. Served w/ white rice or fettuccini pasta & shoestring potatoes chips.
Ravioli com molho de camarao
Cheese stuffed ravioli served in a creamy shrimp sauce.
Spaghetti carbonara
Spaghetti pasta cooked al dente in a bacon, eggs & parmesan creamy sauce.
Anacapa chicken salad
Grilled chicken breast served over mixed greens, hearts of palms, red bell pepper, tomatoes, celery, cucumber, raw almonds & Balsamic dressing.
Salada de camarao do chef
Sauteed large shrimp over mixed greens, fresh mozzarella cheese & sundried tomatoes. Served w/ Balsamic dressing.
Risotto de camarao
Arborio rice w/ shrimp cooked in a white wine sauce.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Brazilian, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed today via mobile

Love the food. It is out of the norm a d very authentic. Awesome selection of dishes. Music can be a bit loud though when you want to have a conversation.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank melQ74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem in Oxnard. It's so nice to come here, get a table by the window and enjoy the view while delighting yourself on one of their clay-pot cooked seafood, a traditional dish in many coastal areas of Brazil. The staff is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for dinner based on the high Trip Advisor rating. What a disappointment! The fish and seafood moqueca we ordered looked nothing like the picture in the menu, which showed a creamy sauce. Instead, we were served a thin broth, loaded with chopped tomatoes...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank gregh632
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's very rare that you look at a menu and could order anything on the menu - food so colorful - service great and most of all excellent view of the water. I plan on making this my go to place.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank leopardlady2013
Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

You have to try it. Excellent place for an anniversary dinner or other adult celebration. Unique food and specialty cocktails are all excellent.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Roger R
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food! Excellent service! Come hungry..... the smells of different ingredients cooking all blend so well.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank yaknyo
Reviewed October 21, 2018

One of our group lives in Oxnard and claims that Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine is the best restaurant in Oxnard. We will have to visit more often to check this claim, but we were not disappointed. We enjoyed the paella, the risotto, and a hot pot...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank physbiz
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

The food at this little gem of a restaurant, hidden in a nondescript little shopping center, is nothing short of amazing. I've been all over Brazil on several occasions, and never had food that was so delicious. The decor, however, could use some work.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank califcasl
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Have been here twice since we moved to the area recently and the food is excellent. Surprised it wasn't packed when we've walked in (although it seems to get busier as the night goes on). Their clay pot meals are delicious, although my favorite meal...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SeaLover100
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

A friends and family favorite! Love the food, the atmosphere and the wait staff. It is all good but the beef stroganoff is awesome! Worth a drive down to the harbor....

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lena L
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November 16, 2016|
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Response from Connie K | Reviewed this property |
No - It's specializes in seafood cooked in a moqueca clay pot and it's wonderful. They have a wide variety of dishes that are all delicious, even beef stroganoff if you must have beef.
May 26, 2015|
Response from RMJorda1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a wine list. I don't know about the corkage fee. We didn't bring a bottle of wine but I wish we had thought of it.
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