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Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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3550 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035-4179
(805) 204.0970
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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Bakersfield, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really like the idea of trying something new, and this was a great find at a reasonable price. You can sit outside on the covered patio and have a fantastic view of the harbor. Service was quick, informative, friendly and attentive. I had the fish and mixed shellfish moqueca and it was delicious. Not spicy, but full of flavor.... More 

Thank richang
new jersey
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507 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch there and it was one of the best meals I ever had. The server was great . The portions were huge . The menu is huge and they have a great wine list. I will definitely go back. The view is so pretty make sure you get a window table.

Thank Bridgetpianos
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235 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We went to dinner here on a Friday night. The food was okay. Service was good. My husband ordered a side dish that was forgotten. If this is the #1 in Oxnard then the city has a poor eating scene.

Thank Travelchicks
Oxnard, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

First time we went there, my husband ordered a dish that was so spicy, he almost choked. He asked the waitress why she didn't tell him it was so spicy and she said she thought he knew. Food was marginal. Second time we went, we went with a group of people and the food again was marginal.

Thank kchspud
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

In Oxnard for the night, so we decided to check out Moqueca based on Tripadvisor reviews. We shared a fish -shrimp moqueca. Yum! I'm not sure why it's so expensive though. There wasn't a whole lot of fish or shrimp to jack up the price. The fried plantains were really sweet, some of the best I've eaten. Suddenly the music... More 

Thank Kelley O
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had an outstanding dinner last weekend at Moqueca! The food was incredible and so nice to try the authentic Brazilian dishes. The service was very pleasant, helpful and watched out for each other. Asked for and received a great suggestion for which wine to accompany our meal. Then we were treated to Samba dancers performing throughout... More 

Thank Bob D
Destin, Florida
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102 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Reviews had this resturant in the number one position for Oxnard? Competition in Oxnard is not really the stiffest but I would give them a pretty good at best. We ordered beers for a start and two people who ordered the same Brazilian beer got something different than ordered. I guess the customer is not always right since the waiter... More 

Thank bryjenwms
Oxnard, California
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139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This restaurant is virtually across the street from our house - so we eat here often - especially with guests, as it is a unique and delicious experience. This restaurant's specialty is the moqueca - which is a dish from northern Brazil. It is almost a seafood stew with a tomato, yucca based sauce. It is heavenly and they prepare... More 

Thank oxnarddragonlady
Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Delicious, unusual, authentic Brazilian Cuisine. Lots of seafood, Beautiful view of sailboats in harbor.

Thank chksing
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

After reading about this place in the LA Times, we decided to try it. The seafood, served in delicious sauce in cute earthenware pots.....made it a little bit different than anything we had tried before. Worth a visit!!

Thank Jacqueline P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3550 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035-4179
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oxnard
  • Phone Number: (805) 204.0970

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?