When a craving for something a little unusual strikes before mealtime during your Laguna Beach vacation, take a walk on the wild side with a meal at Mozambique. With cuisine as exciting as its name suggests, and a setting that will please the most discerning traveler, this eatery is one of the top picks in the area. Its exotic colonial style design complete with birds transport you to Africa, and the food is familiar yet different enough to tease the palate.
Location, location, location!
An enviable seaside location and an elegant setting make Mozambique the ideal setting for a romantic evening during your Laguna Beach vacation. Arrive at sunset and sip on cocktails as you watch the sun dip into the horizon before the party vibe kicks in. During the day, the restaurant has a completely different upbeat vibe, with families and large groups tucking into the sumptuous fare at a lazy Laguna Beach style brunch. Choose from one of three separate dining areas, each designed to suit a different mood.
Dining in Laguna Beach, African style
This popular restaurant and lounge has a nice mix of African inspired crowd pleasers that include a mixed grill, a not-too-spicy version of the normally flaming hot peri-peri chicken, grilled barramundi, and the exotic sounding Durban curry.
Get your meal started with some fried calamari - all the seafood here is gorgeous and fresh from the sea. The peri-peri chicken livers are a typically South African delicacy, but less adventurous eaters swear by the peri-peri prawns. The menu also includes unexpected surprises like vegetable samosas, a nod to the multicultural colonial roots of Mozambique. If you need your fix of meat you can’t go wrong with the steak or the pork chop. With a seaside setting, it is hard to overlook mains of Mahi Mahi or Chilean Sea Bass, all have their share of long standing fans.
And no South African themed restaurant would be complete without a selection of the best from one of the world’s most acclaimed new wine regions. Several award winning ones feature on the list here, so do try some on your visit.
Music to set the mood
There’s nothing quite like an evening of some great music to make you really unwind on a Laguna Beach vacation. Mozambique brings you an eclectic mix of musicians, from tribute bands that play covers of hits by rock legends to homegrown blues singers. Sit back, relax and enjoy the music before heading upstairs for a spicy African meal. Your Laguna Beach holiday will suddenly feel complete.