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Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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3550 S. Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard, CA 93035
+1 805-204-0970
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Ventura County Coast, California
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133 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have been here a couple of times, the food is authentic (and we can know as we lived in Brazil and visited many times afterwards :)). service is good, little pricey and staff could be little more interactive for that price. but overall very good.

Thank enjoytraveling28
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views are wonderful of the marina and the food was outstanding. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a ethnic restaurant.

Thank Fonda2015
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The location and ambiance are wonderful and the food is more than excellent! Right on the water, with authentic Brazilian decor and sometimes soft live music. The menu is not what people come to expect from Brazil, with just lots of meat, but is varied and authentic. The seafood selections are a wonderful blend of flavors and spices that you... More 

Thank Connie K
Orange, California, United States
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

It's very nice to discover a new place on vacation that turns out to be a gem. The service was excellent from the start, Carlos was funny and attentive and was well versed in each of the dishes offered. After the traditional Brazilian cocktails we tried three different appetizers including the baked scallops that are served on their shells. Each... More 

Thank Bruce W
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This restaurant is special. The view overlooks the bay and there is outdoor seating as well. The food is all brazilian with a specialization in cooking in clay pots. This place also has brazilian beers and cocktails.

Thank John A
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Moqueca offers a unique and cultural experience. Their menu selection is extensive, with options sure to please everyone. All of the choices we made were excellent, from the traditional and signature Moqueca dish even to the rice side dishes. We tried the Moqueca shrimp and white fish selections. The food was fresh and flavorful, but not too spicy. I would... More 

Thank Jamie S
Ventura, California
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here for my BD and had a great meal from drinks on through to dessert. The calamari was the best we have had anywhere in years. The potato soup with collards was delicious and the main course, their signature Moqueca was splendid. I had it with shrimp, my husband had it with sea bass; we would definitely order... More 

Thank Mary S
Grass Valley, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I had read the great reviews and looked forward to a wonderful dinner. Not so much. We went on a Sunday evening, not crowded at all. Got a scenic view of a wall. We ordered the lobster & shrimp moqueca for two ($74) and a side dish to share. The moqueca came and it was fine - nothing special, but... More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Great authentic recipes from Brazil cooked in a family owned and operated restaurant. Great Palm Salad for vegetarians and vegetarian Bobos! Entertainment on many weekends to really get the party started! Great for celebrations!

Thank karensX28IS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I've visited this place a few times and the food and service are excellent but their prices are a bit steep.

Thank Robert C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3550 S. Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard, CA 93035
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oxnard
  • Phone Number: +1 805-204-0970

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