Mozambique Restaurant Review: RHOC Season 17 Episodes 8-9

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Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, and Shannon Beador ate at Mozambique in Laguna Beach so I ate at Mozambique in Laguna Beach.

After the Tres Amigas from Real Housewives of Orange County enjoyed drinks and lunch at the South African inspired restaurant, my husband and I decided – translation: my husband humored me and tagged along – to dine like a Real Housewife at an Orange County hotspot while on vacation.

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the restaurant’s roof deck provides priceless views.

For context …

During the 8th and 9th episodes of the 17th season of RHOC, the Bravo TV personalities met and discussed a variety of topics, from Vicki wearing crotch-less panties to rumors about Shannon’s relationship with then-fiancé, John Janssen.

Shannon gestured for Heather Dubrow to ‘read between the lines’ after she told Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson about issues in her relationship with then-fiancé, John Janssen.

@tof_r Putting the TASTE in Taste of Reality! My hubs and I checked out #mozambique from #RealHousewivesofOrangeCounty season 17 episode 8. Stay tuned for a reataurant review at #rhoc #tresamigas #shannonbeador #tamrajudge #vickigunvalson #realhousewivesofoc #bravotv #realitytvlocation ♬ Look What You Made Me Do – Taylor Swift

RHOC orders:

Shannon prepared for the amiga reunion with a round of neat tequila shots with salted rims. Each of the ladies drank margaritas with spicy rims as they cheered to Whooping It Up.

The ladies shared a cheese board, which is not on the menu. The menu does feature a charcuterie board ($32) which includes prosciutto, salami, walnuts, macadamia nuts, seasonal fruit, honey, toasted crostini and Parmesan crisps.

They also indulged in the Peri-Peri Chicken Pops, which includes 3 wood grilled chicken skewers served on a grilled pineapple, with house-made slaw and Peri-Peri sauce. This gluten free option costs $19.

Taste of Reality orders:

My husband, George, ordered an African Mojito, which combines Absolut Citron vodka, Chambord, muddled lemon + grape, and lemon lime soda.

Although he was thrown by having a mint-less mojito, my husband loved the prominent Chambord flavor, but struggled getting the muddled grapes through the straw.

I had the Spicy Roberto and it was the perfect pairing for the sunny day.

El Jimador tequila, watermelon liquor, and tabasco were served on the rocks and had a Tajin rim.

For lunch, George had the South African Pie which was stuffed with beef and mushroom, served with curry gravy and seasoned fries.

For something that may come across as “exotic” to many, the entree was described as hearty and delicious.

In case there is a finicky eater in your party, this is a very “basic” option. George compared it to a beef pot pie with no vegetables.

With major stroganoff vibes, this puff pastry was filled to the brim with beef. The curry was served on the side, which was beyond yummy with fries.

I ordered the Peri-Peri Prawns, which was to die for.

The entree included 3 wood grilled prawns butterflied with the shell on, served with Mozambique rice, mixed vegetables and Peri-Peri sauce.

Literally, put the peri-peri sauce in my veins.

I’d eat this entree on the regular if I was local.

Restaurant Info:

1740 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Monday – Wednesday 11am – 10pm
Thursday 11am – 10pm
Friday 11am – 11pm
Saturday 10am – 11pm
Sunday 10am – 10pm


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