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Mozambique Peri Peri

1332 Bison Ave. Newport Beach, CA 92660 | Newport Beach | 949-718-0956

Location Description:

A meal consisting of a boerewors roll with a side of mazavaroo fries might be the best plate of food to be had at this Irvine Co. plaza. The Bluffs has Daphne’s, Chipotle and Pei Wei, all of whom offer nothing that compares. While it’s true Mozambique Peri Peri is to the original Mozambique in Laguna Beach as Pei Wei is to P.F. Chang’s, this restaurant is the better ambassador for its forebear than Pei Wei can ever be to its parent chain. With a mirrored wall and classy black seat cushions, the dining room itself has elegance unbecoming of a fast-casual. It’s easily the Charlize Theron in a plaza full of Kardashians. Most important, the two cooks on staff work as though they were feeding the finicky Laguna Beach crowd. Watch them in action, and you’ll see vegetables being sautéed to order in blazing-hot pans, steaks searing atop a smoky grill, and hot fries going airborne, tossed in a bowl as a shower of salt seasons.

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  • Cuisine(s): African
  • Hours: Sun 11am-11pm, Mon-Thu 3:30pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Attire: Dressy Casual

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