Mozambique Restaurant, a Local Hub for Charitable Events, Plans Tranquil Rooftop Dining Deck Addition

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Mozambique Restaurant, the site of numerous local charitable events, is planning the addition of a rooftop dining deck offering patrons a spectacular view of the Laguna Beach coastline.

Mozambique Restaurant, a distinctive culinary destination known for its support of local charitable events, is planning the addition of a rooftop dining deck offering patrons a spectacular and relaxing view of the Laguna Beach coastline.

“We’re blessed with world class ocean views, and we want to open up those vistas for people having lunch, or enjoying dinner as the sun sets,” said Ivan Spiers, who opened Mozambique seven years ago. “In addition, there’s a lack of restaurants serving lunch in the area, so we’ll be filling that void with our new rooftop dining deck as well.”

Spiers, who was born in South Africa and immigrated to the U.S. in 1976, says the restaurant won’t be adding any square-footage to complete the new amenity, only converting a section of the restaurant’s rooftop for the project.

“For neighbors who may be concerned about increased noise or loss of view due to the new addition, we’re making sure neither will be an issue,” he said. “Our dining deck won’t obscure any ocean views, nor will live music – or music of any kind for that matter – be permitted on the deck. The concept is simply to offer a peaceful, truly quiet place for people to enjoy amazing coastal views as they enjoy lunch or dinner.”

Mozambique, which is located in a so-called “quiet zone” of Laguna Beach, also wants to assure its neighbors that all construction regulations will be followed to the letter, with zero construction starting before 7am or continuing after 5pm. “In fact, we’ll actually become even quieter after the rooftop dining deck is completed,” added Spiers, “since we’ll be soundproofing our interior bar area at the same time.”

Famous for its authentic South African cuisine, including favorites such as Peri-Peri Prawns and grilled steaks, Mozambique has also become known as a hub for countless charitable and fundraising efforts over the years. Whether it’s hosting events to keep a beloved animal rescue from going out of business, or raising funds for a family whose son has an inoperable brain tumor, Spiers says the doors of Mozambique are always open to local charities and worthwhile community causes.

“We believe strongly in giving back to the city we call home,” he said. “With my children grown, I’m at a point in my life where helping others is a priority, so anything we can do as a local restaurant to make a difference, we’re only to happy to help out.”

Spiers believes that community involvement also means providing a great working environment. “We employ about 80 people, many of whom need good part-time jobs with flexible hours to get through college, or help support their families. In fact, many of our employees have college degrees, but have been unable to find work in their chosen profession. We are very accommodating of school schedules, parenting schedules and job searches. In return, they do everything possible to make sure each guest feels special and has an amazing dining experience.”

For more information about Mozambique Restaurant, its latest charitable activities or the addition of the new rooftop dining deck, go to or call Steve Kawaratani at 1-949-463-1161.

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