2 Best Restaurants in Maputo, Mozambique

Dhow Café


Part art gallery, part high-end concept store, part chic lunch spot, this stylish café in a gorgeously restored house has a sweeping veranda overlooking gardens, a pool, and Maputo Bay. Settle into an armchair on the wooden deck or take a table on the veranda for a light Greek-style brunch or lunch: a meze platter for two, with a selection of cheeses, cold dips, olives, and charcuterie; a savory sandwich on a crusty baguette; warm spinach pie. Savor a cocktail, a crisp glass of Sauvignon Blanc, or dessert and a fine cup of coffee after browsing through the treasures gathered from all corners of the world—hand-hewn canoes, tables made from ancient doors, tribal jewelry, and superb artworks.

Sagres Shellfish Restaurant


The style may be retro-seafood shack, but that's just another sign that this pleasant beachfront restaurant has its priorities in the right place: the food. Just ask the exuberant group of locals and visitors who flock here to relax on the beachside terrace and consume gargantuan seafood platters, jumbo shrimp, juicy fried scallops, squid, and seafood kebabs all washed down with an ice-cold beer or crisp Portuguese wine. Kid-friendly menus and yummy desserts are a nice bonus.