Top ChoiceAfrican in Chimoio

Restaurante Maúa

Tap any local with taste buds and they'll probably tell you that this place – one of several restaurants in the Feira Popular complex – serves the best food in Chimoio, possibly even central Mozambique. The menu...

Top ChoiceInternational in Beira

Biques

Biques (pronounced beaks) is a sight for sore eyes if you've just emerged bleary-eyed from the bush. Perched on a rise overlooking a windswept scoop of Macuti Beach, it's long been revered by overlanders for its...

Top ChoiceItalian in Beira

Tutto D'Italy

Top of the list of 'weird epiphanies in Beira' is this fabulous Italian restaurant hidden (there's no sign) in a children's park on the cusp of the Ponta Gêa neighbourhood. All the Italian favourites – antipasti,...

Top ChoiceIndian in Nampula

Hotel Milénio Restaurant

Equipped with a chef from Mumbai, this sleek restaurant at Hotel Milénio knocks out the best Indian food in northern Mozambique, with excellent meat and vegetarian dishes. Recommended is the lamb biriyani, the...

Top ChoiceInternational in Tete

Café del Río

When Tete's heat has melted you to a runny pulp, revive your spirits at Cafe del Rio, a beautiful thatched restaurant furnished like an upmarket African safari lodge that catches gorgeous sunsets over the...

Top ChoiceInternational in Mozambique Island

Rickshaws Cafe

The new kids on the block have nabbed a beautiful sunset location on the island's western side where you can sit alfresco and relish food from a menu that mixes Mozambican favourites with fish tacos, pizza,...

Top ChoiceItalian in Pemba

Locanda Italiana

Something of a vision in the quiet, well-worn streets of the baixa, this Italian-run restaurant serves up al dente pasta (the ragú is excellent) and wood-fired-oven pizzas in the flower-embellished courtyard of a...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Mozambique Island

Karibu

This excellent new restaurant in Stone Town specialises in the island's seafood bounty. Tuna, prawns, marlin and lobster are all done to perfection here, overseen by the hands-on Portuguese owner. Choose from the...

African in Beira

Restaurante 2 + 1

Get past the cheap 2+1 Takeaway outside and dive into the air-conditioned heaven of this lovely restaurant, a plush, inviting culinary star in the otherwise dilapidated Maquinino neighbourhood. The helpful...

International in Nampula

VIP Cafe

This clean, new, impossibly inviting nook in a glassy shopping centre draws you in with its shiny espresso machine and display case replete with fresh pastries. Cakes aside, there's a full laminated menu of...

European in Mozambique Island

O Escondidinho

The restaurant at this hotel has a changing daily menu featuring well-prepared prawns, crayfish and other seafood dishes with French overtones, and tables near the small garden and pool.

Market in Maputo

Fish Market

The lively Fish Market is in a large white building en route to Costa do Sol. Peruse the many creatures that inhabit the nearby waters, or go all the way and choose what you’d like from the main hall and get it...

Cafe in Chimoio

Ponto do Encontro

The aptly named 'meeting point' is one of the town's best meeting and eating places, both as a Portuguese-style cafe (the coffee and pastries are excellent) and as a restaurant. The house special is chicken in...

European in Nampula

Sporting Clube de Nampula

You're practically guaranteed to meet a fellow traveller or expat at this shady post-colonial watering hole next to the ethnography museum. Some just come for beers and conversation at the outdoor bar. Others...

Seafood in Pemba

Clube Naval

The default expat hang-out, the good ole naval club enjoys a prime waterside setting just off the western curve of Wimbi Beach. Sundowners are practically obligatory here, but the restaurant also has a large menu...

African in Lichinga

Restaurant 2+1

You could easily miss the entrance to this hotel-restaurant, which doesn't promise much from outside. Inside it's a different story, at least when your food arrives and you've been savvy enough to order the...

Seafood in Ibo Island

Kumawe

A couple of homes in the bairro known as Rituto offer meals if organised in advance (enquire at Cinco Portas). A local will pick you up and take you to their small house, where you'll likely dine on the catch of...

International in Tete

Why Not Esplanada & Restaurant

It's a little out of the centre in a residential area – and finding it might entail asking directions in Portuguese more than once – but other than that…why not? This restaurant lives up to its name, tempting...

African in Mozambique Island

Sara's Place

Inhabiting a reed house in the square opposite the hospital, Sara's is a confirmed local favourite – small and scruffy, but salt-of-the-earth – where you can taste chicken and fish served with the unique island...

Cafe in Beira

Café Riviera

Head to this old-world street-side cafe for caffeine Portuguese style and a bolo (cake) as you watch the passing Beira scene – both the pretty and the gritty. It offers all the usual snacks, including chicken and...