The Best Places For Sundowners In Maputo

You’ve got plans to explore Maputo in Mozambique. Your hotel’s booked and you’ve got your day at the beach planned out, but where will you go to unwind for the sundowner? Facing the sea, Maputo is the perfect port city to take in the view as the sun kisses the ocean. From hitting rooftop bars to a romantic dinner on a spacious patio, here are some of the best places for sundowners in Maputo, Mozambique.


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Dhow Mocambique

Did you know you can get authentic Greek cuisine in Maputo? Just come to Dhow Mocambique where items on the menu includes Kleftico (Greek dish of beef, vegs and cheese), Greek salad and Flute. Once you step inside the cafe, keep walking until you get the back area where there’s a luxury pool and a spectacular view of the sea.  The outdoor lounge area is full of comfortable seating and tables. Guests love to smoke hookah and drink tea in the area while watching the open sky turn into a brilliant shade of pink. In addition, the cafe has a gift shop full of Mozambican goods so you can get your souvenir shopping done here as well.

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Campo di Mare

Try Mozambican seafood with Italian flair at Campo di Mare that’s located directly on the beach. Diners will be escorted to outdoor tables with umbrellas to feel the ocean breeze as they enjoy dishes of fresh Pappardelle al Ragu, lamb chops, and salmon filet. You can opt to have your meal indoors to bask in the romantic environment of white table cloths and artwork on walls done by talented local artists before taking a glass of wine to the outside deck during sunset hours.


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You may not have the view of the ocean from Botanica, but you’ll be immediately transported to an utopia as you make yourself comfortable in its outdoor dining area with the open sky above. Expect to be surrounded by tropical plants, luxury furnishing, Buddha motifs and cozy lounge chairs to spend hours in. Botanica is a sanctuary for those looking for a serene atmosphere, and guests can order anything from a cup of coffee, to a bottle of wine, to a charcuterie, to grain bowls. Meals are a bit on the healthy side for those looking to stick to their diet on their trip. The restaurant has a gift shop to stock up on trendy clothing.

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Restaurant Costa del Sol

Get your seafood feast at Restaurant Costa del Sol that overlooks the beach in Maputo. The open air restaurant serves everything from crab curry, to prawns, to calamari and more. The seafood is freshly harvested by the local waters, so diners will get the best batch of tasty goods while admiring the view of the water it came from. Save room for dessert, Restaurant Costa del Sol is known for its delicious pastries including Pavlova, coconut cream pie, and Petit Gateau served with vanilla ice cream.


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For an explosive menu featuring Portuguese fare (mainly seafood), you’ll want to head down to Zambi on the beach. Expect to find steaks, prawns, seafood stew, sushi, grilled octopus, pork belly and more. Not to mention, the restaurant has ridiculously good desserts that are served like a plate of art. The restaurant toys with molecular gastronomy, so you’ll find interesting flavors and unusually designed food layouts. And of course, this will be the perfect way to wrap up the evening as you take a bite of that poppyseed lemon cake as the sky changes to orange, pink and purple.

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