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26, Marina Street, Marsascala, Island of Malta, Malta
35621633299
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A must visit cafe in Masascala!

We went to Ximo on our last night in Masascala. They seated us outside on the pavement at our request, it was a gorgeous evening and a lovely place to sit and watch the sun go down and the people go about their business. The food was delicious and the service excellent. The owner/chef came to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Stephanie G
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Waipu, New Zealand
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Waipu, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We went to Ximo on our last night in Masascala. They seated us outside on the pavement at our request, it was a gorgeous evening and a lovely place to sit and watch the sun go down and the people go about their business. The food was delicious and the service excellent. The owner/chef came to our table to answer... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you are looking for simple fish and seafood plus properly cooked pasta then Ximo is for you. It is pleasantly situated on Marsascala waterfront with an airconditioned interior. Simon's pasta dishes are well flavoured using the special stock he makes - he is passionate about his cooking - and his fresh clams are particularly delicious. Dishes are served with... More 

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Skipton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We have been here three times now and have enjoyed it every time. It's not fine dining but the food is well cooked and the staff are courteous and friendly. It is on the main road but enjoys the bus of the harbour at night. A good staple for your holiday in Marsascala

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We bought Maltese friends last time - back in May. This time it was just us and Aunty who came with us. She is what you might say a very fussy eater with set ideas and little scope for experimenting. Her choice was a cheese and onion omlette - not everyone's ideal main course but she loved it. We both... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a tiny restaurant, which we were attracted to because of the number of locals eating there. The food is really good - simple, local dishes that are very well cooked. The squid starter was great - so succulent! Its very reasonably priced and well recommended if you want to try somewhere with genuinely local food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Whether for pasta or fish we just love this small family run restaurant. Don't expect and fancy tables or service, but it is just such consistently good tasteful food and great value that we keep going time and time again....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We ate here on our last night in malta and I'm sorry we didn't earlier - excellent dishes, service and atmosphere - if you are in Marsascala you must eat here!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What a gem of a place this is, traditional, welcoming, spotless clean, excellent service and delicious food. I just love the food here and kept going back for more. Quite often had the fish which was beautifully cooked and 100% fresh! The pasta dishes are delicious too. I ate here with my Maltese relatives and everyone loved the food. Always... More 

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Marsascala, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is great place for morning coffee, a quick toastie or a full meal - whatever you want. As with most of the cafe/restaurants in Malta you get a very warm welcome! We so far have only gone for snacks but will be going back for a full meal and bottle of wine (which we notice are very reasonably priced),... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This restaurant never disappoints. It is small, Simon is the owner and chef. He always comes out form the kitchen later on. His sister is the Maitre'D and she is so welcoming and remembers us every year. And dad helps out too. The food is just a level above most other places. I have never eaten a poor meal here.... More 

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Address: 26, Marina Street, Marsascala, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: 35621633299
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Marsascala
Cuisine: European

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  • Address: 26, Marina Street, Marsascala, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Marsascala
  • Phone Number: 35621633299

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

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