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“Horrible & expensive!!!!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Ta' Marku

Ta' Marku
5, Alley No 6 | St Lucy Street, Naxxar, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #12 of 17 Restaurants in Naxxar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: www.facebook.com tamarku
1 review
“Horrible & expensive!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Not good bad service even the staff is not good i didnt like the food was horrible and we took a platter of ham chess and galletti was 21 euro that is very horriblie shame on the prices & on the people who do them!! I will never go there again for my whole life & i recommand that you dont go there so if you go you will be disappounted!!! Dont go!!! 100%bad

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Newark, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“excellent hidden find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This restaurant is down a small alley off a small street with little fanfare in it's signage. We went there since it was close to our lodging with little expectations. It turned out to be one of the best meals in our 10 days on Malta! We arrived early to an empty establishment but were treated very well and were given complimentary items for dessert. We were told that there are new owners- one of whom is the chef whom we met. The prices were slightly above average for a nice meal in Malta, but we felt it matched the food quality...this meal came near the end of our trip so we had plenty to compare to such as in Mdina and Valletta.

We were so satisfied with our experience we recommended them to our B & B proprietors close by, who had not been there since the change of ownership (don't know when that occurred). In summary, this restaurant and food was excellent at a point in our journey that eating out was becoming mundane.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Island of Malta, Malta
2 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“wine night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

great night yest meeting one of the owners of Ta Marku restaurant we where there for a bottle of wine, relax place and very nice new management will be back for a dinner as we really enjoyed it .Lovely new transformed place that we found there since i went there last. will be looking forward to come again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Poor service and expensive”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The food was not brilliant and the night we went we were given three different menus - the current one without any prices. We were shocked to find on the bill that the 7 shrimps on a bed of rocket with some potatoes cost €19.50. Added to the surly service a place to avoid.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Tourists beware!..a disappointing discovery”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

All tourists beware of this establishment!...Malta is a great place for dining out but this place brings shame upon themselves by trying to 'screw the tourist'. My husband, myself and our three children have spent a fabulous week in Malta, eating out every day both at lunchtime and in the evening. On our last night, on the recommendation of our accommodation owners, we ate in this establishment which happened to be just along the lane from where we were staying. On arrival we were given a menu - and with no prices listed - we continued to order: a bottle of maltese red wine, three soft drinks and main meals only as it was fairly late. I need to stress that on ALL the occasions we ate out previously prices were clearly listed on menus.
Anyway, we ate the food (listed below) and all agreed it was our least favourite meal of the week. We asked for the bill....103 euros..in itself it may not seem expensive but it is important to understand that this was a ridiculous cost when compared with our previous dining experiences in Malta. Our usual orders would also have included two or three starters, five main meals, desserts/ice cream for the three children, a bottle of wine, soft drinks, a bottle of water and more often than not my husband and I would finish the meal with a liquor or coffee. (and was never more than 110euros at lunch or in the evening). This was a kafe/wine bar where only main meals were ordered!... To say I was astonished would be an understatement. I approached the waitress, queried the bill, mentioned all our previous dining experiences in Malta, the amount of food ordered and asked her to justify the bill and the prices...please note ALL food items on the bill were itemised as drinks...she said she only worked there and could not comment..the bill was the bill. Incredulous, I asked to speak to the manager. The chef came down and again I questioned the prices...I informed them I was Scottish..not stupid..and well aware of Maltese prices (named many of the better places we had eaten) and asked them to go away and come back with the true cost of the meals/wine. They said they would reduce the bill by 20euros...83.60euros they said...I put down 80, told them they should be ashamed of themselves, said that was all I was paying and left.

What we ordered: Pasta with a mushroom sauce, two bowls of mussels in white wine, chicken wrapped in ham served with potatoes and pan fried red prawns (10 on plate with rocket leaves).

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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