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“Exquisite Fish Place in the South” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tartarun Fish Restaurant

Tartarun Fish Restaurant
29 Xatt is-Sajjieda, Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta MXK1301, Malta
+356 21658089
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Ranked #4 of 43 Restaurants in Marsaxlokk
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Msida, Malta
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Exquisite Fish Place in the South”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Been meaning to write a review for Tartarun for a while. Very upmarket restaurant for this part of the island. Welcoming entrance, service is 1st class. nibbles before food, nice touch with different types of butter (we love bread n butter). Big selection of fish and although i usually love fish cooked in the oven, opted for the pan fried sea bass and it was gorgeous. Nice wine selection and tasty deserts. My only complaint was it was a bit noisy due to a large table. I know how loud we can be when in a large group so will not fault them for this. Will definitely be back.

  • Visited February 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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Billericay
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“A "must visit" restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We went to Tartarun on our last night in Malta and were pleased that we saved the best for last. We echo all the comments. The food was absolutely exquisite and the service was perfectly charming. We had the black pasta parcels and king prawns with langoustine. The wine list was extensive and catered for all tastes and pockets. We wish we had eaten there more times during our stay.

  • Visited March 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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Gozo
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Exquisite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I've been to Tartarun serveral times with friends. I think it's the best fish restaurant in Malta. There's a variety of starters, fresh fish, wines & desserts on the menu. I like to take the linguini with lobster & then as a main course I take fresh fish or the fish platter it depend's on the day's speciality which varies everday, it also serves meat. The service is excellent & all the waiters serve you with a smile.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Booked online on Friday at home. Sunday at 13:30 sharp we were at their doorstep - our table was waiting.
Wine list is comprehensive and full of great wines. Food was great with a large selection- mostly of fish food.
Service is quite slow - not sure if because they give you time to mingle amongst yourselves since the waiters seemed efficient but our lunch took 2.5 hours from start to finish.
Make sure you look the location up on the map - it took us some time to find the address.
Recommended.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Daventry, United Kingdom
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“A Superb Fish Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

As a contributor and supporter of Tripadvisor , it's a pleasure to check the reviews of other travellers reviews and then enjoy the experience for yourself.
I am visiting some friends who live and work on the Island of Malta and when they recommended that we all dine at the Tartarun restaurant, it was a delight to see the positive reviews listed on Tripadvisor.
We dined there on our last full evening on the island and we were not disappointed. The fish was excellent. We were a group of five and we shared an Assiet of Fish to start and then each selected an individual mains, also all fish. The fish was presented to us for our approval, before being cooked.
The food was delicious, the restaurant host (Steven Schiavone) and his team were friendly, providing a superb service and it was obvious from his clientele that not only was the host popular, but a good deal of his diners were regulars. This is such a popular restaurant, that reservations are advisable.
All the ingredients for a thoroughly enjoyable evening; excellent food, fine wine and in the company of old friends.
Dining at Tartarun's is a must do experience when visiting Malta.

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