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“one of the best” 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 #3 of 42 Restaurants in Marsaxlokk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
orkney
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“one of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

great place if you like fish and life this is the place to be . out side seating is limited to 3 armchairs and a coffee table. inside is cosy andwelcomeing, good staff and food
YOU WILL GO AGAIN

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, Malta
1 review
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“Fresh !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Fresh food best service very welcome well done to all good luck for the future Joe and Rose from Gozo

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Malta
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Dismal weather required a great restaurant for a delicious lunch and Tartarun provided just that! Had a plate of mixed shellfish as starters, dott (stone fish) and exquisitely cooked to perfection stuffed calamari. The dott was especially prepared for my husband as the one on the menu had ingredients which he was allergic to. The salad was very fresh. For desert we had a delicious Cassatella, not too sweet like some restaurants serve but just perfect! The waiter serving us deserves commendations for being discreet when we were conversing and also for the lovely service provided. I only mentioned casually that we were celebrating my husband's birthday and his desert came served with a lit candle. Spending money in a restaurant where the service and the food excel is worthwhile.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ein Hod, Israel
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“A Maltese gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Sunday is a market day in the small Fisherman's village of Marsaxlokk (pronounced MARSASHLOK) about 45 minutes away from the capital Valletta. After a couple of hours of wandering around the stalls gawking at the amazing selection of the freshest fish and seafood, one tends to develop an appetite. The village offers an abundance of fish restaurants with a high risk of falling into a tourist's trap. Lucky for us we came armed with a recommendation and introduction to Tartarun, otherwise we would probably not get a table at this establishment greatly favored by the well-to-do locals for their Sunday lunch.
After dinner at Chapter One the night before (see another review) we didn't think we could go any higher. Stephen and his brother proved us wrong. The fish were amazingly fresh (or maybe not so amazing seeing that the fish travel 20 meters from the net to the kitchen). The menu makes excellent use of the available raw materials but takes them a level higher by adding creativity and sparkle. Aromas and flavors blend to a symphony of pure pleasure whilst the attentive staff is not imposing and Maltese families and couples around you eat and drink and go about there business. The wine menu is impressive, with many international wines available alongside the local ones. Highly above what you'd find in an average fish restaurant but then again, Tartarun is anything but average. Excellent value for money and a great culinaty experience.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Above average Maltese restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Lunched there. Black tortellacci were first class although, if you have them as a main the serving size is inadequate. Service was pleasant, but - as in many places in Malta, very slow (30 minutes to be served the antipasto of fried anchovies and cuttlefish) especially for a weekday and at lunchtime. For an Italian restaurant, it's a shame the menu includes several spelling mistakes in Italian which denotes a lack of attention to detail. Ambiance is nice with view over the (quaint and colourful) Marsaxlokk quay (chose a window table as the rest is dark).

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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