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“Can't cook seafood...” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Carrubia Restaurant

Carrubia Restaurant
107, Xatt Is-Sajjieda, Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 21650174
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Ranked #33 of 42 Restaurants in Marsaxlokk
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
uk
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Can't cook seafood...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I'd expect every restaurant in this fishing village to know how to cook excellent seafood. I mean, its a fishing village and there's a lot of competition.

The grilled seabream was overcooked and dry. The calimari in calimari & sea urchin pasta was overcooked and chewy, and I only found one sea urchin (also overcooked). The pasta sauce was very disappointing.

Portions were very big and service was fine but I would avoid.

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Warsaw, Poland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Stay away - the worst pizza ever”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The taste and ingriedens were terrible. It was not fully cooked...

Poor service.

Stay away from this "restaurant"!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Slow service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We came to eat with family visiting from abroad and we were let down with the overall service. The bruschetta which should be a starter came with the main course and my son had already finished eating his pizza before our food came. We were mostly disappointed because it was our final dinner with our family before they left malta. Also, the customer should not have to ask the waiter for a menu but be given one as soon as they are seated. We also noticed that tables who came after us were served before us. Service HAS to be improved.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely local food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We visited the restaurant on a sunny Sunday afternoon and wanted to enjoy a range of locally caught seafood. Carrubia had by far the most diverse menu compared to other nearby restaurants and cafes. The staff was friendly and nice but we did have to wait approximately 5 minutes to just get the menus. Otherwise, the service was actually pretty fast even though the place was pretty much packed with people waiting their plates. We ordered king shrimps and a grilled octopus, which was our first encounter with the latter. The food was delish and the veggies+salad (free of charge to my surprise) were a great addition! Overall, the restaurant is a busy one - lots of people and lots of choices from the menu - but the price level was OK.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Bad food and poor service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We picked this place one evening because their menu looked the best of the many eating places by the sea. However, when my prawn cocktail arrived, the prawns were frozen solid! They apologised and replaced them with another dish of prawns. To my horror the prawns stank to high heaven and on tasting one of them, they were obviously bad as they had gone off. Highly dangerous! What is worse is when my partner took them back to complain, they actually argued with her! It seems the customer is not always right in this place. Some of the rest of the food was reasonably good, but our impressions were further spoilt when, despite 4 requests, nobody brought us the water we had asked for. I would avoid this place in future.

Visited July 2014
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