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Cafe del Mar Malta

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Address: Malta National Aquarium | Qawra, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 1500, Malta
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+356 2258 8144
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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A precious addition to Malta’s entertainment scene, Café del Mar Malta...

A precious addition to Malta’s entertainment scene, Café del Mar Malta opened its doors in July 2013 for its first summer of music, sunset and fun. Offering stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and St Paul’s island, Café del Mar is fast establishing itself as the place to be. Forming part of the Malta National Aquarium complex, Café del Mar is the ideal place to relax, have a swim and enjoy a drink from our variety of cocktails. You can also have a meal with an unmistakable and delightful Mediterranean flavour. Designed by one of Malta’s foremost designers, Mark Pace, Café del Mar sits magnificently at the water’s edge. The design is all about the sea and Mediterranean sunsets. The infinity pool reaches out into the clear blue waters. The seating area and pool deck have unobstructed panoramic views of the sea. The design is simple, predominantly white to fully compliment the natural beauty of the surroundings. The central idea of the design is simple, it allures you to sit and admire the views against a backdrop of ambient and chill out music, synonymous with Café del Mar. Café del Mar is hugely famous around the world for its chill-out compilation albums which have been released annually since 1994, pioneering the chill-out genre. Special guest DJs will entertain our guests whilst enjoying the surroundings. The perfect place to enjoy the simple things in life… amazing views of the blue Mediterranean Sea, stunning sunsets, refreshing cocktails, chill-out music and great Mediterranean food.

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Busy Saturday lunch

Wandering along the promenade at Bugibba we came across a remarkable architectural structure that proved to be home to Malta's National Aquarium. It also had an eating place Cafe... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lancashire,UK
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Lancashire,UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandering along the promenade at Bugibba we came across a remarkable architectural structure that proved to be home to Malta's National Aquarium. It also had an eating place Cafe del Mar that was spacious. Very popular with locals and their families, very child friendly, it catered with good food for all. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Food, a wide menu... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

Excellent. Really enjoyed it. Caters for everyone young and old. Would recommend it very highly. Staff are very kind and friendly.

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St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

To be honest -- it was totally, fine, but totally *not* my thing. That said, the environment was attractive, the food was perfectly okay, the service was slow but not annoying enough for me to complain, and everyone in the place seemed to be having a good time. Prices are high, but food quality was very good.

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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

a lovely resterant to go to we went at night time and realy loved the food and ambiance first class food but no good if its raining

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Staff are so rude, literally asked for a different glass for my cocktail pitcher and was told 'no. This is the glass we serve with this cocktail'. So rude, only a glass. Asked where toilet was and guy put fingers to temple like I was asking what the meaning of life was!!! Setting lovely but staff ruin it.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The food staff and the setting of this restaurant are perfect to spend the hole day near the sea nice pools and very relaxing

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Since there are no sand-beach in this area finding cafe del mer was great. I arrived at opening (10am) so I could choose my sun-bed first. I took the VIP area and it cost double than the regular beds (20€ instead of 10) but since I decided to spend the whole day there I didn't mind (plus we wanted to... More 

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place, nice pool with good drinks and music, I really enjoy the place! September isn't crowd.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Went here to enjoy a few drinks and it was great! A bit pricy to get in but worth it as we had beautiful views and great drinks all night ! Would definetly go back !

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

And outstanding place. A marvellous Jewel of sophistication. Great service reasonably priced. Cocktails to die for, fabulous infinity pool and excellent food served with great music. A must if you're in the area

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