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All reviews octopus seafood salad fresh fish potatoes bread family run small restaurant delicious food cooked to perfection sunday lunch white wine harbour malta pavement market mains
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good experience both food and service was excellent and very reasonably priced. All the waiting staff was very friendly. Definitely recommended.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed May 29, 2022 via mobile

We chose this restaurant for our dinner in Marsaxlokk and didn't regret it. The service was polite and quick, the food was delicious. While in a harbour, the seafood should be fresh and taste like seafood. And that's where Matthews's delivered - nice, fresh and...tasty meals. We really enjoyed our prepared 'catch of the day'. A quick chat with the owner was an added bonus.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed February 22, 2022 via mobile

I visited the restaurant on Sunday 20th with my sister and two friends , Marsaxloxx was very busy , market in full flow and everywhere was busy, as had arrived later than intended. What I loved about Ta Matthew is that is is family run...and serves excellent food, my sister and friends opted for the sea food linguine, all fresh as you would expect and I opted for the Seafood platter. A real first for me was the octopus, soft easy to cut and delicious. The sea food was complimented by a half bottle of La Valette blanc. Despite it being a small restaurant, tables outside only where you can watch the world pass by. It’s food and charm and service were excellent.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 16, 2022

We sat at a wobbly table on the pavement in the street. The food marked had been over and it was possible to find a free table. Two waiters made their best to make the table more stable and at last they succeeded. We had...studied the menu before so it didn't take much time to choose. We ordered the Aljotta (fish soup), calmari fritti, octopus, the Mix Seafood x 2 and white wine. The fish soup was good but not excellant. Perhaps it was prepared just like it should be. All the rest was really excellant. We don't mind the wobbly table as it was situated on an uneven pavement. As a matter of the fact it matched well the harbour quay. We had a really good time. The prices were not especially high if not for the Mix Seefood (EUR 24,50). However the MS was a really big mix. We were satisfied wit the service, too.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed January 10, 2022

Excellent service 👏 Mouth watering food A must go place you won't regret it Always fresh food A big well done

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed October 22, 2021

One of the best meals we've had in a long, long time. We went on a Sunday, which probably wasn't the best idea since the famous Market is more hype than reality - and a lot of cheap Chinese stuff. But this family owned restaurant...knows its stuff. Everything was super fresh, delicious and cooked to perfection. The service was wonderful and friendly and their suggestions were on point. Try the vongole or the lobster pastas. They are to die for.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 2, 2021 via mobile

Nice seafood to be had in this outdoor slot overlooking the Marsaxlokk harbour. We had nice octopus & calamari mains with a bottle of wine for about €54 excluding tip.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed May 30, 2021

We visited during a busy time, but the delicious food was worth the wait. Fish was perfecrly cooked, other dishes were also great. Will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 30, 2021 via mobile

A cute family run restaurant with great service. We got perfect support to choose the best dish for us. Obviously fresh fish is easy to get there. It was delicious and the atmosphere was amazing. Any time again.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed February 9, 2021

On Sunday better to later so market has cleared away and you can see the sea. Lovely fresh vegetables and salad with efficient service

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 3, 2021

I have been in Malta for 8 weeks and this is definitely the best food I've had. Service is brilliant and the fresh fish that I had was beautifully cooked and presented. The main course was plentiful served with fresh veg, potatoes and a salad...and bread. All I can say is well done on everything and keep up the good work!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

We come many times here, because we are friends cq family, Last night, we came between 20 and 21. I must eating early because appointment by hospital, they prepared everything for us they where realy busy, but i eat at 20.30 by salmon, fresh tast...great and so And they make a suprise for my loveone birthday make a cake for her. Realy realy Bro chef matthew and siisy marrialla grazzy hafna, fornthe evening I left 22.50 the place because my appoiment in hospital. Youre service is 10+ and more, Again thank you and we love all the family business keep it up A For all xxMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 1, 2020

Excellent food, surely nothing to complain of. Seafood and meat were all exquisite. family run restaurant with an excellent friendly service. Will surely see us there again. THANK YOU.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 27, 2020

Soft sea breeze, excellent food with very good service in an excellent atmosphere! This restaurant is recommended to all especially those who want to enjoy their night out!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020

This is a very small family run restaurant which has high ratings on trip-advisor but we found it very disappointing. We had a grilled octopus starter between us followed by baked fish with a selection of vegetables. We were not impressed by either. The octopus...was tough and tasteless just about acceptable. The fish was in fact steamed , that is enclosed in foil, which was also tasteless. The staff were excellent and the service very good. The wine was well chilled. We went on a market day, as a consequence of which the table were close together and the whole town congested. We will visit this restaurant again and it is not recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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August 21, 2020|
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Response from tamattew | Property representative |
Hi. Due to the covid 19 situation we are unable to open for lunch time. As we have the market in front of us for lunch time and with the social distance restrictions we only have 1 table available in front of the... More
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