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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Award Winning Maltese Cuisine
1. Award Winning Maltese Cuisine
"Food was to die for"
Sewdars
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2. Cultural Folklore Dinner Shows
2. Cultural Folklore Dinner Shows
"Music,dancing,fantastic athmosfere and very delicious local food"
oleksandrl609
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3. Oldest family run restaurant
3. Oldest family run restaurant
"The food the service was Excellent we loved it ,,Service was great"
PaulMalta100
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About
Ta' Marija Restaurant is an award winning family run restaurant since 1964. It has strongly established itself as the foremost exponent of authentic Maltese cuisine, set in a welcoming traditional ambience and complimented with regular entertainment. For an evening of culinary delights sprinkled with a lot of liveliness, Folklore dinner shows are held every Friday. The folklore show featuring six dancers will lure you into a jovial story of Maltese history told through dance. After the show Ta' Marija's dancefloor remains lit up so that you and your party can dance the night away to all-time favourite songs. Who says you can't dine, dance and sparkle all in one place? Ta' Marija is open for
PRICE RANGE
$24 - $65
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ben, the owner was pretty kind and helpful from the first moment. Even, when I only enquired about the booking. We could feel the real Maltese hospitality which comes from the bottom of his heart and it was just the beginning. <3 When entering the...restaurant, Ben came to welcome us and wished all the best to our anniversary and the freshly-experienced engagement. We even got a special table for this occasion. As I experienced, for the Maltese people the family and the family relationship means a lot. Ben and his colleagues made their best to meet the guests' needs. We had a delicious rabbit platter for two and shared a bottle of tasty local wine. We attended on a folklore show where the ladies danced for traditional Maltese songs wearing traditional dresses. Oh, how we loved that positive, high-vibe. :) At the very end of our night Ben gave a surprise for us. He sang a song, especially for us and we danced on the dancefloor. I can not describe with words that happiness and grace which I felt and still feel it today. Thank you and your colleagues' kindness, caring, the most honorable table in the world 😍, the folklore show, your amazing song. The opportunity to celebrate our double happiness with you. THANK YOU for making our night unforgettable. We wish all the Best for ALL of you and restaurant in the future. Violet and TamasMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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A7186XAbenm, Owner at Ta'Marija, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dearest Violet & Tamas Your very kind words strengthen the wonderful reason why Ta' Marija lives on after 56 years ... because we love to show our hospitality which we carry from my mum Maria's wonderful legacy. We can't wait to celebrate another anniversary with...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2020

We pre booked a table at Ta'Marija restaurant on our holiday and can only say this was well worth it. We were celebrating (quietly) our 25th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. All the staff were exceptionally kind and considerate, especially as my wife...is a Celiac, there knowledge far out weighed our expectations and they went out of their way to make sure we were satisfied, even going as far as supplying non menu items. We feel we've made some great friends on our visit who we will remember for their kind hospitality and for the traditional dancing. Leonie the manager who looks 100% Maltese (but is he... is the question) and made sure everything was perfect from the setting out of the cutlery to the serving of some of the most delicious foods we've eaten. Also Ben the owner who after numerous short conversations ended the night with song that reminded him of this mother..... he was sensational. WHAT A NIGHT to remember. Ta'Marija is on the top of our list when we return to Malta and comes with a super hire recommendation. Dean BorgMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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A7186XAbenm, Owner at Ta'Marija, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dean How special that we are on your top list after your memorable 25th anniversary night with us. Thank you for your words of accolade which we gracefully accept ... this is why we live in my mother Maria's legacy of warm hospitality. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Ta Marija once again a few weeks ago with my mum and auntie whilst on a short welcome break from the UK. Times are very different currently but this didn’t stop us having a fantastic meal served up by our very attentive waiter for...the evening, Leone. Tables were spaced out far enough so as not to be on top of others, hand sanitizer when you entered and waiting staff masked appropriately. Menu was plentiful and food was fresh and full of flavour. Unfortunately we had to quarantine when we returned home, but I cannot wait for restrictions to ease so that I can book another lovely holiday on the Maltese Islands, my second home 💕💕More

Date of visit: August 2020
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A7186XAbenm, Owner at Ta'Marija, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Wotsits Thank you for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your Maltese dining experience with us and so aptly served by our Leone. Good luck with your quarantine and don't worry, good times are still to be had ... especially on your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was average in truth but the atmosphere and service makes this place we'll worth a visit The two guitar players were exceptional Particularly impressed by the way they asked for requests and knew instantly how to play them. Just a good fun-filled holiday...evening I'll without doubt go again when I return to Malta.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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A7186XAbenm, Owner at Ta'Marija, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Adam We're glad that you enjoyed your Maltese folklore dinner show with us. We very much look forward to hosting you again. Best regards Ben

Reviewed August 8, 2020

Ok, so I have been here before and have never been disappointed. This time, the excuse was for my father-in-law's 93rd birthday, and i did wonder how Ta Marija had coped with reopening after enforced closure a few months ago owing to Covid-19. It was...obvious straight away to our party of three that apart from the mandatory face masks worn by staff and the reduction in tables to maintain social distancing that everything was up to the normal, wonderful standards that we have become accustomed to. Excellent appetisers, delicious soup and calamari starters, followed by two brilliant swordfish mains plus a bragioli dish that thrilled our elderly guest made the evening complete. However, the warmth of welcome and the superb service took our evening to even loftier heights. Benny, you are a tremendous restaurateur and I am so pleased that you are back with the right sort of bang. I cannot thank you enough for what was a very special evening for us all. I would add that you had two wonderful members of the team serving us that night, namely Salman and Netania, and our sincere thanks go to them both as well. As ever, Ta Marija is a truly great dining experience.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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A7186XAbenm, Owner at Ta'Marija, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dearest Maria How wonderful it is to have the pleasure to host you again, especially your smiling father in law with his interesting stories and jokes ! Covid is not the best scenario for anyone, however we are so glad that we can still entertain...More

Reviewed July 14, 2020

After a busy day of filming, our crew decided to go to ta Maria Restaurant and it turned to be such an amazing evening. We got some Maltese traditional starters and we were served by an amazing and very professional waiter - Leone (He had...an amazing style in both looks and profession, very friendly and very good energy!) we ordered the food after some amazing local wine and I can say that I really enjoyed it! I had some Ravioli and at first I thought I won’t be full.. but it’s amazing how good they were and how filling! I highly recommend this restaurant as it has a lot of Maltese traditional food, photos and the atmosphere is amazing! Keep it up everyone! ❤️More

Date of visit: July 2020
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A7186XAbenm, Owner at Ta'Marija, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2020

Dear Franklin, thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so glad that you ended your busy day by visiting us and enjoying our traditional home-made Maltese food, also served by our charming Leone. We wish you a great stay in Malta and look...More

Reviewed March 5, 2020

The environment was relaxed. Took buffet, plenty of food, but not top quality. Used the entertainer card. The host stated that only 10 euros can be deducted from the second diner not 50%.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020

Having a guest from Japan for the Carnival I wanted to show her the best of Malta. Mislead by the ads of Ta'Maria for the folklore dinner show I thought it should be great. Not at all. When I booked the table I kindly asked...at what time the show starts. After telling me at 8 pm, I booked a table for 7.30. Actually there was NO folklore show at 8. Still waiting apologies for that lie from Ta'Maria. Two men playing mandolins toured the tables from 8 pm to 10 pm presenting evergreen songs as Maltese. From 10 pm to 10:15 there was something which hardly could be defined as folklore show. As for food, we ordered for main course traditional Maltese rabbit, octopus and calamari and all were over salted, unsavory and distasteful. Even they did'n have a sommelier to present the selection of wines.Huge disappointment and waste of time. Never again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

We had the stewed rabbit and the stuffed squid. Found both a bit dry and tasteless. Service was welcoming and obviously we are in the minority here as other people rate this restaurant highly.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020

We visit Ta'Marija for one of its folklore nights, in december. It is an old family restaurants, passed from generations to generations, and you could have feel the family vibe. The restaurant manager is greeting everyone in a nice and personal way. There were also...two musicians walking by tables and play a song of your choice, which was nice. On food: we tried the rabbit, which was a bit dry and not really impressive. The show was okish / nice, a bit shorter than I expected, But we had so much fun, especially after the show when they opened up the floor for a joint dance. In general, it was a fun evening .. Not for food, but mainly the vibe.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Stuncy
January 25, 2018|
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Response from martin d | Reviewed this property |
Would be better if you check with the restaurant. You can find the contact details on their website
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Hristina1953
November 28, 2016|
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Dear Hristina Thank you for your message. Your booking request for 2 persons for our Folklore Dinner Show on Wednesday 30th November with transport pick-up from Imperial Hotel at 1915hrs and return transport at 2300hrs is... More
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dinobello
May 20, 2015|
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Dear Dino Thank you for enquiring about our Ta’ Marija Folklore Dinner Shows held every Wednesday and Friday evening. You can book your table either by calling us on 2143 4444 or by sending us an email on info@tamarija or... More
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