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El Catalan

Dawret IX-Xatt, Xghajra, Island of Malta XJR 1202, Malta
+356 2180 0997
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (31 reviews)
“ribeye” (14 reviews)
“fresh fish” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Dawret IX-Xatt, Xghajra, Island of Malta XJR 1202, Malta
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1 - 10 of 452 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

It is not my first visit to this restaurant which offer the versatility of having a burger or fresh fish or fillet all cooked with the same attention and really to die for. Our host Sandra really went out of her way to serve us...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We are repeat customers of this restaurant. However we were very disappointed with the service on Father's Day. We were a table of 13 people. The food was very good as usual. However the service was horrible. This is not a common practice as usually...More

Thank charlenebriffa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well served by Catalan stuff especially by our friendly waitress Sandra.She was really helpful and the food was delicious.Thanks in advance Karen

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking back, I am glad that we had our first Maltese food experience in El Catalan, a lovely restaurant with a great view to the sea. As a group of friends, we tried several plates and all of them were nice and freshly made. The...More

Thank kopipeti
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

We had pasta, fish soup and chicken nuggets for the little one. Both food and service were great! Recommended!

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

We happened to visit Xghajra on a public holiday, and we decided to stop and eat at El Catalan restaurant. The restaurant has outside and inside tables. Inside is nice. We stayed outside since it was a very nice day. We had the fish of...More

Thank usnec
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Very good service and excellent food. Fresh fish with good presentation and value for money will revisit for sure

Thank Brian D
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

We booked there for easter sunday to begin with the place was for sure over booked.As it was raining we were seated out side under only some umbrellas not a good closed tent and we got all wet and we had 2 small babies with...More

Thank vicryn
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant a couple of times. Never disappointed. Always surprised by the good food served. I personally got hooked to the garlic octopus and fried calamari...too good! My son loves the spare ribs too, meats and fresh fish are delicious too. Anyway spoilt for...More

Thank Dorita T
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

Although service needs a brush up and toilets need a refurb food was excellent. Spoilt for choice of great excellent food. We had pasta risotto and pizza. Everything was perfect. First time visit. Highly recommend and will revisit for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dawret IX-Xatt, Xghajra, Island of Malta XJR 1202, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Xghajra
  • Phone Number: +356 2180 0997
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