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Ximo Restaurant

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26, Marina Street, Marsascala, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2163 3299
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09:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 22:00
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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although the swordfish had sold out by the time we arrived I was offered a choice of three fresh fish which I could inspect before the Chef Patron prepared a whole sea bass for me: beautifully cooked and served with good chips and a salad. Nice to eat on the pavement overlooking the harbour. The owners have worked there for... More 

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Thank James D
Malta
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is cooked there and then and this can be vouched by us since our son wanted a particular sauce which was not on the menu. They prepared it for him and it was excellent. Our food was excellent as well and it tasted that it is freshly cooked. No long time waiting and excellent service. I recommend this restaurant... More 

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Thank Vella27
Marsascala, Malta
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

When a chef and also owner carefully sources the freshest ingredients, then cooks them to perfection without adding any fancy sauces or extraordinary decoration, the result is a plate that is a delight to the palate and that sets one off in a time capsule to bygone times when food was the pride in preparation not elaboration. This is what... More 

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Thank Michel G
Limerick, Ireland
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Marsascala is seaside town not far from Valetta and with lots of bus connections. The sea front has numerous restaurants and pubs. We chose XIMO which had the most interesting menu and shared a seafood platter at lunchtime with a half bottle of Italian wine. The prawns, mussels and clams on the platter were delicious. The sun was shining on... More 

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Thank John Q
Bristol, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped to have a coffee and met some locals who recommended this place. They said:' wait for noon, the little board of todays seafood will be brought out, if Simon say its good, its good. ' And it was real goid, fresh grilled seabass and octupus in the sun. Thank you Sandra and Simon!

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Thank mamyskitchen
London, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Two penne with tomato and pancetta and two swordfish. Delightful. As per usual, the chef, who owns the restaurant, can't even out and spoke to us. What I love is that even though his English isn't great, he tries and does very well. Service was very efficient. Only mistake we made was sitting outside in December... shall not do that... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Today was our "farewell to Malta (for now}" visiit to Ximo. We reserved a table, and were greeted in a very friendly way. Our food and drinks were delivered to the table promptly and were delicious.I simply cannot fault this lovely restaurant with a real famlly feel - if I could give it 6 stars, I would! One thing to... More 

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Walsall
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Admittedly, we arrived late for lunch but having been served, the waitress began to clear up around us. Tables were cleared, the chef left and then the waitress began to show the lady washing up how to retract the canopy after we had left. She then collected her bags and left as we completed our main course! It was just... More 

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Thank DandSCharles
somerset
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This restaurant is directly on the street, overlooking the sea. You can watch the world go by enjoying their drinks and food. I chose prawn spaghetti and my husband a Maltese omelette. The food was average, with the spaghetti quite bland, and should have been served with black pepper and Parmesan to give it more flavour.

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Thank mickeyfinnSomerset
Woking, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Had been recommended this restaurant but we were slightly disappointed with it. Fish potions were good. Sea bass and swordfish but portions of chips and salad were very small. Expensive for what we had.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 22:00
Monday
09:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 22:00
Thursday
09:30 - 22:00
Friday
09:30 - 22:00
Saturday
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26, Marina Street, Marsascala, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Marsascala
  • Phone Number: +356 2163 3299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?