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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
Phone Number:
+356 2258 8144
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Very proud to call this one of the best party locations here in malta. Beautiful views and always well organised by the staff.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kyle M
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very proud to call this one of the best party locations here in malta. Beautiful views and always well organised by the staff.

Thank Kyle M
MAquarium, Director of Sales at Cafe del Mar Malta, responded to this review

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were here as part of the Lost and Found festival and with drinks offers on and the DJ's playing this place cannot be faulted, the music is loud and the pool is freezing. It would have been nice to have a few more tables for standing and drinking but it was busy. We didn't try any of the food... More 

Thank James T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the aquarium today, and it was cheap enough to get into and had 26 tanks to look at with all different fish and a section for reptiles (lizards etc). Very interactive for children and interactive pads everywhere to explain the creatures in the tank and to give interesting facts. Overall quite an enjoyable experience.

Thank Niamh R
Motherwell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful pool to visit. They do have special music days for young people but us oldies went on a day nothing was on and it was peaceful. Pool is lovely with gorgeous views out to sea. Food we had was lovely, spent whole day here so entry price was well worth every penny.

Thank fitkaz
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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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5 reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank yvonnespecial
St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 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.

1 Thank SisterMable
Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 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

Thank Bob H
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Reviewed 23 October 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.

1 Thank Yummy999
Istanbul, Turkey
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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 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

Thank 811Bob

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