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Ximo Restaurant

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26, Marina Street, Marsascala, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2163 3299
09:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 22:00
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Marsascala, Malta
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Michel G
Limerick, Ireland
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

Thank John Q
Bristol, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
59 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!

Thank mamyskitchen
London, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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 

1 Thank Ian L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Allan S
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank DandSCharles
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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.

Thank mickeyfinnSomerset
Woking, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Thank Relaxed575
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent cuisine with fresh ingredients. The mussels with a touch of cream are amazing. The mussels are sweet and melt in your mouth. It is impossible not to dip bread in the sauce. The shrimp cocktail is packed with shrimps and has a scrumptious sauce. Pasta is cooked perfectly al dente. The salmon, shrimp and caviar sauce is wonderful. Fish... More 

1 Thank Audrey Inger
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Met Simon while having lunch at Ximo ... Lovely food and so friendly ... We had dinner twice ... Thank you for making our visit special

1 Thank susielawson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
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?