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“The best you can get under one roof”
Review of Tex Mex

Tex Mex
Ranked #24 of 192 Restaurants in Sliema
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$32
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: TEX MEX is Malta's ONLY authentic American Bar & Grill, having moved to our present Chic & Trendy venue on the Sliema Strand. TEX MEX offers an American style menu with some Mexican influence, with a choice of favourite TEX MEX dishes. Although always seasoned accordingly our menu is by no means hot & spicy in it's entirety except for items which are indicated so according to our chili pepper heat meter which allows you to heat up most dishes to your liking by means of specially imported chili peppers & ingredients. The revised menu includes all our classic favorites plus a wider selection of platters, appetizers, chicken, fish & pasta choices all prepared fresh to order whilst our fully stocked bar offers two for one on cocktails daily from 3:00 pm till 7:00 pm! Be it breakfast/brunch, lunch or late afternoon and evening meals the majority of our vast menu is offered all day long from noon with our favourite signature dishes being the Quality Fresh Prime Cut Steaks, Wagyu Burgers & Baby Back Ribs all island famous whilst offering excellent value for money. In fact TEX MEX is open all day hosting djs and live music on most nights. The ambience is the latest in design and decor, lively & pleasant also offering seafront patio dining. Surprise yourself as it is more then just a restaurant, not your cheap & cheerful local but an Uber Bar & Grill based on Quality offering cuisine on the upper echelons of casual dining utilising only the best & freshest of produce, a selection of brand, premium & top shelf spirits served from house level up also utilised in our exquisite cocktails, an array of over 100 wine varietals besides fusing into a lively club lounge ambient wise.
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Whether it is food, drinks, cocktails, entertainment texmex never disappoints me every time i go. The food is simply mouth watering and to add to that taste a nice chilled cocktail would make it even nicer and apart from all this it is so lively with the djs and live musicians that perform that makes it a better experience rather than a monotonous common other place. Keep up the good work and the management there is exceptional! Definitely will keep going

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Here I got what I wanted when meet with my friends. First the cocktails are fantastic and there are a big range to choose from, and form the food I love that huge ribs hmmm love them!

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Thank Josiegatt
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We visited twice, on 1st Visit, we had spare ribs, they were really tough, like they had been deep fried, but the Fajitas were amazing! On the 2nd visit we ordered a lasagne each, it seem expensive at 12 euros, were as the other restaurants next door were just charging 6 euros.
It was a really long wait, 45 mins for 2 lasagne's is disgusting, but got to say was worth the wait, I have visited Malta before where the Food was exceptional, I think the food and service has gone down hill. Music blasting during your dinner and unable to hear yourself think let alone enjoy your food, and watching the lovely staff being told off twice in front of us was unprofessional, I am afraid I won't be back again, I don't think it's worth paying double for food, when your service is lousy, shame because the waiters don't even approach you when you walk in you have to approach them even after being there for 20 minutes.

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Thank pth1972
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Managment123, Owner at Tex Mex, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Dear Mr.
Thanks ever so much for taking the time out to review our establishment whilst I felt the need to reply and perhaps convince you of the basis of our pricing which is primarily based on the quality of the produce we purchase and utilise in our meals at Tex Mex.
For example the Lasagna is made with no less then 3 diferent meats being fresh ground in house Black Angus beef, Toscana sausage & Spanish Chorizo which along with all the other fine & numerous ingredients make the cost of a lasgna to us way more then other establishments you could be accustomed to or actually mentioned here. Unfortunately not everybody acnkowledges the fact that a simple lasagna could be upgraded to gourmet levels and hence, unfortunately, we have deleted it from our newly revised menu as it is not fair for it to be compared to a lasagna made with cheap frozen meat & tinned ingredients as in fact even our house Pommodoro sauce is nade with fresh tomatoes amongst other ingredients.
kindly accept our profuse apology for the ribs they usually are not and should never have been tough and I assure you this has been looked into and would gladly make it up to you if you were to kindly give us the opportunity of visiting us again, you may feel free to contact me on info@texmexmalta.com. Neither should you have waited for 20 minutes to be approached but I'm sure you could have got one of the servers attention within a whole 20 mins, never the less if this was the case it is unacceptable whilst lso waiting for your food for 45 mins is on the long side but the lasgane was actually heated up in the oven and it could take some time especially if there were other orders preceeding yours but full apologies for that as well.
Unfortunately as much as we would love to we cannot possibly satisfy or be to the liking of everybody from every walk of life with what one person may deem as enjoyable another may see in the same light as your good self but I cannot apologise for our music policy as it is proving to be very succesfull with Tex Mex, thanks the Lord, always packed on key nights. Our local & foriegn dj's do play various genres of music from r 'n' b to salsa to modern and classic vocal house & dance music (not techno or edm though) besides hosting local & foriegn live acts which is on the whole widely appreciated by our esteemed guests and we would like to believe adds extra value as entertainment content. In fact the establishment is designed as a bar & restaurant fusing into a lounge club as the night progreses and is licensed accordingly but the volumes in the actual dining areas are always kept at reasonable levels or off, obviously the music filters up from the bar area with the main focus, volume wise, being in the dj area. If you were dining in our bar area the volume could be deemed as loud at certain times but I'm sure we would have gladly hosted you in the proper dining area upon request away from the sound. Never the less in the spirit of customer is always right policy we would still like to extend a personal apology to you as any unsatisfied customer is a negative to us and as hard as we try we cannot possibly please everybody although we wish that there was a possibility whereas we could get you to change your mind and sincerely apologise if your visit with us was not to your satisfaction.
We truly believe in our policy of purchasing and offering only the best quality available and will persist in doing so whilst striving to offer the best possible atmosphere in our state of the art establishment being one of Malta's most popular established since 1995, having hosted countless satisfied guests although we must admit it is difficult to satisfy all people from all walks of life, as much as we wish to.
Never the less in the spirit of the customer is always right we would like to offer our apologies to you seeing that you were not 100 % satisfied with your experience with us
Yours Sincerely
Marco Muscat

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We went to Tex Mex yesterday eve with a few friends. We were a group of 6 people in total and many of us looking forward to eat their well-known ribs. When we arrived the waitress showed us our table, I booked it the same afternoon, the restaurant was almost empty and she lead us to a table next to the bar where the music was so loud that we were not able to talk at all...to change the table was not a big problem although they already seemed annoyed by us asking for changing it... Then it all started a waitress which barely spoke English took our drink orders, then another one came to take the orders for food they were out of the "Garlic style Pizza" which 2 of us wanted to share...well no problem we took Nachos instead, going on with our main courses everything seemed fine. We got our starters they were good not outstanding but okay, and when we finished it the waitress came back telling us that they are out of ribs, ribs is ONE MAIN thing they offer on the menu, not only served as single choice but also on all combo meat platters they offer. Without telling us any alternative she ran off...we called her back asking her nicely what we could have on our platters instead of it she replied with:" More other meat, but for one platter we can still actually do ribs!" One of our friends had chosen a platter with a combo of Chicken and ribs (so chicken wings and ribs together) he asked if he could have pork instead of the ribs the waitress just said:" NO!" So we asked her what else he could have and her really pissed of and rude snapping reply was:" I don't know just take something else, it is not my fault we are out of ribs, take just chicken wings if you like or whatever!" Then most of us got angry (of course) and she was almost gonna run off again before our friend decided to just take a bigger portion of stuffed potato-shells (a starter usually). One thing is for sure the food was tasty but if we ever go back there and she will serve us we will tell her when it comes to the bill:" OOOPS we are out of money, not our fault!"

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Mykilldj, General Manager at Tex Mex, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Hello Jasmin

At face value I have to say that you are 100% correct and would like to extend our full apologies.

However I would hate you to get the impression that this is the norm at Tex Mex and I am sure you are aware of this but sometimes bad things come in dozens and I would really, really appreciate if you would assist us to solve this matter so we may avoid situations like this as much as possible. At the end of the day we are only human and tend to err.

Perhaps all the wrongs on the day gave you too much of a bad experience but things like the music, for example, are the norm at key times at Tex Mex seeing we host Dj’s and live music regularly which in fact enhances our popularity on the whole; obviously we cannot keep everybody happy but Tex Mex was designed to be a bar & restaurant fusing into a lounge club which is the trend locally and internationally with most popular places and as you correctly said we do offer a quieter area in our restaurant.

On the day in question I believe last Sunday, not less then 3 members of waiting staff called in sick and as luck would have it, thanks the Lord we were extremely busy all day also with regards out of stock items it is written on our policy section that keeping within our fresh is best policy some items could not be available but with such a large menu the choices are infinite and yes it does look bad on us running out of one of our best sellers being the ribs besides the unprofessional waitress who is usually just a runner and does not take orders, hence her inexperience.

Jasmine, though, no excuses from our end when we mistake we admit it and would really appreciate if you would kindly contact me on either info@texmexmalta.com at your convenience please, granting me some of your time whilst perhaps allowing me to make it up to you and win you back as our esteemed client at Tex Mex.

Apologies once again

Yours Sincerely

Marco Muscat

(Managing Director)

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

I love this place! Great mexican food, Really good service considering how busy this place gets. And 2 for 1 cocktails from 3pm to 7pm everyday

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Thank Anthea297
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Managment123, Owner at Tex Mex, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Thank you for your positive review, we are glad you enjoyed our restaurant.

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