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65 Xatt Is-Sajjieda, Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta MXK 1303, Malta
+356 2165 3714
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St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What I like about Matthew's and a few similar restaurant in M'Xlokk is that you can buy fish (whole fish like sea bass) for a fixed price rather than 'market price' which can mean paying up to eur50. When the price is displayed in the menu, fixed price, then one knows in advance what they're paying. Great fish soup, great... More 

Thank Zelda Z
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We came to Marsaxlokk as three friends one evening, we were staying in St Julian. What a difference!! Marsaxlokk is so peaceful and picturesque and we found this restaurant. The food is very good and all very local. It has been family run for 25 years as the female owner was telling us. She really gave it a personal touch,... More 

Thank A_smith1000
Level Contributor
32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I erroneously reviewed this restaurant last year. We actually visited another restaurant in Marsaxlokk and were planning to return this year. The other restaurant is now shut. However we *did* visit Matthew's this year and loved it! We had fresh Lampuki, omelette and penne pasta. All was beautifully cooked and the waitress very friendly. Look forward to going again.

Thank mez8828
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Great food, good service, and a reasonable price considering the standard of the food, and such a relaxed atmosphere, can't wait to return.

Thank James S
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Quite cosy restaurant owned and run by a family where every member of the family helps (a very nice kiddo came to bring our water :). We walked in rather hungry, my sister ordered a fresh fish (€11,50) which she really enjoyed and I got omelette (€6,50) which came with fries and a simple salad. Fine for the big hunger,... More 

Thank Diana H
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

After spending the afternoon on the beach in Pretty Bay and skipping lunch we arrived in Marsaxlokk in the early evening as the restaurants along the quay were starting to prepare for evening service. We asked the lady by the door of Matthew's if they were open and she replied "We are a family restaurant, we are always open!". She... More 

Thank Squigilouigi
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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346 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We were recommended to have a lazy lunch in Marsaxlokk by a waiter in our hotel, which proved to be a real treat. We wandered along the harbourside and decided on Matthew's for no real reason. We ordered fresh Swordfish and Tuna steaks. The was really fresh and beautifully cooked. The fish came with warm vegetables on a platter (cabbage,... More 

Thank nickk355
mtarfa malta
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278 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Visited Matthew's at M'xlokk for a Sunday lunch and we weren't impressed at all. Service leaves much to be desired by the staff. The side plate was dirty and you are also given a paper napkin ! To top it all, you have to beg to get some bread and butter on your table. We had to ask three times... More 

1 Thank vince a
St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Just spent a great morning with my wife and daughter in Marsaxlokk..... It was going great till we got hungry and we decided to play russian roulette and landed at Matthew's Restaurant. Ordered Spaghetti with Octopus. Our national dish. Big mistake! Biggest plate of rubbish i was ever served! Worst Octopus ever..... Sorry but that's the truth.... Good thing they... More 

1 Thank Joemuscat64
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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493 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

I don't know when I last experienced food so bad. We both ordered the soup, one vegetable one fish, both disgusting. Then the mains arrived. I had the fish of the day, it was inedible. I could hardly cut through it. My husband had the seafood pasta but it tasted "off". He handed it back. However the worst part was... More 

2 Thank Aileen C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Mediterranean, European, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Xatt Is-Sajjieda, Marsaxlokk, Island of Malta MXK 1303, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Marsaxlokk
  • Phone Number: +356 2165 3714

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