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El Catalan

Dawret IX-Xatt, Xghajra, Island of Malta XJR 1202, Malta
+356 2180 0997
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (40 reviews)
“fresh fish” (17 reviews)
“paella” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Dawret IX-Xatt, Xghajra, Island of Malta XJR 1202, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We truly enjoyed our lunch at El Catalan Restaurant. There was a very nice and friendly atmosphere. The staff made us feel comfortable. The food was superb and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant to prospective clients who would like to...More

Thank Isabel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our son.baptism was so special. You made our dqy more then asepted. The food was great and the service was good. Ww will be back for sure thanks for all

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my second review. Visited restaurant a number of times and was always happy with service and food. Highly recommend especially for anyone who loves beef fillet. Always founf parking close to restaurant which is an added bonus.

Thank Lisa_C_Malta
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

We booked in here for fifteen people as we were reuniting with family from Malta. The staff were helpful and made us feel welcome. Restaurant was quite loud as there were five different birthdays during our lunch but added character. The kids in the family...More

Thank becca36x
Reviewed October 5, 2018

El Catalan has become consistently synonymous with great food at very modest prices, apart from an efficient service team aptly led by John Mifsud, the restaurant manager, who goes out of his way to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.

Thank Ray A
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Food had been kept hot under the lamps in the kitchen whilst the rest of the order was completed. Sauce was congealed and chicken dried out. Overly priced prawns with no flavor. Not really worth the trip, service was dire.

Thank Yvonne H
Reviewed September 23, 2018

No problem parking. Clean, modern interior but no particular character. Good sized table. Very good service. Large a la carte selection. Reasonable portions. Not cheap. Good food but not exceptional. Had a nice lunch. They have helwa tat-tork as one of the deserts, which was...More

Thank Ray C Z
Reviewed September 15, 2018

We have been at this restaurant many times. Service is excellent & they are super friendly. the menu has a lot of variety, and the food is always delicious! . Would definitely recommend El Catalan.

Thank Diane446
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Dined at this restaurant several times during my eight week stay in Malta. Each experience has been great, except for this one occasion. First things first avoid Saturday late night dining, unless you dine early. Obviously the meals come out different on a busy night....More

Thank Geoff G
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Well this is overall a great restaurant near smart city, a hidden gem...the cheese platter is definitely to die for and most of all the staff are super nice to all customers...if you are near you must go!

Thank Bernard M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dawret IX-Xatt, Xghajra, Island of Malta XJR 1202, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Xghajra
  • Phone Number: +356 2180 0997
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