Proper Mexican restaurants are pretty non-existent in Malta. However, some eateries have created their own versions of the taco and I say that’s a good thing. Because let’s face it, a world without tacos is a world I don’t want to live in.
So let’s taco bout the tacos you can find in Malta and where to get them.
1. Hammett’s Gastro Bar, Sliema
Tacos with a ceviche of fresh wild tuna, guacamole, spring onions, chilli and lime.
Now that’s how you kick off a list in style.
2. NomNom, Birkirkara
NomNom offers six different kinds of (untraditional) soft shell tacos.
These include two types of chicken, two beef varieties, one pork and one veggie.
3. Bert’s Kitchen, Luqa
Smoked beef tacos with smoked chili, avocado puree & feta cheese.
For when you don’t want to compromise and feel like treating yourself.
4. Bongo Nyah, Marsaskala
Tex Mex style tacos the size of your head with seasoned meat fillings.
Go on; live a little.
5. Talk of Town Cafe, Sliema
Get involved with Taco Thursdays at Talk of Town Cafe where you can get hard shell Tex Mex style tacos of chicken, pork, beef or veg and a beer for €13.
6. Cafe Cuba, St Julian’s
Cafe Cuba offer three soft shell corn tacos with either beef brisket (pico de gallo, refried beans and feta cheese), prawns (chili and lime marinated prawns, pico de gallo and gaucamole) and pork (slow-cooked pork belly, pico de Gallo, guacamole and feta cheese).
7. Avotaco, Ta’ Xbiex
I’m slightly cheating as I only wanted to include non-Mexican joints, but I’d kick myself if I didn’t include Avotaco.
I’m sure you’ve seen us rave about it in the past and for good reason.
Their pork, chicken, beef and veggie tacos come in a trio for around €7 and they’re generously-filled to the brim (hence the double layer of tortilla). The (very spicy) habanero sauce is a necessity!
Now I’m not saying that all the above are the most authentic Mexican tacos (you’ll have to go out of the Island for that) but if you’re on the hunt for tacos (whatever style) these are your best bets.