Mexican Food Review: Tex Mex – Sliema, Malta

Once the hotel is booked and the flights have been bought it’s time to start doing some in depth research into the travel destination. I always start that off at TripAdvisor, looking for Mexican food. As crazy as it sounds, Mexican food is always an important part of every trip we go on.

Most recently this hunt brought us to Tex Mex in Sliema, Malta. It had great reviews on TripAdvisor so that encouraged me to dig deeper. It was the menu that really sold me on the restaurant. It’s so big and there are so many options that sounded amazing. I actually was worried for a little while that we would never eat anywhere else while we were there. In the end we only managed to eat there once during our trip though next time we go to Malta we will certainly be making the trip again.

Tex Mex is one of many restaurants and bars all lined up together. Each of them stretches out beyond the walking area for their outdoor seating. Unfortunately, this does make it a little difficult to find the restaurant as you can’t actually see any signs. When we arrived the outdoor area was already full which I took to be a good sign. Inside there weren’t many customers but it was still early in the day. To get inside there is a single step up, so wheelchair users may have some small irritation. The staff however were very helpful and offered to help me get inside.

We started our meal splitting an amazing chimichanga. If our meal had ended there I would have been very happy indeed. The chimichanga left me with a small amount of regret as when I got my main dish I wasn’t able to finish it. That being said, I would happily eat the chimichanga every day for the rest of my life, yes, it was that good.

Tex Mex Burrito Malta

For the main event I had a chicken burrito and my husband had an enchilada stack with red Mexican sauce. I adored my burrito for the amazing flavors, but I found the vegetables in it were cut far too large for my taste. This however may be a Maltese thing as large vegetables were common in just about every meal we had. The enchilada stack, pictured below, was extremely flavorful, just thinking about it is making my mouth water. On the menu it’s listed as two chili peppers hot but it was actually extremely mild which appealed to me.

Enchilada Stack Tex Mex Malta

Tex Mex does seem to be suffering from a bit of an identity crisis. It’s a Tex-Mex American Bar and Grill that looks like a night club (the music selection follows that theme), and has the door to a hotel right in the middle of it.  It is open until 4 in the morning so the night club feel is appropriate for certain times of the day. But having a burrito while dance music plays and bright blue cocktails are being made at the bar gave a little bit of disconnect for me.

Despite the fact that it feels like they don’t know what they want to be the food was everything I was looking for. So I would highly recommend going if you’re ever in the mood for American or Mexican while you’re in Malta. I’ll be there.

Food: 9/10
Wheelchair/Disability Access: May have some difficulty
Would I Go Again: Yes!

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  • Reading this post made my mouth water! I haven’t eaten in a Mexican restaurant in awhile but those chimichangas make me want to go out and find the best ones in Vancouver! Any suggestions?

    • Shannon Doyle

      I’ve not made it out to Vancouver yet but it has been on my list for ages!

  • Megan Claire

    Interesting combination of having the bar & grill in such close proximity to the night club. Food looks delicious though – Mexican food is a great one to have an addiction to because I’ve found it’s usually available all over the world 🙂

  • Enchilada stack looks mouth-watering.
    I haven’t been to a Mexican restaurant in a while, but to be honest I don’t often visit them – especially after visiting the country itself – Mexican food is hardly ever good enough in restaurants outside Mexico

  • Kenny T.K. Chow

    Thanks for the post and so why Mexican is so importnat to you during your trips~? Intersting for me, I have developed a craving for Asian Food everywhere I go 😛 @ knycxjourneying.com

    • TacoBeast

      I grew up in California where I could get Mexican all the time but then I moved to Ireland who really doesn’t have much Mexican food at all. What they do have are a lot of burrito bars, but they just aren’t the same. So whenever we travel somewhere I hunt down the Mexican places and enjoy it while I can.

  • 9 on 10 is very good rating. We have a restaurant of this chain here.
    I am now really tempted after seeing the rating. The food pics look divine!

  • Wendy K

    Love Mexican food. Chimichangas are my ultimate favourite! The food looks amazing

  • SincerelyDoris

    I LOVE chimichangas…plus they looked delicious and very filling. I too would have felt a bit uncomfortable with the who dance music and dinning experience, since I am very music sensitive. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to Malta.