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Il-Baxa Cafe Bar

41 Triq Il-Kbira, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1010, Malta
+356 2755 1552
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“wraps” (13 reviews)
“ciabattas” (5 reviews)
“salad” (38 reviews)
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Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
41 Triq Il-Kbira, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1010, Malta
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch with my girlfriend and we were starving! The restaurant is a little snug, but the decor and choice of music more than makes up for it. Ftajjar were amazing and at a very reasonable price!

Thank joseph_borg0081
Reviewed 22 August 2017

My wife and I were in the Rabat (Malta) region at around noon yesterday, and went into Il-Baxa for a "small" snack. And we ordered a Maltese platter and two salmon sandwiches. Apart from the abundance in each plate, the food was delicious. The platter...More

Thank 08Noel1965
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

One of the best places for lunch in Rabat and even Malta. Fantastic food and amazing service. Keep up the great service Guys !

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I came to Il Baxa with my boyfriend on the way back from St Paul's Catacombs. We were surprised not only by the generous portions but the quality of food - fresh and delicious. Definitely worth coming back. €6,70 for traditional flat bread with lots...More

Thank JoK0985
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We have been to Il-Baxa a number of times and keep returning because the snacks served are very genuine, fresh and abundant! Set in a quaint place in Rabat, Il-Baxa offers an authentic experience to tourists and locals alike. The typical Maltese stone walls, the...More

Thank Isabel Z
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Really amazing restaurant. Atmosphere there was special and staff was really professional and helpful. Food was absolutely amazing. Recommend.

Thank Kelly_Piu
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I love salads for lunch and finding a good but substantial salad that tastes great but is healthy, home made and genuine is always a real challenge. This little hole in the wall was a lovely surprise. Call to book as they only have a...More

Thank ameno23
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We visit il-baxa every 2 to 3 weeks and certainly would more often if we had time. The food is outstanding every time and a bit special. Not your ordinary Maltese cuisine but wonderful Maltese food in a special way. The staff are charming and...More

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Initially attracted by the authentic ambience this small establishment is producing some amazung food from a tiny kitchen. There is a wait of about 20 mins even for salads but they were sensational and absolutely enormous portions. We had a Marrakech salad and some form...More

Thank Sara T
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

A friend and I arrived in Rabat hungry and asked a local for a suggestion. She suggested somewhere else but as we walked past we looked at the menu, as we are both vegetarian and it was cold we went in. Best decision! We ordered...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Triq Il-Kbira, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1010, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Rabat
  • Phone Number: +356 2755 1552
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We're not here to prove anything nor are we here to beat any competition. This is real homemade food with real portions (We regret we cannot accept shared dishes. We reserve the right to take a food order from each and every seated person) and with prices to fit anyone's pockets. We NEVER have ready made food on the premises. All our items off the menu are prepared on order, therefore waiting time is required. Please note that food orders are last taken at 2pm (1:00pm on Sundays or at Management's Discretion) and we do not open evenings. Credit cards accepted with bills of 50€ or over. Due to numerous requests from frequent customers, we apologise but we are unable to accept babies or children under the age of 8 on weekends. Thank You.
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