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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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41 Triq Il-Kbira, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1010, Malta
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We popped into il-Baxa last week, when I was hobbling on crutches - I was instantly welcomed, and although we were just two people, we were invited to sit at a larger table so as to be more comfortable. Being a Sunday and a small...More

1  Thank MariaVellaGalea
Maria A, Other at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Maria, thanks for your positive and encouraging feedback..we truly appreciate it! Always a pleasure having you :) Happy customers are the best satisfaction! The baXa team

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped here for a quick bite to eat, and was not disappointed. Lovely little restaurant and a great place to watch the world go by. Food was amazing and the staff were very hospitable and friendly. If you are in the area come here.

1  Thank James B
Maria A, Other at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear James, thanks for your positive comment.. much appreciated! Glad you enjoyed your visit. Also thanks for the lovely photos you've uploaded.. The baXa team

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Title perfectly describes this place! It’s top. It’s super. Excellent food! Staff made Us feel like we were part of the family! Great place to taste Maltese food! Highly recommended

1  Thank NoddyNaudi
Maria A, Other at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your positive and encouraging feedback.. Much appreciated! Glad you enjoyed your visit.. The baXa team :)

Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Popped into il Baxa fir a drink and ended up haveing an excellent lunch. The place has atmosphere with its old Maltese walls and high ceilings. Try the ftira (local bread) the chicken liver pate or pasta. VERY reasonable. Worth a visit.

Thank willbaby
Maria A, other at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Thanks from the baXa team !

Reviewed 4 January 2018

The place is small with a traditional Maltese interior design. The place seats around 15 people - so you can easily walk in and find it full. My wife took the chicken liver salad, and I had a chicken soup and tal-bidwi Maltese roll. All...More

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Maria A, other at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Thanks from the baXa team !

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 22 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Television
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
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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A small family-run business, serving genuine home-made food (lunch hours), made with the freshest seasonal ingredients, platters (evenings), and a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including beer, cocktails, a selection of local and foreign wine, spirits, liquors and coffee (freshly ground every time!). All our items are prepared on order. Waiting time is therefore required. We, in turn, assure freshness and quality. Please note: lunch - last order 3pm; dinner - last order 10pm. We offer a warm and homely atmosphere perfect for small groups and private functions...contact us for more information! Bookings are recommended. Kindly note, we do not accept credit cards. We look forward to meeting you! The BaXa Team
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