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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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Overview
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
41 Triq Il-Kbira, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1010, Malta
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1 - 10 of 228 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This gem of a bar stands out as a welcome watering hole for a thirsty traveller. If you step away from the main drags, you will find this small, four or five tables, but very friendly bar offering a simple but effective choice of food....More

Thank charlesthomas2018
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We just happened upon il-Baxa while walking around Rabat, looking for a place to watch the world cup. We are very glad we decided to go here. The staff was super friendly and the prices were amazingly good. We had quite a few beers and...More

1  Thank acb1971
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this place for lunch after reading reviews and were delighted to receive such a welcome and an excellent lunch. We were encouraged to stay for as long as we wanted even though it meant that that other customers were turned away. The food...More

Thank Helen397630
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Our best address in Rabat where most restaurants are expensive tourist traps. The two women cook at order with fresh local products. You can tell they love their job and their gentleness and good humour radiates in this confidential warm and friendly restaurant. And they...More

Thank FrenchConnoisseur
Maria A, Other at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thanks for your positive and encouraging feedback.. some lovely photos too :) Happy customers are the greatest satisfaction. The baXa team

Reviewed 28 April 2018

Walking around Rabat at noon, the red doors caught our eye and we decided to give this place a try.The owners are so warm and welcoming and made us feel right at home. The food was really good and we topped it off with the...More

Thank R C
Maria A, Other at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated! Glad you enjoyed your visit :) The baXa team

Reviewed 23 April 2018

We had a reservation for Sunday Lunch and it was the ideal stop on a lovely day spent in Rabat. We loved the genuine people hosting us and the food was perfectly presented. The ingredients used were fresh and so delicious. The staff was very...More

Thank Bernice G
Maria A, Other at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Dear Bernice, thanks for you positive comment. Was a pleasure having you and will definitely look forward to seeing you again. The baXa team

Reviewed 13 April 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. The hosts were extremely helpful explaining the menu. Opted for a tasty salad and fresh tuna bap. The local wine was good and reasonably priced. The lemon cheesecake was great and rounded off a splendid lunch. Recommend

2  Thank Andrew H
Maria A, Other at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Andrew, thanks for your positive feedback, much appreciated! We are glad you enjoyed your visit. The baXa team

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We were very lucky to escape the local very touristic places and have Tyche smiling at us leading us here. Great small affordable place. Wow a kick of a good espresso. Great talk with the lady running the place and the pasta plus mozzarella salad...More

Thank MichaelEHaifa
Maria A, Other at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for your positive comment Michael.. We're glad you enjoyed your visit! The baXa team

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Went to Mdina and Rabat for the day and got hungry for lunch so we walked around Rabat, there's lots of nice looking places and lots that offer local food. Eventually our eyes fell upon this small looking place with vivid red doors, it looked...More

1  Thank Lillynox
Maria A, Other at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Always a pleasure having such positive and encouraging feedback coming our way! Happy customers are the best satisfaction :) We are glad you enjoyed your visit.. and look forward to having you again! The baXa team

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Just spent a lovely very chilled evening at Il-Baxa. Louise couldn’t have been more welcoming. Few beers chilled atmosphere what more could you ask for.

1  Thank SeesAboveTheTrees
Maria A, Other at Il-Baxa Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thanks for your positive message! Glad you enjoyed your visit.. The baXa team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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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Description
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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