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Crystal Palace

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84, Triq San-Pawl, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1240, Malta
+356 2145 3323
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to try a local treat you must go to this place small cramped just on the way into Rabat after visiting Mdina . We had Cheese pies and anchovy pie they also do chicken my wife who doses not like Anchovy said they were both very nice there were people queuing out side the door while we... More 

Thank honestdoug1
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Famous for a reason. Best pastizzis around. Made fresh all day. Super cheap too! Not really a place to hang out, unless you're am an old Maltese man but there are plenty of benches at the park across the street!

Thank Andrea T
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the pastizzis from this cafe. Locals fill the inside tables and immeadiate outside area so it must be good. Best to grab your food and take away. Tried some varieties that I had never eaten before. The anchovy pastizzi is a new favourite along side My usual pea and ricotta varieties

1 Thank Paul Z
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having a soft spot for the football team of the same name, and having recently discovered the pastizzi, I decided I should visit while in Rabat. Crystal Palace is located very close to the bus terminus in Rabat and is easy to find. It is a small, intimate and atmospheric place and is obviously very popular with locals and tourists... More 

Thank stephencoh
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had two of the pastizzis!! The pea one was my favorite. A tiny little gem right near Mdina. A must to really get a taste of Malta.

Thank tombraider83
Brixham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small bar but easy to find in Triq St Pawl, mostly frequented by locals, worth visiting for their great tasting freshly baked cheese pastizzi.

Thank Julie E
Warsaw, Poland
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good place to grab fresh, hot, very cheap snacks and coffee just before the Mdina tour. Bar is very small so it may be necessary to take the food off and consume in the neighboring park.

Thank JeremyPool
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely tasty and fresh passtizi. This is a locals bar, so you may get some strange looks when you go in, but if you grab your passtizi for 50 cents each whilst you are visiting Mdina and Rabat

Camberley, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

We were told about this place while waiting at Gatwick to catch a plane. A local gent got talking to us and said when you go to Rabat, near the bus terminus, across the road is Crystal Palace. We went and were not disappointed. In fact we went there on two separate occasions. The owner does not speak a lot... More 

Thank Keith B
Lublin, Poland
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

They have great, crunchy and full of taste pastizzi. But it's place for locals who wath tv, talks each other and don't want you to seat next table. So, go there, buy for take away and seat at bench next to bus stops.

Thank Martyna S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84, Triq San-Pawl, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1240, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Rabat
  • Phone Number: +356 2145 3323

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?