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Crystal Palace

84, Triq San-Pawl, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1240, Malta
+356 7946 6836
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“peas” (17 reviews)
“chicken” (26 reviews)
“risotto” (33 reviews)
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
Fast food, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
84, Triq San-Pawl, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 1240, Malta
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Undoubtly popular with locals and curious foreigners alike. Ridiculously cheap eats are assured; you can have four pastizzi and a tea or coffee for under EUR 2. I don't think they're the best on the island but perhaps the magic of sitting with a bunch...More

1  Thank GOH77
Reviewed 17 May 2018

If in Rabat and fancy a quick snack head here. The pastizzi (flaky cheese pastry) are some of the best in Malta and it's a decent coffee. Be aware that it does get very busy. It only came to 3.50 euro for 4 coffees and...More

2  Thank Carl D
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

I just love this place. This is where you can find the soul of Malta. Best pastizzis ever! Wonderful owners. We just made a program about Malta and Crystal Palace is a place that you have to visit when you are here. Best regards for...More

2  Thank EwaSiniarska
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

This small place in Rabat has become a legend in the Maltese islands, sought by both locals and tourists alike for its famed pastizzi, in pea, ricotta or chicken. Also serves tasty qassatat, especially my favourite, in anchovy. So cheap as well and service with...More

1  Thank Colin_Frendo
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most inexpensive and tasteful snack you can take . Highly recommended if you are in Malta . Thanks Family Tanti

2  Thank emmanuelt153
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

The bizarrely named Crystal Palace was recommended in the Lonely Planet guide as the best place for pastizzi (the Maltese flaky-pastry snack) and we’d agree with that assessment. We chose the one with ricotta filling and saw them come straight out of the oven. We...More

2  Thank John A
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

This place is mostly frequented by the local men. It's bustling from early morning til late at night. The local pastizzis are delicious and such good value and there's lashings of good tea on the move all day. Go here for a real no frills...More

2  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing a packed small outlet selling freshly made Maltese pasties. We had two each and a cup of coffee and I got change from 2€. Fabulous.

2  Thank 27JazzyJ
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

I went to Crystal Palace aa it was highly recommended. It has a walk-up service counter and I stood right at the front patiently awaiting to be not. Not likely. Several locals came up behind me and the older man who was working the counter...More

Thank miltonmike2015
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

I had heard of Crystal Palace place from one travel tv show, so when I was done with the sightseeings in Mdina, I looked for this place on purpose. It is very close to the bus stop, you can’t really miss it. Stop there for...More

2  Thank Gamar A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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 7946 6836
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