Baba Ganoush the place to eat falafel in Malta

Baba Ganoush can be described as the place in Malta to eat falafel. Located in Rabat, close to the church, Baba Ganoush is a place to go for vegetarians who love Lebanese and Mediterranean food.  Whether visiting during the day or the night, a walk around the streets of Rabat (and Mdina) should be part of the experience.  From outside, the restaurant is not so conspicuous and blends with the overall environment of this busy street. The restaurant is actually set inside an old Rabat townhouse and the ambience inside is quaint.

Baba Ganoush serves and an assortment of traditional Syrian and Lebanese food, so typically Mediterranean in flavours and tastes.  Baba Ganoush has a vast assortment of Lebanese and Syrian vegetarian dishes, all adequately V signed on the menu. One should state that the choice of vegetarian dishes outnumbers the number of other dishes. This means that there is abundant choice of dishes to choose from, be it cold or warm mezes. Unfortunately there are no vegetarian dishes in the main course section.  Having said that, a mix of four of five mezes like hummus, falafel, tabouleh, lebaneh and battata harra along with some bread, is all you need for a tasty meal.

Falafel is a typical Lebanese dish, and I strongly recommend the falafel at Baba Ganoush as a must dish to have. A mix of cold and warm mezes can be a good choice. The portions are adequate, and be careful not to over order. Around two plates per person should probably be enough along with some bread.

There is ample choice on the menu for any vegetarian to choose from. The cold mezes has a choice of 9 plates all between €4 and €5 each. In the warm mezes there is a choice of 6 plates priced between €3 and €5 each. This means that a meals of 4 mezes and bread will cost you around €20 (excluding drinks).


Address: Baba Ganoush, 25, Main Street, Rabat, Malta.

Google maps link to find the place.


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Author: Darryl Grima

Darryl Grima is Veggy Malta's Editor. He has been a vegetarian for over 31 years and recalls a time when Malta was not so vegetarian and vegan friendly. Apart from blogging on vegetarian matters, Darryl is also active in environmental and animal welfare organisations. He holds a Diploma in Political Studies and a Masters in Business Administration.

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  1. Fantastic place to eat .. very affordable. We came to Malta for a holiday and were visiting Rabat and Mdina and we went to Baba Ganoush as we love lebanese food. Must say the felafel is truly good. Will visit again if we visit Malta again (hopefully).
    By the way my partner and I are both vegetarian.

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