Pastel de Nata in Lisbon you have to try
Pastel de natas are one of those classic sweet pastries that you have to try especially when you’re in Portugal. There is always a pastel de nata shop around the corner so a perfect snack to have whilst you’re out and about. I am far from a food expert but I wanted to consolidate a list of all the places I went and tried out. From the amazingly classic custard tart fillings with a soft and flakey pastry, we even tried some with ice cream and fruit too.
Here is a list of some of the Pastel de Nata in Lisbon that I managed to try whilst in Portugal. I know there are so many other places to try so do let me know in the comments where I should go next!
List of Pastel de Nata in Lisbon
- Fábrica da Nata
- Pastéis de Belém
- Nata n Friends
- Castro – Atelier de Pastéis de Nata
Manteigaria is one of the most highly rated Pastel de Nata places in Portugal and for a reason. The custard is extremely creamy, and when you have them freshly made and warm the pastry just melts in your mouth. They seem to have 100s of freshly made Pastel de Nata made hourly.
As of 2023, Manteigaria have 7 locations:
- Manteigaria – Chiado
- Manteigaria – Mercado Timeout
- Manteigaria – Da Rua Augusta
- Manteigaria – Belém
- Manteigaria – Alvalade
- Manteigaria – Dos Clerigos
- Manteigaria – Bolhao
Another popular chain and one of my favourites is Fábrica da Nata. They have an extensive list of Pastel de Nata, sweet and savoury and other breakfast and lunch options. When we visited they had combo options with a glass of port which you can enjoy at an affordable price. You can get a Pastel de Nata for €1,20 or a box of 6 for €6,90.
As of 2023, Fábrica da Nata have 5 locations:
- Praça dos Restauradores
- R. Augusta nº 275
- Praça da República Nº 6
- R. de Santa Catarina
- Praça de Almeida Garrett
One of the oldest pastry/bakeries in Portugal is Pastéis de Belém. They follow an ancient recipe from Mosteiro dos Jeronimos which is down the road from here. This Pastel de Nata was on the smaller side of the Natas we tried in Portugal but also one of the best.
It’s best to get here early or a bit past the lunch rush and in my opinion, it is better to sit inside. When we visited on a weekday at around 2/3 pm and it was insanely busy but we waited max 30mins and were seated inside a massive hall. They’ve been here for a while so they have a very efficient system in place. Their menu is huge and you can get a range of classic Portuguese pastries here definitely give this place a try if you can.
Location: R. de Belém 84 92, 1300-085 Lisboa, Portugal
Nata N Friends is a place we stumbled upon after our visit to Castelo de S. Jorge. Like with most places they have a chef make the pastries fresh by the window so you can see the entire process. The Pastel de Natas were pretty good and I would recommend them if they’re in the area but they’re not as good as the first 3 on the list.
As of 2023 Nata N Friends have 2 locations in Lisbon:
- Natas n’ Friends Castelo – R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo 28, 1100-251 Lisboa, Portugal
- Natas n’ Friends Rossio – Calçada do Carmo 21, 1200-090 Lisboa, Portugal
Castro – Atelier de Pastéis de Nata is definitely one of the more luxurious pastel de nata places which only focuses on one pastry. You can tell that they use the best ingredients and the custard was so smooth and eating here was a whole experience. As a bonus, their Lisbon location has seating which is helpful if you’ve been walking for hours.
As of 2023 they have 2 locations in Portugal:
- R. Garrett 38, 1200-204 Lisboa, Portugal
- R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 61, 4050-420 Porto, Portugal
I enjoyed so many different pastel de nata on my trips to portgual and I can’t wait to try out more. I hope you liked this list of and I will be sure to add more when I get them a try. Let me know in the comments if there are other places I should try out