Fábrica dos Pastéis de Belém

Dessert Shop€€€€
Santa Maria de Belém, Lisboa
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  • Carlo M.
    "Best Portuguese egg custard pastries (Pastéis de Belém)."(143 Tips)
    Paolo B.
    "Try the Pastéis de Belém - Where the Pastel de Nata was invented!"(28 Tips)
    Janice C.
    "The Portuguese egg tart here is second to none! ❤️"(18 Tips)
    Denisa I.
    "Best Custard Tarts in the whole world"(12 Tips)
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  • Mihnea M.
    Mihnea MiculescuMay 17, 2016
    The original pastel de nata - you can't miss this when you're in Lisbon. Don't queue for takeaway, go for table seating and order a few with a coffee. Then order a box or two for takeaway!
    Upvoted Apr 20
  • s v.
    s vMay 9, 2016
    Better to sit down & grab a sandwich too (big enough to share if you're not ravenous). Don't forget to use the cinnamon at table! Pasties are like phyllo dough, churro and Chinese egg tarts had a baby
    Upvoted Apr 10
  • Ricarda Christina H.
    Don't miss trying these fresh Pastéis in great tile-style interior on your Lisbon visit. Don't be put off by the take-away queues. Just go ahead inside the cafe. There are many rooms.
    Upvoted Apr 10
  • Cate T.
    Cate TSeptember 7, 2014
    Don't bother queueing - there are loads of seats in the back with food and drinks at takeaway prices. There are two massive rooms at the back - keep going back and to the right and you'll find them.
  • Fariza M.
    Fariza MohamedshaJanuary 4, 2016
    Egg-cellent tarts. Cant miss it if you're in Lisbon, the must try food. Simply awesome and goes really well with a cup of hot chocolaty goodness. Two thumbs up!
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethMarch 4
    Ignore the long line out front and head back to take one of the 400 seats they have. If your not sure what else to order the waiters have photos on their phones so just ask. Everything delicious.
    Upvoted Apr 10
  • Sue-Yen Y.
    Sue-Yen YongApril 10, 2016
    Their portuguese tarts are So good. For takeaway orders they include a sachet of cinnamon and a sachet of icing sugar but they are perfect on their own. Line gets long but moves quickly.
  • İdil Y.
    İdil YucelAugust 6, 2015
    Natas were really nice. Inside is so crowded but it is teally big and there is space for everyone. Instead of taking away try table service, you will wait less. Worths going all the way.
  • Bianca
    BiancaSeptember 26, 2016
    A must taste (?) and see. Long lines, either you wait for a table or to take away. For best experience, I recommend you take a seat and try the famous Pastéis
  • Jonathan A.
    Jonathan AngFebruary 23, 2014
    Supremely busy in the summer! Come visit during the off-peak tourist season if you get a chance and slowly savour your perfect pastel de nata. Also do give the cod pastry & shrimp paste pastry a try!
  • Yazzy A.
    Yazzy AlhilliJuly 7, 2014
    If you see a long line outside, head inside and go towards the seated area in the back. You will always find a spot to sit over there. And NEVER order just one -that is a crime!!
  • Stella
    StellaJune 27, 2015
    Avoid rush hour/daytime. And once you're there, make sure to order already 2 pastéis to start with, cos who are we kidding, you'll want more after you're done with the 1st one ;)
  • Pieter B.
    Pieter BraeckeveltSeptember 19, 2014
    You'll find this immediately, you'll see the crowd. When entering, take your order right, pay and continue left, you'll get your pasteis there! It's a puddingcake sort of pastry with cinnamon and sugr
  • Debs D.
    Debs Debs4 days ago
    cute decor and of course delicious Pastéis but it felt a bit too touristy to me. And I actually preferred the pastéis from the Time Out Market which are made on site and come out still warm.
  • Luís
    LuísMay 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Like all good places, this can get pretty crowded. Come early in the morning and you have the place all for you. Great pastry. Pasteis are a must, but have a go at "Bolas com creme" and "Mil Folhas".
  • WengYee
    WengYeeAugust 7, 2014
    The tastiest, crispest and cheapest(!) Egg Tarts I've had in Lisbon. They actually invented the pastry, no wonder it's a tourist highlight. Tram 15 takes your right to the shop.
  • Kenny M.
    Eat at least two!! Delicious and secret recipe from 1837. Go straight to the counter and make the desired number with your fingers (no need to sit inside, queue goes fast). Get them in a box to go!
  • Gareth C.
    Gareth CocksJanuary 1, 2016
    Amazing custard tarts. Would recommend going inside and sitting down as much less of a queue. Lived up to all the top reviews and expectations. Drinks were good as well.
  • Justine G.
    Justine GJanuary 15, 2016
    Put some cinnamon on top and get ready for the TASTE EXPERIENCE OF YOUR LIFE!!!!!! So warm and delicious... We got 2 pastéis de Belém each because 1 is not enough!
  • Norman
    NormanMay 7, 2015
    THE pasteis place, but their other stuff is very tasty, too. A definite MUST visit when in Lisbon/Belem. Also: this place is much bigger than you'd think, there is plenty of space in the back!
  • Heitor B.
    Heitor BottiJuly 18, 2016
    The best Pastel de Belém (and only one, the other ones are Nata) I´ve ever had. I was born in Brazil, and this sweet is very popular here, but these ones from Belém are the best, no doubt!
  • Carsten T.
    Carsten TitlbachNovember 26, 2014
    You can get pastel de nata all over Lisbon, but these are undoubtedly the best. Eat them while they're still warm, sprinkle with cinnamon. Pastry heaven.
  • Giorgio C.
    Giorgio CiminoAugust 15, 2013
    What a great piece of pastry! Those Pastéis are incredibly good! Despite of the huge line you can find in the pastelaria, the service is really fast, you'll find yourself eating a pasteis in a while.
  • Liliana L.
    Liliana LAugust 20, 2013
    Totally worth the wait on the queue. If you ever come to visit our beautiful Lisbon, make sure you stop by and eat this wonderful pastry! You can sprinkle with cinnamon or powdered sugar!
  • Misù M.
    Misù MisùMarch 11, 2014
    This typical pastry was born here. You'll find always the line here, but then you'll eat a great hot mix of puff pastry and cream! If you want to match it with a coffee the table service is mandatory.
  • Daniele M.
    Daniele MurchioDecember 9, 2014
    Una sola parola: meraviglioso. Immancabile una visita, le pasteis sono squisite. Just few words: wonderful. Amazing pastries with cream, absolutely delicious. Worth a visit, it's a must-see place.
  • Yesh
    YeshMarch 31, 2015
    The original recipe of the ever popular Pastel de Nata. Tip: Walk in and take a seat in one of the rooms inside. The huge line is for take out.
  • David K.
    David KaltschmidtFebruary 15, 2015
    Pastels are divine. Inside the cafe feels like a train station. Better stand in the long line to buy some to go and enjoy them in the park across the street or in front of the Starbucks next door.
  • Júlia N.
    Júlia NunesAugust 13, 2015
    The service is VERY slow in the table area. Bring a lot of time and patience with you. And discover the Latino/a in you and be demanding.But yes, no doubt the pasteis de nata are amazing!
  • Hedy C.
    Hedy ChenOctober 25, 2014
    Really great custard tart! The queue looks so long but actually it moves quickly, just bought a box of 6 and finished in few minutes! Then brought another box to the hotel. Finish them soon!
  • Alevtina R.
    Alevtina RyabokonJuly 14, 2016
    Don't wait in a huge line! Go inside! There are many rooms and a terrace. And it's also possible to order "to go". And you can enjoy the process of cooking.
  • Victor G.
    Victor GarridoSeptember 21, 2012
    To avoid queue is quite easy, get into the cafeteria and order the Pastéis de Belém with a coffee or tea, it takes much less time!! Don't miss this place on your visit to Lisbon!!!
  • Imen B.
    Imen BSeptember 7, 2014
    Been here for Pastéis. It's possible to have lunch as well. Quiches and sandwiches are really good. Good to know on Mondays Torre de Belem is closed so less people in here.
  • Denis F.
    Denis FernandesDecember 28, 2015
    Sometimes get a table is faster that the take out option. Very good! I should have bought 50 "pastéis de Belém" instead of 6! ;)
  • Лёва
    ЛёваDecember 26, 2012
    Their signature pastries - Pastéis de Belém - are €1.05 a piece (2012). The whole point of this place is to try them. They also have other baked goods and coffee/alcohol, but these are optional.
  • Road Unraveled
    Road UnraveledJanuary 11
    There are multiple lines for dine-in, but keep walking to the very back to find the fastest line and largest room. The pastries are excellent and worth the wait!
  • Özgür B.
    Özgür BenliAugust 13, 2014
    The capital of pasteis de Belem, there is always a long queue in front of it but don't be afraid and go inside, there are plenty of tables to seat and taste this delicious thing! 😊
  • Sofia G.
    Sofia GalegoOctober 28, 2015
    If you visit Lisbon and don't eat a Pastel de Belém than you haven't truly experienced Lisbon! there's never enough sugar or cinnamon in your pastel 😉
  • Jason 6.
    Jason 64128June 19, 2012
    Established in 1837 by monks after the liberal revolution shut down all monasteries, who had created a new popular custard tart, o Pastel de Belém. Try it with uma bica served by charming old waiters.
  • Amy Y.
    Amy YNovember 4, 2016
    Historic place for pastel de nata. Long queue that moves fast at an industrious pace. Delicious and worth the wait, although I prefer the de nata from Manteigaria :)
  • Santo D.
    Santo DomingoSeptember 25, 2015
    Slightly warm and with cinnamon on top, just great! The line in front of the store seems longer than it is. Sitting outside in the park across the street is way better than inside.
  • Pedro A.
    Pedro AlhoFebruary 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A coffee and a "pastel de nata" (Portuguese egg tart pastry) costs 1,80€. You can't go to Belém without trying these, they're too good!
  • Christina
    ChristinaNovember 7, 2013
    Crunch pastry, soft and warm custard make for the best Portuguese tart! Fast and excellent service. You won't miss the shop as there's a constant line of customers!
  • Kral2
    Kral2November 22, 2015
    Over-rated. They are good, but you can find good (even better) ones at Lisbon. Despite that, go to Belem, the tower alone worth it.
  • Samy M.
    Samy MoustafaFebruary 27, 2014
    After more than 170 years of being a traditional sweet of Portugal, I have no doubt that this will continue to be a world wonder why it can not be copied... A must-have every time I am in Lisbon
  • Alex K.
    Alex KostusyakJuly 24, 2013
    Pastel de Belém is incredible. The service is flawless, and the waiters are really careful. Jose!! U made my day! It is to be the final part of any visit to Torre de Belém.
  • Bruno M.
    Bruno MourãoApril 26, 2016
    Great cakes and pastéis, but beware of the endless rows of turists that flock here to buy them. Tip - Sit on a table, grab a coffee and ask them to pack a few pastéis to go
  • Erik T.
    Erik TSeptember 14, 2014
    The original Pastéis de Nata, but not the best ones. Prefer the ones from Panisintra (Sintra) and Balcão do Marquês (Lisbon) or just the ones from São Miguel in general. Matter of taste, I know :-D
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerraySeptember 14, 2014
    Just shut the hell up, wait in line, and stuff your face with about 20+ of those warm custard pastries because they will change your life forever. It's like diabetes in a tiny bowl.
  • Raphael L.
    Yes, it's touristy, but there's no way around this place. Whether you get in line and eat your Pasteis in the park across the street, or sit in the massive restaurant area - best pasteis in the world!
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