Fábrica dos Pastéis de Belém

Pie Shop and Pastry Shop€€€€
Santa Maria de Belém, Lisboa
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  • The experts at The Telegraph and Epicurious recommend this place
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  • Carlo M.
    "Best Portuguese egg custard pastries (Pastéis de Belém)."(162 Tips)
    Paolo B.
    "Try the Pastéis de Belém - Where the Pastel de Nata was invented!"(32 Tips)
    Janice C.
    "The Portuguese egg tart here is second to none! ❤️"(23 Tips)
    Shannon L.
    "Best egg custard tarts (pastries de nata) I've ever had."(18 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 1 week ago
  • 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 3 days ago
  • 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
  • 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.
    Upvoted 4 hours ago
  • 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, 2017
    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.
  • Daphne K.
    Daphne KoMarch 18
    Best pastel de Nata! Even though taking some back home (as a present for the loved ones or for oneself) is a must I would definitely recommend eating them there. Warm and with cinnamon on top.
    Upvoted May 19
  • Elif Y.
    Elif YetisginOctober 2, 2017
    Oldest and owner of pastel de nata pastry. You might have to wait in a queue but it is worth it! Best pastel da nata in Lisbon. Take the train or the sightseeing boat and get off at Belem.
  • Amit G.
    Amit GaharwarFebruary 25
    Awesome pasties (small crisy custard tarts). Huge rush and long queues. But it is worth it. Eat them while they are hot. Right next to Belem stop. Reach via bus 727, 728, tram 15.
    Upvoted May 19
  • 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!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • 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.
  • Tereza S.
    A must visit place when in Lisbon. Pastéis de Belém is the classic choice. If you want to skip the line go directly to Take away line. Gets super crowded on weekends.
    Upvoted May 19
  • 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!
  • 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 ;)
  • 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!!
  • 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
  • Δάφνη Ρ.
    Beautiful crunchy pastéis. Don't let the queue scare you, it moves fast. You can also sit inside, it has plenty of space(s). Pastel de nata 1,10€.
    Upvoted May 19
  • Debs D.
    Debs DebsJune 24, 2017
    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.
  • Kenny M.
    Kenny Marek MøllerMarch 4, 2017
    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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Rodolfo G.
    Rodolfo GabrielAugust 19, 2017
    I'm sure you'll be convinced by the smell and the big queue outside. I promise you won't be disappointed! The time you wait it's well worth it ;) the best pastries in town and a tradition not to miss
  • 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!
  • Alina c.
    the Pasteis de Nata are still warm from the oven, with a strong egg like flavour, definitely some of the best in Lisbon. Not very keen on the savoury stuff though, The codfish balls were not as good👎
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Xinnie
    XinnieJanuary 5
    It really lives up to its hype. You’ve never been to Lisbon if you’ve never tried the pastel de nata here. The pastry is crispy and the custard sweetness is just right.
  • Johanna S.
    Johanna SungOctober 10, 2017
    Skip the takeaway line and just get table service (there are over 400 seats inside). It's much faster! Birthplace of the venerable pasteis de nata, with a recipe originally developed by nuns
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Jason Y.
    Jason YehJuly 21, 2017
    Skip the mindless line and get table service. The order takeout after you are done and leave full and with pastries to go before people make it halfway through the takeout line.
  • maarten b.
    maarten brysApril 14, 2017
    Come early, or wait... They're definitely worth the wait! Take a look inside. It's a lot bigger than you'd think. You can even see the Pastéis being made!
  • 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.
  • Road Unraveled
    Road UnraveledJanuary 11, 2017
    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!
  • 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!!!
  • 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! 😊
  • Denis F.
    Denis FernandesDecember 28, 2015
    Sometimes, to get a table is faster than take out option. Very good! I should have bought 50 "pastéis de Belém" instead of 6! ;)
  • 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 :)
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Jason Q.
    Jason Quarisa3 weeks ago
    Excellent pastries and savoury options. The service was very quick also. Don’t wait in the line outside, head in the side door and all the way out the back to get a table, heaps of tables Coffee 👎🏼
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