Pasteis De Belem

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Rua de Belem n84 a 92, Belem, Portugal

Pasteis De Belem Reviews

jefrois jefrois
30 reviews
A Must if you are in Belem!!! Nov 13, 2007
After taking in the history and beauty of Belem it is time to enjoy one of its culinary delights :)

Legend has it that Casa Pastéis de Belém was the first place outside the Jeronimo Monastery selling Pasteis de Nata, a custard filled dessert, called Pastéis de Belém by the locals, after the name of the area. Since 1837, locals and tourists alike have come here to get them warm out of the oven and sprinkled with as much cinnamon and powdered sugar as they please! Come in, have one, two, or six like I did :)))

You can't help but love these sugary goodies when you try to tell yourself to stop, you end up eating one more haha
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farfalla84 says:
is true, os pastéis de belém are amazing. But you have to eat the pastéis de belém as soon as you buy (with a litle bit of sugar and cinnamon) because they lose the crispness after a while.
Posted on: Sep 03, 2010
hannah-lou says:
Wish Id seen this town of Portugal! Next time..
Posted on: Mar 13, 2009
jefrois says:
its true, you really can't eat less than 6 :)
Posted on: Sep 05, 2008
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davidx davidx
564 reviews
Worth all that's said - but don't wait! Mar 11, 1999
Belem is a great area of Lisbon near the Tagus and that long, crowded at rush-hours bridge. It has wonderful attractions like the Jeronimos Monastery, the monument to the discoverers, the Tower of Belem and at least two good museums - and yet almost every website about the place tells you not to miss trying the Pasteis de Belem and what are they - Custard Tarts!! Why?

I am not good at describing tastes and I had never thought of custard tarts as being my scene. However with even the Rough Guide, my almost bible, joining in the advice I had to give them a try. My late friend and I sought and found the shop, bought and ate some pasteis - and they were absolutely terrific.

We bought some more to take away - and ate them on the same street. We bought yet more to take away - which brings me to the sad bit. They don't keep well. They were OK later but the crispness and the special nature were gone.

So I join the Rough Guide and the websites in advising you to buy pasteis de Belem - but don't delay - EAT!
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Vipin says:
love them!! and i did eat them there and then too!!
Posted on: Dec 19, 2010

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