Pasteis de Belem

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Rua de Belem number 84-92., Lisbon, Portugal - + 351 213 63 74 23.

Pasteis de Belem Lisbon Reviews

loripori loripori
272 reviews

On an average weekday, 12,000 custard tarts are sold at PASTEIS DE BELEM - on the weekend, over 20,000. Antonio arranged for our VT Group to have a tasting. We all waited outside, until we were summoned to enter. There were so many little rooms. We were lead to one of the tile-lined, cavernous rooms, whose walls depict Belem in its Age of Discoveries heydey in the early 1600's. We all found seats and immediately waiters came to take our drink orders. Soon our custard tarts arrived piping hot, right out of the oven. As is the tradition, you must sprinkle the custard tart with cinnamon and/or icing sugar. They were absolutely heavenly and our table (Hans and I, Martin and Tal) opted for seconds of course. After we devoured our second tarts and paid our bill ( first tart complimentary, second tart a mere .90 Eurocents), we were ushered out so the waiters could serve the next group - totally quick and very efficient.

The place is mobbed from morning till night, seven days a week, by tourists and locals alike.

Also many customers take their tarts away in special paper tubes, each with a capacity for up to half a dozen tarts.

Open 8:00 a.m. to midnight daily

Address: Rua de Belem 84

Price Comparison: about average

Directions: Not far from Monument to the Discoveries.

Catch Tram 15
Entrance to Pasteis De Belem
Martin showing off his custard tart
Martin Hans and Tal
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loripori says:
Thanks Ingrid. Welcome to TravBuddy. I am really enjoying it here.Sent you a friend request.
Posted on: Feb 25, 2017
ingridtrekki says:
Oh sweet memories :-))
Posted on: Feb 25, 2017
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Maurizioago Maurizio…
574 reviews
Antiga Confeitaria de Belèm. Jan 24, 2017
When you are in Belèm you could have a break at the Antiga Confetaria de Belèm. This is a very large cafe-confectionery with several rooms. Some of these are decorated with azulejos (blue tiles).

Here you can have some good custard tarts called pasteis de Belèm.

These pastries are served warm and sprinkled with cinnamon and/or sugar (if you like). Their original receipt is kept secret. Only three persons know it. This sweet is believed was created before the 18th century by the nuns at the Monastery of Jerònimos.

Antiga Confeitaria de Belèm was the first place to sell these tarts since 1837.
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Maurizioago says:

Posted on: Feb 26, 2017
ingridtrekki says:
Sweet memories, Maurizio :-)
Posted on: Feb 25, 2017
yarayarinha7 yarayari…
70 reviews
The factory is like a museum inside! Jan 22, 2013
This amazing and incredibly old factory of pasteis, unique to Belen and with a unique secret recipe is a MUST!

Not only the fresh, warm and crunchy pasteis are amazing and unique, but the whole factory is like an old museum, with old cash desks exposed inside and the tiles covering the walls date as early as the 17 century.

The place is gigantic, with many big and small little rooms where you can take a coffee and enjoy the pastries.

You can also see how they are made through a glass wall in the factory.

Beside the pastries of been, you can find other sweets and Porto Wine.

Visited January 2013
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fuxiavacanza fuxiavac…
3 reviews
Tasty Pasteis of culture Apr 18, 2011
Essense of portugal of snacks

worth trying and worth memorizing

cute house and cute pasteis, quite different from those tried in other places, particulary joy

lisboa offers variety of food, but snacks reflect essense of cuisine culture for the public and historical importance of local food

wish to bring back home some more, whereas , not easy :(
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steffi_m steffi_m
3 reviews
a MUST for every visitor of Lisbon Apr 07, 2011
This place definitely has the best pastéis de nata (pastéis de Belém) in town - or maybe even all Portugal.

First visitors usually order a pastel each, but I haven't met anybody who didn't order a second round.

Best thing is having a pastel and a galão (like latte macchiato), add some powder sugar and cinnamon on your pastel and enjoy the moment of bliss!

I chose "average cost" - because it's average cost in Portugal, but basically it's quite affordable to go there.
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Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
Legendary Dec 03, 2010
Pasteis de Belem are these yummy custard tarts which are available around Portugal. However, they originated in the Belem area of Lisbon, and this cafe has been making and selling them since 1837.

The cafe draws in large crowds at any time of the day. Served fresh and warm from the oven, these tarts cost around 90 cents each. Although you can buy them to eat in or take out, I highly recommend you eat them fresh and on the spot. They are best dusted with icing sugar and cinammon powder.

Apart from the tarts, the cafe sells some other cakes, savouries and jams. They also sell coffee and other hot drinks.

The tarts are really lovely and the best I've had in Portugal. If you are in Lisbon, you have to make the pilgramage to try these!
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