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Pasteis de Belem

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Belem
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Rua de Belem n0 84 a 92, Lisbon 1300-085, Portugal
+351 21 363 7423
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08:00 - 23:00
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Dublin
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best to make your way to very back of premises to be seated. The place is really gorgeous and the famous custard tarts are yummy.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just wow. I mean the pastry that they are famous for is very nice and baked to perfection. The restaurant is room after room of seating. I think they can feed 400 people in one sitting!! And people just keep on coming. Bus loads of tourists just pour in! There is a constant line outside for the take away customers.... More 

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Darmstadt, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were lucky that the line was very short when we arrived - but the delicious treats are definitly worth a wait in the normally quite long queue! As they sell so many, they are still warm when you receive them - and so delicious on their own or with a bit of cinnamon!

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Truro, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A trip to Lisbon isn’t complete without trying on the world famous Pastéis de Belém. These sweet treats are said to have originated from the Jerónimos Monastery next door in 1837 and the recipe remains one of the best kept secrets. The interior of this ancient store will not disappoint, with over 4,000 seats and the walls covered in beautiful... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As the "pasteis" are so well-known and popular, they are always sold very fresh when they are still warm. I think that is one of the important reasons that the "pastel de nata" of this place is so good. There is always a crowd of people in front making a queue, but the seating area is enormous inside, so you... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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340 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had lunch here! Although crowded, the service was good. The sandwiches on home baked bread were delicious and the homemade pastries "to die for!". Not to be missed

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Thank gitta45
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There seems to be a perpetual line up (queue). No wonder! These are the best Pasteis I tasted. Warm, creamy, tender and flaky crust. I could have eaten a dozen. We also had a duck filled turnover and it was extremely tasty. Again, I could have eaten a dozen! Tip to avoid the line up is to enjoy it inside.... More 

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Middletown, Connecticut
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely delicious! I had a lot of pastel de nata while in Lisbon, and I think that this pasteis is much better. It's fresh, warm, and flakey. Each pasteis is only 1.10 euros. Definitely get at least two!

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Thank shylemehta
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best pastry I've had in Portugal! Perfect combination of crusty crust and the warm and creamy custard. It's a must when in Lisbon.

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Thank Carina N
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We read about the iconic Portuguese custard tarts and felt we had to give them a try. We jumped on the #15 tram and rode out to Belem. The store had a huge lineup of people waiting outside for take away orders. We decided to try sitting inside. It was also packed, but we discovered the place is huge and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Cuisine
Cafe, Portuguese
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Belem n0 84 a 92, Lisbon 1300-085, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon>  > Belem
  • Neighbourhood: Belem
  • Phone Number: +351 21 363 7423

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Staying in Belem

Neighbourhood Profile
Belem
Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries" and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries), museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.
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