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Pastéis de Belém

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Belem
0.3 miles from Padrao dos Descobrimentos
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $15
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Cafe, Portuguese
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet
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Reviewed today via mobile

Historic place, absolutely gorgeous inside. The personnel is super efficient and super super kind and gentle. Even with long queue the time to wait to get inside will be not to long. The sweets are one of the best thing that I ever tried, especially...the pastels 🤤More

Date of visit: August 2022
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I am SOOOOO happy we found this little gem with the original Portuguese tart. I was SOOOOO sad we found it on our last day in Lisbon. However, that is probably for the best or that is all I would have wanted to eat. Well...worth the line and effort!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Which ever way you get to taste the pastries ...go for it . The pastels were absolutely amazing . Had to walk them off ...had more than my fair share

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Natas were very tasty, pastry perfect. Definitely worth the trip to try them. Very reasonably priced too. A medium queue which went in quickly. Our excitement at the beautiful shop disappeared when met with a rude and unfriendly member of staff behind the counter. She...doesn’t seem to understand that the experience is part of the charm for visitors. A shame, it took the shine off a little.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must visit place for candy lovers!!! The best deserts in the best prices!!! Here you can taste magnificent pasteis de nata and enjoy them in the center of neoclassical Lisbon.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

go inside, don't try take away if you want to give them business. be aware you will have to deal with rude arrogant dismissive unprofessional staff, grab your cake... grab your photo... leave it's not worth your money or your time. original does not mean...best....More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place with epic reputation didn’t fulfil my expectations. Pastel de Belem was delicious but the cafe it self is like a eatery of Finnish school for 400 students: big, simply decorated, noisy. If you have seen pictures with beautiful tile walls you can see...them but just behind a couple of tables. All others are in the huge noisy not at all charming space.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing coffee stop! The traditional pastries and so, so much more! Friendly helpful waiters. Plenty of seating - inside and out.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must ask to be seated, then the queue will different and shorter than the take away. They should have air conditioning, Belém can get very hot in summer and I believe they make enough profit to pay for air conditioners.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious & worth the experience. We walked from Lisbon and took a scooter back. Delicious fresh cakes & friendly service. 😋

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd already heard about this place so we were excited to try it - we'd had pasteis de nata all over Portugal before coming here, and I have to say, this was the best! Not too crowded at 10:30am on a Monday, found a table...outside (the indoor seating area is enormous). The pasteis were warm and oozing deliciousness. We also had a chocolate bolo de Belem, a soft fluffy donut filled with chocolate. It too was heaven. From what we'd heard, the line to get take away is usually quite long - it wasn't too bad when we were there but getting a table inside is so easy. Don't skip this place!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was disappointed with the pastel de nata here at the reported birthplace of the sweet tart. The shell was crispy and appropriately thin but the filling was chunky. Not sure if it was a bad batch. Also tried the bolo arroz, which was like...a corn muffin but it was dry.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is really the one and only and best pastel de Belem one can find. I havent tasted better. Bigger line for take out than to eat in. Do not be afraid of choosing to seat in, the aervice is fast!! Tou just have to...eat there after been at Torre de Belem and all the other close by attractions!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avoid the long line and head inside for seating. It is amazing how spacious the space actually is. We (my husband, sister, brother-in-law, and I) were seated in an outdoor space which had plenty of seating available (in late June) and lovely flowering trees. After...devouring 2 pasteis each (along with coffees), we purchased several to enjoy throughout the day. The service was quick and attentive and accompanied by a smile! Just as an FYI- 3 out of 4 of us preferred the pasteis of Belém over all the others we happily taste-tested throughout the week we enjoyed in Lisbon.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tried many Pasties de Nata in Portugal and these are the best and worth the trip to Belem which is a fascinating area.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Moonsgal11
January 27, 2020|
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Response from FayeInAmsterdam | Reviewed this property |
Good question. Maybe Siri has the answer! Bel-m.
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October 13, 2019|
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Response from PBrown0232 | Reviewed this property |
I bot some at the airport. They had an expiration date of about a week.
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Response from MPeabody | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes! That’s what we did! The price is the same and your server can bring you the pastries when you’re ready to leave and just charge it on your bill.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pastéis de Belém

Yes, Pastéis de Belém offers takeout services.

Yes, Pastéis de Belém is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Pastéis de Belém is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4