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“Excellent!”
Review of Pasteis de Belem

Pasteis de Belem
Ranked #2 of 38 Bakeries in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Takeout
Neighborhood: Belem
Reviewed May 22, 2013

The typical food called "Pastel de Belem" was prepared to perfection. I really enjoyed it with a nice cappuccino with whip cream. You can try the "bolinhos de bacalhau" cod fish croquettes, but they are just average...

Thank Ricardo L
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Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

Nothing special and definitely not a must in Lisbon. It is expensive for what it offers.Try bougatsa in Greece,Thessaloniki especially,much better and at least 4 times larger and cheaper.

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Thank kinezokostas
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

I can't believe that anyone would say you don't have to go here. I tell everyone who goes to Lisbon they have to try the famous custard pastry (Pastel de Belem). It is to Lisbon as beignets are to New Orleans. The café is kind of chaotic, but don't let that deter you. Just jump right in and order. There's plenty of seats in the back. You can order coffee and even draft beer with your desserts. And the pastries were so cheap and delicious, I wish we had ordered more. Two per person seems perfect! You won't be disappointed you went!

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Thank MichelleDyer
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Their famous (established 1837) custard tarts are not to be missed when you go to Lisbon. It is close to the Belem Tower and church. Be prepared for long lines, which move quickly. Take out is best and there is a lovely park across the road with benches where you can sit and devour the tasty treats. My wife and I shared 6 at one sitting!! Apparently they sell up to 30,000 on busy weekends, and they are not all to tourists. If you sit at a table, be prepared to wait for a while. We found take-out much faster and easier.

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Thank tor46
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Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Maybe worth it if custard pastry is really your thing and you want to see what the secret is all about, but otherwise I don't see the big pull of this place. Definitely buy take away as the indoor seating area isn't so quaint or cosy, more like a plain, bare bones cafeteria.

Thank LilyABuck
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