Pastel de Nata | The Must-Try Portuguese Pastry

Pastel de Nata is a famous Portuguese pastry that I quite nearly became obsessed with during my trip to Lisbon. I started out ordering one and soon enough that was increasing to two or three each time! These sweet little treats are absolutely delicious and you’ll find yourself craving them at all hours of the day once you try them!

Also known as Pastéis de nata, these treats are essentially egg tarts that were created in the 18th century by Catholic monks in Lisbon! The recipe has been passed down through generations of Portuguese, and to this day you have shop owners who continue to produce this wonderful delicacy.

If there’s one thing you must try in Portugal, it’s pastel de nata!

Fabrica de Nata

You can buy pastel de nata nearly everywhre in Lisbon (you’ll see them in the windows of bakeries) but I really loved visiting Fabrica de Nata near the Restauradores plaza in Lisbon to have coffee with my pastries.

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Pastel de Nata at Fabrica de Nata, Lisbon, Portugal

Pastel de Nata at Fabrica de Nata, Lisbon, Portugal

Pastel de Nata at Fabrica de Nata, Lisbon, Portugal

Pastel de Nata at Fabrica de Nata, Lisbon, Portugal

Pastel de Nata at Fabrica de Nata Lisbon, Portugal

Pastel de Nata at Fabrica de Nata Lisbon, Portugal

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Pastel de Nata at Fabrica de Nata Lisbon, Portugal

You can often get pastel de nata in most places – even this artisanal coffee shop!

Pastel de Nata at an Artisanal Coffee Shop in Lisbon

October 31, 2017
I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

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