5 Places to Try The Best Pastel de Nata in Lisbon

pastel de nata

In Lisbon it’s a must to try the beloved Portuguese custard tart, pastel de nata, a crispy, crunchy pastry with an egg custard filling and just the right amount of sugar. Natas are available everywhere but not all natas are the same. Here we share with you are 5 places to try the best natas in Lisbon. Forget the diet, Lisbon was built on seven hills so there will be plenty of opportunity to walk it off.


pastel de nata lisbon

Rua do Loreto 2, 1200-242  Lisbon

Manteigaria was out first stop in the Chiado district just a few steps from Largo de Camões. The current owner renovated this beautiful building which reopened in 2014 keeping the original art noveau facade and marble walls inside. The secret of Manteigaria’s success is the artisanal production of the custard tarts; quality ingredients, no preservatives and the process by which the flaky pastry is kneaded and folded by hand. Visitors to the shop can see the pastry chefs making the tarts through a glass window. When you hear the bell ring this means a fresh batch has just come out of the oven.


RELATED: Exactly Where to Stay in Lisbon



Largo do Calhariz 2, 1200-050 Lisbon

Aloma dates back to 1943. They won the competition for the best pastel de nata  in Lisbon, in 2012 , 2013 and 2015. This title has added to their success and there are now several branches throughout Lisbon. We visited their pátesserie near Chiado where the natas were delicious.


RELATED: Things to Do in Lisbon with Kids


Confeitaria Nacional

Praça da Figueira 18B, 1100-241 Lisbon

Founded in 1829, Confeitaria Nacional  is the oldest pátisserie in Lisbon and pastel de nata is their bestselling item. They have maintained the original design making it a very pleasant place to enjoy a nata.

Nata Lisboa

Rua do Sta Cruz do Castelo 5- 1100 – 478 Lisbon

In 2011, the owner of Nata Lisboa branded his own pastel de nata with the slogan “The World Needs Nata” with the vision of franchising them. Today there are several branches stretching from Paris to Abu Dhabi.  You can try them in Rua do Sta.Cruz do Castelo next to St. George’s castle.


RELATED: Our Favourite Cafés in Porto


Pastéis de Belém

Rua Belém 84-92, 1300-085  Lisbon

Pastéis de Belém was the first café/shop to sell the popular treats. A well known tourist attraction nearby the Jerónimos Monastery. However locals still come here for the pastry made from a secret recipe that hasn’t changed since 1837. You may have to to queue during the tourist season.




Would you’d like to learn how to make pastel de nata while in Lisbon ?

Try this two hour cookery class with a local master chef and learn the secrets of the perfect nata.




Share this post on

hotels in chiado lisbon
Lisbon Area

Best Hotels in Chiado Lisbon in 2024

Discover the vibrant cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Chiado in Lisbon, known for its grand squares, top-notch shopping, dining, and cultural experiences. Whether you’re searching for luxury

Read More »

Portugal Exposure FREE Guides


We have complied this Porto guide to help you get the most out of your trip to Porto. We love Porto, we lived there for years and return frequently to visit as holidaymakers. Porto is a fantastic destination to visit alone, with family or friends.


The Portuguese capital is constantly recognised as one of the greatest cities in the world. Our Lisbon travel guide is packed with world-class art museums, a booming restaurant scene, and hotels for every taste. Use our Lisbon travel guide to help you plan the best trip ever.


Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.