Manteigaria: pastéis de nata in the heart of the city
What’s the best tart in the world? Pastel de nata of course! In Lisbon, the most famous are the Pastéis de Belém, but what if you don’t want to stand in line for ever? There’s a great alternative in the heart of the city called Manteigaria. And it doesn’t stop there, because you can also enjoy these tasty custard tarts in Porto!
The Manteigaria Bell
In a former butter shop (manteiga means butter) on the corner of Luís de Camões square, you can eat pastéis de nata all day long. Even as a dessert after dinner! The best time however is when you hear the bell ring in the street. That means fresh tarts are coming out of the oven! Hurry to get yours nice and warm.
After conquering the people of Lisbon, other Manteigaria shops opened in Porto. They all have in common that you can watch the pastéis de nata being made right in front of you. You can eat the crispy fresh tarts in the shop, or take a box home with you.
There are four Manteigaria shops. The oldest is on the Rua do Loreto 2 in Lisbon city centre. That’s very close to the Chiado metro station (take the exit to Praça Luís de Camões). There’s another one in Lisbon in the Time Out Market.
Since 2017 you can also try these pastéis de nata in Porto. Here Manteigaria is on the Rua Alexandre Braga 2 (across from the Bolhão Market). In 2019 a second shop opened on the Rua dos Clérigos 37.
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