At Pastelaria Espigasol they make the tastiest pastéis de nata as far as we are concerned, and that is why they beat the Pastéis de Belém in our big Pastéis de Nata test. They don’t differ that much in terms of taste. However, the reason that the pastéis de nata at Espigasol are the best is because this pastel de nata will be as tasty after 1 or 2 days as it is when freshly baked. They do not get tough and they keep their flavour.
The taste is just right, full and creamy and certainly not too sweet. The crispy cup creaks when you take a bite and after your first pastéis de nata you will want another one immediately!
Pastelaria Espigasol’s Pastéis de Nata: the best in Lisbon
In addition to the bakery, the pastelaria has a small café where you can enjoy your pastel de nata with a bica (Portuguese espresso): the perfect combination. But it also tastes great with water, a coke, with anything really.
Almond cookies from Pastelaria Espigasol
Pastelaria Espigasol not only has the tastiest pastéis de nata, but they also bake delicious bolinhos de amêndoa (biscuits with almonds). Choose the round biscuits with an almond on top of it, or the oval almond cookies, you will thank us for the tip. Actually, everything from this pastelaria is recommended.
Pastelaria Espigasol is the undisputed number 1 in our great Pastéis de Nata test »
How to get to Pastelaria Espigasol
Address: R. Prof. dr. Dias Amado 1C, 2715-311
Opening hours: daily from 8 – 8 hours
Espigasol is outside the city centre, near Campo Grande, around the corner from Estádio José Alvalade of Sporting Portugal. From Rossio you can take the metro: Linha Verde (the green line), your stop is Telheiras and from there it is a comfortable 5 minutes walk. This trip will take you about 25 minutes. But it is SO worth it. You will not regret the detour to visit this pastelaria.
While you’re in the neighbourhood, combine your visit to Espigasol with a lunch at Mercearia De L Praino. If they have it, order the Posta Mirandesa. Of course you can also just get some pastéis de nata and eat them in the nearby lovely lush green park, called Parque da Quinta das Conchas e dos Lilases.