More Portuguese Snacks...NATA!
Nelson: This famous cafe/restaurant called Martinho da Arcada opened in 1782! Right in the Praca do Comercio, or the Commercial square at the center of downtown Lisbon they really do have a prime location. Since they have been around so long, they had better have good food too.
Of course we tried the Pastel de Nata here which on the menu is described as Especialidade da casa, or specialty of the house (1.20€). This one was very good and their twist on the formula is cinnamon. A bit is included in the recipe, but a shaker is given for you to add more to your liking. It is a good complement and makes it even more delicious.
|This pastry we had at the main Lisbon train station. Had some almonds on top and was decent.|
|This is the same thing, but much better. Walking out of our first hostel we say these tourists eating this and really enjoying it. We asked them where they got it from and they pointed to the store on the corner called Pastelaria Casulo. We promptly went in and order one and it was delicious. Much more toppings on this one the almond was sugary and thick on top of a cake like bottom. Yum!|
On our very last day we wanted some Pastel de Nata before we left Lisbon and we decided to go back to Martinho da Arcada and enjoy one on the patio and people watch. It was so good, but at the same time I was wistful knowing that I would be leaving this land of Nata.
But I'm jumping ahead slightly, I still have a few more days in Lisbon, so stay with me!
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