Out of the 12 days we were in Lisbon, we ate here ten times. In our opinion, it was the perfect egg tart; a flakey, buttery crust, the perfect custard consistency, and just the right amount of sweetness with a hint of cinnamon. In addition to the deliciousness of the actual egg tart, the ambiance also brings Manteigaria to our number one spot. More of a “bar” than a restaurant, there are no tables here. Simply order your pastéis (and a few extra for later, these bad boys are delicious cold too and keep their crispiness!) and your coffee and enjoy them standing up at the bar while watching all the action. Behind the beautiful marble countertop, you can see how these tiny bites of heaven are made.
Fun fact: Manteigaria makes anywhere from 3,000 - 6,000 pastéis a day!
PS. Manteigaria has a second location in the popular Time Out Market (Mercado da Ribeira) and while the egg tarts are still up to snuff, we prefer the charm of the OG.
PPS. Definitely sprinkle some of that powdered sugar and cinnamon goodness on top of your Pastel. It brings out all the flavors!