Manteigueira – Fábrica De Pastéis De Nata, Porto, 3/6/20

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exterior

Manteigueira – Fábrica De Pastéis De Nata is another place where the Portuguese custard tarts are made on site so you can get them when they are still warm.  It is a bright and very new looking place with a coffee bar where they have lots of flavoring options.  Several large windows along the side wall as well as in the front give it a very open feel.  When you walk in, the large kitchen is on your left with pastel de nata in the counter and you can watch them being made.  They sell coffee or port to go with them. To go containers are available as well as boxes of coffee pods.  There are tables where you can sit and be waited on or you can stand at the counter and eat your tart.  We chose the counter and the fellow who waited on us said port was definitely the drink of choice to go with the tarts.  I’m not sure I agree.  While the port was just fine and went well, I think coffee is just as good an accompaniment.  These tarts had a wonderful buttery, crisp and flakey crust and the tart custard had a hint of cinnamon.  These were very good renditions but overall I found the place too sterile.  However, these were my second favorite tarts.

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entrance
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interior
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interior
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interior
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order counter
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menu closer
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Frankie found little napkins
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filling the pies
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making custard tarts
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making tarts
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dough is ready
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lots of pans
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to go boxes
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Frankie with the custard tarts and port
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closer
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port
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Frankie pointed out the name of the restaurant

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