PASTELARIA RESTELO - CARECA
Belém / 5 €
I often only realize how much I enjoy something when I have to go the extra mile in order to have it.
Pastelaria Restelo, popularly known as “Croissants do Careca” always reminds me of when I try one of its famous croissants - the country’s best - and its marvelous palmiers.
Only something truly remarkable can make people leave the city center and head to Restelo when there are countless wonderful traditional pastry shops in Lisbon. Only something truly exceptional can justify such a long streak of success for this cook, a 61 year old lady with plenty of stories to share.
The distinctive character of the croissants lies in their secret recipe - filled with sugar, buttery on the inside and warm. Generations of people cannot resist their fresh, crunchy and thin palmiers.
Pastelaria do Restelo boasts quality and diversity in all corners of its menu. Its bolo-rei is also popular during Christmas.
So take a trip to Pastelaria do Restelo and don’t get alarmed by the crowd - there is always space for one more person - and enjoy the croissant in the esplanade right next to a beautiful garden.