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Our Story

Nearly 20 years ago, Fatima Marques, a native of Lisbon, Portugal, searched Los Angeles for pasteis de nata, the most famous of Portuguese pastries and couldn’t find them. She had discovered a void in the city’s culinary landscape, and it became her inspiration for creating a specialty pastry shop.

On June 10, 2005, Fatima celebrated the grand opening of Natas Pastries, the only Portuguese bakery in L.A.  Named after its signature pastry, nata (meaning cream) with an exceptionally crisp puff pastry shell that is perfectly balanced by a custard filling resembling crème brûlée. The shop quickly became the talk of the Los Angeles Portuguese community and a neighborhood favorite on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, California.

Everyone falls in Love with Portuguese food once they try it! In 2008, Fatima expanded the footprint of Natas Pastries to create a full-service Portuguese restaurant. To this day, Natas Pastries continues to be the only Portuguese restaurant/bakery in Los Angeles. It specializes in traditional dishes and regional sweets from her homeland, known for the delicious homemade food, pastries, and friendly service.

Come and dine with us and experience the old-world cuisine as Natas Pastries brings Portugal to your table! We are now only open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and serve our whole menu all day!

Try our selection of house baked Portuguese sweet bread French toast drizzled with Maple Syrup or Egg dishes made with Portuguese Chouriço/Sausages served with oven baked Rosemary Potatoes. Our lunch/dinner menu includes our popular Sopa de Pedra, a vegetarian thick soup, full of flavor and goodness, our Chicken Panini Sandwich, Chicken Piri-Piri or Portuguese Sausage sandwich, all with our Artisan Bread. Try our traditional dishes such our popular seafood dish
Caldeirada, Cod dishes such as;Bacalhau com Natas' Bacalhau a Lagareiro Bacalhau a Bras or Feijoada, Espetada de Gambas, and more! Accompany any of our dishes with house made Sangria or our exclusive selection of Portuguese Wines or beers for a true escape into the old-world cuisine of Portugal.

Bom Appetite!!!

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