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Jan 25, 2007 07:06 PM

Natas Pastries - Sherman Oaks

I just ate three of the best pastries I've ever had! I've noticed the place for several months, but today was the first time I stopped. Natas are a famous kind of Portugese pastries. Absolutely delicious! All I can say is that I'm sorry the place is so close to where I live because it will be all I can think about from now on. Here's the link for anyone interested:

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  1. Funny - i always see it when i drive home and wonder if it's good. What did you have?

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    1. re: Lipps

      The woman who waited on us was charming, pretty, and very helpful. I wondered if she was the owner. She told us we should try a nata. It's a flaky pastry with custard in it. We each bought one. Got another with whipped cream and nuts, really can't describe it but, oh, was it good! I also had a cookie with chocolate in it. It was out of the world, too. These were not like any pastries I've ever seen. It's a tiny place. I'm surprised there wasn't a long line out of the door. Try it!

      1. re: kathleenb

        It is in that awful mini-mall immediately west of Casa Vega, and definitely provides the finest dining on that block. Finding it, however, requires a bit of looking to the rear of the property. Food is quite good, yet sort of out of sight and out of mind, unless truly focused on it specifically when out shopping for your morning coffee, etc. Forget the Pain Quotidien or its Italian version just east of it in Studio City. This is much better.

    2. Have you tried their 'traditional' fruit cake? Haven't had that since I was a child.
      Am heading over there soon!!


      1. Everything we've had there has been delicious. The natas in particular are amazing and unlike most of the european pastry in L.A.

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        1. re: alexfood

          If this were a Chinese bakery, I'd say that their Natas were the best Dan Tat, (Egg Tarts), that I've ever had, possibly better than those of the venerable Golden Gate Bakery in San Francisco's Chinatown!!! Everything that I've sampled is really good here.

          1. re: sel

            Seriously good Egg Tarts. Second only to the famous Stowe's Egg Tarts on the island of Macau. If you are gong for the traditional...catch her before she sprinkles the cinnamon on top.

            They are absolutely mouth watering!

            1. re: ashlee

              Well Stowe's Egg Tarts will have to go on my list of places to try before I die, but I'm not planning any trips to Macau any time soon! We went to Nata's this afternoon and the Nata's were absolutely world-class wonderful! The lady who served us asked if we wanted powered sugar and cinnamon and my son did shake his head no. They are one of the simplest and most plain looking sweets in their display but are still the best item that I've tried there!!!

              OK, I'll calm down now!

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          1. It for sure worth a visit, a little gem in the Oaks.