One of the best things about living in Los Angeles is its numerous ethnic food enclaves. Most people aren't familiar with Portuguese cuisine (characterized by its use of fresh seafood and produce), including its baked goods. Neither do they realize that there's a Portuguese community in Artesia. Now, Angelinos have another culinary destination. At Natas Pastries, owner Fatima Marques prepares some of Portugal's finest old-world baked goods, including pasteis de nata, a crème brulee custard in a crunchy, bird nest-like pastry.
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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