Natas Pastries, LA's Portuguese Restaurant & Cafe

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$31 to $50
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Portuguese
The extensive menu consists of all the traditions of Portuguese culture and flavors highlighting various regions of this country cuisine. Based on regional produce, emphasizing fish, meat, olive oil, tomatoes, and spices, it features hearty soups, homemade bread and cheeses, as well as unexpected combinations of meat and shellfish. Portuguese food is simple ingredients impeccably prepared. Natas Pastries Restaurant & Cafe opened it's doors in 2005 expanding later in 2010 by adding a full service restaurant offering all day breakfast, lunch and dinner. It offers a large variety of all American breakfast items from omelets, pancakes, waffles and delicious French toasts made with Portuguese sweet bread. At lunch you might want to try the Caldo Verde, a classic kale soup, or any of the many salads or sandwiches & panini and sip on Vinho Verde glass of wine. At dinner try the ChouriÇo sausage, flambéed at the table and finish with the a Bacalhau dish, but always leave room for dessert!
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great service and food.

RM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family there and everyone just LOVED the food...so tasty...and the service was great!

RM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we've eaten here and both times the food has been scrumptious! Bonus: there's outdoor dining so we could bring our fur baby in his pet stroller.

JQ
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service were amazing!! Definitely a neighborhood gem and will most likely become our local go to for a nice dinner out!

J
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a little gem. The salads are wonderful, great dressing, the decor is charming and the service is terrific. The pastries are delicious, too.

L
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Natas used to be good. It recently changed and this last time was the worst experience ever.
To summarize, I had an Open Table reservation requesting a table for 4 (where I have always sat with 2 people to be comfortable) in the back where the a/c works and the noise is less as I have a bilateral hearing loss. This was in my instructions. The female server sat us there but came back and said the other male RUDE server insisted the owner’s rules were that both back tables had to be reserved for 6 EVEN if they had no tables reserved. At 11:45 there were a couple of tables filled and it remained that way for over an hour. The male was surly, nasty and not interested in what we had to say.
The female server said she was new and didn’t know the rules. She has been there for a bit because she’s waited on me.
Orders were taken and 2 crepes and a chopped salad took over a half hour to receive. There were just a few people in the restaurant. The cook and the service were obviously unacceptable.
Then the plates just sat on the table. Wanted water refills which we had to ask for and got the water warm because they were out of ice.

SG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Four of us enjoyed the charm, the food and the most attentive and warm service. This is our third time here and it is always worth of a 40 minute drive. This time we celebrated a dual birthday with a special bottle of wine and found a corkage fee of $15 to be reasonable. A bite of nata pastry was satisfying!

ME
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love this place. The food is always great.

MZ
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was lovely looking, decorated with Portuguese tiles. The server was so nice and knowledgeable about the menu. I love when they bring you tastes of different wines to help choose which you would like to drink. And the dessert I chose was a perfect way to end the meal - a delicious Nata , espresso and port.

ES
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful surprise. Love the reaction of guests to the intimate European feeling restaurant! Our omelets were delicious- potatoes fabulous! Try em! Don’t forget their delicious pastries and excellent coffee. I’ve been for breakfast,lunch and dinner! Terrific and charming!

PK
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I have been to Nata’s for breakfast. It is wonderful to have a neighborhood restaurant where you can make a reservation and eat fabulous food. Service is excellent

CA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The caldeirada was delicious. It’s a seafood stew that had a nice balance of fish, shrimp, and mussels. Of course the natas was also good!

LV
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mother here for breakfast and we loved it! The food was deli yams the portions were full. The service was friendly and consistent. We will definitely return for more!

ME
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and service, as usual were excellent. Baked salmon and empadao followed by a warm natas sprinkled with cinnamon and powdered cinnamon. The ultimate comfort food.

NF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The food was very tasty and the service was excellent. Our Server took time to inform us of all our choices and all in all we were looked after beautifully. It is a great place if you want to converse throughout dinner
without having to raise your voices.

w
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meals. So glad it is on Open Table so I remember to go to this gem.

m
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I have eaten at this restaurant before with good experiences I went with two 93 year old people on a Saturday night, in part because it is small with a lower noise level. We were in the restaurant for over an hour before the appetizer was served - a cheese plate with three types of cheeses, sliced and a few pieces of fruit. How long can it take to put this together? We had ordered this was prosciutto which was omitted and we had to remind the server. Kindly the restaurant "comp'd" us for this dish. I might mention the restaurant was half empty. The entrees were large and served hot. They had run out of several desserts as well. Not sure that I will return.

MH
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!

JB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious dinner and great service at Nata’s!

LK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Everything on the menue looms good and taste even better. Superb service and great wine. Oh did I mention a cosy and very Portuguese decor. Excellent overall.

PS
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A great neighborhood place with good food and daily specials that are incredible value. The pastries are beyond delicious

LS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dining at Nata's. Quick meal or special occasion, it's a great choice.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had great waiter service, nice decor, lovely dessert and New york steak was excellent with a very appealing and tantalizing and tasty cognac sauce with mashed potatoes or French fries. Definitely will go back next time with my grandparents for dinner.

L
Los Angeles
267 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a lunch time visit. It is a small, personal restaurant, decorated like other restaurants in Portugal, making liberal use of the famous Portuguese tiles. A limited breakfast menu is offered, but the long list of inventive salads and sandwiches proved irresistible. Their version of a club sandwich may have been the best I have ever had. It comes with kettle potato chips and a salad with an excellent dressing. My only problem was that I had no room left to eat one of their beautiful Portuguese pastries. Maybe next time.

PG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!

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LK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really nice place, but small. They have outdoor seating to help with the crush. Staff and owner was really nice and helpful. Good food!

N
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was great- but since we went on Mother's Day, we waiting over 45 minutes for our food. I would think they may expect it to be busy, and probably should have had more help on hand. Also, I had reservations, and had requested indoor seating, but had to sit outside which wasn't the best.

LN
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here many times and never a bad experience. We live the quaintness of the dining area. The servers are all attentive and helpful, and don't get us started on the food.........we love Nata's!
A gem of a place!

JB
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! so happy when i come to Nata's !!

ME
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful entrees and lovely desserts--we had to get some to eat in AND to go. Service is always top notch!

J
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

After an absolutely awful experience at this "restaurant" I contacted the owner through the website and said that I would not write a review. However, since the restaurant never bothered to write me back, I have decided to share my experience with others.

I decided to try this neighborhood café on a Friday night. They should be embarrassed for the awful experience they provided. The server, who clearly was inexperienced and did not know the menu, refused to write our order down even though we asked him repeatedly if he understood everything (since he had no knowledge of the menu). This was our experience:

1. We never received any water;
2. We ordered an appetizer that never arrived;
3. When they brought the entrees and we asked about our appetizer, they only thing they said was that "I guess we'll take it off the bill" - no apology, no offer to bring the appetizer, nothing;
4. One main course was supposed to come with a side salad that never arrived;
5. We finished our drinks while waiting for the appetizer that never arrived and were never offered another drink (including not receiving any water);
6. After we received our main course, no one ever came by our table and asked us if everything was alright or if we needed anything.

When we complained to the person who appeared to be in charge, she apologized and discounted our bill. She also offered us pastries that had been in the counter case all day and were stale and tasted bad.

Thank goodness they only have about 10 tables.

A wasted evening. Very disappointing.

D
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was ok. Food was average, not so great.

AC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed another fine dinner at Nata's featuring great food served with great service. We both ordered the Caldeirada served over rice (seafood stew) and it was delicious. The house white wine complemented our entrees as well. We'll be back soon. Highly recommended.

OT
Los Angeles
476 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this place for its Portuguese food and their excellent pastries. Nice for dinner, but I would make a reservation since it's quite a small dining area.

r
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We really enjoy Nata’s but I don’t think they have any heat so it might be chilly.

c
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nata's Pastries is a very cute cafe with the perfect ambience for an intimate and casual dinner date. We samples some of the savory pastries, a salad, the Caldeirada (a seafood stew). Everything was tasty, fresh and satisfying. We also samples a couple sweet pastries for dessert - the standout was the Nata. I look forward to returning for breakfast, lunch or a pastry run.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Only tiny piece of Portugal in Los Angeles. Brought back many memories of Lisboa and Porto. Bem feito!!!

S
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have eaten their once before and the food is wonderful. Being such a small restaurant their was another table of four and us. The guest at the other table were so loud and so obnoxious that we were unable to order our dinner. Unfortunately we were forced to leave and find another restaurant. This was so unfortunate for a very small restaurant. Will we go back again? I don’t know! This really hurts small family run business.

s
Los Angeles
103 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Good food but took a long time and they were not busy. Also had to ask several times for condiments or cutlery, etc.

ME
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natas Pastries is our favorite place to eat in the Valley. Our go-to entrees are the Bife a Casa and the Baked Salmon. Prepared medium done with scrumptious creamy sauces, mashed potatoes and asparagus. Yum. Take your favorite pastry to go (mine is the Chocolate Mousse Cake), because the portions will make your tummy full.