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Nova Capela

$$ - $$$, Portuguese
Rua Mem de Sa 96, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21044-140, Brazil
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“broccoli rabe” (14 reviews)
“lamb” (14 reviews)
“cabrito” (3 reviews)
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Brazilian, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
Rua Mem de Sa 96, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21044-140, Brazil
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Found this restaurant in a lot of books and referrals, but it's just a tourist trap Not at all a cousy restaurant, food is ok but not top and mainly tourists in the room. Friendly service!

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Group of friends and I had the lamb with broccoli rice and seasoned potatoes and the Filá de Fritas. Both absolutely amazing dishes, some of the best food we have had in Brazil.

Thank Lachlan R
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This a very tradional place in Rio de Janeiro being a 115 year-old restaurant. It is rather simple but confortable. So is the menu made of recipes that turned this place famous for, mainly roasted goat, roasted boar and roasted piglet. The roasted goat being...More

Thank Otavio36
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely traditional food, simple decor friendly staff, amazing tender lamb dinner. Strange high pitched noise during meal.

1  Thank WildOtterFox
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I visited this place with Trip Advisor's reviews. The famous "Portuguese cousine" doesn't exist, it is expensive and the place doesn't have any interesting. Really I don't recommend somebody, specially I don't recommend to foreigners visiting Rio de Janeiro. They offer meat, potato and rice...More

1  Thank dcmp1
Reviewed 13 September 2016

A very traditional and old restaurant with an amazing food, quality and service. It is not a fancy restaurant but it's worthwhile the visit.

Thank msmtrad
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Food was tasty and very typically Portuguese with great picanha meat, brocoli rice and fries. Not especially high quality food nor a fancy place, but great dining options if you're with a group of friends! Dishes are very reasonably priced (230 reals for 4 people,...More

Thank Emilie C
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This old-fashioned restaurant is located in the heart of Lapa's nightlife area. They serve traditional Brazilian fares at reasonable prices. Their signature dish is cabrito (baby goat) with boccoli-rice. But they also offer other unusal menu options such as wild boar. Worth a try.

Thank FM6565
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Started a 6 hour food tour of Rio here. Only had fried cod balls and a great pineapple/mint drink. The place is charming and based on the sample I had, well worth returning to for a full meal.

Thank UltimateWines
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Although the lamb, the Portuguese potatoes and the broccoli rice are very good, the place is more expensive than I expected and could be nicer. It is too old and needs some renovation.

Thank Beatriz O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Brazilian, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Mem de Sa 96, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21044-140, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: 552122526228
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