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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lamb” (14 reviews)
“cabrito” (4 reviews)
“rice” (17 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 December 3, 2018 via mobile

The place is old fashion authentic food with quality. Loved the food and we had great service. Must try while visiting rio

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank elenxhi
Reviewed October 22, 2018

I was in Rio on a working trip, but on thursday night, we had the chance to eat out and we chose Nova Capela in the Lapa district. The place has an old-fashioned décor, the staff is excellent, and helpful, specially in telling us how...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank João Frederico M
Reviewed September 20, 2018

If you’ve had a hard day of touring Rio and you deserve comfort food, then you should try Nova Capela in Lapa. But be warned the dishes are ample! The pork cracklings were delicious and the next thing I knew a huge plate of cabrito...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BFK-NYC1
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Nice local place! Good food and service. We ordered rissotto which was very good. The MVP was the piamontese rice. Simply amazing taste! Also try pastel de nata!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank WilmarieL
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

On of the oldest restaurants in Rio, this is a great place to get a hearty meal. Two of us decided to order one main (Trout with almond sauce) and one side of broccoli rice to share and boy are we glad we didn’t order...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank emadnz
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

This place was generally a bit odd - no menu in English so had to make a guess at what we were ordering. Decided to order some steaks that were called Francesca and Osworldo as we thought it was funny! The steaks were amazing although...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank josephinew305
Reviewed October 22, 2017

it is an old restaurant, in the heart of Lapa, a bohemian neighbourhood in Rio. They serve the authentic "carioca" food. The crew is very nice and I strongly recommend it for a perfect lunch.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Carlos C
Reviewed August 13, 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!

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed July 22, 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.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank lockmr
Reviewed February 17, 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

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Otavio36
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region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $25
Brazilian, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 552122526228
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