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Nova Capela


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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$15 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Brazilian, Portuguese
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

Great place to know the Brazilian traditional food in Rio. Good quality and good services. The waitress is very helpful to choose the best dishes.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ivancass
Reviewed February 13, 2019

In Santa Tereza area (quite busy area during the night) is Nova Capela. An old fashioned restaurant with good cuisine - nothing memorable though and the selection lilited. Very polite staff and ok prices. Shall I return there? ..... once was just fine :-)

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank papv2000
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Good food and service, traditionally from Rio, with friendliness, courtesy and joy. Historical place, with seal of cultural heritage of Rio de Janeiro. High prices, so the negative point.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mocreu
Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

Nova Capela is a charming Portuguese restaurant which has been in Lapa since 1923. Time seems to have stopped there. Their cod-fish Bolinha was pretty good with a nice crusty outside. The Pastel de Nata however quite far away from the original from Belem. This...More

Date of visit: February 2019
9  Thank Hermes_NL
Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

Bad bad food ror all of us 8 persons, Bad bad food ror all of us 8 persons, Bad bad food ror all of us 8 persons

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tryggvit2019
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
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