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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lamb” (14 reviews)
“rice” (16 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 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!

Thank Wilmarie L
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

Thank Emad N
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

Thank Josephine W
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.

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!

1  Thank Peter V
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.

Thank Lachlan R
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

Thank Otavio36
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank WildOtterFox
Reviewed September 30, 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 September 13, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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