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Nova Capela

€€ - €€€, Portuguese
Rua Mem de Sa 96, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21044-140, Brazil
552122526228
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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
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€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Rua Mem de Sa 96, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21044-140, Brazil
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1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago 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 7 January 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 13 December 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 22 October 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 13 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!

1  Thank Peter V
Reviewed 22 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
Brazilian, Portuguese
Meals
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 04:00
Monday
11:00 - 04:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 04:00
Thursday
11:00 - 04:00
Friday
11:00 - 04:00
Saturday
11:00 - 04:00
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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