Nova Capela

Portuguese in Santa Teresa & Lapa

This classic, old-time eating and drinking spot opened in 1967 and is a well-known draw for neighborhood bohemians: a noisy mix of artists, musicians and party kids fill the place till early morning. Efficient waiters in ties and white coats serve up big plates of traditional Portuguese cuisine.

Start with the excellent bolinhos de bacalhau (codfish balls), then move on to the famous cabrito (goat) dishes.


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