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 into the morning. Legendarily bad-tempered waiters serve up big plates of traditional Portuguese cuisine.

Start off with the excellent bolinhos de bacalhau (codfish balls), before moving onto the famous cabrito (goat) dishes.