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Coccinelle Bistro

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Travessa do Comercio 11 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20010-080, Brazil
+55 21 2224-8602
11:30 - 18:00
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New York
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014

This is a spot I used to go to frequently for over 6months when I was in Rio. They pay a lot of attention to use local, fresh organic products, and the staff is genuine about it. If your friend orders the same dish you had a couple of days ago, he might get different vegetables, or you'll hear things... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

We had a fantastic lunch here after stumbling across the restaurant just off Praca XV in Rio. It's got a cute outside area, great for people watching but we chose to eat inside. It's all delicious french food, cooked fresh. Some good wines on the menu, we had a carafe with lunch. The waiters were french, spoke great English, they... More 

Thank Jimem711
San Antonio
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

This is a great casual Bistro while visiting Arco de Teles, Paco Imperial and the Tiradentes Palace. All a few minutes away. The staff is extremely friendly with nice Food options. I ordered the soup and fish option which were in good portions and well cooked. It's very casual and the staff are proud of their natural ingredients. Definitely a... More 

Thank Francisco S
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

Upon entering the delightful Bistro we were whisked off to the heart of France. Organic Provence! Service was impeccable from the start and we could not feel more welcome - having tried to avoid the crowds on Lovers Day we arrived very late but were welcomed like old friends. The anticipation of finally dining at this beautiful little corner of... More 

Thank 75Nipper75
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

As an expat and having travelled extensively in my life I'm probably quite critical when it comes to service, good food and cool design. So it's a pleasant surprise to experience a French Bistro in the middle of Rio's old and charming part of the centre. I normally bring a couple of friends to introduce them to a gastronomic experience... More 

Thank Miss-Russia20
Katy, Texas
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216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

As I said I would do, in my previous review, I went back to the bistrot to give it another shot and I have to say I am glad I did it. At this time there was absolutely nothing to complain about. Food was very tasty and service was excellent. I had a very enjoyable meal and will return when... More 

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Katy, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

Decided to give this bistrot a try after hearing good things about it. When I got there first impression was really good. It is incrusted in Rio´s historical area which gives the experience a totally different atmosphere, service was very attentive and friendly taking our order and providing suggestions for wine pairing. The wine list is very interesting and composed... More 

1 Thank engped
Paris, France
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

We stopped at Coccinelle Bistro with my mum on our way to Niteroi... A very plaisant discovery in a city where you do not eat good so easily... Excelent quality mixed with the natural originality of the Chef!... Quite à surprise... The fine and non-abusive wine selection participates to the overall quality as well ... A very pleasant moment in... More 

2 Thank Vinz_888
Los Angeles
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

Coccinelle is a great place to have lunch when visiting the historical center of Rio. I was there last week and really enjoyed the french japanese combination. The kitchen is visible from the dining room and it all seems very fresh and home made. Nice selection of french organic wines by the glass, I really liked the "Chochotte" from Luberon.

1 Thank Jennifer K
Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

I went to Coccinelle by chance with friends, and it's a really pleasant restaurant in a beautiful setting. The kitchen is visible from the dining area, but the staff is careful to stay reasonably quiet and not intrusive. I tried the gazpacho and the hachis parmentier. They were both very good. It's not easy to find quality, European dishes like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travessa do Comercio 11 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20010-080, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2224-8602
A new casual bistro in the historical center, french home cooking reinterpreted by japanese chef Maya, aka Madame Coccinelle.

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Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood Profile
Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.
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