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Travessa do Comercio 11 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20010-080, Brazil
+55 21 2224-8602
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11:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: A new casual bistro in the historical center, french home cooking...
A new casual bistro in the historical center, french home cooking reinterpreted by japanese chef Maya, aka Madame Coccinelle.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great casual lunch French style

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2014
Francisco S
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San Antonio
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New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 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 

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San Antonio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 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 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 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 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 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 stars Reviewed January 30, 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 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 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 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 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.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 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

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
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2224-8602

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 20
  • Cuisine: French

Description

A new casual bistro in the historical center, french home cooking reinterpreted by japanese chef Maya, aka Madame Coccinelle.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 6:00 pm

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