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Coccinelle Bistro

Travessa do Comercio 11 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20010-080, Brazil
2122248602
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Ranked #1,266 of 8,315 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $11 - $20
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Description: A new casual bistro in the historical center, french home cooking reinterpreted by japanese chef Maya, aka Madame Coccinelle.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: A new casual bistro in the historical center, french home cooking reinterpreted by japanese chef Maya, aka Madame Coccinelle.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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155 reviews 155 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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75 restaurant reviews
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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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012 via mobile

As a citizen of Rio I can say for sure that this is not the best restaurant here. I can name, at least, more than 20 that are much better. I can understand that people may like this one, but you can't call the best one. It's possible to find better ones with better prices.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

After reading the great reviews, we went to check how good this #1 rated restaurant in Rio was. It was an good restaurant but totally overpriced. On top, the portions were tiny. If you get tired of eating rice & bean, the typical brazilian meal, this is not a bad call. However, it's not among the 5 best restaurant in... More

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San Francisco
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Coccinelle is just the perfect mix: great food in the heart of the nicest Brazilian city! The 'bento' concept is definitely attractive on top of being affordable. And guess what? Yves will always be there to give you a useful help to chose the most appropriate wine. Saudade!!

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