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Bio Carioca

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Xavier Da Silveira | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22061-011, Brazil
11:30 - 18:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 18:00
Wed - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little surprise nearby the beach! Starving, saw it on my left and once got inside, found a very relaxing and cozy place, with nice food and both natural and alcoholical beverages. Worth try it!

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

It's a reasonable choice if you are looking for a vegetarian restaurant but too pricey for what they offer.The service was ok. I wouldn't recommend this place to a friend on a budget.

Thank Vanessa O
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Simple but tasty vegetarian dishes, lovely environment and very good price too. Ideal if you are looking for something healthy to eat!

Thank MaryRochelle
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Being vegetarian it was difficult for us to find a lot of veggie options. after finding this place we thought we had hit the jackpot. I had the penne pasta and my cousin penne with mushrooms and sadly we were both left disappointed with our food. my dish did not have any flavour and did not taste like pesto. I... More 

Thank Ashy P
Karina C, Gerente de relações públicas at Bio Carioca, responded to this review
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Olá Ashy! Sentimos muito que o pedido não tenha atendido às suas expectativas. Trabalhamos diariamente para que o padrão do... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews I was very excited to come here however the food was very disappointing, between two of us with a starter and a main each, none of the meals were particularly nice. On top of this the staff were not friendly at all and it felt as though they were laughing at us. This was the worst... More 

Thank Sarah H
Karina C, Gerente de relações públicas at Bio Carioca, responded to this review

Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience you may have experienced in respect to our service. At BioCarioca, we take pride in ensuring our clients satisfaction.I try hard to teach my staff that our customers are the most important to the success of our restaurant. I hope that you will accept my sincerest apology. More 

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332 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I visited here in mid November. Unfortunately, the restaurant was quiet and didn't have much atmosphere. However, the food was very fresh and tasty, especially the gnocchi and banana/Brazil nut cake. The wine was good too and the bill reasonable. I'd definitely go back.

Thank Antony_of_Surrey
England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

If you visit Rio de Janeiro and are vegetarian then you are not going to be overwhelmed by your choices of eating places. If you are staying anywhere near Copacabana or Ipanema then this 'little jem' is a real treat. A fantastic vegetarian restaurant that oozes a love of fresh natural ingredients. The staff are very friendly, and the ambience... More 

Thank kathtunnicliffe
Jacksonville, Florida
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95 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was hands-down the best meal we had in Rio, not just because we were on the go constantly and didn't have time to prepare food, but also because it was clean, fresh and vegan-friendly (for my travel partner). As a former vegetarian, I know that Brazil is not the most vegetarian/vegan-friendly country. Let's face it, like most South American... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a great little spot in Copacabana. It's charming from the moment you walk in, the staff speak English and were very helpful, also the kitchen is mostly open plan which is always a sign of quality. I was convinced to try a vegan version of a risotto which I'm pleased I did, it was delicious, and good value... More 

Thank KingslandCorner
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

As English speaking vegetarians, we were nervous to visit Rio, but we found plenty of food options. To be on the safe side we hit Bio when we first arrived and found it to be tasty, quick, and fun. The atmosphere is relaxing and the food is fresh. Couldn't ask for more!

Thank Rachel F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brazilian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 18:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 18:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 18:00
19:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 18:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Xavier Da Silveira | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22061-011, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighbourhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: 552125234820

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Copacabana

Neighbourhood Profile
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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