The name refers to native inhabitants of Rio. Their food is heavenly, healthy and beautiful and reasonably priced. The toughest part is making your choice. What a great place! Vegan, Organic, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free and Sugar-Free signs upfront welcomed us. They serve "gastronomia natural gourmet."
The menu is coded for easy selections. They have daily specials. Ana Vasconcelos who runs Bio Carioca fully understood Gluten-Free but they offer glutened food too. She is in charge and does a fantastic job. She made us quite at home and fed us very well. We highly recommend Bio for a pleasant meal, dessert or a snack, whatever your taste yearns for.
It's near Rio Othon Palace Hotel -- out their side door and down about 1 block ... about 1 block off Copacabana oceanfront. Bio has a larger downstairs and a cozy first floor with a balcony. We ate satisfyingly well here. Bio filled every taste criterion possible for us.
Dishes are affordable. Many locals frequent Bio for lunch as it's quick, delicious and healthy fare. We spoke with several diners; you'll hear a variety of languages. Marvelous! You can sit or stand and watch chefs preparing the most beautiful taste pleasers. Each dish we tried was flavorful and gorgeous. They do carryout and delivery.
If you have special diet needs and want great tasting, nutritious food, do not miss Bio Carioca. They open 11:30AM to 6PM.