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Cigalon

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$$$$
As featured in Best Food in Buzios
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Rua das Pedras, 199 | Praia do Canto, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950000, Brazil
+55 22 2623-0932
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Alresford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant looks rather understated from street but opens into elegant space overlooking sea. Romantic and stylish. We didn't have starters as wanted room for pudding my main course of scallops and black rice and asparagus was delicious. My husband had a white fish with pineapple which was ok but not as good as mine. Finished with amazing profiteroles which... More 

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Thank TellTale59
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch, at a waterside table. The ceviche de camarao was wonderful. Despite its location and Bardot associations, it was not especially touristy -- we will return before we leave Buzios.

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Thank Michael O
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing, I recommend the brandade de bacalhau, it is just perfect! For dessert we had profiteroles and they were by far the best I have ever had! The staff is also very polite! Loved it!

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Thank MartaRM9
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We discovered this smallish restaurant on our second last night in Buzios and had such a great meal that we returned for our last night and had an equally good meal though obviously different food. The entrance to the restaurant is quite narrow and perhaps this is why it appears so few people go there but it is really nice... More 

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Thank Gordon031
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

A lovely restaurant also with a terrace overlooking the bay of Buzios. A great selection of set menus and a la carte. Great food and friendly service.

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Thank TonyY777
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This is such a lovely little restaurant, slightly hidden away. White tablecloths and very romantic setting. Would have thought it seemed more expensive than it was. Food was delicious!! The profiteroles were sensational and the mixed dessert plate was the best dessert ever!! Would definitely recommend

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Thank Emily M
London, United Kingdom
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We were recommended this restaurant whilst staying at Casas Brancas hotel (see separate review of this incredible pousada!) and were so glad we visited. It is not easy to find as it only has a small entranceway on the street (opposite the only church luckily which is easy to find) but it goes through to a lovely restaurant with sea... More 

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Thank CameramanG
Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Slipped into Cigalon while a downpour was in process, strode to the back and found a table on the balcony overlooking the beach and a gnarled vine tree which added to the drama of the evening. The food was sublime, delicious and handsome helpings served on white linen with typical French attention to detail and quality. Loved the wines on... More 

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Thank Graeme P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Really nice restaurant with French / European vibe. Food was really good, especially the ceviche! Food is still somewhat Brazilian - really sweet. Very good price - quality ratio. Def a recommendation!!

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Thank Danielle K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We came just to try the profiteroles dessert highly recommended by another reviewer here. Lovely atmosphere and view, great dessert, excellent service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 26 - USD 80
Cuisine
French, Seafood, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua das Pedras, 199 | Praia do Canto, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Armacao dos Buzios
  • Phone Number: +55 22 2623-0932
Description
French cuisine. With ocean view, you can enter or go out from the Rua das Pedras Street to Canto 's Beach. Small entry, open since 12 to 24 hrs.

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