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Restaurante La Cigale

Praia de Olhos de Agua, Olhos de Agua, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
351 289 501 637
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Ranked #32 of 34 restaurants in Olhos de Agua
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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North Yorkshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Over priced, terrible service and the fish is NOT fresh. Yuk... Frozen sardines. Everything was poor quality and then they even tried to add on extras we had not ordered/eaten. Save your money... Rip off!!!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit to this restaurant the setting was superb and the food good, the staff were attentive whilst not intrusive. Would recommend.

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stunning location, extremely helpful staff and wonderful food cooked to perfection - slightly more expensive than some of the other restaurants nearby but worth the extra expense...and in comparison, less expensive than much more basic restaurants in other areas of the Algarve! Can't wait to return - Alvaro the waiter gets a special shout out for being particularly brilliant!

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Herts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

After reading the upmarket restaurant magazine, showing this as a Michelin 2 star , we gave it a try, no price list outside, that`s a bad start.. Waiter talked us into having "dorada" fish for two. our daughter had the chicken piri - piri which was one leg without the bone. The waiter attempted to fillet and serve the fish... More

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Tampere, Western Finland, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We have visited this restaurant twice and the service was slow and definitely overpriced. Get special attention to the starters, they will charge you for 2,5€ per person for a basket of bread and one small dip. Either ask for 1 entry and you get the same or ask them to take it away. The fish is very overpriced. The... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went for dinner one evening were given garlic bread and crudites (dried up),swordfish for main course which was enjoyable but no better than we had in other restaurants nearby. Unfortunately poor service, over priced but there was a stunning view of the coastline.

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Bicester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were recommended to visit this restaurant by the representative of Villa Plus. We made the big mistake in not asking what the cost would be for the fish as the menu states no price. For two fish they charged 55 euro per kilo. According to the bill we had (3 people) 1.7 kilos plus some salad and three small... More

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England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Only had lunch here which was salad and grilled sardines, both poor quality and overpriced. Staff and service surly and casual. We did go back late one night just for a drink and this was nice, sitting at nght overlooking the ocean and on this occasion the waiter woh was serving us was friendly and helpful. However - thise drinks... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Lovely location overlooking the beach, but that is the only positive thing I can say about this place. It was double the price of every other meal we ate in Olhos D'Agua during the week we were there, and the fish dish my wife had was awful, hundreds of bones and about half a pints worth of olive oil over... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We went here for lunch. I am okay with paying a little over the odds for a lovely location and a great view but the food just wasnt up to scratch. they immediately brought out bread and olives when you arrive - they dont wait for you to order them. They then brought us the wrong main course and my... More

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