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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 35 restaurants in Olhos de Agua
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dublin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Just back from Portugal where we paid a visit to Restaurante La Cigale, Olhos de Agua in Albufeira. The seafood there is to die for, I went with my best friend and 8 year old son. I had a beautiful starters of avocado and prawn in a marie rose sauce. My son went for the regular prawn coctail, his favourite.... More

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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We walked in at 6pm with our daughter and ordered shortly after. There was another couple with their child as well. Neither of us got our entrees until 7pm - with excuses from 'the chef is in love' to 'we only have 1 chef on from 5-7'. It did not help seeing a team of chefs sitting, eating and drinking... More

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Morpeth, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I am astounded to find one of our favourite places to eat in the world is ranked so low by our fellow tourists. The location is fabulous and we have been returning numerous times over the last 8 years and never once been disappointed either by the service or quality of food and the friends and relatives we have introduced... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Booked after reading about this eatery in a magazine for my husbands birthday. Lovely location on the beach. Service attentive but not intrusive. We had Sea Bass which was cut at our table. Waiter said he had done his best to get the bones out but could not guarantee we would find any. Realistically you cannot expect boneless fish and... More

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Porto, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We went for a grilled Bass. The fish was not fresh, for sure. This is my favorite fish, but tonight I was really annoyed for what I was having. Nearby there's a restaurant called "Passaro Azul - as in Blue Bird", which has the best grilled bass. We were just trying another restaurant, but we just run out of luck.... More

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North Yorkshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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