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Restaurante La Cigale

Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Pub
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Praia de Olhos de Agua, Olhos de Agua, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
351 289 501 637
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 87
    Average
  • 52
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  • 42
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch on the beach great View

Restaurant Cigale was a great venue for lunch on a sunny day. Food was fairly priced and service was good. I would definitely come back just hope it does not change been on that spot since 1962 so well established. Cannot beat a Cold beer with that view and tasty food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant Cigale was a great venue for lunch on a sunny day. Food was fairly priced and service was good. I would definitely come back just hope it does not change been on that spot since 1962 so well established. Cannot beat a Cold beer with that view and tasty food.

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Thank lascers
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view. Very good seafood. Fish Soup one of the best I ever had. Just find it unfair that the same bottle of wine that they sell for 10 euros cost 2.49 euros in Lidl. Very high markup on wine and water. Service was slow as only had 2 waiters for a Saturday lunch. Would still highly recommend it

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Thank Beate30
Kamloops, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

It was our last afternoon in Olhos de Agua. A lovely day in November so we decided to stop for a refreshment and soak up the beautiful surroundings one more time. This restaurant is right on the beach and sitting on the veranda outside is a wonderful way to enjoy a beautiful setting in some late fall sunshine. Can't speak... More 

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Thank Traveler1775
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

What can I say, it's superb! The food, wine, people, service: excellent! Been here 10 years ago as well and it's still perfect.

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Thank Evert S
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We had a pleasant evening meal watching the sunset over the beach in mid October. The food was certainly nice... just not fantastic. However, it was the location and views that you really go for! We had some oysters, the grilled sardines and the prawn and avocado starters and the swordfish and beef stroganoff as mains and although there was... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My partner & I recently ate here (22 October) and despite being late in the season, the outdoor area was still very pleasant and warm for an early evening meal. We sat outside but towards the rear overlooking the waves and rocks slightly around the corner and it was very peaceful and relaxing. We ordered swordfish and chicken and both... More 

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Cornwall
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great value for money excellent food in basic surroundings don't expect refinery just great food at a good price sardines are a must washed down with a bottle of local rose wine.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We had a spider Crab and very large prawns which were very good. It was more expensive than we would normally have paid but it was worth it for a Lovely meal and location. We were served quickly but it wasn't that busy on the night we were there.

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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182 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Four of us ate here for 220 euros. That included one large sea bass shared between three of us, and one plate of prawns. We had two bottles of inexpensive wine and a bottle of sparkling water. The restaurant is beautifully situated, right on the beach and looking out to sea, but at those prices I'll find somewhere else!

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Birmingham
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We had the Cataplana which was wonderful!! Excellent views over the Atlantic and wonderful wine. Very romatic and excellent service. I would highly recomend this restaurant and reasonably priced

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Praia de Olhos de Agua, Olhos de Agua, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira  >  Olhos de Agua
  • Phone Number: 351 289 501 637

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?