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Restaurante La Cigale

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 43
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  • 66
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  • 45
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  • 37
    Terrible
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
A nicle late lunch

We were staying all inclusive at Riu Guarana in this small fishing village, but as always, we like to venture out and about and decided to visit La Cigale for a late lunch. The restaurant affords wonderful views across the small beach and the menu offers a small, but varied, variety of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Paul R
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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esher
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Restaurant a bit dated but the food and service were very good. Joao our waiter was superb and nice to see him doing what he does best.

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were staying all inclusive at Riu Guarana in this small fishing village, but as always, we like to venture out and about and decided to visit La Cigale for a late lunch. The restaurant affords wonderful views across the small beach and the menu offers a small, but varied, variety of offerings. We both plumped for the cream of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant right on the sea front. Went in for a quick lunch on a rainy day. Squid for a starter on the waiter recommendation - fresh but not very tasty and expensive. Sardines ok but again couldn't finish - too many fish with very little else, after the second sardine you've had enough. One of the kids asked for some... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

It's hard to rate this one because I usually eat in eastern algarve not central and eastern prices are cheaper than central so I will try to be honest but the price is going to reflect the end result. Stopped for lunch today with the family ,restaurant is set in a fantastic location with stunning views over the beach,staff very... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Such a beautiful location overlooking the sea and the beach and the food is fantastic.Wonderful fresh fish beautifully presented and first class service, nothing is too much trouble for the pleasant and professional waiters and speaking both in English and Portuguese.I would highly recommend this Restaurant and although we reserved a table outside they had also laid and reserved a... More 

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Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Quite ok at lunch, but at dinner they have a different menu with quite exorbitant prices, like a small handful of the cheapest shrimps "flambés" that they sell for 25 euros. Or they try to sell you fresh fish only giving you the kilo price - dangerous for your wallet. Go for lunch or for a drink bcs of the... More 

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Dundas, Ontario, Canada
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Thie setting is fantastic! We were there our first night in the algarve and it was lovely. Fish was fresh, of course, and the waiters were excellent....we shall return

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

sensible and varied options on the menu including sea bass and chicken piri piri. All portions are of a good size and served in a delightful environment overlooking the beach. Staff are pleasant and attentative making for a pleasant dining experience at a reasonable cost.

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A wonderful evening with great views, fantastic food with great service, a very special meal If you like good dining in a wonderful setting this is the place to visit

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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

At the bottom of the hill over looking the beach, you pay for this I am sure, great location, food, wine service, we sat inside over looking the beach about 8pm it was wonderful, but they know this in the price they charge, my step son asked for surf & turf which they didn`t do, but the waiter said he... More 

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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
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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