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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 72
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  • 47
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  • 40
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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
Over priced

Made a booking and asked for a sunset view as it was our wedding anniversary, didn't get a very good table, food was ok but expensive compared with others that were serving better food. Service not brilliant either

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Luan B
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great setting, right on the beach looking down the coast towards Faro. Service was ordinary, food very mediocre and well over priced. Won't be going back.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

His is truly a safe bet. The restaurant have a fantastic view to an unspoiled part of the beach line. We had some great food a fantastic service and to a degree value for money. I believe there is better places to eat, but not with this view.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Lovely restaurant on the beach, overlooking the sea, linnen tablecloths. Service is fairly fast but it wasn't really busy when we had dinner. Food was excellent, meat as well as fish and some very yummy home made puddings. It took awhile to get the bill which was dropped on the table in a hurry: we were deliberately overcharged, not by... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

When you think of Portgual you think of La Cigale. We ate here for lunch and dinner on many occasions. I am struggling to find a bad word to say about this place. Deserts not homemade but still good.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Made a booking and asked for a sunset view as it was our wedding anniversary, didn't get a very good table, food was ok but expensive compared with others that were serving better food. Service not brilliant either

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We ate here 3 times so there was enough choice, steak excellent on 2 occasions. We booked the last occasion to ensure that we had a full sea view. Service very good and price reasonable. I would say the best restaurant in the immediate area.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Best located restaurant in OdA. Unfortunately an 11 year old could prepare and cook food better than these jokers. Waiting time was 1 hour before we were served, I nearly burst out laughing when I saw what we waited for. Hopeless.

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Lancashire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The setting for this restaurant is priceless with the perfect views you feel it couldn't be better so you have high expectations for the food, this does not disappoint, the oysters are so fresh beautiful presented with the rest of the meal following flawlessly, this is one restaurant we never miss visiting for good reason.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Special meal for our first night on holiday. Fabulous location overlooking beach, friendly staff, excellent food and wine. Not expensive considering service and setting.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Struggling to understand the position in terms of local restaurants. This place is friendly, efficient and the food is of a really good quality. We walked past many of the other restaurants in town because they offered the standard sardines and Frango Piri Piri. At la Cigale we got succulent swordfish and excellent Soul. The staff were friendly and the... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurante La Cigale

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

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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, Pub
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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