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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 48
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  • 70
    Very good
  • 67
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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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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I took my lady friend to this restaurant after visiting it in October 2014. You could not find a more romantic spot for lunch and dinner than this. Great food, excellent wine and top service. Not cheap but still great value. The restaurant is right on the beach with wonderful views along the coastline towards Vilamoura. The sound of the... More 

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london
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

wonderful sunny day, staff was really nice with us. We set down outside in a corner table with a breathtaking view. It was all to perfect, food was good, and staff even brought a table cloth for the young one to wrap himself as it was too cold for him. Next time I am in the Algarve, will go back... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had lunch here one day whilst we stayed at the Riu Guarana. The place was clean, comfortable and plenty of staff zooming around, we were sat on the veranda overlooking the beach, we only had the piri piri chicken for lunch, which was fabulous. A friend had told me about the green wine, and after asking one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A warm greeting from friendly and efficient staff, great fresh fish and shellfish, topped off with an unparalleled ocean view! Does life get any better than this? This restaurant is not inexpensive, but then again, you get what you pay for - quality. A must for lovers of fresh fish and seafood.

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esher
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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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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