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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Great view, average service, pricey

We were 8 for dinner. Great setting, good good, slow messy service. Good fresh fish, but awful desert menu. Prices include view and setting. Service needs improvement (4/10).

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Lisbon, Portugal
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We went to this restaurant one evening (31st Aug) for a romantic meal together because of the great views by the sea and the menu looked good although a little expensive I thought it would be perfect evening for my wife and myself. We were met by a waiter who we soon realized was very ignorant towards us which developed... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We were 8 for dinner. Great setting, good good, slow messy service. Good fresh fish, but awful desert menu. Prices include view and setting. Service needs improvement (4/10).

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I had my best meal here of my holiday. Excellent views, service and atmoshere. What more is there to say?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Beautiful restaurant overlooking the sea and beach. Great lunch menu - I opted for the salmon which of course was fresh, a very generous portion which came with potatoes and vegetables and the salmon itself was really tasty. And for £8 was a real nice surprise when we got the bill it was so cheap considering the quality of the... More 

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Porto District, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The location is absolutely fantastic. You are only 30 meters away from the Atlantic Ocean. We ate robalo which was really superbly cooked. Fresh and authentic. The quality of the service is good. Prices are quite high.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Ate there last night, 16th Aug. whilst we had to wait a seemingly long time for our food it was good. Beef Stroganoff, fillet steak, sea bass, 3 x ribs and a peri chicken. Sea bass was excellent as was the strak. Only criticism was from the kids, that the ribs were too salty. Had i known they would have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our first meal out and we plumped for the La Cigale mainly as we were drawn by the view from the veranda. Limited menu but as this was a fish restaurant you would expect that. There were 7 of us including 3x kids and meals ordered consisted of ribs, steak and sea bass. All very good albeit the ribs were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My boyfriend and I went here when a lot of the other restaurants in the area seemed full, and it seemed like a nice place based on the view overlooking the beach and the sea. We were quite disappointed however. The food is ridiculously overpriced, first of all. We both had the ribs, which were 13 euro, more than I... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

NIce restaurant with spectacular view on Olhos de Agua Beach. For this reason good to go for nice dinner. Food is not equaly good. Good fish (sea bass), good claims, poor Gazpacho (not recomend). Quality of service good. Prices quite high but this is normal while restaurant is located with direct sea view.

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Lanzarote, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This restaurant has the best location in Olhos D'Agua but does not match it with food or service. It is overpriced and the service is poor. I have visited a few times over the years but honestly feel that the service is dis-improving. Last visited in May of this year and I will not go again. A shame because 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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