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Le Cigalon

Pizza, French, International
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Punaauia, French Polynesia
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Good food at reasonable prices

We ate here several times during our stay The food is freshly cooked and it offers a varied menu and at about 6000 franc for two meals plus beer a lot cheaper than the meridian Food can take a while to arrive if they are busy so leave yourself plenty of time and please note they aren't open all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We have enjoyed a pizza dinner and a pasta dinner as well as a meat dinner on three different occasions and each time the meal was of good quality and very tasty. At the end of the dinners the bill was a pleasant surprise, prices of the plates were very reasonable, good value for money.

Thank Frans B
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I liked this restaurant so much I went for lunch more than once. The specials are really good. Also fun to sit on the open air terrace and have a cold Hinamo beer. On a particularly warm day we sat indoors in air-conditioned comfort.....that room is much more stylish. The various fresh fish dishes were excellent. The staff is attentive... More 

Thank stoketun
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

I can't imagine lower quality food. Pizzas were nearly inedible and disgusting. Service was just as bad. Want to throw up

Thank Tap8blue
Highlands Ranch
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Le Meridien hotel before and after our cruise in French Polynesia. We stumbled upon this small, family run restaurant. We found it to be charming. The young children played on the patio not far from our table. Three young men played a keyboard and sang local songs. Then, they sang Stand By Me... More 

Thank sharona717
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We ate here several times during our stay The food is freshly cooked and it offers a varied menu and at about 6000 franc for two meals plus beer a lot cheaper than the meridian Food can take a while to arrive if they are busy so leave yourself plenty of time and please note they aren't open all the... More 

Thank Explorergte
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is one of the 2 options for dining outside the extremely over-priced Le Meridien hotel. The food is fairly good quality and reasonably priced. The night we were there only one waiter was on duty and he had to do everything (serve, bus tables, cash out, etc.) Needless to say, service was slow. We ordered pizza but were unable... More 

Thank jeff f
Orewa, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

As other reviewers we wanted somewhere other than Le Meridiene to eat. We were a family of 11. The host quickly assembled a table to suit us in airconditioned comfort. As it was between Christmas and New Year not everything on the menu was available. In good English he advised us on the best options for us. A reasonably priced... More 

Thank Robin_the_organist
Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I was booked at Le Meridien hotel as the stop over for half a day after a cruise. Went to the museum of Tahiti which is a short walk. On the way back we stopped in. I had the curry shrimp with coconut milk and my wife had the shrimp with ginger, scallions and garlic sauce. Both dishes were very... More 

Thank onthebeach1
Hope Island, Australia
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

We went here for dinner with friends as an alternative to La Meridien which is next door and we all had pizza which wasn't great but we never found great food in Papeete but it made a change from the mediocre food at the hotel. We had just disembarked from a six star cruise liner so we may have been... More 

Thank traveller77722
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It is right next door to the Le Meridian...5 minute walk. It serves very good pizza, pasta, etc at prices better than the hotel. It is not cheap but less than the hotel. We went for lunch & I ordered a calzone which was enormous....big enough for at least 2 people. Service was prompt & friendly

Thank randomMA

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Punaauia, French Polynesia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Punaauia

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, French, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?