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Cigalon

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Rua das Pedras, 199 | Centro- Buzios- RJ, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950000, Brazil
(22)2623-0932
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hidden gem in the heart of Buzios

This restaurant is tucked away off the bustling Main Street of Buzios. Once you walk through the front you are in a beautiful candlelit room with outdoor space right on the water. The service was incredible and the food was some of the best i had in Buzios. Ceviche and lobster and shrimp entre are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This restaurant is tucked away off the bustling Main Street of Buzios. Once you walk through the front you are in a beautiful candlelit room with outdoor space right on the water. The service was incredible and the food was some of the best i had in Buzios. Ceviche and lobster and shrimp entre are musts. Very highly recommend this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a terrific restaurant with inside seating or outdoor seating looking at the sea. The room is romantic and very attractive. Service is excellent The wine list is very good. Food is terrific. We had a delicious octopus and potato appetizer and a lobster entre with shrimp sauce that was great. Be sure to try the sorbet and ice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went to this restaurant expecting french cuisine and were quite disappointed. The food was not bad, just not what we had expected.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Excellent food within the sound of waves. Perfectly cooked fish and octopus, fantastic service and adequate price. If you reserve, ask for a table at the back : the sound of waves will be your soundtrack for the night

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Service was good, food was good but the dessert was outstanding. Try the Menu Suggestion, good portions and average price. The location is great and it has a patio for a nice dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I love Cigalon, have been there a couple of times. For me, the best restaurant in Buzios for the romantic atmosphere. It's the perfect place for two. It's not cheap, most of the menu is french, but if you want to pay less just go for their "recommended menu" where you have a starter, a meal and dessert for one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Second meal there in a couple years. Last night was terrific! The service was very good as well. We had tables moved for us so we could sit and see the boats in the harbor. It was terrific night with delicious meal and very good service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Visited at 6pm and the restaurant was empty, but that meant we were seated straight away (I think it gets busy earlier). Our table was on the outside deck with views out to sea (there was a cruise liner moored in the bay). We had one of the set menu options at $R68 each, for starter bread and a shot... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great atmosphere and sweet staff. I cannot give them more than two out of five as our main dish was awful. Someone must have dropped a cup of salt over it before being served. They did deduct the price of one of the mains from the total and were understanding when we mentioned the issue. So all in all everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Our first night in Buzios so cannot make any comparisons yet however the four of us had steaks which were all good. Having walked around the area this restaurant does look as though it may be a bit more expensive than most.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua das Pedras, 199 | Centro- Buzios- RJ, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Armacao dos Buzios
  • Phone Number: (22)2623-0932

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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