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Cigalon

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Rua das Pedras, 199 | Centro- Buzios- RJ, 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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business

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  • 181
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  • 111
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Romantic

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Nickynoodle1278
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Mold, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Mold, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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London
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Smack bang in the middle of town a lot of tourists pass this by and head for a pizza. Whilst the place appears a little ramshackled , nooks and crannies , rose petals on the table , the food is above average and service is good. Prices are more than surrounding restaurants and this is clearly seen by the clientele... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Despite some poor reviews, we found Cigalon to be OK and fair value. In the midst of Downtown Buzios, it's difficult to judge by appearances, but this place matched expectations. Service a bit dull, but the food was very good. Atmospheric in a way, don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Beautiful romantic restaurant. Very pretentious and overpriced. Food really not good for the prices one pays. Pity. Could have been a gem.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

No complaints here, service was good, as was everyone's meal, and we ordered three different things. Setting was nice.

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Marke, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nice restaurant for romantic couples. Excellent ceviche served in a sardine tin can. Perfectly cooked fish dishes. Professional service. Also one of the only places in Buzios where we found the excellent brazilian sprankling wine "Dal Pizzol". The only reason whey we did not considered this restaurant "as excellent" is because of the French inspired cuisine which makes this restaurant... More 

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Rome, Italy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had our New year eve dinner at Cigalon and had a very nice dinner. Elaborated menu, nice Service and location, ambience ok.

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Newtown, Connecticut
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Wanted so much to like this restaurant -- sat at a table where you could see, hear and smell the sea. That alone could make for a lovely evening. Perhaps it was an off night, but the service was abrupt (and it's rare that I ever need to complain about service), the food was mediocre, and I've never been served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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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