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Cigalon

Rua das Pedras, 199 | Centro- Buzios- RJ, Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950000, Brazil
(22)2623-0932
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Ranked #19 of 352 restaurants in Buzios
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

One of the fixed price menus at Cigalon is a great deal. The food is French based, with a French chef. A little amuse-bouche of pumpkin soup, delicious in house made bread, and the mains, both meat and fish were perfect. The creme broule was a delight. Never been disappointed but go with the prix-fixe, the a la carte can... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The atmosphere is nice, but I must say I enjoyed the place much more for the food. The lobster was excellent and the selection of wines very good.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We ate dinner here on Boxing Day and really enjoyed it! We ate at the first table just inside the balcony which ended up being the perfect table as people who were on the balcony came inside after dark. There was a problem with the electricity while we were there but this did not affect the food at all and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is a good venue for a romantic meal overlooking the bay. The food is to a good standard and I particularly enjoyed the tuna served with stir fried noodles. The service is OK but we had to wave at the waiter to get attention a couple of times. One suggestion to the owners is to increase the light levels.... More

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São Paulo
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This nice bistrot is located in a house where Brigitte Bardot lived for some time, in the 60's. Great ambience for lunch, specially if you get on of the few outside tables, facing the beach and the small fishing boats. The "sound track" is simply perfect, the food is delicious. Trust me on this one.

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Cologne, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The location is very beautiful! The dining area inside and outside look very promising. Concluding, I assume the prices include the location as well because the level of the kitchen does not justify the prices. 3 points for the food (relative to the price) and 5 for location, staff etc.

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Sydney
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This restaurant gives the impression of a very chic fine dining establishment.The dining area is lovely. Good looking room with fine table wear and attentive staff. I thought the food let it down for us. I had the Guinea fowl which was dry and over cooked and my wife had the fish which was recommended but tasted as though it... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We visited this restaurant twice the food was amazing good selection of food good fresh produce. The waiters were very attentive checking often that we had everything we needed and checking the food was good. Lovely setting our second visit was whilst it was daylight and the views were superb. Wine good choice and a fair price.

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Monchengladbach, Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

cristina and i have been in CIGALON several times. cigalon is not "grande" in volume, it is for approx. 60 - 70 person. "grande" is th quality to prepare the fish, meat, pasta etc. selection of vino is international. all have the right temperature. the map of meneu is well organized, first plate, second, main dish + sobremesa. coffee and... More

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Buzios, RJ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Cigalon has excellent italian / brazilian food and impeccable and professional service. The tables outside overlook the town beach with lots of colourful local fishing boats moored. A very romantic setting especially when the moon is full. The set menu is excellent value for such well cooked and stylishly served food.

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