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Rua das Palmeiras 199 | Centro- Buzios- RJ, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
(22)2623-0932
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Birmingham
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here twice. The food is predominantly French with a Brazilian twist. The grouper with pineapple, duck with pumpkin and plantain and the steak dishes were exceptional. The only disappointment was the bacalau (cod) and mashed potato dish - this was small and came with no accompaniments. The platter of desserts was utterly incredible. The amuse-bouche was also delicious.... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent French food and professional service right on the Rua das Pedras in Buzios. Beautiful view of the bay. Reasonably-priced wine list.

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Staplehurst, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Buzios for 5 nights and ate here twice because we loved it so much! What a warm welcome and the food was absolutely amazing, beautifully presented and we sat outside in the picturesque setting looking out to sea. Very romantic and relaxing and enjoyable! The staff were all so lovely especially the waitress we had both times,... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We spotted this place during the day, and were rather drawn in by the 90 reals three course menu. The setting is so romantic inside - very dimly lit with candles everywhere, and cute 'couples' tables. The waiters were very attentive, couldn't fault the service. The food was very good quality, but a little on the minimal side for me.... More 

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London England
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114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We had many great meals in Rio and Buzios on our recent holiday so this competes in tough company. By comparison I did not find Cigalon that memorable. Amuse bouche was tasty and my wife’s tuna steak main course good. We both enjoyed French style desserts. We sat at the back terrace overlooking the bay which was very pleasant. So... More 

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Wimbledon, London
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

.... but very good a bit generous, so 3.5 and "Good" would be a better grading. The location is great and the steak I chose was large and perfectly acceptable. I just think a #10 rating seemed a bit high for this restaurant as we preferred both Bar do Ze and Rincon (ranked # 17 and 66 respectively in Buzios).... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

It keeps the same quality throughout the years. Good food and service, without big surprises, and fair price. Reliable place for a good meal in Búzios.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Cozy elegant intimate place in the center of Buzios. Amazing view - pick a table either outside or by the window. We had the seafood paela, the daily fish menu, the duck breast and tuna with chef's sauce. The daily menu comes complete with breads, main course and desert and costs not more than a single main dish from the... More 

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Macae, RJ
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Tucked away with a narrow entrance this gem is actually a beautiful large french restaurant with stunning sea view once you emerge from the main street, The service was top with a fantastic menu catering for all choices - we had the seafood curry with a fine ice cold bottle of Chilean savignon blanc - thoroughly delicious

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Monchengladbach, Germany
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59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

we have visited the restaurant many times since years. it is as it is. = wonderful quality of food, testing of wein, service, ambiente = excellent we have visited also some other restaurants in buzios but cigalon is simply the best. we will be back again. reinhard & cristina

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
French, Seafood, European, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua das Palmeiras 199 | Centro- Buzios- RJ, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Armacao dos Buzios
  • Phone Number: (22)2623-0932

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