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Rua das Palmeiras 199 | Centro- Buzios- RJ, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a lovely little restaurant, slightly hidden away. White tablecloths and very romantic setting. Would have thought it seemed more expensive than it was. Food was delicious!! The profiteroles were sensational and the mixed dessert plate was the best dessert ever!! Would definitely recommend

Thank Emily M
London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant whilst staying at Casas Brancas hotel (see separate review of this incredible pousada!) and were so glad we visited. It is not easy to find as it only has a small entranceway on the street (opposite the only church luckily which is easy to find) but it goes through to a lovely restaurant with sea... More 

Thank CameramanG
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slipped into Cigalon while a downpour was in process, strode to the back and found a table on the balcony overlooking the beach and a gnarled vine tree which added to the drama of the evening. The food was sublime, delicious and handsome helpings served on white linen with typical French attention to detail and quality. Loved the wines on... More 

Thank Graeme P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice restaurant with French / European vibe. Food was really good, especially the ceviche! Food is still somewhat Brazilian - really sweet. Very good price - quality ratio. Def a recommendation!!

Thank Danielle K
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We came just to try the profiteroles dessert highly recommended by another reviewer here. Lovely atmosphere and view, great dessert, excellent service.

Thank bbarradas
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Hard to do not give a 5 stars review to a place that has something "best in the world". Well, "Cigalon" has the best profiteroles in the world and I can assure you this is true. Add to this a great menu with a french touch and excellent service. Very pleasant surprise!

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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 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 

Thank onlycme
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

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

Thank ZinC41
Staplehurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank j5plus4
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Seafood, European, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?