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Rua das Pedras, 199 | Praia do Canto, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950000, Brazil
+55 22 2623-0932
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch, at a waterside table. The ceviche de camarao was wonderful. Despite its location and Bardot associations, it was not especially touristy -- we will return before we leave Buzios.

Thank Michael O
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing, I recommend the brandade de bacalhau, it is just perfect! For dessert we had profiteroles and they were by far the best I have ever had! The staff is also very polite! Loved it!

Thank MartaRM9
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We discovered this smallish restaurant on our second last night in Buzios and had such a great meal that we returned for our last night and had an equally good meal though obviously different food. The entrance to the restaurant is quite narrow and perhaps this is why it appears so few people go there but it is really nice... More 

Thank Gordon031
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

A lovely restaurant also with a terrace overlooking the bay of Buzios. A great selection of set menus and a la carte. Great food and friendly service.

Thank TonyY777
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 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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118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

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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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 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 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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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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
Average prices
$25 - $78
French, Seafood, European, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
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 Pedras, 199 | Praia do Canto, 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: +55 22 2623-0932
French cuisine. With ocean view, you can enter or go out from the Rua das Pedras Street to Canto 's Beach. Small entry, open since 12 to 24 hrs.

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