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Rua das Pedras, 199 | Centro- Buzios- RJ, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950000, Brazil
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Staplehurst, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 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 

Thank leech_family
Wimbledon, London
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101 reviews
56 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 

Thank Mike W
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.

Thank JRaupp
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

Thank Dan M
Macae, RJ
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

Thank J007r
Monchengladbach, Germany
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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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

Thank reinhardo123
Riverview, Michigan
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch while visiting from cruise. Staff was very friendly and good service. Very helpful in translating the menu for us. Food was excellent and had a great view of our ship anchored in bay.

Thank James C
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

The romantic environment is perfect for couples, there is tables inside in the refrigerated ambience or tables outside just in front of the beach. I ordered Big shrimps and tried lobster with asparagus. Both were good but i had better food in other restaurants. I ordered a French wine called "Vignobles De La Vallée Du Rhone" recommended by the waiter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, Seafood, European, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 | Centro- Buzios- RJ, 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: (22)2623-0932

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