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La Cigale

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Rua Aristides Espinola - Loja C ,88 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22440-050, Brazil
2279 4473
Today
11:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 16:00
Mon - Thu 19:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 01:00
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NY
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318 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

The trendy restaurants in the Dias Ferreira streets have long waiting lines on Friday nights and do not like to make reservations. But one block away, La Cigale had free tables when we arrived. One of the benefits of being relatively unknown. The food was excellent, dessert was great, the only problem was catching the attention of the waiters -... More 

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Thank R_TheReader
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

I had the best "bife a milanesa" of my life there. It's not for those with a tight wallet, but it was everything on my plate was very good. For lunch they have a buffet lay-out, and you pay by weight.

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Thank Sarah A
Rio de Janeiro
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

It is an expensive place with very average food. There are other options nearby it like VIA 7 or GULA-GULA restaurants.

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Thank Rodrigo B
São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

This place does not offer good food at all and represents what Rio was all about in terms of food about 20 years ago, complete lack of quality and good service.

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Thank Roberto M
Seattle
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

We had the 3 course price fixed menu for 48 real. It consisted of a fresh salad with Parmesan crisps and a very tasty dressing, second course of filet mignon in a Demi glade and gorgonzola reduction. The filet was paired with a gratin of thinly sliced potatoes. Dessert was a banana flambé and ice cream. Very well done and... More 

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Thank rexgarth
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2011

Cool Rio French bistro w/local fresh tropical ingredients. Try the jabuticaba and coalho cheese salad appetizer.

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Thank Laranjeiras00
Austin, Texas
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2009

this is a great bistro style restaurant in the Leblon neighborhood. Definitely a fun atmosphere and GREAT CUISINE!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 16:00
Monday
11:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Aristides Espinola - Loja C ,88 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22440-050, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Leblon
  • Neighbourhood: Leblon
  • Phone Number: 2279 4473

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Leblon
In addition to being one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in the city, Leblon is charming, elegant and simple. This posh area has some of the most famous and expensive restaurants in Brazil, along with some of the city’s best nightlife (including some places open all night). One of the best places to visit is the beach, located under the impressive “Morro Dois Irmãos” (Two Brothers Hill). It’s a pleasant place to relax and admire the local beauty.
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