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Papillon Restaurant

J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
+297 586 5400
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
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1 - 10 of 929 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a party of 13 including 4 kids. The service was great and the price was really good for the early bird special (3 course+wine for $30.) I had the mushroom soup, the filet, and the ice cream. Everything was delicious. I would return...More

Thank Browncm6
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent food and service ... close to the high rises. Nice to be able to eat outside too and enjoy the weather.

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had the best seafood possible ever at this restaurant. We tried one their special White Asparagus dishes for an appetizer and it was phenomenal. We also had the lobster bisque, and while here on the East Coast of the US we...More

Thank PCM_BG
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear PCM_BG, thank you for your kind and enthusiastic review! Our lobster bisque is one of our signature appetizers. It is clear, light, fresh and full of flavor. The white asparagus menu was our special menu for the months of May and June, because they...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had grouper and it was delicious. Did not taste like the fish we have here in the states. Large portions were served. When I'm back in the area will try agin.More

Thank Janet T
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Janet T, thank you for your kind review! Our grouper is locally caught and we take pride in the freshness and rich flavor. the grouper Papillon is one of our signature dishes. Did you know it is Dutch mussel season? The mussels are flown...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we come to the Island of Aruba this restaurant is always a must! From service to food you just can't get any better. The hostess Tina is always there to greet you with a smile and a honest suggestion for what ever your...More

Thank M B
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear M B, thank you for taking the time to write your review. We always strive to give our guests the best experience in food, service and ambiance and we feel honored to be the best on your list. Our hostess is not only there...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Es tan bueno, que volvimos 4 veces. Carre of Lamb es el mejor plato, a mi gusto. No es barato, pero es el único lugar donde sientes que pagas bien por lo que comes. Volvería mil veces. It is so good, we came back 4...More

Thank Javier D
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Querido Javier, gracias por su review y por su recomodacion. Carre of Lamb es uno de nuestros famosos platos. Querias ver los otros platos sobre el menu? Dale un click por nuestra pagina web: papillonaruba.com. deseamos verles por quinta vez y por las miles veces...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the atmosphere. We sat outside and enjoyed a beautiful meal. We started with the lobster bisque (which was more soup-like), but was amazing. It was the best lobster bisque we've had! The wine list is phenomenal! Only downside is they do not currently...More

Thank Kaleigh K
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kaleigh, thank you for your kind words and your visit to our restaurant! The lobster bisque is one of our signature dishes. We serve French food with a Caribbean touch. A bisque is a typical french soup and the lobster is of course a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fish is fresh I ordered the special Corvino with lobster risotto and the petit filet my 13 year old daughter ordered was cooked to her liking she ate every bit of it. My husband still can not stop talking about the torneados of beef...More

Thank Marcella N
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Marcella, thank you so much for your kind review and your enthusiasm for our dishes! The Corvina you had was one of our specials. It is a white fish that is locally caught fresh every day and it has a soft flavor. We have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stepped out from our all inclusive and decided to see what town had to offer. This little French gem is worth a visit. The staff is friendly and accommodating. We started inside but it was very hot so we asked to finish dessert outside...More

Thank Damian A
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Damian, thank you for your review and your visit to our restaurant. Did you know that Papillon Restaurant has a one of a kind concept; the restaurant is named after one of the most famous prisoners in the world, Henri Charriere, who was nicknamed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We reserved an inside table with the hope we could be cool and comfy while we dined. The air conditioning was barely keeping the restaurant cool enough to eat. Lacking the Aruba breeze and no air conditioning made it very hot. The bathrooms were also...More

Thank Albee0426
Tina R, Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Albee, We first want to thank you for visiting our restaurant and finding the time to write your feedback for us. We take your comments very serious and we will contact you personally. Friendly regards, The entire team of Papillon Restaurant

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cstarrs
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Response from Irv P | Reviewed this property |
Response is a little late. I don't recall anything about split charges.
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Response from caribbeantraveler2 | Reviewed this property |
check out this link which will give you the entire early bird special menu. Early Bird 3 course menu for only $29.75 Served daily between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm Early Bird Special: Appetizer: Soup of the day or Quiche... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 36
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Palm - Eagle Beach
  • Phone Number: +297 586 5400
  • E-mail
Description
Henri Charrière, one of the world’s most famous prisoners, would surely have had the time of his life at Papillon Restaurant in The Village, across from the Radisson Resort. Nicknamed Papillon because of the butterfly tattoo on his chest, he was the first convict to escape from Devil’s Island. Charrière’s thrilling, gripping autobiography has been the concept behind Papillon Restaurant.Papillon Restaurant’s menu reflects the Frenchman’s arduous journey to freedom: classic French dishes have been dusted with daring Caribbean flair and are a culinary journey for your taste buds. The spacious outside terrace is perfect for casual fine dining or one may enjoy the air-conditioned inside dining space.
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