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Papillon Restaurant

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J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
+297 586 5400
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17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very romantic and cozy restaurant. Service was excellent and the food....the food was amazing. Especially the tournedos! Thank you, we will be back!

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Farmingdale, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

nice menu good variety good location the early bird special is a real bargain overall good choice for dinner

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall a great experience. Waiter was very nice and attentive. Food came out fast and was fabulous. I could especially recommend the carpaccio as appetizer, one of the best on the island! Great job, we'll be back.

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Papillion on several occasions throughout our visits to Aruba within the last decade and always thoroughly enjoy the food and the atmosphere. This trip our table enjoyed several grouper dishes, and duck for myself. The food tasted great (minus my very small portion for duck breasts that I finished with ease). The one small complaint I would... More 

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Westport, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and atmosphere are terrific but bring your patience. We have dined here many times and have always really enjoyed everything we ordered. Most recently we had Caesar salad, venison and beef bourguignon. We had the caramelized pineapple pastry served with vanilla ice cream and mousse trio for dessert. Everything was absolutely delicious! The prices are on the high... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had gone to Papillon last year and absolutely wanted to go back this year... well, that was a mistake!! nothing exceptional this time and the food quality was extremely bad... i think the salad was from 2 days ago... if you are looking for fresh and good quality food, do not go there! one positive though, the service is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely service, Paulina is gracious and helpful and always busy helping. The food, especially the chef's specials are unique and delicious.

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Burnt Hills, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here twice and both times the food was amazing. Red snapper and grouper was so fresh. Don't miss this this little gem in Aruba!

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was great!! # couse early bird was a great value, food was delicious. Soup, fish, steak and dessert all wonderful. including the service.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the early bird special they advertised and I had grouper, my husband had the filet and we both throughly enjoyed the meals, appetizers and dessert! The service was superb and I highly recommend it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 36
Cuisine
French, Caribbean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?