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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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J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
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1 - 10 of 946 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Papillon was excellent! The wine, food, atmosphere, service, everything was perfect! The sommelier was so friendly and chatted with us for a while about some of the old treasures they have stored in their cellar. We started with the raw oysters, onion soup and Caesar...More

Thank wildcatway e
Maud V, Public Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear wildcatway, thank you for your nice review! At Papillon, we strive to be the best in food, service and ambiance. Our knowledgeable staff is always there to answer our guests questions or for a simple chat. Let them explain to you the story of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Menu was a little limited but great food. Fish soup to start, fillet mignon for main and ice cream for dessert. All nicely presented but fairly small portions. Was enough given that it was a 3 course. Plus a free glass of wine. Service was...More

Thank leeeds
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Leeeds, thank you for taking the time to write your review! We had a blast serving your party. Our Early Bird special has been a success for the past 8 years. We serve it from 5 till 7 pm everyday and it includes a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here as part of the AGA Dine around programme. Food was pretty good, mostly French in style but with an Arubian/Dutch twist. Nice focaccia bread with tapenade. The goat's cheese appetiser was tasty and a little different from the usual as it was wrapped...More

Thank roamingroto
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Roamingroto, thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are indeed part of the AGA Dine around program. This super deal consist of a carefully selected AGA menu with an extensive choice of appetizers, main courses and desserts for only 50...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very tasty and fresh and the staff wand service were all excellent. Highly recommend. The onion soup and beef burgundy was really very well done as was the salads and fish dishes. Highly recommend.More

Thank CraigB65
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Craig, thank you for your review and your recommendation. We always strive to be the best in food, service and atmosphere. To have a look at the other delicious dishes on our menu, visit our page: papillonaruba.com. We hope to see you back in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place offers fine French cuisine, mostly fish and seafood but also meat dishes including foie gras and venison, the latter two of which I ordered. The bread came with a paste of black olives as the spread, which was delicious. I ordered my first...More

Thank Michael L
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Michael, thank you for your kind and extended review. Our restaurant offers a french cuisine with a Caribbean touch. We have some specific french delicacies on our menu, like frog legs, foie gras, onion soup, sweetbreads, tournedos, entrecote and venison. But we also have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to Aruba many times we always passed by this restaurant and wanted to try it. We finally did . Amazing service and great food. Started with the fish ceviche and my meal of Grouper excellent. My wife tries the Filet Mignon which was...More

Thank jaycap
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jaycap, thank you for your kind words and visit to our restaurant! We are glad you decided to come in and let us surprise you with a great dinner experience. We are proud to say that we are among one of the few restaurant...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a reservation for 4 people on July 1 at 6.45pm for early bird special. Unfortunately we (me and my husband) came a bit late, at 7.02pm and my in-law's at 7.05pm. My relatives are old people (over 75 years old) and they have...More

1  Thank Jo H
Maud V, Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jo, we first want to point out our Early Bird menu, which has been a success for the past 8 years and which we serve from 5 to 7 PM. Our yearlong condition is that the Early Bird special is available if our guests...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

We really enjoyed this restaurant. It was a bit more expensive than other places, but the food was excellent and the service was great. I would go back! Worth a visit.More

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

Dear Susana, thank you for your kind words! We always strive to be the best in food, service and ambiance and we are happy that you enjoyed your night out at Papillon. We are proud to say that we are among one of the few...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Loved this from Start to finish. Our waitress was knowledgeable and helpful. Food and service were amazing. First time here but will be backMore

Thank Mlsmith142
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear MLSmith, thank you for your review and for visiting our restaurant. We find it very important that our guests have a great dinner experience, and that does not stop with the food! Our staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Feel free to ask for a...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Our party of 7 really enjoyed our dining experience at Papillon Restaurant. The food and service were great! The only negative thing is that it was VERY warm sitting outside as all of the fans were not working.More

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

Dear unclehummer, thank you for your kind review! We always strive to be the best in food, service and ambiance and we are happy we live up to that. We take pride in our outside terrace where our guests can enjoy the warm and breezy...More

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cstarrs
6 September 2016|
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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