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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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Lemont, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The service was not great. It took forever to get our dinner. As a matter of fact, we were getting up to leave when our dinner finally arrived. They said they forgot to put in the order which was odd because they were not at all crowded. We probably would not eat there again.

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Thank Sue D
Leila P, Public Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sue D, Firstly we would like to thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent visit to Papillon. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and indeed, where necessary, improve upon the service that we provide to our valued guests. We were very disappointed to read of... More 

New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had an excellent meal at Papillion. I had the Boeuf Bourguignon which was absolutely delicious. The service at time was slow and they ran out of several of the beer selections but overall a great experience.

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Washingtonville, NY
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Have been here twice. Both times the food is OK (bland) and not worth the money. Service is good. Atmosphere is nice. Food is very average

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Thank Paul S
Leila P, Public Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Paul S, thank you for visiting Papillon restaurant not just once, but twice and taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate every advice we receive from our guest so that we are able to maintain and, when necessary, improve upon the experience we create for our guests. We are sorry to read your recent visit to... More 

Noord, Aruba
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was a fantastic dinner. Our server was Marieke, and she provided wonderful service. It took me a full week to talk my husband into trying this restaurant, and he was sorry we waited so long because we would have eaten here twice.

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Thank klwagner82
Tina R, Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the service Marieke provided, we are happy to have her in our team and most of all we are happy you enjoyed dining with us and you did not had to disappoint your husband after talking him in ;) We look forward serving you again! Friendly regards, The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Everything we had here was amazing. I have been to France many times and the chef here sticks to the traditional which amounts to an amazing food experience! Our only disappointment was there were out of the boar which we really wanted to try. The olive tampanade to the Caesar salad was both out of this world.. I mean who... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We had to wait far too long for our meals to arrive, well over an hour - fair play when the main course arrived the salmon was lovely but unfortunately it was rather spoilt by the very long wait We wouldn't return simply because of the slow service

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Leila P, Public Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Curzonparkboy, Thank you for visiting Papillon Restaurant and taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience. Even though our restaurant tends to be busy every now and then, this is no excuse for the long wait you experienced. We strive to offer all our guests great food and service and... More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We weren't sure if French restaurants would be any good considering that Aruba is a Dutch territory but PApillon is outstanding. Every dish we ordered was delicious and service was great. Reasonably priced it is well worth the visit.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at Papillon and took advantage of the early bird special. The food was good (the main dish portion was rather small). The selection was pretty limited for the early bird menu. A glass of house wine was included. The wine was good. The service was very friendly and attentive. We had a good dining... More 

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Neptune, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

we love this restaurant so much that we go each year - french caribbean food with a great wine list not the normal you would see on the island and great prices. The service is excellent and they are in no rush to turn a table so you can enjoy your dinner. Only drawback they need some fans as its... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I had a reservation for 7 people. We were hungry after a long day of air travel so we went 45 minutes before our reservation and they were able to seat is right away. Drinks, bread, and our kids entrées came quickly but then we waited for what seemed like an hour for the adult's entrée to... More 

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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
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?