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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
J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
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Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Been twice for dinner in Papillon during my 6 nights staying in Aruba. Service is great, and food is simply delicious. We tried 4 different appetizers and 4 main entries, all are great looking and very tasty. On my list, it's #1 restaurant in Palm-Eagle...More

Thank DrGluk
Reviewed 9 July 2015

If you like French food, you will enjoy this restaurant. They have a nice selection of food on their menu, a wonderful wine selection, and the service was excellent. Nice place if you want a romantic dinner that is not right on the beach.

Thank diana r
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The food was on par with anything I had in Paris, but unlike the restaurants in France, the service was actually very good. We enjoyed appetizers and desserts, and everything was great!

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We were lucky enough to be one of 45 guests to attend the "Dinner Among Gossamer Wings" event which was hosted at the Butterfly Farm with dinner prepared by the Papillon Restaurant. Upon arrival to Aruba we stopped by the Papillon Restaurant to confirm our...More

1  Thank lilladymo
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

This used to be a favorite of ours. But the latest visit has made us realized that it's simply too pricey for what you're actually getting. Service is good but a bit cool. Portions are small and not as flavorful as the menu leads you...More

Thank Mario D
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

We found Papillon while walking in Palm Beach and decided to try it. A successful choice! The food was very tasty and the environment quite cute. Had the shrimps and the seabass as main. Tuna trio and shrimps o gratin for starters. All super tasty!!...More

Thank M M
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

We just had one of the best meals we've ever had in Aruba! The atmosphere, food, and service were great! I can't believe that we've never tried this restaurant in the years we've been coming to Aruba! We felt like we were back in France...More

Thank welovearuba86
Reviewed 28 June 2015

The surprise here was the game food offered, though we didn't try it. Our food was good and the wine was exceptional.

Thank Spartn88
Reviewed 17 June 2015

We dined here and really enjoyed the ambiance and the al fresco dining. The tables are set around a pool with lots of large trees - simply beautiful. The food was good - we all had pan fried fish and some type of sweet potato....More

Thank SouthernGurl02
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Maybe not the best French food in Bay Area, but definitely best in Fremont area. Service is good, but not super - but then again so are the prices: as far as French food goes, they were reasonable. Do try to French onion soup!

Thank gcarreno
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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.
21 February 2016|
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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 36
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, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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
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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