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J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
+297-586-5400
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Henri Charrière, one of the world’s most famous prisoners, would surely...
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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Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 380
    Excellent
  • 169
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Absolutely excellent!

So glad we decided to try this restaurant out. The service was incredibly and the food was delicious. Tuna appetizer was great, as were the fish entrees. The presentation of the food was especially appealing. Desert was unbelievable as well- lava cake especially hit the spot. Wasn't sure what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
allisonm263
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is soooooooo slow. We literally waited for 1 whole hour just to get our food! Although the food was okay, the place was really slow. We had to ask the waiter to bring the kids' food faster,I wouldn't recommend it.

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Rochester, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner and was disappointed after hearing all the great reviews. We waited a while before the waiter came over to take our order, then over an hour before our meal arrived. We found the service to be sub-par because the waiter did not check-in on us once. We ended up having to ask... More 

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

So glad we decided to try this restaurant out. The service was incredibly and the food was delicious. Tuna appetizer was great, as were the fish entrees. The presentation of the food was especially appealing. Desert was unbelievable as well- lava cake especially hit the spot. Wasn't sure what to expect but this restaurant far exceeded our expectations. This is... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Enjoyed a very quiet and well-made meal here. The lobster bisque was excellent, and a bit different than usual in that it was somewhat earthier and less creamy - we loved it. For our mains, we had the lamb chop and duck, and both were perfectly made. Portions are more European-sized, not American-sized, so we left feeling satiated but not... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We managed to get a table for dinner here without reserving during the easter weekend. The food was good and service was excellent. It is hidden behind a market near Signor Frogs but well worth the effort to locate.

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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

The food in Papillon was delicious. Well everything except for the tuna tartar that was just horrible. The service was good. However the view wasn't nice you were looking at a little market which isn't the best view.

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Aurora, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

some of the entrees are cooked on a hot stone. Tables outside around a pool. Make sure visit the historic house. We made a reservation before we left home.

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new york
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74 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We dined with another couple at Papillon. This restaurant had been recommended to our friends- and rightfully so. Our server was great. We shared an appetizer and each had an entree. The entrees were tasty as was the wine. My husband had grouper and I had duck. Papillon is located in a very 'happening' part of Aruba. Plenty to do... More 

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Prince George, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great food and service. Nice atmosphere with good food. We especially enjoyed the tables for two around the pool area. Location is convenient and the cab ride was not expensive. We would go back again on our next visit.

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12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stumbled upon this place after an excursion and walking around the Shopping area in the evening. We were all hungry and they were able to accommodate our group. Our server was absolutely fantastic - She was engaging, helpful with excellent suggestions about what to order on the menu. We thoroughly enjoyed the appetizers, entree's and wine. We were too... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 36
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?