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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, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 23
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    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
Great food. Great service.

The food is excellent. The service is top notch. The best filet I've had. My wife had the lamb and it was seasoned perfectly. We had such a great experience, we ate at the restaurant twice during our 5 day vacation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Richard F
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Mesa, Arizona
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117 reviews 117 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We had wanted to try Papillon for a few years and finally did on Mother's Day. My rack of lamb was good, not great. The 2 fish dishes our party had were good, but very small. Crab cakes not very good at all, but then again this is the Caribbean not Maryland. Escargot very good, as was the tuna trio.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The food is excellent. The service is top notch. The best filet I've had. My wife had the lamb and it was seasoned perfectly. We had such a great experience, we ate at the restaurant twice during our 5 day vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent food specially the Lambsrack which I had,my wife had the Seabass and service was very good specially Bartel (bartender) be back again for sure on our next vacation.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is always on our list to go back to each year. Excellent food with terrific service. They even have a good early bird ($29.75 - which I believe goes from 5PM to 7PM) . Try the kitsch, filet mignon and then a dessert- all delicious. Believe it comes with a glass of wine. Close to the high rise... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here upon the recommendation of a friend and I was not disappointed. We sat outside around the pool that sits in the middle of the restaurant. It was very romantic. The food, atmosphere and service were all fabulous. We both ordered the mixed grill that was served in a hot iron plate. They had an extensive wine list... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Dining in restaurant Papillon is a must whenever I go to Aruba. The unique setting, wonderful staff and amazing food, make each time a wonderful experience. Hope to go back soon again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Papillon is not just a restaurant. It is a cozy, welcoming, culinary paradise, located in Palm Beach.The Village, is by far, the most beautiful architectural design on the island. The ambiance at Papillon is classy, the background music appropriate and the crew is not only friendly but courteous, and knowledgeable. There is outdoor seating for network and family gatherings as... More 

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Eelde, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

For us, Papillon restaurant is a very good restaurant The food is good. special the Tournedos Rossini. The winelist is good and the crew knows a lot about the wines. Friendly service Nice place for a dinner. We will come back sone. Louis and Brenda

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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

As of the moment this review is being written, TripAdvisor lists 150 restaurants in the Palm Beach area of Aruba; the fact that I chose to return to Papillon TWICE during our 7 day stay is really all that one needs to know about my perceptions of our experience. It was great! Papillon (which means "butterfly") commemorates the memoirs of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Papillon was great the first time and stellar the second time around. Ambiance, food and service with a great wine list and convenient locale make Papillon a "must" every time we visit Aruba. Try the trio of chocolate mouse with a glass of champagne for desert!

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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: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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?