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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, 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
  • 69
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
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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
Superb in every way!

Ignore the outside setting and enjoy the great service, extensive wine list and awsome food! Walking into this restaurant means transforming yourself into another place and time to enjoy only the best.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Chef-Bas-Kuurstra
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Aruba
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Aruba
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Ignore the outside setting and enjoy the great service, extensive wine list and awsome food! Walking into this restaurant means transforming yourself into another place and time to enjoy only the best.

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Wynantskill, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

we loved the food and service. The menu was interesting. Kids enjoyed it. The portions were fair and the food was very very good. We sat outside and watched the vendors set up.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

This place had friendly service from a mostly Dutch staff and the food was very good - a little heavy with the creamy french influence. The area where it's located has a lot of shops, bars and outdoor vendors selling mostly handmade items like jewelry and bags.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We came to Aruba on our honeymoon, and chose to eat at Papillon while we were there. The food was pretty good, although slightly expensive for what you get. That was the best part of our evening. Otherwise, the experience was quite poor. The service was terrible. It took us about 20 minutes to get our first glass of wine,... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This restaurant is walking distance from the high-rise hotels and has a terrific early bird prix fix deal. For about $30, we got a glass of wine, appetizer, entree, and dessert. (FYI: No substitutions). It was a nice atmosphere and great food. It was also right by a lively night market, which we checked out afterwards.

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York, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We just happened to run across this "hidden" restaurant while looking for a place to eat. It is tucked along side but behind Señor Frogs. We were glad we did. The Beef Bourguignon was excellent. Service was good. Too bad it is not along the main "drag" as I felt the location was a hindrance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

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 Beach

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Pequannock, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 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.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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!

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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 reservations and were greeted by a friendly staff and were offered a glass from their... More 

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Additional Information about Papillon Restaurant

Address: J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
Phone Number: +297-586-5400
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Palm - Eagle Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 36
Cuisine: French

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?