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J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
+297-586-5400
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $36
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Went on the last night of our trip to Aruba... Food was was wonderful. Good service too. Reasonably priced for Aruba. Will definitely go back there when we return.

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Cincinnati
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79 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We asked to be seated outdoors on the covered patio so we could enjoy the ambience of the area. A sidewalk bazaar was set up in the plaza in front of the restaurant where local vendors were selling several handcrafted items to tourists ambling along the street on a beautiful evening. Soft background music in the restaurant blended with the... More 

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West Hartford, CT
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43 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have returned here every year for the past 5 January's enjoying Papillon's early bird specials. Unfortunately, this year it is discontinued for January. We stayed to eat anyway I had the Sea Bass in salt crust and my husband had a lobster tail and scallops special. The sea bass smelled and tasted fishy and my husbands lobster special was... More 

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you are looking for a good piece of fish in walking distance to the High rise district. Papillon is a good choice.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Keeping it simple, amazing food selection and dishes. Good service (until almost the end) we had the lobster bisque and ceviche! Def a must have! Main Course excellent lamb chops. Until we got the desert. We had one lime cheesecake and found a 1 inch plastic in the ice Cream. It tastes Great as all dishes. The problem was not... More 

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Upstate NY
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Had a fabulous meal here for my husband's birthday. Service was outstanding and food was top notch. One of the best restaurants in Aruba!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Papillon had delicious island food, a good (and reasonably informal) atmosphere, and was conveniently close to the high rise hotels. A very enjoyable meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Last year, my elderly mother and I had the best meal of our vacation at Papillon. So, we eagerly anticipated a return visit this year. I'm happy to report that the restaurant did not disappoint - everything was as good, if not better than, we had remembered. As a vegetarian, I tend to shy away from French restaurants, which typically... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal at Papillon and would definitely go back if we visit Aruba again! The service was great, and you can see the hustle and bustle of the local night market... it was a great place to people watch : )

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Outstanding food; excellent service. would eat there every day. excellent decor. I didn't expect the food to be so good/fresh on an island.

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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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