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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The escargot appetizer was especially delicious. I could have a meal with just the bread and appetizer. We had the tuna and scallops for dinner, just wonderful. Loved it so much we went back two nights in a row! John was a terrific waiter and made our evening extra special. :). Would definitely come back again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We had the pleasure of having our last dinner in aruba at the Papillon and were so pleased to have found this restaurant. Our meal was outstanding. There were four for dinner with the ladies both having the duck, one gentleman the beef bourgonion and the sweetbread appetizer as a entree for myself. All of our meals were outstanding when... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Somewhat by chance, we ate at Papillon last night. We had parked the car and were walking to Gianni's and walked by this cool looking restaurant with gas torch lamps outside. My wife and I had heard about Papillon but didn't know where it was, so we decided to look at the menu - she was hooked as soon as... More 

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Noord, Aruba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My friend and I live here in Aruba and had never had the chance to try this restaurant...what a beautiful place to enjoy excellent food and drinks from the start to finish. The service is very good, timing of everything was perfect, the setting is cozy and romantic. We will be back....I also love the idea of a photo and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had one of the best meals ever at Papillon. I ordered the salt encrusted sea bass and it was served in a casserole dish with a thick hard salt crust which was made with salt and egg whites. The server broke into the crust and removed the most delicious, buttery tasking sea bass. Had to force myself to take my... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The location and atmosphere are great. The service is excellent. The food is OK, though there's room for improvement. However, the dessert was very good. Mostly, the staff is fine, and professional, and with a great sense of humor.

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Mono , Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went to this restaurant as it was recommended by the Hotel we were staying at. It was right across the street. There is indoor and outdoor seating, really all open air, but some more outside than others. We waitress that served us was very attentive and nice. The atmosphere was nice. They have two torches out by the front... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We have eaten here on several trips to Aruba. The food is great, service is good and the ambiance is very nice. I like the menu because it is different from most of the other restaurants on the island. We would definitely recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Papillon provides the finest French food and wines in a beautiful tropical setting. Food, presentation, ambiance and service were all fantastic. Special thanks go out to Johan Dek and Mary for making our visit special ! All staff were wonderful and attentive. Palm beach location very convenient to all the Major Hotels.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We ate here a number of times and have consistently been satisfied with the food and excellent service. This time the service service was as good, fast and friendly as ever. My wife took the game menu and was 100% satisfied!! My invited cousin had fish and I had the lamb chops. The fish was tasty but dry and tough;... 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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