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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, 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
  • 68
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  • 23
    Poor
  • 11
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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
Interesting French Restaurant

The surprise here was the game food offered, though we didn't try it. Our food was good and the wine was exceptional.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Spartn88
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Delaware, Ohio
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Delaware, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The surprise here was the game food offered, though we didn't try it. Our food was good and the wine was exceptional.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We dined here and really enjoyed the ambiance and the al fresco dining. The tables are set around a pool with lots of large trees - simply beautiful. The food was good - we all had pan fried fish and some type of sweet potato. It tasted okay, but we enjoyed the setting more than the food. No one tried... More 

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Lima
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Maybe not the best French food in Bay Area, but definitely best in Fremont area. Service is good, but not super - but then again so are the prices: as far as French food goes, they were reasonable. Do try to French onion soup!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We went to this restaurant many times and they are stil one of the best restaurants on Aruba. Year after year great service and food!

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Escargot, onion soup, salad, steak and wine - all delicious. Great service and nice patio. We enjoyed our supper so much we went the next night as well. OH! And the chocolate lava cake for dessert. Amazing!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Loved the food. The escargot in the pastry shell was fantastic. I remembered it from our previous visit 3 years ago. It would have been nicer if all the people selling things outside weren't right outside the restaurant.

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Mesa, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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

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 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions

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?