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Papiamento

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$$$
Caribbean, Polish
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Washington 61, Noord, Aruba
+297 586 4544
Website
Today
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 139
    Average
  • 48
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Special Evening with Friends

Papiamento's is a fascinating place. It's an old home that's been converted to a restaurant where the guests are served dinner outside around the pool. The menu is very interesting. I had fresh wahoo that was served on a hot stone so I cooked it to the temperature I like. It was great. Drinks are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Joe_C1123
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Lake Mary, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Lake Mary, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Papiamento's is a fascinating place. It's an old home that's been converted to a restaurant where the guests are served dinner outside around the pool. The menu is very interesting. I had fresh wahoo that was served on a hot stone so I cooked it to the temperature I like. It was great. Drinks are quite large and the service... More 

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Reisterstown, Maryland, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Can't say anything better than just go. The ambiance of the restaurant is so romantic, 2 tops covered in white tablecloths surrounding the pool. The food was one of the best meals I've had in a long time and the service was perfect. I literally took the last sip of each drink and someone ran up to me asking me... More 

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Overall we had a very good experience. We were lucky enough to get a table right by the pool, which I think is one of their signature spots. Our appetizers (Goat Cheese Salad, and Caprese Salad) were very good, and both entrees were very good as well (Steak and seafood). Most of the places we visited while we were honeymooning... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This was our second time to this restaurant and it was great. Everything about this restaurant is perfect --- atmosphere, food, service, presentation of the food, staff. I could go on and on. I can't wait to return again next year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great food with a beautiful setting. So good we had to repeat that week. Nice wine list which is not overpriced. Just don't be in a hurry...enjoy the evening.

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Charleston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went here with another couple on our last night in Aruba. It was perfect! First, we made reservations and were seated inside instead of by the pool but honestly this was fine with us. The house itself was really interesting and we essentially had a private dining room since no one else was seated in the... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My concierge was able to turn around a quick reservation for us, but we had to be there by 7 to get near the pool. We did and got near the pool but not quite right on it. It's off the beaten path and you're not likely to happen upon this place if you're staying at any of the hotels.... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The setting is primarily around a pool and creates a very romantic setting. The service was very good with several staff showing an interest in each customer, I.e. Filling wine glasses while not pushing for another sale. The salad that came with the meal was weak. The entrees were very good.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Dec 2013 - Great food / atmosphere and staff. A certain place to return to; Going back in June 2015.

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Nashville
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219 reviews 219 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is really great place to go...great atmosphere...great service...perfect music....and the food was really good,,,not the very best but with everything else I would go back...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Washington 61, Noord, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Noord
  • Phone Number: +297 586 4544

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 45
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Polish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?