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Papiamento

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Washington 61, Noord, Aruba
+297 586 4544
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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    Very good
  • 135
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  • 48
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Our favorite restaurant on the vaca!

We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the meal. The staff was very attentive. I had the Champagne casserole with fish and shellfish in a delicious sauce and cheese - My boyfriend had the Gorgonzola steak and it was cooked perfectly. Great sides, plus ceaser salads. We will go back on our next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Christen H
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Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the meal. The staff was very attentive. I had the Champagne casserole with fish and shellfish in a delicious sauce and cheese - My boyfriend had the Gorgonzola steak and it was cooked perfectly. Great sides, plus ceaser salads. We will go back on our next trip! But, get a reservation - it was... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went for a romantic dinner here. The setting is lovely. If you have been to Madame Janette's, it is a smaller and more beautiful version - but very similar. Our food was just ok - not a good value and nothing to blow us away. The French Onion Soup tasted (literally) like Campbell's Vegetable Beef broth.... More 

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Baldwinsville, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant with some friends that we met in Aruba last year. The ambiance is wonderful and the food was excellent! The seating is around a pool that is beautifully lighted. Our waiters were very attentive. The prices were less than what you would expect from a restaurant of the caliber.

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Buffalo, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Seated promptly near the pool. Didn't realize there was a private wedding anniversary party going on, complete with vow renewal in front of thirty of their closest to friends and about a hundred total strangers. (Note to spouse --not my idea of romance.) food was unremarkable..worst Caesar salad I've ever had--brown lettuce, soggy tasteless dressing. Won't return..there are much better... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I came into the restaurant thinking "wow" this is going too be great. But it was just average. The ambiance was nice but the food was dry and tasteless. If you decide to go get the lamb on a rock its one of the only decent dishes from everything we tried.

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Yonkers, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I was told that this restaurant was a must visit while in Aruba. So this year we went. Ambiance was nice with outdoor seating in a garden like setting. Staff was helpful and pretty attentive to our needs. Menu was interesting. I was with my family, two children, and we all had beef meals. I had the Madame butterfly (steak... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a beautiful and romantic dinner at Papiamento. While we were underwhelmed by the appetizers and desserts, we would certainly return for the entrees. I ordered the Limon and it was a winner! Next time I'll save more room for the best part.

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Alabama
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Papia Mento is a great restaurant. The outdoor setting by the pool is amazing. We had the Keshi Yena, Oyster Soup, West Indies Shrimp, and a Seafood dish that resembled Seafood Newburg(I cannot remember the name of the dish. All dishes were great. Service was outstanding and setting provided for a very relaxing evening. Be sure to make a reservation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have visited this restaurant several times over the last decade. The food quality and staff attentiveness has declined, but the ambiance is still fantastic. Slow service. Nice kids menu with appetizer selections and typical kid friendly entrees.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Wife and I had dinner reservations for 7pm we were very happy with the service the food and wine selection. We sat by the pool area very tranquil and romantic setting. It was a little pricey but coming from NYC it was average

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?