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Papiamento

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Caribbean, Polish, European
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Washington 61, Noord, Aruba
+297 586 4544
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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 720
    Excellent
  • 262
    Very good
  • 145
    Average
  • 52
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Gorgeous elegant dining

It has a beautiful romantic garden atmosphere. I recommend for more for couples dining but we went with the kids (7 and 4). The food was very good I enjoyed the fish soup and the limon grouper. Both were very good. What really impressed me was the children's menu, not your standard chicken nuggets... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
JillWanderlustGirl
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South Orange, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It has a beautiful romantic garden atmosphere. I recommend for more for couples dining but we went with the kids (7 and 4). The food was very good I enjoyed the fish soup and the limon grouper. Both were very good. What really impressed me was the children's menu, not your standard chicken nuggets and fries. My children were happy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Dined at Papiemento's again. Everything was as anticipated - excellent service, very good food and a great atmosphere. The restaurant has something for everyone. Dinner is served poolside but there are ample tables for large groups and even a few hideaway spots. All of the poolside tables are two seats and very romantic. First courses were a delcious Tuna Tartare... More 

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Aruba
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had dinner last night and I am still amazed how delicious the food is and the ambiance at this restaurant is just unique. Such an authentic and beautiful place. We sat down around the pool so romantic and the service is excellent!! Definitely a must try when in Aruba !! Jennifer is the sweetest person Thank You and Mr.Ellis... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very good food and service. Place is beatiful. They hace indoors and outdoors with tables by swiminpool

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Have been here many times before during the time that they cooked the fish in a clay pot and have been waiting for that experience to reoccur though The owner Ms. Ellis said that was in the past the meal was expertly prepared and served in an enchanting environment amongst well lit trees with a jazz guitarist serenading the night.... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The setting is gorgeous. The food is meh. Servers are pleasant. Service is painfully slow. It took 75 minutes from the time we ordered to the time we got our food. The food was also greasy and not very flavorful. Very frustrating experience particularly given the exorbitant prices. Go to Old Cunucu House instead.

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Jen783
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Ask for a table by the pool. It's a breathtaking restaurant. You feel like you're in some sort of fairy tale or movie or something. There was a harpist the night we went. Order the dishes that come out on a huge stone. Amazing experience. A MUST.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

BEST RESTURANT ON THE ISLAND. My wife and I love it...food is outstanding. Atmosphere is great! Love this place.

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Berkeley Heights
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Truly the most picturesque setting for a lovely dinner, especially if you get a table poolside. We felt as if we had entered another world entirely. Staff was friendly,and knowledgeable, but service was a bit choppy and slow- "Island Time", I guess!

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Groton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

After nine years, traveling to Aruba, We finally went to Papiamento. Superb is the only way to explain it. Outside dining around a lighted pool is spectacular. We had at least 6 different wait staff. The food was outstanding. A perfect evening.

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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, European

Restaurant Characteristics

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