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Papiamento

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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, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 616
    Excellent
  • 224
    Very good
  • 128
    Average
  • 45
    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
Most recent review
Beautiful setting; average food

The setting was beautiful for dinner. We were with a large group and only given 3 choices to pick from so that may have created a more average food feel. I found the ambience very romantic. I would be willing to try this restaurant again.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
jennlarra
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The setting was beautiful for dinner. We were with a large group and only given 3 choices to pick from so that may have created a more average food feel. I found the ambience very romantic. I would be willing to try this restaurant again.

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Burlington, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant recently with my husband and daughter! First.....the surroundings are beautiful, atmosphere was amazing being seated around the pool, beautiful!! They definitely have a good thing going on....the food was good...service was very good too. I feel that the menu is dated, kind of felt like my Dads favourite steak restaurant if you know what I mean.....sorry... More 

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Decatur, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

All of the hot stone meals our group eat were outstanding. The atmosphere unreal and the service excellent. Ask about the special room for eating dessert.

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NY
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We just made our annual visit to Papiamento, and as always it was a wonderful evening. Outdoor dining, beautiful ambiance, good food and service- you could not ask for anything more. This restaurant has persisted over the years for good reason!

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Cincinnati
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We made a reservation here despite the mixed reviews. The setting is spectacular with tables stationed around a lighted pool and artistic bell shaped lights hanging from the massive trees. The white covered chairs look elegant but we were surprised when we sat that they were cheap plastic lawn chairs. Service was quick and pleasant. The wine list was extensive... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We have been dining at this restaurant for many years. Some times were better than others. In this occasion, we sat inside and to the right in s small room. We were a party of four and enjoyed the privacy. It was quiet and cozy. We enjoyed our wine and apps and entrees while having quiet conversation. Although sitting outside... More 

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Montvale, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Hello all. This is a tough one to write. Second visit to Aruba with the love of my life and couldn't wait to go back to Papiamento because it was unforgettable two years ago. Two years later the waitress was disinterested at best; the food was "pretty good" in the words of my fiancée to me it was forgettable. One... More 

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We've eaten here for several years. This year the food seemed really off. Same steak as last year and this time it was terrible. Loved it last year. We did appetizers in their wine cellar with champagne and it was marvelous. But downhill from there. A terrible Caesar salad and my bad steak as well as my wife's steak which... More 

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Philadelphia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Both a great reputation and a great setting attend this outdoor restaurant. Another "great" was the service which was extraordinarily attentive. The drinks were also very well done, indulging a liquor selection far beyond the ordinary. Some of the food was also very good, e.g., my steak was done to perfection. The other meals however were not by any means... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were part of a large group of 30+ and seated at a series of round tables under a canopy of trees near the pool. Very nice except the gals fought gnats biting their legs. We had a limited menu selection offering adequate choices of seafood, beef and chicken. By and large, it was well received, but somewhat undistinguished. I... More 

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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

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