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Papiamento

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$$$
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, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 160
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  • 57
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Gorgeous setting

Was lucky to get a reservation. Book before you leave the states! Had the lobster on the stone. Excellent. Sangria pricey for sure at $42..

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
mauidawne
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Freehold, New Jersey
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Rhode Island
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant was highly recommended by a friend. It has a nice setting, but unfortunately we had the worst restaurant service that we can recall. Our waitress, brunette ponytail and dark framed glasses, never came back after we placed our dinner order. It was only moderately busy. We ordered and then picked out a bottle of wine to order. She... More 

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Thank nicoler
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited again after a number of years. The restaurant has a beautiful setting but the food and service are not quite up to par. There are so many other choices in the area that we feel they are a much better choice.

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Thank Fabulousfhg
Freehold, New Jersey
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was lucky to get a reservation. Book before you leave the states! Had the lobster on the stone. Excellent. Sangria pricey for sure at $42..

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Thank mauidawne
Michigan
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a beautiful place to eat. Seating around pool was very romance. From the time we arrived to the time we left, we interacted with a total of TEN different staff (hostess who directed us to bar, two bartenders (one poured wine, the other made mixed drink), waitstaff seated us at table (but forgot menus), waiter poured water (no menus),... More 

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1 Thank nella d
Brossard, Canada
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A real great restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere and good food!! The actual setting is around a pool with trees around it.Live music for all tastes. Food was excellent(had grouper) and service was fast.Prices were reasonable. An ideal evening !!!

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Fish Creek, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant on the last night were in Aruba. It was really lovely, the people working there were friendly, the food was delicious. We were surprised to learn that salads or soup was included with the meal. Our server EJ was very kind as was the hostess. We enjoyed taking a peek in at the wine cellar. As... More 

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Thank Becky V
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Papiamento is another inner island restaurant, like Madame Janette, that gives tourists a great excuse to get away from the beach. The atmosphere of an old estate with a backyard pool and canopy of branches from huge old trees will present you with one of the most unique dining experiences you have ever had. The food is served on very... More 

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Thank stevef341
Des Moines, Iowa
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a yummy dinner in a really nice atmosphere. It is an old house converted to a restaurant with a pool. There is seating inside but we sat outside and it was very nice. Fresh catch, seafood, steak, pasta, etc. Service was exceptional and fun, a must go!

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Thank MissTraveler_55
Burlington
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sad to say we may never come back, fabulous setting and the food was good but not as good as previous visits. Steaks were not prepared as we ordered. We were seated promptly but waited forever for someone to come and take our drink order. Then It took forever to bring them. Wine was ordered at the same time, he... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent. Before we chose this restaurant we read the reviews and some of the negative comments almost made us not come here. Well they must be the competition because this place is totally gorgeous and delicious. We were there this past week.Everyone was so nice and attentive. we probably had 4 different people wait on us. My husband had the... 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
  • 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?