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Papiamento

61 Washington, Noord, Aruba
(297) 586-4544
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Ranked #4 of 25 restaurants in Noord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We arrived with no reservations but were welcomed and immediately seated on a Friday night. The gardens were enchanting and beautiful. Our table was around the pool under a tree with beautiful white flowers. The service was impeccable and the violinist added to the romantic feel of the experience. The food was a bit pricey but definitely worth the experience.... More

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Irvine, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Exemplirary service and interesting Caribbean/Dutch cuisine. We have never been disappointed for the 5 times we have visited there. Bookings are recommended and don't forget to tour the 150 year old home. Alfresco dining with an island ambience.

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Emerson, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Grouper is this restaurant's main attraction since there's a whole page of it on the menu and by far the freshest grouper I've ever tasted. Atmosphere is phenomenal with tables outside surrounding a pool in a lush garden atmosphere with relaxing music piped in and birds chirping in the background. I noticed several families there in addition to couples. A... More

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

We have been here many times over the years. The restaurant is a nearly 150 year old house and quaint does not even begin to describe it. You can tour through the house as part of your visit which is fun. The seating around the pool in the courtyard is the most romantic place but anywhere outside will have your... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

From the atmosphere, to the staff to the food it was all perfect! You are seated in the gardens around the pool with twinkling lights on the trees and candle on the tables, you are served by staff that are friendly, happy and ready to serve , and you are served food and drink that rewards your taste buds and... More

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new york
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you want to have a beautiful, hauntingly amazing night with a loved one, you should come here. They staff is so nice, helpful, let us take our time. It is outside in the backyard of a beautiful house about 5 min taxi ride from Palm beach. The pool is lit up as well as the overhanging branches from huge... More

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New Phila., OHio
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88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant in Aruba. The atmosphere is magical and the food never disappoints. The service was impeccable and improvements have been made to the restaurant itself making it prettier than ever. Save this place for a romantic evening or for the last night in Aruba to remind you why you always want to come back!

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Staten Island, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

the most romantic setting also had steak on a stone but i got the mermaid i think the fish was to die for and my kaluha cheesecake i licked the plate clean deff visit this place for some romance and great food

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I just love love love this restaurant. The food was delicious and the staff was just wonderful. We sat near the pool, and while we enjoyed our food we listened to live music. We also got a chance to visit their wine cellar and purchased some cigars. When we visit Aruba again, we will definitely be back.

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LaGrange, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

After a recommendation from a local about Aruban cuisine, we were looking for Keeshi Yena. We expected Papiamento to be a small local restaurant and were floored when we walked into a beautiful garden and well appointed house. The atmosphere was enchanting. We were offered a very substantial wine list and when I asked about one, the waiter didn't pretend... More

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