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“Great dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Papillon Restaurant

Papillon Restaurant
J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
+297-586-5400
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $36
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Henri Charrière, one of the world’s most famous prisoners, would surely have had the time of his life at Papillon Restaurant in The Village, across from the Radisson Resort. Nicknamed Papillon because of the butterfly tattoo on his chest, he was the first convict to escape from Devil’s Island. Charrière’s thrilling, gripping autobiography has been the concept behind Papillon Restaurant.Papillon Restaurant’s menu reflects the Frenchman’s arduous journey to freedom: classic French dishes have been dusted with daring Caribbean flair and are a culinary journey for your taste buds. The spacious outside terrace is perfect for casual fine dining or one may enjoy the air-conditioned inside dining space.
Newport, Rhode Island
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“Great dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The food and service were both excellent. Our waiter was appropriately attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and wine options. The atmosphere was also very nice. I highly recommend the halibut.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm, Sweden
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31 restaurant reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great starters, lousy mains”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Came here on a Wednesday without a reservation and we're seated inside. Which is small and a bit like sitting in the staff quarters. Even though they've put quite some work on the interior design (painted maps on the walls etc.).

Starters were fantastic - TUNA TRIO!
Main courses were tasteless and boring - Snapper Guajira and Fettucine pasta with portobello Mushrooms.

Service was ok, but the location in the middle of "The Village" was a bit touristy.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Very good food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

You will need reservations, they do get a bit snotty if you just walk in. The food was excellent as was the service.

Visited January 2013
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MO
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“Good Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Good Service. Ate outdoors in early evening. Grilled shrimp appetizer was good, as was ceviche. Grouper was nicely prepared, but the star was the smoked duck breast.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Parsippany, NJ
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“Great food - great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Papillon has a rather unique menu. It's sort of eclectic fish, meat with touches of French cuisine thrown in.
Good fish, escargot and everything else.

Visited January 2013
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