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Papillon Restaurant

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J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stacey and I stopped by for a drink at the bar and picked on some food. We were there for maybe an hour and spoke to several staff. All seemed to have he same goal: make us enjoy their restaurant! Espresso martini was great as was the champagne. We ordered 2 appetizers, and both were enjoyed. There was a potato... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In our visits we try to visit Papillon at least once. This year we had another great evening at Papillon. The atmosphere is truly amazing and the food is great. The service is very friendly and appreciates how you want to spend your time at the restaurant. Being from Europe we appreciate a slower paced meal to enjoy ourselves and... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The island is saturated in options of Caribbean, Italian or American food, so I found it interesting a French restaurant in Aruba. The menu has the classic French bistro dishes with some food options fusion with cuisine of the island. Worth and prices are reasonable.

Thank Jmtoro65
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiance and I went for their early bird special (I believe from 5-7) which included an appetizer, entree, dessert, and glass of wine. It was a great deal, however there were only a few options to chose from (only 2 entrees). He had the grouper and I had the filet mignon. Both were absolutely delicious. The staff was very... More 

Thank Rebecca K
Monroe, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I dined here the second night of our vacation. When we ordered an appetizer and one meal we told our server we were sharing. He totally understood and we first received the appetizer and then he brought our meal on 2 separate dishes which we thought was so nice of them to do. The food was absolutely... More 

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Tina R, Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very happy to see you enjoyed our food! But sorry to see that you left our restaurant without knowing that the sharing fee was only $ 6,-. The items on our check are in the local amount: Florins. $1,- = AFL 1.75, so AFL 10.50 makes $ 6.- We would have been more than happy to... More 

Clifton, New Jersey
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I heard so many good things about this restaurant that I was very eager to try it out. Honestly - it was good - but I was expecting better. First off - I didn't care for where we sat - it was inside and very tight - however, it was better than sitting outside. Dinner was good -nothing to rave... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was excellent but the food was just good, not great. It is rather pricey, not really worth the money.

Thank Sue Y
Leila P, Public Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sue Y, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are disappointed to hear you did not experience the WOW factor our restaurant want to achieve for every single guest that arrives. However, we do hope to welcome you back in the future! Kind regards, The Papillon Team More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really great food and excellent service. View is of shopping but they do the best they can to make the restaurant charming. This was our favorite meal on Aruba!

Thank Lacochran812
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the "must visit" restaurants in Aruba in our opinion. Try seared foie gras or muscles for appetizer and you can't go wrong. Rack of lamb or sea bass was our choices of main dish and we loved both. They had Moscow Mule available for us and it made our dinner complete:) Highly recommend!

Thank Alex G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here several times now and there is so many reasons why. They have a really good food and wine selection and the staff makes you feel very special from the moment you walk in. The oysters are to die for and have tried some of their specials witch are always spectacular. I will go again fore sure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $36
French, Caribbean, European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Palm - Eagle Beach
  • Phone Number: +297-586-5400
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?