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Papillon Restaurant

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J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
+297 586 5400
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Cape Porpoise, ME
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Reviewed Papillon last year, and wasn't that impressed. Very different story this year: the Poisson Rouge (tuna) was the best fish dish of our stay this year (perhaps ordered too many blackened groupers), and the chocolate lava dessert is also highly recommended. The aubergine (eggplant) dish from the vegetarian menu was also a good choice

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, delicious food, and great staff. Thoroughly enjoyed the ceviche and crab cakes... But the escargot in puffed pastry was our favorite appetizer. We had never had escargot so tender. Our entrees were the specials for the evening- the cowboy steak was very good, but the salmon over a smoked salmon risotto was stand-out scrumptious. Finished the meal with... More 

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Thank Olivia B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just got back from Aruba. Was there during Christmas week and had Christmas Day dinner at papillon. Had delicious red snapper which was fresh and tasteful. Service was good especially considering it was Christmas Day.

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Thank mac145
Stockholm, Sweden
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Papillon has really good fish and the service was good as well! The atmosphere is cozy and nice. Could definetly go back here!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved that the menu and daily specials featured 'not the standard fare' we had been seeing. We had a very good venison dish, the grouper papillon was cooked to perfection. Great service. Cost wise....same as every place else on Eagle Beach...$25 / give or take and entree.

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Thank Annette R
Aruba
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy French cuisine restaurant. the have great service, nice wine list. Food is very tasteful. I went there several times and service and food are always very consistent.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have dined at this place twice last year and again this year and was not disappointed Love the escargot en grout and the duck and beef carpaccio, It is one of our staples when in Aruba not too fancy but always reliable.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So full we had to sit at the bar. Staff was friendly and very busy. My daughter and I ordered the same main course and it was a double mistake. I had a mixed salad and it was ok. She had the chèvre which was excellent. When our Fettuccine Foret arrived we were both disappointed. It was tasteless. I've eaten... More 

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

Dear Debra J, To start we just want to thank you for visiting our restaurant and taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear your experience left you a bit disappointed. But we want to thank you and your daughter for mentioning you did not enjoy the dish in the restaurant directly, so our waitress could... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have ordered lobster bisque, which tasted like minestrone soup and had shrimp instead of lobster, when asked waiter about she told us it's their recipe ?)?),

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

Dear Nolovod, Thank you for visiting our restaurant. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy our lobster bisque. The base of the bisque is fresh lobster and the soup does contain small pieces of shrimp to add to the flavour. We are sorry to hear that the essential lobster taste was not prominent enough and it made the... More 

New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited This restaurant on the weekend food was phenomenal. Went back on a Tuesday I couldn't believe it was the same restaurant. Terrible. Ordered the same entry and appetizer, that's how much I enjoyed my selection. Foie gras on Weekend was perfectly prepared, melted in my mouth. Tuesday, there was so much fat it should have been listed as pork... More 

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

Dear Helen V, First of all we would like to thank you for visiting our restaurant not once but twice.We love hearing that you enjoyed your first visit so much, you even went on to bring friends back to our restaurant. How big the disappointment must have been the second time around. We are extremely saddened that this happened. Obviously,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $36
Cuisine
French, Caribbean, European
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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
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.

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