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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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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food was very good. The bread and spreads were exceptional. The Vegetable Chowder is quite delicious and very satisfying. The Bayonne Caesar Salad was nothing special and can be skipped. Our entrees were very delicious and fresh. Overall a very good meal in a fun setting with good attentive service.

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Thank Jnowak1205
Ewing, New Jersey
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had just flown in from Philadelphia (and, boy, were our arms tired!) and decided to get dinner at Papillon, across the street from our hotel. Since it was dinner time, there were no outdoor tables immediately available. The hostess directed us to an inside table, sitting lonely by itself against the far wall. though not the greatest spot for... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service and the ambience were excellent. The food was very good, but for the price I would have expected it to be a bit more flavourful. I had the Chilean sea bass, which was very moist and a good portion, but it didn't have a lot of flavour. My husband had the duck, it was tasty but a smaller... More 

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Thank Luv2ski11
Aruba
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121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to celebrate Papillon restaurants 8th Anniversary and of course we tried the 8 course dinner with wine pairing, GLAD we did... We LOVED each bite!! Started off with first course:Beef and Lemon, Fish and sesame crunch together with Wine B&G 'Blanc de Blanc'- crispy and fruity, second course :( MY FAVORITE) 'Goat Cheese brulee and... More 

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Thank Berlinda E
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to this restaurant a few times and am always pleased. Great atmosphere, wonderful food. I recommend the French onion soup and Boeuf Bourguignon.

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Thank Sarah J
Long Island, New York
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at Papillon many times. The food never disappoints. We ordered the escargot as an appetizer and the grouper for an entree. Both were excellent! If my memory is correct, it seems that the escargot portion is smaller now than in prior years and I'm sure the price is the same or higher. Don't miss this restaurant you... More 

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Thank Golfpa1
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was located right across the street from the Hilton. It was a really good menu. The beef bourginone was amazing. The only dish we had out of the four that was mediocre was the mushroom fettuccine. The tarte was definitely the best dessert we had. Great service. Loved our waitress.

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Thank Evie3267
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across Papillon while walking one evening. The menu looked inviting so we gave it a try. We were not disappointed one bit. I couldn't decide what to have so I opted for 2 appetizers. I started with goat cheese and walnut wrapped in phyllo dough on a raspberry sauce. This was amazing!! Light, delicate and tasty beyond belief.... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here early in our stay in Aruba and were really impressed; so much so that we made it a point to return for our last night. The food was a wonderful combination of classic and modern. Classic French combined with modern strains from other cuisines. We ate at several other restaurants during our stay and while they were... More 

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Thank erickM8243BS
New Lenox, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed both our meals at this cute little place. My husband had a fish special and I had the Beef Bourgnione, both excellent!

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?