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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
$8 - $36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
French, Seafood, European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This year would be 10 years coming to Aruba. Our favorite restaurant either dining as a couple or a family with small children. Food is always fantastic. Service is impeccable. Fine dining with a relaxed atmosphere. We usually eat twice when we are on the...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 6 days ago

It’s nice to have a selection of foods I am not able to find here. The food options are different and delicious.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed March 29, 2020

This restaurant is on the busy strip in front of the Palm Beach high-rise hotels. We weren’t sure if that was a good thing or if it would be too touristy and impersonal. Any concerns we might have had disappeared as we were seated on...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

Great food; great service and hospitality; great atmosphere! Special shout out and many thanks to Fieke whose hospitality skills were far beyond what anyone could've asked for - 5 stars! Tried the ceviche, crab cake, and seabass - all were amazing. I would definitely return.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020

Make sure to book ahead. Great service. Great food. Outdoor seating around the pool. Everything on the menu is outstanding.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020

My wife and I had the French onion soup and grouper. They were both outstanding. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting that restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Papillon with the children. I am french therefore my palate has high expectations and this was the place to come for a great meal, extensive wine list with outstanding service. Both children ate really well and my husband was...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 7, 2020

Always enjoy our meal at Papillon when we visit each year. Last evening was no different! The escargot, lobster bisque, beef carpaccio, tuna duo & salad were fabulous! Ditto the insanely tasty olive oil/black olive spread served with bread. Entrees included the ribeye special, grouper,...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

One word... Fantastic... this restaurant is great. Food and service is outstanding. We’ve been at Papillon restaurant with our two boys (8 and 12) and they appreciated the kids menu. Mucho Gracias to Mr Diego our excellent server. He entertains our kids speaking Spanish with...More

Date of visit: March 2020
JeffreyBosch, Marketing at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2020

Hi Elvis30, We want to thank you for you kind words! At Papillon we focus a lot on the quality of our food and dishes in combination with professional service!! We as a restaurant try to make sure to provide a menu for children as...More

Reviewed February 29, 2020

We really enjoyed both of our visits this week. The service is attentive and the food is well prepared. At my first visit, I had the grouper. On the second visit, I had boeuf bourguignon. The $7 side salad is very generously sized. My wife...More

Date of visit: February 2020
JeffreyBosch, Marketing at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2020

Hi Dave, Wow, thank you so much for you kind words! All your credits will go out to Fieke! She is an amazing intern and she we are very happy that she is part of our team! Feel free to come back when you are...More

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David T
March 21, 2018|
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Response from Eileen S | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, very casual - we go to Aruba every year and everyone dresses casual - capris for women, and nice shorts / shirts for men is the common attire at most restaurants. Enjoy
Ronald C
February 9, 2018|
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Response from Tina v | Property representative |
Hi Damian, thanks you for the question. We work with Chilean Salmon, this is not from the local waters but since the distance is so much closer then most Salmon we can get from for exhample Norway, we receive this Salmon... More
October 30, 2017|
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Response from triggerr | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do but sat outside, it was more fun people watching.
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