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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
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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had gone to Papillon last year and absolutely wanted to go back this year... well, that was a mistake!! nothing exceptional this time and the food quality was extremely bad... i think the salad was from 2 days ago... if you are looking for fresh and good quality food, do not go there! one positive though, the service is... More 

1 Thank nadpern
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely service, Paulina is gracious and helpful and always busy helping. The food, especially the chef's specials are unique and delicious.

Thank TrainPlane2013
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything was great!! # couse early bird was a great value, food was delicious. Soup, fish, steak and dessert all wonderful. including the service.

Thank sara3032016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We ate at the early bird special they advertised and I had grouper, my husband had the filet and we both throughly enjoyed the meals, appetizers and dessert! The service was superb and I highly recommend it!

Thank Czeisler
Dandridge, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a delicious meal. The early bird special is a great value. The food was very good but the atmosphere made the night. Had a great time dining outside.

Thank volfan887
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go back here every year to enjoy the escargot and the good memories. Not the best restaurant in Aruba but quite good. I had the grouper which was very good and others had the boeuf bourguignon which they loved. A bit pricey with wine and tip.

Thank maddie924
Leuven, Belgium
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

as a couple we wanted to have a nice meal and enjoy our stay in Aruba because we were there only for 2 days. we went to alot of restaurants but the food, service, wine was the best we ever had. thanks Papillon for making our stay the most special one we will remember. we recommend Lambsrack and seabass........!!!!

Thank Siep M
Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal at Papillon Restaurant was excellent. From 5:00-7:00 PM there is an early bird special which was 3 courses and a glass of wine for $28 USD. Service was top notch. I would highly recommend.

Thank Jeff L
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted to try a different restaurant this trip. It was a short cab ride from our hotel, and we enjoyed all of the liveliness of the area, since most places we have eaten are stand alone restaurants. We ate outside, yet under a cabana. We enjoyed a glass of wine and our dinners of chicken or fish. Our Server was... More 

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Papillion on our last trip to Aruba and we're excited to come back! Love the atmosphere here and the food is always delicious. Convenient to all the hotels on Palm Beach as well. Can't wait to come back on our next visit!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $36
French, Caribbean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?