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Papillon Restaurant

J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
+297 586 5400
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“grouper” (129 reviews)
“escargot” (60 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved this from Start to finish. Our waitress was knowledgeable and helpful. Food and service were amazing. First time here but will be back

Thank Mlsmith142
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our party of 7 really enjoyed our dining experience at Papillon Restaurant. The food and service were great! The only negative thing is that it was VERY warm sitting outside as all of the fans were not working.

Thank unclehummer
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for date night then went back again and took our friends with us! We LOVED it...the sea bass was off the hook good. Cooked in a some sort of breading (don't eat it...it was not tasty!) but the fish itself was as tender...More

Thank TTown253Tacoma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great meal. We had the appetizer special, 3 different oysters each with a different sauce. The fish and the shrimp we had, with delicious risotto, we all cooked absolutely perfectly! It was a fantastic meal. The owners are Belgian, the waitstaff is friendly...More

Thank UberLaurisa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Horrible experience. Do not rely fully on reviews. Not all people are knowledgeable about fine cuisine who are used to hot dogs and hamburgers!!!!!!!!!!!More

1  Thank Aileen S
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Aileen, thank you visiting our restaurant. We regret it that your experience was not the same as the many satisfied guests we have on a daily basis. All fish we serve is carefully selected by our chef and most is locally caught right in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner at the Papillon Restaurant and it was outstanding. We had french onion soup, lobster, shrimp, and filet. The desert was fantastic as well. we'll be back

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants on the island. We started the evening with cocktails and Escargot. I had the Asparagus soup, and my husband had French Onion soup. I had the Grouper with Shrimp & Lobster, and he had the Boeuf Bourguignon. The...More

Thank Mona G
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mona, thank you for your kind review and of course for visiting our restaurant! We always strive to be the best in food, service and ambiance. We have an extensive choice of fish and meat on the menu. The grouper and boeuf bourguignon are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious Mussel festival a must try every flavor was so perfect! I just can not get enough of Papillon restaurant always excellent service and good food! Michelin star to you guys! Tina Thank you for having us once again.More

Thank Berlinda E
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Berlinda, thank you for visiting our restaurant and for writing your kind review! It was a pleasure having you. We glad you liked our mussels. We still have them come in every week fresh till the end of August. They are cooked in white...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice small French restaurant tucked away on the main strip. Easy to get a reservation. Large wine list and great authentic French food. Recommend the escargot, duck and grouper! Nice wait staff!More

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Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear trip advisor member, thank you for your kind review! Papillon restaurant is located in the village mall in the popular Noord area of Aruba. Right across from the Hilton hotel and close to almost all big hotels it is easily reachable by foot and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a party of 13 including 4 kids. The service was great and the price was really good for the early bird special (3 course+wine for $30.) I had the mushroom soup, the filet, and the ice cream. Everything was delicious. I would return...More

Thank Browncm6
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Browncm6, thank you for your visit to our restaurant and your nice words! It was a pleasure serving you and your family! We strive to be the best in food, service and ambiance and take pride in our delicious Early Bird Special. This is...More

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September 5, 2016|
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Response from Irv P | Reviewed this property |
Response is a little late. I don't recall anything about split charges.
February 21, 2016|
Response from caribbeantraveler2 | Reviewed this property |
check out this link which will give you the entire early bird special menu. Early Bird 3 course menu for only $29.75 Served daily between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm Early Bird Special: Appetizer: Soup of the day or Quiche... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$8 - $36
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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
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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.
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