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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tulsa, United States
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Terrific food! Wonderful staff. We've been there twice for dinner. Each time it was wonderful. We are

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a nice quiet dinner and really enjoyed ourselves. The staff was wonderful as was the meal. The veal chop was cooked just right with a great sauce. The halibut dinner was very tasty and the fish was very moist and flavorful. Our server was great. Very attentive and made great recommendations. We would definitely add this to our... More 

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Long Island, NY
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We dined here two times this week - once planned, and another as a walk in. Each time, the service was excellent, and warm, and the food was consistently good. We returned a few days later to celebrate my wife's (a milestone) birthday, and they didn't disappoint this time either. THe drinks were well balanced, and though we didn't partake... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service. I had the filet mignon and it was great, not excellent tho. But I would definitely recommend this location to others.

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New Jersey
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether it's an intimate dinner for two or a casual dinner with friends, Papillon has you covered. Delicious food, attractive wine list and the option for outdoor dining. Friendly staff and reasonable prices make this a go to spot for us each time we are in town.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in on a wim and couldn't be happier. The service was just as good as the food,and a central location also

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Boone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very casual setting. Nice menu selections, although we would have liked additional Pasta options. Shrimp entrees were wonderful and flavorful. Our fish was tasty. Nice wine list.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here tonight and while the restaurant itself is nice as is the staff, the food was just average. The escargot was a bit different than usual in a pastry puff. Very expensive given only about 4 in there and not much flavor. The onion soup just missed. The crab cakes were lukewarm and fell apart. The duck was... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We visited this restaurant twice on our recent trip to Aruba. The food was excellent and the chef was able to work around my spouse's dietary restrictions. He personally came to the table to discuss options and dropped by after dinner to make sure everything was ok. The staff was very good and made us feel at home. The location... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

I loved the ambiance and chose to sit outdoors to people watch. October is restaurant month and they offered a great special menu, and the food was wonderful!! It's in the hub of all that's happening and was a much better choice than reading at the Renaissance Hotel, and all inclusive where we were staying. You won't be disappointed!

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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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?