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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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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
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441 - 450 of 1,075 reviews

Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

This is our second trip to Aruba and our trip starts off with dinner at this great restaurant...not to crowded, so reservations 3 months ahead isn't necessary...food is delicious, with phenomenal service from Miriam. The menu options are so many, we had to come back...More

Thank LOVETOTRAVELNurse
Reviewed November 15, 2014

Atmosphere was delightful and relaxing. Service was excellent. We started with lobster bisque and onion soup, both were delicious. My husband had the grouper, it was the best he had ever had..he also enjoyed the risotto and asparagus it came with. I had the steak...More

Thank 1228dw
Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had a great meal here last Thursday (11/6) and almost walked right by it. I loved the game menu and had wild boar, definitely not your standard Aruban meal and it was great. Loved the picture that they take, service was great and the...More

Thank Sean H
Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great service, incredibly delicious french food, relaxing atmosphere and stellar wine list. We loved everything about it!

1  Thank Killernuts
Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great French food in wonderful island atmosphere. When we visited, the offered an array of wild game. We had the Wild Boar Chop which was delicious. Also had the salt encrusted sea bass, which was perfectly prepared. French wine selection recommended by server was spot...More

Thank TerryHagerty
Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had a wonderful time here. Great service. Awesome fish dishes. We were caught off guard by the game menu but was great to have that many choices. I would highly recommend coming here and ordering the Grouper or Seabass. I think it was the...More

Thank InfoSecR0a4Warrior
Reviewed November 9, 2014

The petite filet was prepared absolutely perfect! As it has every year since I've been eating there. I highly recommend the restaurant! The service was absolutely perfect. The staff were friendly and professional.

Thank slhinkle
Reviewed November 6, 2014

Tucked into a courtyard that serves as a night market this restaurant was a delightful surprise. Service and food were equally balanced as wonderful, lots of attention to detail. Aside from the memory of this meal they take your picture and email it to you...More

Thank TorontoGadget
Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

We ate here with our 2 young daughters and a friend of our oldest. Having lived on Aruba for quite some time now, this wasn't my first visit, but it was the first time with the family. It was also the last time! The food...More

Thank AlexandervanS
Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great serves, and food is spectacular , we will dine there every week we are in Aruba some time four weeks in a row, and we own restaurants in new york

1  Thank justjack8239
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cstarrs
Is there a fee if 2 people share a meal?
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.
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RevRob1
What's on the Early Bird Menu?
February 21, 2016|
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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
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $36
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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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