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Washington 61, Noord, Aruba
+297 586 4544
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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navarre, fl
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188 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food and service was top notch, however; we had requested the restaurant let us have a nice table by the water for our anniversary. When we arrived, we were seated near the water under an overhang porch near house. Very uncomfortable there, no breeze and muggy. They honored our request to relocate and the new table was much better. I... More 

Thank Spectre13
Waterford, New Jersey
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've been here many times and have never had a bad experience. That being said, the Coconut Shrimp was tasty, but the plate was rather skimpy. I had plenty of room for dessert! For atmosphere, Papiamento cannot be beat! Gorgeous surroundings.

Thank traveler50812
Sayreville, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The majority of tables are around the pool of this old Dutch mansion. White table cloths cover the tables and chairs and lights decorate the many trees. The food is wonderful and service matches. Parking lot is across the stree

Thank dottyjoy
Croton ny
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place ... Definitely a romantic ambience. We were there with our 20 and 22 year old kids so not what we were looking for. All the tables by the pool are for two or 3 people so we were seated further back in the garden. The food was good ... One of our party had the champagne casserole which... More 

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were disappointed with our dinner at Papiamento. We had heard good things and the setting is absolutely beautiful. We loved our table right at the pool. However, the food was extremely disappointing. We both ordered meals served on the stone grill and it was not good. None of our food was well-seasoned. It was lacking in any flavor. We... More 

Thank Cindy D
Massapequa Park, New York
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is wonderful! The outdoor dining overlooks a pool. There are romantic tables for two along the pool and larger party tables right behind them. Excellent service and food. An absolute must if you travel to Aruba!!

Thank Jeanne L
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165 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service as always. The setting by pool is so relaxing. The only downside was a huge table of kids in which did not correct their loud rude and awful behavior.. Thankfully they left prior to the main course

Thank Matthew L
South Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of eight dined outside in a covered area amongst the beautiful gardens and pool. We found both drink and food menus extensive and unique. The wait staff was attentive and the food was top notch. This is a 'must experience' restaurant when visiting Aruba.

Thank Pam P
Salt Lake City, Utah
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service is the reason I gave this restaurant four stars it was slow and unorganized but not indifferent. That being said the setting is romantic around the pool and the food is quite good. We enjoyed our fish and steak dishes, fair warning the stones are hot and raise the temperature around you. The wine list was extensive and we... More 

Thank Ldzierzanowski
Hollywood, Maryland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just because they charge $50 a plate, doesn't make it worth it. In fact, the food was downright terrible. If I paid $20 per plate, I'd be upset enough, but to ask this price? Mind boggling. How can this poor establishment garner 4.7 stars with 1400+ reviews??? Maybe the chef called in sick, and his cousin the janitor filled in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $45
Caribbean, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Washington 61, Noord, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Noord
  • Phone Number: +297 586 4544

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?