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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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

price is high, but worth it. It's such a beautiful restaurant inside and outside. Everything impeccable. Cocktails and food were delicious. Waiters offered a great service. The mansion is so beautiful that you can make a tour to keep delighted. Hope I can return!

Thank Talita C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I have been traveling to Aruba for 20 years. On our first visit we met a couple who raved about Papiamento. We loved it the first time to the 20th. We have celebrated many of special days and was lucky enough to have a tour by the owner without even asking. The Ellis family make your dining... More 

Thank twysocki4108
Pearl River, New York
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our go to place when we visit Aruba. A nice romantic table around the pool. The food is good and comes piping hot to your table.

Thank Hamradio1957
long island
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sitting around a pretty pool under the stars in a garden is great enough, but when you are served your meal on a hot stone it is off the charts fun. Note that only 2 person tables surround the pool. we were four so we sat behind the first level of tables facing the pool but it still was heavenly.... More 

Thank jamesbro49
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The ambiance and history attracted my friend and me to this place, especially after seeing reviews on Trip Advisor. Seated poolside in the center of a lovely outdoor patio flanked by trees, the sky broke loose for one its 15 minute tirades. No worries! The staff were fully prepared with their umbrellas, attending to every table while everyone weathered the... More 

Thank Sue L
Orange, CT
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second time here. We came 2 years ago when we were last in Aruba. While it was nicer sitting poolside as we did before, it was still very beautiful in the garden. The servers were friendly and happy to accommodate special requests. I ordered the lobster tail which was very good. My friend had a surf and... More 

Thank Renee_knows_best
Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the privilege of eating at Papiamento last week in Aruba. What a treat. The food, service, wine and atmosphere were all exactly what we had hoped for. We have eaten there before and always sit by the pool outdoors but this time we elected the Royal room. It was like eating in a museum. Quaint and private. Cheers... More 

Thank Greg J
Stockholm, Sweden
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195 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an athmospere! Romantic setup around the pool including top notch service. Food made with love. A place to return to.

Thank Centh
Tifton, GA
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a Holland America cruise. two new friends said we had to try Papiamento ( name derived from the name of the local pidgin language), said the fish dinners were great. Should have known as the new friends were from Missouri, that they didn't know the difference between okay grouper and great grouper. Our two couples group regularly fish the... More 

Thank lever8651
United States
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great appetizers, salad included Caesar dressing - entrees cooked on stone or normal/ great fish , lamb or beef . Located at old plantation house with swimming pool and gardens all lit up - our favorite restaurant

Thank Suzanne F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?