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Papillon Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $36
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Papillon continues to be very god restaurant in a bad location and with a bad theme. We are downgrading them a bit this year because the preparation of some of our usual choices was not quite as good as we have experienced in the past and was changed in nature too. We value consistency in the places we dine at and felt that the performance this year was a notable departure in the wrong direction of the meals that we had. Everything was still very good but it did not rise to the level of excellence that we have experienced before at this place. We expect to return next year and hope that things will improve. In the meantime, unless given reason to do otherwise, we still recommend patronage of this place.

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Thank OMNISCIENT_ONE
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

On march 14 we ate there after a good experience back in 2010, when we used to dine there twice in December . Quality of dinner still good but service horrible and very unprofessional. Waiters do not listen to you. Main course takes 70 minutes. Waitress asks three times within 10 minutes how the soup was. When we had finished, she asked us "have you eaten enough" ( translated from Dutch).
For compensation we had our coffee for free. Conclusion: Forget it, service unbearably poor, spoils it all

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We dined here twice on our most recent trip to Aruba, and were again impressed with the extremely friendly and accommodating service and the delicious food. The hostess is outstanding and welcomed us to any table of our choice. The fresh fish was perfectly prepared. We were bothered one night by a cigar smoker who lit up soon after we had ordered; our server quietly and professionally moved us to another lovely table away from the smoke. This is one of our favorite restaurants anywhere and we'll definitely return next year!

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Thank joidevivre29
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Foie gras served here and it is very good. Overall cuisine and service very good. Good variety to suit all taste's and good classic French cuisine.

Thank Anthony b
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

We dined here several times on our recent visit to aruba. Delicious! Great servers and staff. Early dinner is a steal - wine, appetizer, entree and dessert for about $30. Amazing!

Thank Boxter98
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