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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 August 18, 2013

A few years ago we were blown away by this restaurant and we were excited to go back. This time, it wasn't so wonderful. My husband got the escargot. It was very skimpy in portion size compared to the last time he had it there.

I ordered the vegetarian dish. It sounded like it would be a pot pie but it was a salad on a pastry.

We will give it another shot because it was so great the last time, maybe we caught a bad night.

Great service though :)

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Thank Chrissey
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Very nice atmosphere , great food and service. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends. Unusual blend of local and international food,

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Thank RickTPS
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

One of the only places we visited that kept their red wine the perfect temperature. Excellent pinot noir wine special. Terrific service and yes, the steak was top notch along with the crab cake. My vegetarian polenta was okay but uniique.

Very nice setting with a sweet shopping bazaar right outside.

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Thank NewYorkCityBeachbabe
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Our first night in Aruba, we were walking around Nord looking for a quick bite to eat and decided upon Papillon. This was a surprisingly good start to our vacation, with delightful service and great food. My husband and I both had local fish, which were cooked to perfection with delectable sauces and a house risotto. The vegetable tart, goat cheese salad and frogs legs were also delicious. The unassuming restaurant was a great find for us self proclaimed foodies. In fact, we liked it so much, we returned on our last night for yet another great meal!

Thank Tsquared917
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We have eaten here twice... Once last year and now this year! Both times we have ordered the filet, done exactly how we asked it to be prepared. We loved our filet! We ordered the chocolate lava cake for dessert! It was delicious! Our server wasn't very attentive but the girl who came to fill out water was excellent! We will definitely be returning next year!

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Thank Aruba0319
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