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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Papillon Restaurant
1. French Fusion Cuisine
"Very good authentic food"
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2. Romantic Dining Experience
"It is a cozy, welcoming, culinary paradise, located in Palm Beach"
Fixion M
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3. Excellent Food & Service
"Dinner at the Papillon Restaurant and it was outstanding."
Paul S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the one place we over-did the eating. An appetizer between the two of us, a meal each and a dessert each - too much food for us! But it all was so delicious we couldn't bring ourselves to stop! Loved our waitress Jessie,...More

Thank Jennifer G
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This is a restaurant that has something for the menu for everyone - adventurous or conservative. My husband had the filet and I had the wild boar - fantastic preparation - we will eat there again next year! Also, excellent cocktail and wine choices.More

Thank Ann M
Tina v, Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear Ann M, thank you for your review and feedback on some of our exclusive dishes we serve like the Wild Boar. We are always looking for new and exciting products to serve and searching for the best quality we can get on the island...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Papillon is a nice and cozy restaurant, attentive waiters, nice service, food was very good, we had a special 3 course menu. They have an extensive wine list to choose from.

Thank Giancarlo R
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you walk in to the moment you leave every detail is accounted for. Hostess and server Naomi made our night a total pleasure and made our baby feel comfortable and at home. Friendly & responsive staff/ service and really great French fusion...More

Thank Sophia C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall nice atmosphere, good food, and very convenient location to the hotel and night life nearby. Fun area to have dinner.

Thank Cory S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant for the first time on Aruba's Flag day, I was looking for a place together my sister and my children to spend a nice venue for the holiday. We spent the evening here and I was lovely. Specially with the...More

Thank Cyndi A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An overall delightful experience for the four of us! Hostess Maud and Server Jessie made our evening a total pleasure. It brought up memories of Europe where dinner can comfortably take up the whole evening! The "Salmon de Soleil" delivered rich and varied flavors and...More

Thank mgreenmanoh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Papillion is one of my favorite restaurant in Aruba Every single dish on the menu is fresh Very tasteful and the service is great Highly recommendMore

Thank Heidi M
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Heidi, thank you for your review! We choose to work with fresh ingredients, this sometimes even means the products will be flown in especially for us. Furthermore, we work with local fresh fish and quality premium cut meat. Would you like to see the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a dinner for two. Tournedos Rossine is perfect. service is good. Nice place. The menu has great choices, meat as well fish. The winelist is good .We hope we will be there very soonMore

Thank Brendavanmal
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Brenda, thank you for your review. It is always a pleasure having you in the restaurant! We believe in the right combination between good food, great service and a nice ambiance. And of course, having an extensive wine list is also very important. Our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Papillon has such a wonderful ambiance. Friendly and good service. The food is made to perfection, very fresh and also vert nice all the specials they have besides the menu. Highly recommended, we had a great experience at this restaurant!More

Thank Jetske O
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jetske, thank you for your kind words. At Papillon we believe in the right combination between good food, great service and a nice ambiance. We always work with the freshest products and besides our regular menu (which you can fully see at our web...More

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Questions & Answers
David T
22 March 2018|
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Response from Eileen S | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, very casual - we go to Aruba every year and everyone dresses casual - capris for women, and nice shorts / shirts for men is the common attire at most restaurants. Enjoy
Ronald C
10 February 2018|
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Response from Tina v | Property representative |
Hi Damian, thanks you for the question. We work with Chilean Salmon, this is not from the local waters but since the distance is so much closer then most Salmon we can get from for exhample Norway, we receive this Salmon... More
31 October 2017|
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Response from Trigger R | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do but sat outside, it was more fun people watching.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 36
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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
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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