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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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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“grouper” (143 reviews)
“escargot” (66 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm Hours
CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
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LOCATION
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"
alexboston2018
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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 yesterday

My wife and i had gone to a sales presentation and they gave us a $50.00 voucher for a place called Papillon's. We thought what the heck, give it a try. Are we glad we did! One of the best restaurants we ate at on...More

Thank Jeff L
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 6 days ago

We have visited Aruba two separate times and have eaten at this restaurant four times! The location is great for Palm Beach hotels, especially the Hilton which is across the street. The space is relaxed, romantic and quaint. The food is excellent, artistically plated and...More

Thank Amie G
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Amie, thank you for writing this kind review and for visiting our restaurant on the regular! We are indeed located across from the Hilton hotel in walking distance of all big hotels in the high rise area on the famous strip where there is...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant is quaint and hidden across from Hilton Hotel.. It is behind where Senor Frogs used to be. Wonderful seafood dishes with a French flair, good wine and good service/More

Thank Margaret O
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Margaret, thank you for your kind review. Besides our extensive array of fresh fish and seafood dishes, we also have plenty of choice for the meat lovers and vegetarians among us and we work with day specials. Would you like to take a look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

first time i visit this restaurant and it was great great food and good service can not wait to go back thanks

Thank Geordino R
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Geordino, thank you for choosing Papillon. We believe in a great combination of food, wines, service and ambiance. Our wait staff are always at your service! We would love to have you back at the restaurant! kind regards, the entire team of Papillon

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Papillon during our recent visit to Aruba. We arrived at 6:30 and were able to take advantage of the Early Bird Special. We had a glass of wine, salad, entree and dessert all for one great price. My filet mignon was perfectly...More

Thank Mark K
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Mark, thank you for taking the time to write your review. Besides our regular menu which consists of fresh fish, premium cut meats and surprising vegetarian dishes and our daily specials, we serve our Early Bird special every day from 5 to 7 PM....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, great food -- you really can't go wrong here. Our only regret was that we didn't order dessert (a storm took out the power and their credit card system, so we couldn't). Try their specials and their french onion soup was really great...More

Thank Elana L
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Elana, thank you for your kind words! I am sorry to hear you were not able to order desserts as we have a great choice of desserts, with among others chocolate lava, crème brulee and lime cheesecake! We take joy in our extensive wine...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

NOMIDIA WAS THE BEST WAITRESS EVER!! The food is Amazing Also! Highly recommend this restaurant !!!!!!!!!

Thank Steenie11
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Steenie, thank you for this awesome review and for the recommendation. Nomidia had a great time serving you. Our wait staff is here for you and we all love to serve you again at Papillon! kind regards, the entire team of Papillon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went there, I have to say that my duck was good but my husband didnt had the same luck he order his meat medium rare, came medium well we send it back, half hour later came the dish we asked the...More

Thank TiffanysFoodie
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Tiffany, we are sorry to hear you had a bad experience at our restaurant. We serve only premium cut beef from the US and we work with fresh ingredients. Our well trained and educated kitchen staff always strives to bring forth the best dishes...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our anniversary and they didin't disappoint. Escargot was excellent, Service was spot-on and wine over-priced but good nonetheless. Rack of lamb was different but doos and grouper very good. Erupting anniversary fountain dessert was very nice.More

Thank Ronald C
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Ronald, thank you for your review. It is nice to hear you had a great anniversary celebration at Papillon. The Escargots are one of our signature French dishes, as are our Froglegs, Sweetbreads and Boeuf Bourguignon (among others). Here at Papillon we also work...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
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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
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CalmPost
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 36
Meals
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
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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
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.
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