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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 good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went to dinner at Papillon tonight. We arrived at 645pm and it was fairly quiet with half of the tables empty. We were promptly seated without a reservation. Our waiter took our drink order and within 10 minutes, we received our...More

Thank Retagger
Reviewed 4 days ago

Every time I go to Aruba I make sure I eat at this place. We just went last week and this was our first stop. The Service, Food, and atmosphere are exceptional. Its above average priced but worth it. The french onion soup is the...More

Thank rtwlaw
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When I signed in to write this review, I was stunned that Papillon was ranked, 24 out of 44 restaurants on the island. As you can tell, we stumbled into this establishment and were captivated by the menu. Our waitress was very informative and attentive,...More

Thank Steven N
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend went here and loved it, so we gave it a try. They have a very good early bird menu(5-7) which includes a glass of wine. Three courses off a fixed menu and it was lovely. We didn’t have reservations, but they had a...More

Thank MarylovesAruba
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is really nice (decorations inspired by the eponymous movie) and classier than most restaurants in the area. Very good French food as well as local dishes.

Thank Victor_procure
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has always been one of our favorite restaurants. We would visit at least once on every trip. Went this time, and got both the appetizer and entree special. Both were disappointing. The intent and the idea was good but delivery was not. Fish so...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whodathunk you could get excellent French fare mere steps from the (defunct) Senor Frogs? Well, it is possible, though a couple of service issues marred an otherwise fine dining experience. I almost didn't order the French onion soup, but I'm glad I did. Rich and...More

Thank Rockhead261
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is delicious! Everything from the bread to the dessert melts in your mouth. I had the sea bass and caramelized pineapple dessert and couldn't have been more pleased.

Thank Jessica C
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This reatrant is beautiful, great outdoor setting aroud the pool. The food was excellent. We had steak with shrimp and lobster. It was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Great expectations for all the members pf our group.More

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

Dear guest, we would like to thank you on behalf of our colleagues at Papiamento Restaurant for this kind review. They are indeed a wonderful restaurant with delicious food and great outdoor seating around the pool. Don't worry, the mistake is easily made (only a...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for about 5 years. The food is always great the service is very attentive and pleasant My wife had the escargot which was made in garlic cream sauce it was exceptional. I had a special appetizer Coban fish...More

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

Dear mottidp, thank you for your nice words. It is great to hear you have been coming to restaurant for half a decade and we always enjoy your company! Our coba fish is locally caught and very delicious. The escargots and the Portobello Entrecote are...More

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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.
6 September 2016|
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Response from Irv P | Reviewed this property |
Response is a little late. I don't recall anything about split charges.
22 February 2016|
Response from caribbeantraveler2 | Reviewed this property |
check out this link which will give you the entire early bird special menu. Early Bird 3 course menu for only $29.75 Served daily between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm Early Bird Special: Appetizer: Soup of the day or Quiche... More
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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
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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