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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 4 May 2015

It's was a pleasant surprise. my wife and I each had a cassis drink before dinner. We shared the crab cakes (delicious). then she had the duck, she loved it and I had the beef bourguignon. It was good but not hot enough. We had...More

Thank Jcmassad
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Great service, unique dishes. I had the frog legs and the snapper, both deliciuos. Service was great which is always a plus on this island.

Thank buffaloMT
Reviewed 28 April 2015

We made reservations several days in advance. When we got there there was a chalkboard outside saying the restaurant was closed for a private party. When we said we had reservations the boy out front went and got someone who I assume was a manager....More

4  Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 27 April 2015

We loved our experience there. The food was fantastic, the value was great for the money. The wait staff was on the ball and handled everything efficiently as expected. Love the ambiance of the place. Will go back again.

2  Thank ASTNS
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

This place is soooooooo slow. We literally waited for 1 whole hour just to get our food! Although the food was okay, the place was really slow. We had to ask the waiter to bring the kids' food faster,I wouldn't recommend it.

1  Thank kfu88
Reviewed 25 April 2015

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner and was disappointed after hearing all the great reviews. We waited a while before the waiter came over to take our order, then over an hour before our meal arrived. We found the service to be sub-par...More

1  Thank BucketListExpl0rer
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

So glad we decided to try this restaurant out. The service was incredibly and the food was delicious. Tuna appetizer was great, as were the fish entrees. The presentation of the food was especially appealing. Desert was unbelievable as well- lava cake especially hit the...More

Thank allisonm263
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Enjoyed a very quiet and well-made meal here. The lobster bisque was excellent, and a bit different than usual in that it was somewhat earthier and less creamy - we loved it. For our mains, we had the lamb chop and duck, and both were...More

Thank jeepdon
Reviewed 12 April 2015

We managed to get a table for dinner here without reserving during the easter weekend. The food was good and service was excellent. It is hidden behind a market near Signor Frogs but well worth the effort to locate.

Thank MissGeorgeLittle
Reviewed 12 April 2015

The food in Papillon was delicious. Well everything except for the tuna tartar that was just horrible. The service was good. However the view wasn't nice you were looking at a little market which isn't the best view.

Thank rbswag
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Is there a fee if 2 people share a meal?
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.
What's on the Early Bird Menu?
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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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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