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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • 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 fiancé and I had just gotten engaged earlier that day and decided to walk into Papillon for dinner. Although we didn’t have a reservation they seated us immediately and the host was extremely friendly and welcoming. After we had ordered, it started to rain...More

Thank fattcookie
Reviewed 4 days ago

Always an excellent choice for dinner. Beef burgundy was superb. Service was excellent. Prices were average for the area.

Thank Roland B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Papillon is located in a high-rise hotel area in Aruba and serves great French dishes with Caribbean touch. Outdoor seating is well decorated and and waiting staff is excellent. Every dish we tried, from sweetbreads to steak to mahi mahi with sweat mashed potatoes --...More

Thank world_traveler_ct
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was outstanding! The food was delicious! I wish I could remember the names of the people who served us so I could thank them by name. When we were seated, there was a rose on the table for my wife. I started with...More

Thank twilli346
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard such great things about this restaurant and we were really excited once we saw that the restaurant had outdoor seating and a really nice ambiance. We ordered a couple drinks, wine for me and beer for my husband. We had salads which...More

Thank Britney81
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had been on a sunset cruise with appetizers, so we weren't super hungry. I had the french onion soup and an excellent and unique salad as my main course. The salad was very impressive. There was goat cheese in a spring...More

1  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We we looking forward to a good meal as this restaurant had been recommended but we were very disappointed. We ordered three different dishes to share with the three of us. The rack of lamb was tough and there wasn’t very much meat to eat....More

1  Thank Stan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic meal and service. Our server, Jessica was the best. Highly recommend the sea bass, crab cakes, lobster bisque, filet, etc.

Thank PeterAArciero
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good authentic food. Have been there 3 times during last vacation, never a dissappointment. Chef Roy went out of his way to make couple dishes which are no longer on the menu. Maude, Olaf, and Michael made sure we are taken care of. One...More

Thank alexboston2018
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Alex, thank you for your kind review! It was a delight to have you and your lovely wife at the restaurant. Our staff is always at your service and we love to chat with our guests and, as in your case, joke with them...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go here every year on our first night. Last nights dinner was excellent. Had one of my favorites, the ceviche a la Habana. Tasted so fresh & good. Canard dish for dinner was delicious. My wife had her usual boeuf bourguignon because it is...More

Thank James S
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear James, thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are happy you enjoyed your dinner at Papillon, as you do every year. It was a delight to have you at our restaurant again! The Ceviche a la Habana, the Canard de...More

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Ronald C
9 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
30 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.
5 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$8 - US$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 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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