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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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“escargot” (66 reviews)
“grouper” (136 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
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

Totally delicious experience. The antique details are an unexpected connection to home. With that said, the food is great. Had escatgo followed by a hot rock, of filet & lobster. Desert was a complete suprise, had a barred port from Madera. Smooth, with blackberry and...More

Thank mauglesierra
Reviewed 4 days ago

Papillon is beautifully decorated in the theme of the 1973 movie of the same name. The theming is excellent and extends even to the 'solitary confinement' bathrooms! What fun little details. I thought the evening was enjoyable but Papillon is missing something. The dishes aren't...More

Thank KristenMatt2705
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Husband and I have come to Papillon 3 times this visit, and the food is always excellent, but it is also our wonderful server, Lucy, that has brought us back time and time again!

Thank melanie r
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was average,service terrible,The waiter was not experienced which caused the dinner to go down hill.

Thank _mburt12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at Papillon after our Sunset Sail. We were pleasantly surprised by the location. It was charming and surrounded by vendors and Christmas decorations. The food was very good and the service was excellent. They even had a musician playing background music. It was...More

1  Thank Alyson R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food in upscale French Caribbean Restaurant. We came before 7 pm and we chose their pre fixed 3 course meal. I chose very interesting Caribbean style prepared fish and my husband went with Filet Mignon. Excellent quality and very fresh food. Service should be...More

1  Thank KateKate77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our food and the atmosphere of the restaurant. It's kind of small, so you might want to check if they take reservations. We got there before 7 and felt the 3 course meal with wine was a very good deal for some...More

Thank ChiLexi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Given location across from Hilton, had low expectations for this restaurant as too touristy. but instead my husband and I had a very pleasant evening at Pappillion. The wait staff was very attentive without being intrusive. The vegetarian options on the menu went beyond standard...More

1  Thank sjgfeld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just like their other restaurant, Taste of Belgium, this experience is always top of the line. We went to the Early Bird, had a very nice Quiche (soup of the day was an option), a beautifully prepared Filet Mignon (Grouper Filet was an option), and...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great, servers are very attwntive, drinks mediocore so suggest to stick with their wines. Try to make it to eqrly bird special as you will save a lot of money... food is great but very upscale... it is more for a romantic...More

1  Thank Viktoryia G
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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.
21 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
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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