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Papillon Restaurant

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J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
+297 586 5400
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Fredericton, Canada
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have visited Papillion on several occasions throughout our visits to Aruba within the last decade and always thoroughly enjoy the food and the atmosphere. This trip our table enjoyed several grouper dishes, and duck for myself. The food tasted great (minus my very small portion for duck breasts that I finished with ease). The one small complaint I would... More 

Thank TropicTraveller08
Westport, CT
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food and atmosphere are terrific but bring your patience. We have dined here many times and have always really enjoyed everything we ordered. Most recently we had Caesar salad, venison and beef bourguignon. We had the caramelized pineapple pastry served with vanilla ice cream and mousse trio for dessert. Everything was absolutely delicious! The prices are on the high... More 

Thank momof2boys52
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had gone to Papillon last year and absolutely wanted to go back this year... well, that was a mistake!! nothing exceptional this time and the food quality was extremely bad... i think the salad was from 2 days ago... if you are looking for fresh and good quality food, do not go there! one positive though, the service is... More 

Thank nadpern
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely service, Paulina is gracious and helpful and always busy helping. The food, especially the chef's specials are unique and delicious.

Thank TrainPlane2013
Burnt Hills, New York
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been here twice and both times the food was amazing. Red snapper and grouper was so fresh. Don't miss this this little gem in Aruba!

Thank Cindy C
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was great!! # couse early bird was a great value, food was delicious. Soup, fish, steak and dessert all wonderful. including the service.

Thank sara3032016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at the early bird special they advertised and I had grouper, my husband had the filet and we both throughly enjoyed the meals, appetizers and dessert! The service was superb and I highly recommend it!

Thank Czeisler
Dandridge, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a delicious meal. The early bird special is a great value. The food was very good but the atmosphere made the night. Had a great time dining outside.

Thank volfan887
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go back here every year to enjoy the escargot and the good memories. Not the best restaurant in Aruba but quite good. I had the grouper which was very good and others had the boeuf bourguignon which they loved. A bit pricey with wine and tip.

Thank maddie924
Leuven, Belgium
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as a couple we wanted to have a nice meal and enjoy our stay in Aruba because we were there only for 2 days. we went to alot of restaurants but the food, service, wine was the best we ever had. thanks Papillon for making our stay the most special one we will remember. we recommend Lambsrack and seabass........!!!!

Thank Siep M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$36
French, Caribbean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?