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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 good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“grouper” (139 reviews)
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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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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Papillon Restaurant
1. French Fusion Cuisine
"Very good authentic food"
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2. Romantic Dining Experience
"It is a cozy, welcoming, culinary paradise, located in Palm Beach"
Fixion M
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3. Excellent Food & Service
"Dinner at the Papillon Restaurant and it was outstanding."
Paul S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The restaurant is unassuming from the outside but well worth the visit. The staff was attentive and very friendly. The wine list is good and there a lot of interesting choices on the menu. We were pleasantly surprised.

Thank Charles B
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a restaurant that has something for the menu for everyone - adventurous or conservative. My husband had the filet and I had the wild boar - fantastic preparation - we will eat there again next year! Also, excellent cocktail and wine choices.

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner so much that we decided to return a 2nd night. The grouper was excellent. Nice wine list. Tina was very helpful. Friendly atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank bob c
Reviewed 1 week ago

After many years of eating at Papillion, which we considered our favorite restaurant in Aruba, I am sorry to say that our most recent dining experience there, disappointed us. They claimed that they slightly tweaked their menu, but to us, the changes were quite noticeable...More

Thank nymoneyman1999
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night in Aruba . Wonderful dinner and service. Easy to find and good parking . Lovely atmosphere and not noisy. Very relaxed ambiance.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Papillon is my favorite restaurant on the island, great service and the food is absolutely fantastic. Highly recommend

Thank Heidi M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Aruba many times and thought we should try Papillon after hearing about it for years. The food was average, the service was sub-par, and the food/drink delivery was very slow. Not at all what we expected at this price point and...More

Thank Rick O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been dining at this restaurant since it opened around 9 years ago. Perhaps three times during each visit to Aruba. Virtually always raved about the food and service. Unfortunately this visit was an exception and hopefully the restaurant takes this feedback as helpful....More

1  Thank Boxter98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure what to think about Papillon, given that it's right in the high rise tourist area. However, I was so glad we tried it! It's a fairly traditional French restaurant but does very well. There is a large outdoor patio which looks onto...More

Thank nextframe
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear nextframe, thank you for your nice review. Papillon is situated in the high rise area, within walking distance from almost all major hotels. The outdoor patio plays a big part of our cozy ambiance, with a nice view over the local Aruban market. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great and gave good ammount of detail of the food. The grouper they had there was undoubtedly the best fish I had on the island and I highly recommend it.More

Thank Maximilian S
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Maximilian, thank you for your kind words. Our grouper is one of our signature dishes and a locally caught fresh fish. We put a lot of care in our dishes and serve them with love. Almost all of our fish is fresh and comes...More

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David T
21 March 2018|
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Response from mottidp | Reviewed this property |
shorts are fine.
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.
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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