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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
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17:00 - 22:30
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have ordered lobster bisque, which tasted like minestrone soup and had shrimp instead of lobster, when asked waiter about she told us it's their recipe ?)?),

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Thank Nolovod
Leila P, Public Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nolovod, Thank you for visiting our restaurant. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy our lobster bisque. The base of the bisque is fresh lobster and the soup does contain small pieces of shrimp to add to the flavour. We are sorry to hear that the essential lobster taste was not prominent enough and it made the... More 

New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited This restaurant on the weekend food was phenomenal. Went back on a Tuesday I couldn't believe it was the same restaurant. Terrible. Ordered the same entry and appetizer, that's how much I enjoyed my selection. Foie gras on Weekend was perfectly prepared, melted in my mouth. Tuesday, there was so much fat it should have been listed as pork... More 

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Thank Helen V
Leila P, Public Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Helen V, First of all we would like to thank you for visiting our restaurant not once but twice.We love hearing that you enjoyed your first visit so much, you even went on to bring friends back to our restaurant. How big the disappointment must have been the second time around. We are extremely saddened that this happened. Obviously,... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for New Years Eve. The food was very good. I got the grouper and my husband got the sea bass. Delicious. The staff was friendly accommodating us and the kids. Will return.

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for New Year's celebration. Great experience all around. Impeccable service. Great good. Great atmosphere.

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Merelbeke, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well located in Palm Beach upside Hilton hotel this very well organised restaurant earns a special recommendation. The dinner quality was excellent. The staff is very attentive, friendly and well trained. For an small island with 1 mln. visitors a year this i really exceptionnel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Papillon is one of my favorite restaurant. Each time the food is amazing and the service is excellent. Tournedos Rossini and the sweetbreads excellent. Dessert lava chocolate the best. Don't leave Aruba without trying this restaurant

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two years ago we discovered Papillon and have made it a part of annual Aruba trip restaurant schedule ever since. This visit we had Maroles as our server and she went above and beyond for our group which includes 2 small children. This was our first successful dinner where the kids were quiet and happy, and we were able to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly, the food was ok. Nice place but the food was bland. Asparagus soup ok, Shrimp ahi was cold and the turf and surf not great. Steak was dry and the lobster was over cooked. Lastly, be careful ordering ice tea. They charge $5.25 for each skinny drink glass. I can think of better places to spend my money in... More 

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Leila P, Public Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Cyarrow, We would like to thank you for visiting our restaurant, and we highly appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. In our restaurant we strive to give all our guest an amazing dining experience, and we are saddened to hear that this was not the case with you. We also see there was some kind... More 

Akersberga, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic restaurant! Wonderful to be met by staff that recognice you from erlier years. Even from time to time. The food is worth every dollar you spend, and more... The proffesionalism the staff has is above top...

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Milford, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Still a solid place in Aruba for a reasonably priced nicer evening dinner. Very quaint but in the market area but it is done well. Staff is friendly. Portion sizes a bit small and I am not a big eater at all.

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Leila P, Public Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear JLOwens3, Thank you for visiting Papillon Restaurant, and we highly appreciate you have taken the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We strive to be a constant, solid option on the Aruban culinary market by offering guest classic dishes prepared with the best products and skills in the business - while being served by a warm, friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$36
Cuisine
French, Caribbean, European
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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?