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Papiamento

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Washington 61, Noord, Aruba
+297 586 4544
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18:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Valleyt Forge
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Papamiento is a superb restaurant. There is nothing critical I can write about it, down to the fact that the menu, as extensive and well laid out as it is, is written in a size print that makes it easy even for us medicare recipients to read. What makes this eatery exceptional is that every little service, every course you... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This the best meal we had on our trip this year. First of all the setting is beautiful. We ate in a magnificent garden outside a 150 year old mansion. The service was perfect. Served by a waiter nicknamed Smiley who couldn't have been more helpful and kind. His timing was great and we never felt rushed. The food was... More 

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Thank Stan T
Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent food. Lovely location. Great service. We had the mixed grill on the stone. Eating by the pool.

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Thank Buschfenv
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

price is high, but worth it. It's such a beautiful restaurant inside and outside. Everything impeccable. Cocktails and food were delicious. Waiters offered a great service. The mansion is so beautiful that you can make a tour to keep delighted. Hope I can return!

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Thank Talita C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I have been traveling to Aruba for 20 years. On our first visit we met a couple who raved about Papiamento. We loved it the first time to the 20th. We have celebrated many of special days and was lucky enough to have a tour by the owner without even asking. The Ellis family make your dining... More 

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Thank twysocki4108
Pearl River, New York
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our go to place when we visit Aruba. A nice romantic table around the pool. The food is good and comes piping hot to your table.

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Thank Hamradio1957
long island
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting around a pretty pool under the stars in a garden is great enough, but when you are served your meal on a hot stone it is off the charts fun. Note that only 2 person tables surround the pool. we were four so we sat behind the first level of tables facing the pool but it still was heavenly.... More 

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Thank jamesbro49
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambiance and history attracted my friend and me to this place, especially after seeing reviews on Trip Advisor. Seated poolside in the center of a lovely outdoor patio flanked by trees, the sky broke loose for one its 15 minute tirades. No worries! The staff were fully prepared with their umbrellas, attending to every table while everyone weathered the... More 

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Thank Sue L
Orange, CT
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second time here. We came 2 years ago when we were last in Aruba. While it was nicer sitting poolside as we did before, it was still very beautiful in the garden. The servers were friendly and happy to accommodate special requests. I ordered the lobster tail which was very good. My friend had a surf and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the privilege of eating at Papiamento last week in Aruba. What a treat. The food, service, wine and atmosphere were all exactly what we had hoped for. We have eaten there before and always sit by the pool outdoors but this time we elected the Royal room. It was like eating in a museum. Quaint and private. Cheers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$45
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Washington 61, Noord, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Noord
  • Phone Number: +297 586 4544

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?