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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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Woodbury, New York
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been coming to Papiamento once a year for 15 years and always look forward to the beautiful atmosphere, attentive service and great food. This time as we were being seated I noticed that there were more tables available than usual during a Saturday night of Presidents week. Looking at the menu it was noticible that it had changed... More 

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Lewisburg, Tennessee
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful venue. Mature trees with lights are so pretty All tables are situated around a lit pool. Food was very good. Our only problem was we made reservations and had to wait 20 minutes. Don't be in a hurry!

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Thank jackson0756
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unique dining poolside just like a party set up at someone's home. Food was very good. We chose from the Eat Local menu during restaurant month in October. Even with special pricing the portions were the same as the regular menu. Impressive! The Eat Local menu included 3 courses so we had a wide variety. I believe the keshi yenna... More 

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Canton, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Because there were mosquitoes and flies outdoors we decided to eat indoors. The smell of must was overwhelming. The food was good but not outstanding. The decor was very old antiques and rustic. The mustiness was a real turnoff. Many recommended it, but it was overpriced.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our second trip to this gem of a setting again found us with a fabulous meal. They have a good sized menu and extensive wine list. The setting is gorgeous with mature trees, soft lighting and beautiful starry skies above. The service leaves much to be desired. Had to ask several times for water to be refilled. After one person... More 

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NY
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful restaurant with outside seating. Very romantic and colorful. Come for a drink maybe. The service was horrific. We waited 25 minutes for our table. The curried shrimp I had was the worst entree I had on the island. The other fish dish my wife had was so medicore. We later asked and it was an Asian... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant looks lovely. We gave our name to reception and were instantly taken to the worst table-the one next to reception in the traffic flow. We saw several tables that were empty further back and we asked for one of them. She frowned and took us to one. Why is the worst table the first offered? We both ordered... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located in Nood (lots of signs prior too so its easy to find) Papimento was a great choice! Service was great; very attentive. The dining is centered around a lovely pool and a historic Dutch influenced home with lots of character. Large and beautiful trees decorated with mini lights made this a truly wonderful dining scene. Our table enjoyed lobster... More 

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Thank TropicTraveller08
Noord, Aruba
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

At Papiamento Restaurant you can always enjoy a good atmosphere, always great service and excellent quality. There is room to sit inside, but the best is to sit outside below the trees in the garden. There is also a bar for those that simply want to enjoy a drink.

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Willemstad, null, Netherlands Antilles
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting menu and place is very nice (a bit dark but perhaps that's on purpose?). Sitting around the pool wouldn't be so relaxing if with kids, but for grownups place is quite beautiful.

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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?