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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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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 yesterday

The restaurant has a wonderful ambience the service by Julie was exceptional. I had the Canard a Passion (duck breast)served with roasted potato and a variety of various vegetables. The presentation was a work of art and the drizzle on the plate made the entire...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Glenn S
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Dined here twice for evening meal during our stay in August, the food and service was prompt and excellent on both occasions. The staff are very attentive, a special shout to Sara who looked after us on our last visit. There is little more that...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank archaeofox
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Dear Archaefox, thank you for your kind words and your visit to the restaurant, twice! At Papillon we believe in the right combination of food, drinks, service and ambiance. It brings us joy to see our guest leave happy and satisfied. We will await your...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited Papillion for dinner during the holiday. Nobody ever told me it was great but many said it was ok. I should have realized that ok just does not cut it First I have never been in a French restaurant that had no tablecloths....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank markneu
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've been coming to Aruba for many years and for some reason never thought of going to Papillon because I typically don't like French food. My wife and I met a lovely hostess named Sara, from Nederlands, who told us more about the restaurant. Since...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank A2592OJdavids
Reviewed 4 days ago

Four of us had a very nice dinner at Papillon back in October of 2018. The food choices were good and everyone enjoyed their choices. The service was also very good, very enjoyable evening.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MBAF174
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came with my husband for dinner this evening. This is our third trip to Aruba, first to Papillon. Came based on reviews. We started out with the Tuna Duo and the Crab Cakes- both were fantastic! We thought we hit the jackpot again! My husband...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JScales826
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first discovered this restaurant on our way to another; we were looking to book for the next evening. When we looked at the menu, we were greeted by the delightful Maud, who sold us on the menu and the restaurant. We went back the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cjsmith4168
Reviewed 1 week ago

the restaurant is quaint in a lovely area and the staff are super friendly the food was not as good as I remember but was OK this was new years and some guests were taking the holiday a little too much but New Years is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ephriam M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner and was very pleased with the the wine list, dinner options and service. They offer a side salad for 6$ and it is the perfect size. I had the beef bourgenon and I felt like I was back in France 🇫🇷,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't been here in awhile so we had dinner here tonight. Another good meal. My wife had the duck (again) and I had the flank steak special. Both were really good. Service was very good, however, this time they auctioned off the food which was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Stu C
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David T
21 March 2018|
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Response from Eileen S | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, very casual - we go to Aruba every year and everyone dresses casual - capris for women, and nice shorts / shirts for men is the common attire at most restaurants. Enjoy
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • 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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