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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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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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Food
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LOCATION
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"
alexboston2018
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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

We found this restaurant our last day in Aruba. Service-outstanding Meal- outstanding Drinks, sorry we did not have anything Wish we would have found it sooner and since this was our first overtrip to Aruba we will be back and look forward to more meals...More

Thank Experience171471
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Experience, thank you for your kind words. We are sorry to hear you found our restaurant on your last day and where not able to join us for more days! We look forward to welcoming you at our restaurant again on your next trip...More

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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

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

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 5 days ago

We have eaten here on several trips to Aruba. It has definitely gone down over the years. There is very limited indoor seating. So be prepared to eat on the covered porch where it is very hot and noisy since it is in a shopping...More

Thank BernaM521
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear BernaM, we are sorry to hear your experience at Papillon was not what you are used to from our restaurant. Our inside seating is cozy but limited, so we do recommend to reserve specifically for inside. Outside we have an outdoor terrace which we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was perfect, however, it was much too hot, inside the fan not strong enough. Staff attentive.

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

Dear Maureen, thank you for writing your review. We look forward to welcome you back at our restaurant, we will make sure to seat you at the breezy part of our cozy outdoor terrace. kind regards, the entire team of Papillon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I ate here a few years ago and it was excellent, 5 stars! Tonight, not so much? They seemed to be understaffed and were a little long in taking care of the patrons. The staff, which were very nice and attentive when they...More

Thank tdear666
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear tdear, thank you for writing your honest review. We are sorry to hear your experience at Papillon was not as expected. We always strive for the best dining experience for our guests and inconsistency is not up to our standards. We do take your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner with my wife; the atmosphere was pleasant. Good relaxing French music! Our waiters were absolutely on point and extremely amigable. They catered to our needs and were very patient. For appetizers we ordered the lobster bisque and sea bass trattoria and...More

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

Dear Jun T, thank you for this great review and the reccomendation! At Papillon restaurant we believe in the total package of good food, great wines, excellent service and a cozy ambiance. Our waiters endure an intensive training at Papillon to cater to all of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Papillion is my favorite restaurant , food is always good and the service is very attentive and professional. Highly recommend restaurantMore

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

Dear Heidi, thank you for your kind words and your recommendation! We strive to offer our guest everything they need on their dinner experience: food, drinks, service and ambiance. It is always a pleasure having you at the restaurant and we look forward to your...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018

I loved Papillon! The food and service were amazing. Michele was our waitress she is such a sweet heart and very personable. I was intrigued by how many languages are spoken in Aruba. She gave us a brief description of the education system, very impressive!...More

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

Dear cperdomonyc, thank you for your lovely review. Here in Aruba we indeed speak 4 languages: Dutch, Papiamento, English and Spanish. In our restaurant there is always someone present that speaks one of these languages, meaning the chance that our guests will be able to...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018

They are offering a special seafood special it comes with mussels clams shrimps and king crab legs with so many sauces and it comes with 2 glasses of wine for 2 persons and only $75,-!! Worth it! I am glad we didn't order appetizers but...More

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

Dear Sha24Jon4Vanny3, thank you for writing this enthusiastic review! At Papillon we work with seasonal specials, next to our a-la-carte menu. This awesome special belonged to our Seafood September month. In the month November we are going to start with our Game special. Like us...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Ambience was very cool. Perhaps an off night. This place came very well recommended. We waited a while just for the water. When we got our drinks, there wasn’t not much too them. When they did ask us what we thought. They only asked one...More

Thank Alexander H
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Questions & Answers
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
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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
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CalmPost
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$36
Meals
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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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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