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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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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had venison straight off the boat that day and it was cooked to perfection. All othe accompaniments were perfect also. Lovely servers.... great ambience

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Thank rodmack71
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place looks really nice and the food is worth it! We had the daily specials and they were great The service was not that good. Our waitress (don't know the name, she had long brown curly hair) wasn't that fast. Maybe she did the best she can (because it was a littlebit busy) but there was no smile on... More 

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Flemington
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146 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nestled amidst "tourist trap city", this little gem is a lovely oasis. It is themed and decorated to pay tribute to the famous movie, "Papillon" which plays in a continuous loop on a little B&W TV. That being said, the place is small and cute with some French flair. The food was excellent! And the staff was great!

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Thank Lisa V
Cape Porpoise, ME
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reviewed Papillon last year, and wasn't that impressed. Very different story this year: the Poisson Rouge (tuna) was the best fish dish of our stay this year (perhaps ordered too many blackened groupers), and the chocolate lava dessert is also highly recommended. The aubergine (eggplant) dish from the vegetarian menu was also a good choice

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, delicious food, and great staff. Thoroughly enjoyed the ceviche and crab cakes... But the escargot in puffed pastry was our favorite appetizer. We had never had escargot so tender. Our entrees were the specials for the evening- the cowboy steak was very good, but the salmon over a smoked salmon risotto was stand-out scrumptious. Finished the meal with... More 

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Thank Olivia B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got back from Aruba. Was there during Christmas week and had Christmas Day dinner at papillon. Had delicious red snapper which was fresh and tasteful. Service was good especially considering it was Christmas Day.

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Thank mac145
Stockholm, Sweden
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Papillon has really good fish and the service was good as well! The atmosphere is cozy and nice. Could definetly go back here!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved that the menu and daily specials featured 'not the standard fare' we had been seeing. We had a very good venison dish, the grouper papillon was cooked to perfection. Great service. Cost wise....same as every place else on Eagle Beach...$25 / give or take and entree.

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Thank Annette R
Aruba
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cozy French cuisine restaurant. the have great service, nice wine list. Food is very tasteful. I went there several times and service and food are always very consistent.

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Thank desumooe
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have dined at this place twice last year and again this year and was not disappointed Love the escargot en grout and the duck and beef carpaccio, It is one of our staples when in Aruba not too fancy but always reliable.

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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?