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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
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“grouper” (142 reviews)
“escargot” (66 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
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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 2 days ago

We had a dinner for two. Tournedos Rossine is perfect. service is good. Nice place. The menu has great choices, meat as well fish. The winelist is good .We hope we will be there very soon

Thank Brendavanmal
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This is a restaurant that has something for the menu for everyone - adventurous or conservative. My husband had the filet and I had the wild boar - fantastic preparation - we will eat there again next year! Also, excellent cocktail and wine choices.More

Thank Ann M
Tina v, Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ann M, thank you for your review and feedback on some of our exclusive dishes we serve like the Wild Boar. We are always looking for new and exciting products to serve and searching for the best quality we can get on the island...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Papillon has such a wonderful ambiance. Friendly and good service. The food is made to perfection, very fresh and also vert nice all the specials they have besides the menu. Highly recommended, we had a great experience at this restaurant!More

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

Dear Jetske, thank you for your kind words. At Papillon we believe in the right combination between good food, great service and a nice ambiance. We always work with the freshest products and besides our regular menu (which you can fully see at our web...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Papillon last week and were pleasently surprised. The menu offers great choices for fish dishes as well as meat dishes. The wine menu is very ellaborative and they even serve some really premium wines by the glass. I absolutely loved the glass of...More

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

Dear Lucy, thank you for writing your kind words and for our fun conversation! Indeed we have an extensive wine list which was selected by our sommelier. Our sommelier and wait staff are always willing to give wine advise or to select a good wine...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great experience... a recommendation for all of my friends and family who will visit Aruba... a missed chance when you don’t visit this restaurant...More

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

Dear Sjors, thank you for your kind review. Do you know we are celebrating our 9th Anniversary this year? In May we will be serving a 9 course dinner paired with 9 wines for only 90 USD per person. Keep track of our Facebook page...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice dining experience here during our recent Aruban vacation. Menu choices were excellent, including a strong selections of wine. Service was outstanding and we enjoyed the outdoor seating on a beautiful evening.More

Thank OSU_Fan1967
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear OSU_Fan1967, thank you for your kind review! We believe in an excellent combination between good food, great service and a strong choice of wines. Furthermore, we take pride in our cozy outdoor terrace overlooking the local Arubian market. Do you know we are celebrating...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here twice because we liked it so much. The food is very nice - there isn't a dish I wouldn't recommend. Waiters are all very friendly, and everything gets to your table in a timely manner. They have a very complete menu and...More

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

Dear Bryan C, Thank you for your review and of course you visit to the restaurant - twice! We put a lot of effort into our dishes, that can be described as French with a Caribbean touch. We have a lot of choice between Fish...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us so we decided to try it. Our intent was to select the early bird for which we were on time; however, due to the non-communication between hostesses we ended up waiting and by the time we sat down which...More

1  Thank Cathy M
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Cathy M, this time of year is always very busy, as so for our cozy but small restaurant. Many people take the effort to make a reservation and 7 pm is a popular time. We take reservations for the early bird no later than...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dining outside is nice but it is in the shopping zone and not waterside. Food was just average here, but we found most all restaurants were just average in Aruba.More

1  Thank MIDWESTROBIN
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Midwestrobin, thank you for your review. We take pride in our cozy outdoor terrace with a nice overview over the local Arubian market, what makes our ambiance complete. We have been a successful restaurant for over 9 years and we always work with a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on time for our reservation and we were promptly seated. I ordered the escargot as an appetizer. I have ordered this dish in the past, it was cooked in a pastry in the past, the recipe was changed in my recent visit. Although...More

Thank Golfpa1
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Golfpa, thank you for your review and sharing your opinion. We indeed changed the recipe of the Escargots to ensure the quality of the dish itself. When prepared in the pastry, there is no way to check upon heat and overall sight of the...More

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Questions & Answers
David T
22 March 2018|
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Response from esaluga | 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
10 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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