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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 good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348 A | The Village, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000, Aruba
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Reviewed yesterday

I loved the atmosphere. We sat outside and enjoyed a beautiful meal. We started with the lobster bisque (which was more soup-like), but was amazing. It was the best lobster bisque we've had! The wine list is phenomenal! Only downside is they do not currently...More

Thank Kaleigh K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The fish is fresh I ordered the special Corvino with lobster risotto and the petit filet my 13 year old daughter ordered was cooked to her liking she ate every bit of it. My husband still can not stop talking about the torneados of beef...More

Thank Marcella N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stepped out from our all inclusive and decided to see what town had to offer. This little French gem is worth a visit. The staff is friendly and accommodating. We started inside but it was very hot so we asked to finish dessert outside...More

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

Dear Damian, thank you for your review and your visit to our restaurant. Did you know that Papillon Restaurant has a one of a kind concept; the restaurant is named after one of the most famous prisoners in the world, Henri Charriere, who was nicknamed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We reserved an inside table with the hope we could be cool and comfy while we dined. The air conditioning was barely keeping the restaurant cool enough to eat. Lacking the Aruba breeze and no air conditioning made it very hot. The bathrooms were also...More

Thank Albee0426
Tina R, Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Albee, We first want to thank you for visiting our restaurant and finding the time to write your feedback for us. We take your comments very serious and we will contact you personally. Friendly regards, The entire team of Papillon Restaurant

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time to Papillion's and I don't think we would go back since there are other restaurants around to sample. My husband and I ordered the grouper and it was nicely done. My eldest ordered the salt encrusted snapper. It was presented...More

Thank kbird87
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear kbird, thank you for your review and for your compliment of the presentation of our food, we value your honesty and we take your feedback serious. We are very sure that our red Snapper comes from our local fisherman. Perhaps your eldest had the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time to Papillion's and it will not be our last. The atmosphere was awesome. The food and service was right on. Our server was Maud and she provided excellent service. Our compliments to the staff.More

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

Dear Dennis, thank you so much for your nice review. At Papillon restaurant we strive every day to be the best in food, service and atmosphere. As a team, we work together to make sure our guests have a unique and warm experience. We value...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on Good Friday so of course, seafood on the menu. I had snapper, hubby had the grouper. Must say it was the most delicious fish we have ever had . Heaps of flavour and excellent table service to go with itMore

Thank Parry065
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Parry, thanks for your kind review! Thank you for visiting our restaurant and for trying our special Good Friday Seafood Specials. You can enjoy our delicious fish and seafood dishes every day of the week. For our main courses we serve grouper, tuna, sea...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wasn't expecting much from this place based on the location but the food was fabulous and the wine list was more than adequate. I would definitely visit here again on my next visit.More

Thank Michelle I
Maud V, Guest Relations Manager at Papillon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Michelle, thank you for your review! Papillon is located at the village mall across from the Hilton hotel and is easily accessible by car and foot. Our restaurant is located right at the square and oversees the small Arubian local market. There is a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting historic theme documented in decor. Wife and I had the lobster bisque soup, then I had the Halibut de Soleil and she had the Grouper Papillon. Both fish dishes were cooked to perfection and ample per portions. As with most Aruban restaurants, setting was...More

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

Dear Paul, thanks for your kind words and your recommendation! We hope to see you and your wife back at the restaurant soon. Regards, the entire team of Papillon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Papillon, and were surprised by the quality of the food and the service. Finally a restaurant in Palm Beach, not beating you to death with grouper, greasy/fat/creamy food, nor with waiters who are sucking up to get a tip. Very glad we...More

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

Dear Romarie, thank you for your nice review and the compliment about the food that we serve. The french bread is also a good tip! We hope to welcome you back in our restaurant soon. Kind regards, the entire team of Papillon

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cstarrs
Is there a fee if 2 people share a meal?
6 September 2016|
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Response from Irv P | Reviewed this property |
Response is a little late. I don't recall anything about split charges.
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RevRob1
What's on the Early Bird Menu?
21 February 2016|
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Response from caribbeantraveler2 | Reviewed this property |
check out this link which will give you the entire early bird special menu. Early Bird 3 course menu for only $29.75 Served daily between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm Early Bird Special: Appetizer: Soup of the day or Quiche... More
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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