Papillon Restaurant

7,6 based on 221 reviews
Cuisine(s):
French, International
Main Course:
$26.00 - $49.00
is:
  • Fine Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Indoor Dining
Accepts:
  
Meals:
Dinner, Take Out
Serves:
Vegetarian
Ratings & more:
Good!
Free WiFi
Menu(s): Dinner

Restaurant Information

Papillon Restaurant

The Village (across from Radisson Resort)
Aruba
Tel: +(297) - 586 5400
Opening Hours:
Daily: 5pm – 12am
Kitchen open 5pm – 10:30pm
Extended bar
Papillon Restaurant
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, the Frenchman was the first convict to escape from Devil's Island, something that nobody had ever done before. 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. Papillon is open daily for dinner.
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Great Place!

May 23, 2016 - posted by
This is another one of those gems of Aruba. Location is tucked away in a little shopping mall across from the Hilton (old Radisson). There is a nightly flea market in front and it's next to Senor Frogs, but boy is the food good! Great menu, good wine list and excellent staff. A must try during your visit.
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Friends Of Papillion Pump Up the Reviews - BE

Dec 27, 2015 - posted by
Before we start, you have to ignore the glowing 9 and 10 ratings from friends (pumpers) of Papillion to draw you in.
Second, if you love small portions, salt, and sitting behind a flea market, then have got the place for you. The good news is that no matter how bad the food is, you get so little (I got 2 medium sized Scallops in my Entry) that you will leave hungry and have to get a snack an hour later.
If French Food means, presentation of no food a premium price - your are again in luck.
Please try not to get drawn in to this place.
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excellent

May 9, 2015 - posted by
I returned to LA papi all restaurant this year. I have been going each year since they opened and my expectations have not changed. the service starts with a very friendly greeting in front of the restaurant. seating was quick and without incident at a table of my choice. the service staff were courteous, friendly and helpfull. I was there early so I decided to eat on the early bird special menu. I had a filet mignon that melted in my mouth. The asparagus soup was so good that I could have had another! Topped off the meal with dessert that included ice cream and berries and was a perfect ending to a great meal and great service!
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Great Early-Bird, but stupid reservation syst

Feb 22, 2015 - posted by
Making a reservation at this restaurant was very tedious. First, the standard reservation form, second they send you a credit card request to confirm the reservation and after you do all that, they ask you to come to confirm a third time when you arrive on the island. Seems like a bit of overkill...I understand, they don't want people reserving, then not showing up, but they could hold the reservation for 15-20 minutes and if people don't show, charge them a flat fee. The numerous steps in the reservation process was annoying, but once there, we enjoyed it. The waiter was very friendly and the food was very good. The early-bird special can't be beat. Good spot in the heart of Palm Beach.
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Really delicious grouper!!!

Jan 16, 2015 - posted by
Really delicious grouper!!!
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No French harmony in the taste of the food

Nov 3, 2014 - posted by
Due to the Game menu, we dined at Papillon. What a disappointment for the taste of the game food was not in harmony as French should be. The presentation of the game menu was ok for the eyes but overall not a harmonious taste.
The other normal menu was ok. The choice of the wine was also ok. We were received by a very friendly lady however in totally the service was chilly.
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Excellent

Mar 20, 2014 - posted by
We dinned twice at Papillon during our 7 day stay in Aruba, March of 2014. Reservations were easy to make and outdoor seating was excellent. Seabass and triple tail were well presented and delicious. Service was great and everyone was very friendly. Seating was not crowded. Only issue I could find was that patrons in a nearby table were smoking, but the Aruba winds took care of most of it.
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Good food at papillon

Dec 14, 2013 - posted by
We ate twice at papillon during our 9 day stay in Aruba. The atmosphere at the outdoor terrace was very pleasant. Service was very attentive and friendly. Soup portions are rather sizable and the quality was variable; at one occasion the curry soup was a bit too thick with some flour lumps in it but the beef broth was absolutely excellent and very tasteful.
Portions of other dishes are customary to a bit small, especially the amount of vegetables served with the dishes was small but that seems to be common at Aruba. We thought that especially the filet mignon was excellent; extremely tender, tasteful and very well prepared (medium was really medium). The wine with the dishes was matching very well.
The dessert was also very tasteful but if you prefer coffee after diner, you'd better go somewhere else e.g. next door at gelatissimo We love a decent coffee and unfortunately we found that good coffee is a scarce product at Aruba.
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Disappointing

Oct 7, 2013 - posted by
We dined at Papillon on our second night. The outdoor dining room was crowded, we were the only diners indoors. It took a while before we were approached by a server. We ordered; another longer than expected wait. The food was ordinary: Grouper Papillon and Filet Mignon were nothing to rave about. For these prices, I know there are better restaurants.
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Very Disappointed

Apr 26, 2013 - posted by
This restaurant is overrated.
The food wasnt very good at all and certainly not worth the price.

The location and atomsphere is overrated as well.
Its tucked behind a busy flea market.
The restaurant alone was uncomfortably hot.

If you have a problem with your meal as I did, dont expect any compensation, or apologies from the establishment.
There was no care or concern that I wasn't satisfied with my meal.
For a $40 main course alone, and over $100 for the total bill, it was a huge disappointment.



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