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J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 348A



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Savour classic French dishes with Caribbean flair at elegant restaurant Papillon, offering al fresco and indoor dining.

Frenchman Henri Charrière, named after a butterfly (papillon) tattoo on his chest, was the first convict to escape from Devil’s Island. His thrilling story is the concept behind Papillon Restaurant.

The design, décor and especially the toilets hint at the thirteen terrible years Papillon spent in prison in French Guyana. The menu reflects the Frenchman’s arduous journey to freedom: classical French dishes have been dusted with daring Caribbean flair.

Since a restaurant can only serve the best and most tasteful dishes using fresh ingredients, we make the most out of the seasons throughout the year. Our monthly specials play into this to let you enjoy fresh produce with optimal flavour.

For early birds we serve a three-course menu with a special price, from 5-7pm daily, including a free glass of wine.

We are located in The Village Mall, a small entertainment area opposite the Hilton. Our spacious outside terrace is perfect for casual fine dining in Aruba.

Papillon Restaurant

Papillon Restaurant