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Papiamento

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Washington 61, Noord, Aruba
+297 586 4544
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18:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Papiamento is a well known restaurant by tourists and locals alike. A friend told us this was the best meal they'd ever had. The setting, 150 year old home was very nice. However, the food was fair. We had shrimp on a stone..good. We also had the chefs special, a steak that was undercooked to the point it was essentially... More 

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Thank Alan P
Eastham, Massachusetts
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was out 5th visit in 4 years and has become an annual dining experience for us. This time we opted for a couple of beef tenderloin meals (one with gorgonzola cheese and the other in a malbec reduction with mushrooms) versus our usual fish selections and once again we had an exceptional meal. From the cocktails to the appetizers,... More 

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Thank Mike S
boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When in Aruba, the weather is so warm that we try to dine outside as many evenings as possible. Papiamento had a lovely romantic setting with tables for two around a swimming pool and a historic building. Lovely!

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Thank Collegetraveller59
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and romantic venue. Like others we wanted this to be our last romantic dinner to conclude our ronantic trip. However the moment we stepped in (8pm) despite empty tables outside we were advised outside tables were not available that evening and even when other pple left we could not sit outside only inside. The reception was very unfriendly... More 

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Thank chips c
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good time with typical arubian cuisine ! People are nice particularly the boss and food are very good and fresh My fish was delicious and without fish bones ! I don't like 🐟 fish bones Thank you for the enjoy time

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Thank Sabrina S
Toledo, OH
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For our first night in Aruba I picked this restaurant for its beautiful ambiance and reported great food. The ambiance delivered, but the food was forgettable. Menu choices unexciting and prices inflated. We are home now and I cannot remember what we ate, (and I am a food fanatic). Service was professional. We would not return, I'm afraid.

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Thank shelleyonthedell
Woodbury, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been coming to Papiamento once a year for 15 years and always look forward to the beautiful atmosphere, attentive service and great food. This time as we were being seated I noticed that there were more tables available than usual during a Saturday night of Presidents week. Looking at the menu it was noticible that it had changed... More 

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Thank WestburyDentist
Lewisburg, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful venue. Mature trees with lights are so pretty All tables are situated around a lit pool. Food was very good. Our only problem was we made reservations and had to wait 20 minutes. Don't be in a hurry!

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Thank jackson0756
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique dining poolside just like a party set up at someone's home. Food was very good. We chose from the Eat Local menu during restaurant month in October. Even with special pricing the portions were the same as the regular menu. Impressive! The Eat Local menu included 3 courses so we had a wide variety. I believe the keshi yenna... More 

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Thank Lesia R
Canton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Because there were mosquitoes and flies outdoors we decided to eat indoors. The smell of must was overwhelming. The food was good but not outstanding. The decor was very old antiques and rustic. The mustiness was a real turnoff. Many recommended it, but it was overpriced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$45
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Washington 61, Noord, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Noord
  • Phone Number: +297 586 4544

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?