This small, natural, airy restaurant in the midst of royal palms offers guests a very unique atmosphere with a rustic, nautical design. Big aquariums, , lots of driftwood and historic and eccentric decorations all contribute to an unforgettable experience for body and soul. Prior to settling in Puerto Plata from his native Germany, the owner and Chef of Papillon, Thomas Ackermann, was an Executive Chef in Germany and Switzerland as well as duties aboard a world-wide cruise line. For almost 30 years at the same location in Puerto Plata,, Chef Thomas has spoiled countless patrons with his freshly and individually prepared dishes. His extensive menu of international cuisine caters to all tastes. Everyone that enters Papillon has the same experience: A big, smiling, Chef Thomas in his white tunic, greets you with a hearty “Hello, Welcome to Papillon!” You then proceed to have one of the finest dining experiences imaginable. Everyone leaves Papillon happy…it’s just Chef Thomas’ way of doing things!
We strongly suggest that you call ahead with reservations. The reason Papillon is such a fantastic dining experience is because of the personal attention that you, your guests and your meal receive from Chef Thomas. He simply is not going to allow you to have a bad dinner nor a bad experience. With that in mind, the number of patrons that Papillon will serve at one time is always limited. If reservations are not available at the time you would like, set another date: Papillon is one of those dining experiences that you and your guests will talk about for years to come.
“I thought you would never ask…!” Papillon is the standard in the Dominican Republic for a romantic, Caribbean dining experience that also features continental favorites. You can start your candle-light dinner (all dinners are candle-lit at Papillon!) with one of Chef Thomas’ famous pina coladas in the pineapple. Follow it with a delicious bottle of wine and the most incredible appetizers you can imagine. And for the main course - - wow! You will not be disappointed and you will not go away hungry! Finish your meal with one of Thomas’ locally-renowned Chocolate Mousse. Did we mention that you should order the Chocolate Mousse?!?
Our long experience allows us to organize special events such as weddings, birthdays and anniversary parties. If you have any type of special event, whether for two people or eighty, you will be very happy with the special treatment that you receive at Papillon.
Our extensive menue caters to all tastes!
Beside the regular menue we always have fresh seafood and fish on our specialboard.
We are famous for the big juicy lobsterdishes and the surf and turf!
Garden Green Salad
Tomato Salad with onions
Iceberg Salad “Cesar”
Cream of Broccoli
Germany`s famous “Goulash Soup”
South German Onion Pie
Shrimp Cocktail “Calypso”
Escargots in Pastry Tartlets
stuffed with Shrimp, Safran-Sauce, Veggies and Potatoe Gratin
Beef Filet, Porc Tenderloin, Scampi Kebab, German Fried Potatoes, Vegetables and Sauce Rouquefort
(for 2 Pers.) with fine Vegetables Potatoe Gratin and Sauce “Bernaise”
with Salad and Baked Potatoe
From the sea
in Whitewine Sauce, served with Broccoli and Rice
with Salad and Baked Potatoe
Fettucini with Lobster Chunks
in Cheesy Cream Sauce
Porc Steak “Hawai”
with pineapple and cheese on Toast
Porc Tenderloin “Ehli”
with Honeymustard Sc. Veggie-rice
Tender loin cuts “Normandy”
in Calvados Cream Sauce and Butternoodles
grilled Chickenbreast with Yogurt Sauce, Salad and Baked Potatoe
from Chicken with Butter Noodles
spicy TomatoCurrySc. Rice Chicken Breast with Corn Sauce, Veggies, Butter Noodles
Small Steak on Toast
“Cafe de Paris”
Filet Tips “Madras”
in fruity Coco-Curry-Cream, Rice
Steak Tartar Tenderloin
cold, fresh from the kitchen
Our famous steaks from the Barbecue
with Mushroom Sc. Veggies, Baked Potatoe
green Peppercorn Sauce, vegetables and baked potatoe
with Vegetables, Potatoe Gratin smaller version of the steaks available
yellow Tail – Chardonnay
Frontera - Cabernet Sauvignon
Frontera - Sauvignon Blanc
Frontera – Rose`
Santa Rita Reserva - Cabernet Sauvignon
Santa Rita Reserva - Sauvignon Blanc
Santa Margarita – Pinot Griegio
Marques de Riscal Reserva
Marques de Riscal – Blanco
Andre`-Sparkling Wine - California
Restaurant Le Papillon
Villas Cofresi · Puerto Plata