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“Made Aruba even more amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ike's Bistro

Ike's Bistro
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 55 | at Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa, Palm - Eagle Beach 99999, Aruba
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $65
Cuisines: Caribbean, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Ike’s Bistro boasts a delicious menu of chef’s specialties. While Mediterranean at heart, it is inspired by Caribbean ingredients and chef Ever de Peña his passion for avant-garde fusion ideas. With seating in the garden terrace or around the tropical pool, the experience is enchanting and all menu items are extremely enticing. Let the chef surprise you with his 4-course tasting menu accompanied with a great selection of wines from the Mediterranean and the Americas.
Union City, New Jersey
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“Made Aruba even more amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Machebo Beach resort and we had Ike's and the French Steakhouse to choose from with our all-inclusive package. We ate at Ike's 4 out of our 5 night stay. The atmosphere is relaxed and intimate, and everyone is so attendtive. Your water glass will never be empty, but you'll never feel smothered. I recommend sitting outside by the pool.

We were rather gluttonous and tried quite a few dishes, and we each had our own favorites. I loved the tomato soup (smooth, delicate, full of flavor) and ceviche (bright and fresh) for starters. My husband particularly enjoyed the spanakopita. For mains, both the lamb and the "land & sea" were delicious. For dessert, I devoured the "chocolate temptations" more often than I should have, and at one point we were treated to the chocolate cake. Oh, the chocolate cake! Not too sweet, not too rich, absolute perfection!

But the best "dish" of them all was our server each night, Jason. Our first night started off with handshakes, our final night ended with hugs. He is warm and friendly, and he makes excellent suggestions from drinks to dinner to dessert. He was the icing on the cake!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Ike's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

beautiful food some thing for all on the menu, price reasonable. Service very attentive without the feeling of being watched.

Visited July 2013
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Jupiter, Florida
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“Our 1st Visit (and not last) to this NEW restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My husband and I are long-time visitors to Aruba and were pleasantly surprised to try Ike's Bistro located next to our resort, the Aruba Beach Club. on Eagle Beach. The service was impeccable and the food absolutely fresh and delicious with an elegant presentation. We chose a table around the pool area and enjoyed a beautiful sunset dinner by candlelight. The head chef is in his 20's and greeted us with a wave from afar, sending over a delicate appetizer to whet our appetites. He and his kitchen staff and wait staff were simply the best we've encountered on the island. Very impressive! We shall definitely return in 2014.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“different then anywhere else”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

great new menu by fantastic chef. food is delicious.any questions just ask june, dessline Stephanie or johnmarie.

Visited July 2013
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“A new favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

On our many visits to the French Steakhouse, we have passed this restaurant (formerly Giorgio's) many times, but never stopped. Tonight's trip to Ike's, the new incarnation, was well worth the visit. We arrived at 7:30 p.m. And we're promptly seated poolside, which was lovely. We had several servers and all were very friendly and welcoming. A complimentary sampling of seafood chowder was sent to the table and was luscious. My dinner entree, ravioli filled with portobello mushroom, was full of flavor, light, and delicious. My partner's catch of the day, red snapper, was extremely satisfying, as evidenced by his clean plate. We shared the Chocolate Temptation dessert, which lived up to its name. Service was not rushed. We had the opportunity to meet the chef and tell him how much we enjoyed the fabulous food. We plan on returning on future vacations.

Visited July 2013
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