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“Ike's - An Amazing Dining Experience” 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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Price range: $35 - $65
Cuisines: Caribbean, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, International
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
Agawam, Massachusetts
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152 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
“Ike's - An Amazing Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Staying at Manchebo Beach Resort, we decided to dine at Ike's as we had heard excellent reviews from guests. The young and talented chef, Ever De Peria, was highly acclaimed in local literature as presenting a modern twist of Mediterranean and Caribbean style.

Although we did not have reservations, our request to sit poolside was quickly granted. The pool is nicely lit and lends to a beautiful and romantic atmosphere. Our waiter, Shane, was very attentive and explained the specials for the evening. He was very knowledgeable regarding the menu and explained everything thoroughly. We decided on the "Catch of the Day" which was grouper and the "Home-made Pasta" which was fettuccini and shrimp. Both entrees were cooked perfectly and were excellent.

The atmosphere was made more romantic by the sounds of Lucio playing the saxophone, a nice addition to a wonderful dining experience. Our leisurely dinner by the pool, dancing to the sounds of Lucio made for the perfect evening.

We are looking forward to returning to Ike's Bistro on our next trip to Aruba!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“EXCELLENT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A group of us (6) went to dinner and everyone one was more than pleased. I had the ceviche and avocado appetizer and seabass for the main course ... it was devine. My husband had the Argentine beef and it melted in your mouth. Someone else got the Mahi-Mahi and it was devine. The others got a pasta dish with different meats ... one had chicken, another shrimp, etc. Everyone raved about their meal. This is a wonderful restaurant and we sat outside by the pool!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Thorofare, New Jersey
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“Chefs selection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had dinner here 2 nights. We were only planning on 1 night but it was so good the 1st night we went back for more. We had the 4 course chefs selection both nights. We were given dishes we probably would not have chosen ourselves & they were delicious. Not a drop left on any of the 8 courses we had. The 1st night they even gave us 2 different desserts to share. We sat poolside which was very romantic. The service was excellent as was all of the staff at manchebo.
Everyone was very attentive & friendly. The buffet breakfast was also very good. Will definitely eat there on our next trip!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Very nice !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Ike's bistro is located at the Manchebo Beach resort. Tables are set up around the pool. Very nice ambience. We were lucky, that night (monday) Ike's had a very nice Lobster menu. I decided to have the lobster salad and the risotto with Lobster. My wife had the crab cake and the red snapper.
We liked the quality, taste and presentation of our plates. Chef Ever is a very promising chef. The service is friendly, but should be a little more professional. We would love to come back sometime !!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Old Tappan, New Jersey
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“Great meal and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We've been coming to Aruba for almost 10 years and never knew about Manchebo Beach Resort or one of their restaurants Ike's Bistro. The atmosphere was beautiful... sitting around poolside at this boutique resort. At night it looked very elegant.

We were greeted when pulling up by taxi, walked to the restaurant manager, escorted to out ta le and spoken to , like guests at a home. Our waiter was a man named Niyo.... who provided impeccable service during a wonderful meal and cocktails.

The food was impeccably prepared and its presentation was beautiful. We are so happy we found this restaurant and you can be sure we'll visit each time we come back.

We highly recommend it.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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