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“So delicious on Eagle Beach!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ike's Bistro

Ike's Bistro
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $65
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Houston, Texas
1 review
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“So delicious on Eagle Beach!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

We're staying at Bucuti and Tara this week, our first visit to Aruba. We wanted a light dinner and our concierge recommended Ike's which is right next door. We had 3 appetizers: the Seafood Chowder (rich with tons of flavors from the sea), the Greens with Walnuts salad (frisée, cherry tomatoes, candied walnuts), and the Scallops (not only melt-in-your-mouth tender, but also beautifully presented on a black slate platter). All 3 dishes were so good we asked maitre d' June to tell the chef...and he brought chef Jorge to our table so we could tell him ourselves! This was a hugely pleasant dining experience - get here!

  • Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good Food, Bad Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Everything we ate at Ike's Bistro was really good. Since everywhere already includes the 15% gratuity, most places only provide fair service. There was only 1 other couple in the restaurant when we ate, and it took over and hour to get our food. Thankfully, everything we had was wonderful.

Visited July 2013
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“Wonderful holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Friends recommended this hotel to us and we as well as they had an amazing holiday at Manchebo Beach & Spa Resort! The rooms are clean and comfortabke. The staff is extremely friendly and very attentive! Our personal waiters Jason, Ever and Stephanie made every dinner a special experience for us. The food as well was excellent and from high quality.
All in all my family and I would recommend this hotel to everyone who wants to enjoy a welcoming atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2013
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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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“Pleasantly Surprised”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

We were at the end of our wonderful 31st anniversary vacation and was told to try this restaurant by a coupe who also stayed at the same hotel as us. The other couple loved Ike's Bistro so much, they were repeat patrons in the same week which speaks volumes. The food was delicious. The service was great and the ambience was wonderful. We sat outside by the pool and ate during the sunset. They really have a "keeper" with the new chef. It is evident he cooks with love. We definitely will return. Thank you June and to the entire team.

  • Visited July 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Outstanding!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

We decided to have our dinner at Ike's after our wedding ceremony which turned out to be a great choice.

We both had the tasting menu (4 dishes selected by the chef) which was amazing. In addition to the lovely decorated plates the food was fantastic! One can tell that there have been a lot heart put into these dishes.
We had scallops on corn purée which was perfectly cooked. Crab cakes with a tasty mangosalsa. Spinach wrapped in filo dough. I had a beautifully cooked tuna together with well seasoned couscous, and the avocado and some sour sauce with cardemom was just a joy. My hubby had a perfectly done steak with a lovely risotto.
The chef even decorated my dessert with the word "congratulations" followed by two hearts! And i got the chance to try out all their desserts in one single plate.

Moreover, the staff is super friendly and we had very good service. We even had the supervisor come by our table for a chat.

To sum it up, this was a culinary experience with food cooked to its perfection. The menu has a large variety and creative flavours which goes well together. It was an outstanding evening and I am so delighted that we had chosen Ike's to have our wedding dinner.

Ike's is absolutely one of the top restaurant I've ever been to and is relativly "cheap" in relation to what you actually get. Ike's is definately a restaurant you need to try out!

  • Visited July 2013
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