Shon Gecko

9,5 based on 13 reviews
Cuisine(s):
American, Aruban
Main Course:
is:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
Accepts:
Meals:
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Take Out
Serves:
Ratings & more:
Excellent!
Menu(s):

Restaurant Information

Shon Gecko

J.E. Irausquin Blvd.
Aruba
Tel: 297 587 5010
Opening Hours:
The have a sign stating they open when they want to and will close when they feel like it.
Happy Hour  
Shon Gecko
The Shon Gecko owned by the best bartender Urwin is a quaint bar/eatery where you will enjoy the parrots, friendly staff and the best homemade
cocktails you will ever have. The food is also very good, made fresh to order.
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Still very good at the new place

Jun 22, 2014 - posted by
Since moving from LaQuinta, Irwin and Danny have kept the delicious food including the chicken wings. They are excellent. The restaurant is now a quaint bar/restaurant with plenty of parking. The place continues to be clean and the rest rooms spotless. Always enjoy Irwin's sense of humor and make this a stop during our stay in Aruba. Irwin always has a recommendation of a good place to go to eat and new restaurants on the island since the last visit. Thanks to all of you!!













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What a great pool bar should be

Mar 25, 2013 - posted by
Friends of ours stay at La quinta and always raved about their pool bar Shon Grecko. We went over for lunch one day and boy did the food knock us for a loop. My wife had a huge serving of their chicken and macaroni salad and I had their grouper while my daughter had their chicken fingers and my son had a huge hot dog! Each plate was presented with a nice fruit design and the food was so fresh.

Our server was Danny, a very happy man who made sure our glasses were full and that everything was fine. We then had a few of the wildest mixed drinks I have ever had. We liked it so much that we went back for their BBQ buffet that Wednesday night and WOW! We paid just over $20.00 per adult and half price for kids and we were so stuffed. They even had an Aruba dance school there and had the whole place up dancing.

We will be going to their weekly buffet when we return next year and will gladly join our friends and have lunch at Shon Grecko as well. Put this on your list of must do!
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Sep 9, 2010 - posted by
I truly believe that this is Aruba's best kept secret!!! You have a world famous bar tender at your service. The best food on the island for the price, always fresh, always great quality and they are willing to make you almost anything. I have been going to Aruba since 1989 and have tried every restaurant on the island. Shon Gecko is the best value and my favorite place to eat on the island. See you soon. Margi
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Apr 22, 2010 - posted by
I can't understand how this place got such high ratings. It's your basic poolside bar. The blender drinks were better than most but, the menu was unimaginitive. My wife's chicken finers were overcooked and a bit tough. My burger tasteed good but, the consistancy of the meat was a little strange. It seemed to be very finely ground. I saw some comments about the bartenders throwing bottles up in the air like they did in the movie Cocktail. I asked the bartender about this and he said "I doon't know where you heard that. Only clown bartenders do that." I found it a little annoying that the bartender threw our leftovers on the ground so the lizards and birds could eat it. I'm all for feeding the wildlife but, he just dumped our plates upside down on the ground. Overall, not worth the trip.
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Apr 4, 2010 - posted by
We have been going to LaQuinta since 2005 - Seeing Urwin, Raymond and Danny at Shon Gecko is always our first stop when we arrive in Aruba - Steak Sandwiches are outstanding - along with just about everything else we tried there - It is a fun place by the pool - we see several locals there eating which says a lot about the place - Like any place in the world - Locals always know the best spots to eat
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Aug 21, 2009 - posted by
I have been going to Aruba for 20 years and Shon Gecko is by far my favorite restaurant on Aruba. You can get good quality food for a decent price. The drinks are the best in the world and of course, the bartender Urwin, is the entertainment. It is sort of like watching the movie cocktails but in a beach and pool bar setting. I wait the whole year to have one of Urwin's famous Arubian burger. Urwin, Raymond and Daniel are what makes the experience what it is.

Margi Duncan
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Dec 25, 2008 - posted by
The best place on the island to eat.Prices very reasonable-very nice pole side atmosphere-Best staff on the island-all the food is very good-breakfast,lunch and dinner. The barbecue Buffet is one of the best.Check for the day of week and make reservations you will enjoy the show.
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Dec 9, 2008 - posted by
Great little place for lunch! Hidden away in the resort behind the Screaming Eagle in the low rise section (hint: it is behind the pool). Even the locals I asked and information booths never heard of this place. It is a relaxed very casual place for a lunch not really dinner in my opinion unless you are looking for a bar to eat at.

The price was good and I hate the Arubian burger which was very good. I also asked for his house specialty cocktail since he won awards for best bartender I had to try. It was expensive but very good, worth at least a try! My wife had the chicken Shorma but she was not that impressed with it (we are spoiled with the more authentic thing back home).

Fun place to eat a quick meal
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Nov 10, 2008 - posted by
Shhhh...The best little secret eatery on the island. Urwin & Raymond, Danny and the ladies are all great. The breakfasts, lunches & even dinners are wonderful for the money. From the canape, to the crab salad & to the grouper, it's all good. Let's face it, the cole slaw, mac & potato salads are great. It's enjoyable to see these friendly people year after year.
Bon Bini...See you in 2009!
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Jan 31, 2008 - posted by
Chicken Ceasar Salad is outstanding and economical. Urwin truly is the best bartender in Aruba. We look forward to the Super Bowl get together this Sunday!
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