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La Ruina Restaurant & Bar

Calle 3 y Avenida A | Centro Nueva Gorgona, Nueva Gorgona, Panama
+507 6527-8462
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (5 reviews)
“corvina” (9 reviews)
“ceviche” (4 reviews)
Central American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
Calle 3 y Avenida A | Centro Nueva Gorgona, Nueva Gorgona, Panama
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends & I Stopped For Lunch, Prices Were Fair, Overall Meals Were Tasty Cervasa Was BIG & Cold, Margaritas, Not The Best, Not Sure There Was Any Alcohol In Them... The Owner Shared Great Stories About His Very Old Establishment , While His Wife...More

Thank 683marianney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large portions of very good food. The ceviche was so good I wanted another helping. I had the langostinos in garlic - really good. My husband had the curry chicken, which he really enjoyed. Both plates were plenty of food. If you want wine, there's...More

Thank leshons88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Reina is the most friendly restaurant I've been to and I've been to many. Our waitress, Julie, was great. The co-owner (with his spouse), Frank, told us the history of La Reina (former US Army post) and spent much more time talking with us...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Good food for reasonable price. Love the history of both the place and the family. Retired military veteran, Frank, had a vision to turn a former U.S. military base/station into a restaurant. A hard working persistent visionary, yet a very humble and unassuming man, Frank...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I liked this place 6 years ago but this time around it was different. We ordered fish & chips for supper, thinking that you would get a normal portion...no..you got 1 piece of fish & some fries. The fish was not battered it was deep...More

Thank lucycampbell
Reviewed 21 January 2018

The owners are fantastic people! Frank and his wife were wonderful! So accommodating and friendly. The food was excellent and the service was helpful and timely. We were so pleased with our evening at this fine restaurant.

Thank eppshel
Reviewed 19 January 2018

A friendly, lively place owned and run by Frank and his family. Come for the good food, stay for the stories from Frank. My Corvina was fresh and moist, the langostinos were huge and tasty, the flan delicious. Food is local flavors, reasonably priced, good...More

1  Thank 2blackrabbits
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Ate here numerous times while in Nueva Gorgona. Tried something different each time, was all delicious. Atmosphere is like a sports lounge, very relaxed and comfortable. Owner is super friendly and the service was excellent on each visit as well.

Thank westcnd
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Kathy and I went with another couple, Jeff and iris. All 4 meals and the 2 shared appetizers were amazing. The room is about 100 years old. A lot of great history. Used by the army to help relocate the town of Gorgona, from what...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 5 January 2018

I had spaghetti which was a child's portion (l left hungry) and my wife was served raw chicken wings. We will never go back. She showed the owner and was given 25% off...7 wings for $7.50, 3 were extremely small and 4 were medium. You...More

Thank stevemcbuck
laruinagorgona, Owner at La Ruina Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

La Ruina Restaurant is no franchise! You left no meat on the bones of your plate. You didn´t ask for them to be cooked more, checked, returned, or even thrown out. Yes, we cooked them too fast and the inside stayed rare, but not raw!...More

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Questions & Answers
15 December 2017|
Response from laruinagorgona | Property representative |
When you arrive, just ask for Dilcia or Frank. We have most of the food items that special diets need... and the cooks can always make adjustments to the normal menu suited to the customer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Central American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 3 y Avenida A | Centro Nueva Gorgona, Nueva Gorgona, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Nueva Gorgona
  • Phone Number: +507 6527-8462
  • E-mail
Pacific Coast Restaurant/Bar in an historical building serving fresh seafood and original homemade platters for fair prices.
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