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El Ultimo Refugio

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

Location and contact

Rustic and quaint, over the water, Caribbean-American fusion, focus on fresh seafood. Meat and vegetarian options always avaible
US$15 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Central American
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant should be renamed El Ultimate Refuse, as it’s rubbish. We arrived without a booking just before 9pm. There were empty tables and most of the other customers had finished their food. we stood patiently waiting to be acknowledged and then given a table....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank justwantgood
Reviewed 1 week ago

we came here for dinner, started off with a beer on the terrace, then had a ceviche accompanied by a cocktail called dark and stormy, which was perfect. then had the Lobster risotto which was a Dream! staff is very friendly, Always in for a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant with a nice setting and view. Beautifully presented food, excellent service by great staff and a nice place to have a pre dinner drink on the dock.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Anjis62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had drinks here before New Years Eve dinner with friends. It was highly recommend by several local people as a romantic place for dinner. We loved the atmosphere. It was dimly lit with lots of lights and good music filled the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank elaineladd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably closer to 3 stars than 4 on this visit altho the other couple had been there a couple of times in the past with better results. Meals were decently cooked (blackened tuna steak the best), service friendly but a little rushed, drinks pretty good...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank garylY9175JY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious and the whole atmosphere was delightful! Great location, sangria, and overall a great experience.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gmcweston1
Reviewed December 9, 2018

We had a group dinner with ~12 people. The place was phenomenal. First, the food and drinks were excellent. Service was also great - they let us pay individually for each person, food came quickly, drinks from bar also cam quickly and were well done....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jonathan E
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and quality. The prices are a little higher than average, but given the quality of the ingredients one cannot expect differently. Service was awesome, location is beautiful

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EttoreV68
Reviewed November 14, 2018

this is hands down one of the best places to have dinner in bocas! the atmosphere over the water and all the love they put into their decoration makes you feel like home! the service is amazing and the food is just incredible!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 312jeaninneb
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We decided to get ourselves to El Ultimo Refugio after 2 or 3 locals told us to get over there during our visit to Bocas. We like good food and this place did not disappoint. Service was fantastic. The salad we had was huge, delicious...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Laura S
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January 10, 2019|
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Response from gmcweston1 | Reviewed this property |
October 17, 2016|
Response from meencantacomida | Property representative |
We are open on the 24th and 26th. Not on Christmas
September 16, 2016|
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Response from Dawgs73 | Reviewed this property |
Sept 26th to be exact!(Website)
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