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El Ultimo Refugio

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Avenida Sur | Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6726-9851
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 22:00
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Orlando, FL
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Food was absolutely amazing. The filet mignon and blue cheese sauce is the best filet I ever had. The ceviche is a must as well. Vegetarian food was also very good.

Thank breakingsociety
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We chose El Ultimo Refugio based on Tripadvisor ratings and the meal was really wonderful. My son had chicken on a bed of mashed potatoes and I had the lobster over rice. Both were magnificent in every way. The fish ceviche was excellent as well. There was interesting live world music in the house and the setting on the water... More 

Thank Myroonster
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Great food, great staff and without a doubt the most enjoyable atmosphere to dine in Bocas del Toro, located over the water with a view of Bocas marina, the live music was perfect to accompany great food...This is a very popular restaurant, let them know your coming if you don`t want to be disapointed

Thank luc p
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We ate at this restaurant twice during our three night stay in Bocas Town. The food was fresh and delicious and the service was excellent. Will definitely recommend this restaurant from one foodie to another!

Thank tdbodin
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I always expect bad service when traveling in Central America so this place was a nice surprise. The waiters were on it! The food was really great - we went back twice and ordered the same thing - the steak. It's great!

Thank KelseaMike
Sarnia, Canada
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Honestly the best food I've ever had! Great service and amazing food. I had the pumpkin gnocci as an ap, chicken for my main, and the snickers cheesecake for dessert. I haven't stopped thinking about it since!

Thank J-canada2
Laguna Beach, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a great meal, you'll not be disappointed. Try the frozen snickers pie, magnificent ending to a fun experience

Thank ktglaguna
Medicine Hat, Canada
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72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We had a great meal here. My husband had the sesame crusted tuna which he really enjoyed. I had the snapper and it was also very good. The jungle Juice drnk was too sweet for me but others that like sweet drinks would probably enjoy it. The prices are expensive for this part of the world though...

Thank Blaxton
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Probably the most sophisticated food in Bocas. But the physical setting and atmosphere is no better than the other waterfront restaurants in Bocas. Loud music and a little shabby.

Thank Martin S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Was introduced by local and does not disappoint. Menu changes daily, only here couple days and gone back twice. Was not expecting such chef inspired menu that fits for all. All staff are very happy,upbeat and seem to enjoy it as much as you do. Dock is there for cocktails to watch sunset.

1 Thank Jami H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$15 - US$25
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Sur | Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: +507 6726-9851

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?