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La Ruina Restaurant & Bar

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££ - £££
Central American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Calle 3 y Avenida A | Centro Nueva Gorgona, Nueva Gorgona, Panama
+507 6527-8462
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12:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on vacation with my wife and relatives introduced us to this lovely spot. The lasagna, chicken soup, fish was delicious. I will definitely eat here again when I come back to Panama. Thanks to the staff and owners who were extremely friendly. Cheers

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Thank jefferyturriff
Calgary
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This little restaurant makes you feel like to you are eating at your best friend's place. While the menu is often limited, nothing is better than the grilled fish dinner. Ordering a salad here is like being served a very tasty piece of art..... The service and ambiance here is lovely, you can play a game of Jenga or throw... More 

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Thank SjNM123
Nueva Gorgona, Panama
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I went to a birthday party where they served a buffet and the food was not very good.My wife and I went another time for lunch where I had pasta and my wife had a burger. My pasta was dry and like rubber and my wife's burger had no favor.

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Thank Bill M
laruinagorgona, Owner at La Ruina Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Bill, The restaurant business in this area is very competive. Unknown to us at the time, our cook was being recruited by another establishment. He began under performing with us and since then let go. If you're ever not pleased in restaurants, let the owners know immediately. It's much easier to replace or change an order to make you... More 

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123 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This place keeps its quality all the time and its a place where you can always go. Once you are in, its like you are forever friends! Best spot in Gorgona

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Thank Fofiex
Coral Springs, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Frank and his wife will make you anything you want to eat American or dish just some fun and loving people

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Thank Andres357
Sora, Panama
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Always have enjoyed our meal and time at La Ruina. The menu is limited, but varied enough for anyone's taste. Fresh seafood, good burgers. Chicken dishes are delish, too. A unique building with lots of history - going back to World War 2 - and fascinating photos on the walls to tell it. It is located in the pueblito of... More 

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1 Thank DamaniWVK
Tavernier, Florida
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460 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Just to say we were very disappointed they were closed for July/August while we were there. We had heard and read so much good reviews on their hospitality and food we were looking forward to visiting the restaurant which was close to our condo we were staying at. Keep up the good work La Ruina, maybe one day.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

A friendly place, well decorated and quick service. Open area to get a cool breeze during our meal. Has a full bar to quench your thirst.

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Thank IBPacman
Panama City, Panama, Panama
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

La Ruina is an owner-managed place, an impressive building in the middle of New Gorgona. Have been there once only, on an afternoon. Good food, friendly service and Frank, the owner told us the story of the place. Very impressive.

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Thank Juergen S
Playa Coronado, Panama
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The food is basic.. tasty but inexpensive.. service OK. Lots of atmosphere.. drinks are also REASONABLE Sometimes there is live music which is always pleasant

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Thank BettyBoop955

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Cuisine
Central American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
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
Description
Pacific Coast Restaurant/Bar in an historical building serving fresh seafood and original homemade platters for fair prices.

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