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El Ultimo Refugio

Avenida Sur | Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6726-9851
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster risotto” (49 reviews)
“snickers pie” (13 reviews)
“fresh tuna” (9 reviews)
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American, Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Avenida Sur | Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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1 - 10 of 820 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Lovely place & Staff. Wish I was here right now, sipping on a cocktail and watching the local kids fishing with string and listening to reggae. But alas I am not. I sit at my desk and write a review in order to live vicariously...More

Thank Julia F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice set up with good food and drinks options. Food was good and service was pleasant . The live entertainment was ...questionable.

Thank Vlad G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly and welcoming service. The "camarones al curry" were simply deeeeliiciiooous. Tuna fish also. "Arroz con coco" a new experience for your palate. Pulpo as starter is something you have to try. The only objection is that they assumed that our 13 year old had...More

Thank socrates1712
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is bilingual and extremely friendly. The chef is incredible. The menu changes daily which in my opinion is a really good thing because it forced me to try new things. If it didn't I'd have ordered the pork risotto every night. We were...More

Thank MartyW71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ultimo Refugio was our last dinner in Bocas and it did not disappoint. The location is wonderful, staff is friendly, delicious cocktails and food. Best meal in town.

Thank JMed2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our boat captain from Red Frog dropped the six of us off right at the restaurant dock, saving us from wandering around in an unfamiliar town after dark. It is a very cute place: rustic, comfortable, with an interesting menu and well trained servers. A...More

Thank Libby H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's hard to find consistently good food and service in Bocas Town, but Ultimo has stood the test of time. We've been several times and always enjoyed it.

Thank Tanya_Take_Two
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful drinks and fresh seared tuna. The food was delicious and fresh. Such a fun atmosphere with live music. A wonderful evening

Thank 256Debbie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice rustic restaurant with friendly staff and fresh food. It’s a bit dark, though I think that’s supposed to be romantic! Food very good but not outstanding.

Thank holidi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was crowded and there's a reason. We had seared tuna, filet mignon, pumpkin soup, chicken satay. It was all amazing. Service was spot on, food presentation was extremely beautiful and everything was delicious. There was live music and a fun atmosphere.

Thank Djbtlv
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Questions & Answers
Geraldine N
18 October 2016|
Response from meencantacomida | Property representative |
We are open on the 24th and 26th. Not on Christmas
16 September 2016|
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Response from Dawgs73 | Reviewed this property |
Sept 26th to be exact!(Website)
28 May 2015|
Response from meencantacomida | Property representative |
hi there, I am the owner. We are remodeling the restaurant and it will be back open on monday. have been closed 2 weeks for construction. sorry for the inconvience
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 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
  • E-mail
Rustic and quaint, over the water, Caribbean-American fusion, focus on fresh seafood. Meat and vegetarian options always avaible
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