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El Ultimo Refugio

Avenida Sur | Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6726-9851
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster risotto” (47 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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191 - 200 of 783 reviews

Reviewed 23 June 2016

We decided to try this restaurant based on its stellar reputation - both on Tripadvisor and coming directly from friends and acquaintances. Since it is low season, the place was quite empty but this did not mean it was devoid of charm. It was very...More

Thank Hélène D
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Most restaurants in Bocas Town have their own versions of the same Caribbean menu, as any visitor here for more than a few days will discover. El Ultimo Refugio, however, goes beyond with imaginative and tasty dishes with a sophisticated touch. The menu is on...More

Thank Rebecca F
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Attentive staff, good food, best passion fruit margarita ever. Loved light lights and tropical flowers on our table. Great atmosphere.

Thank Mariela A. V
Reviewed 19 June 2016

One of,if not the best meals in Bocas. Filet Mignon over mashed potatoes,covered in blue cheese and perfectly done onion rings,oh yeah!

Thank Dawgs73
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We came here based on a recommendation from a friend and were not disappointed. Everything we tried was well prepared and tasted great.

Thank Shibumi365
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Live band was playing music. A very nice surprise. The location is at the far south end of Bocas Town. The decoration is nice at night but might look a bit simple during day time.

Thank U4168ASstevej
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

My steak was perfect. My friends tuna was wonderful. Can not say enough good about this restaurant. Strongly recommended. View was beautiful as well.

Thank Genie S
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Excellent dinner, start to finish! Fresh beet salad with feta and toasted pumpkin seeds started off the dinner. Followed by ahi tuna perfectly seared, topped with a spuvy veggie array and sesame seeds. Why stop there? Snickers icecream/ cheesecake pie was heavenly decadent. My friends...More

Thank DebbieGB
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Ate dinner here for our first night in Bocas based on reviews we had read. My blue cheese steak was AMAZING. Perfectly done and tasted amazing. Great bottle of wine for $18. We left very happy and plan to visit again before we leave!

Thank Justine S
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We dined here one night and had a wonderful meal. Everyone got something different and shared. Recommend the tuna cakes (could have been an entrée - it was so good) and the snapper. And don't forget the special ice cream pie - tastes just like...More

Thank Kim29494
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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
  • 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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