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El Ultimo Refugio

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Avenida Sur | Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6726-9851
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 18:00 - 22:00
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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such a great meal and overall experience. Great place, live music and the food was simply amazing!!!

Thank CSMarx
Panama City, Panama
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You should come in early for dinner as the quantities are limited. in our visit we tried the pargo ceviche one of the best and the stuffed chicken served over steamed vegetables and smashd potatoes. Highly creative menu, Don't miss this place on your visit.

Thank PerriBerto
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were fortunate enough to run across an ex-pat who directed us to Refugio on our last night in Bocas. The food was easily the best we had on the two-week trip. My wife had lobster risotto and I enjoyed the crusted tuna. Both meals were excellent and we thought very reasonable considering the quality. We thought we had made... More 

Thank ChrisFSeattle_WA
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a little out of the way around the bend and so worth the extra 5 minute walk!! The food, all the food is delicious, fresh, and unique! Cool vibe with live music and super relaxed staff! You should definitely try their sangria!!

Thank Lori Q
Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food has always been good here. On the ocean with the cooling winds. Overlooking the marina. Live music at various times.

Thank sszukics
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful menu, well plated food, great atmosphere with even local music. We were there for our 32 anniversary with friends. Great food, great service , clean, music what more could you ask for.

Thank Castlebabe
Kalmar, Sweden
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Filet Mignon with blue cheese and mashed potatoes. Might have been the best food i've had during this 3 month vacation so far :) Loads of other things to in the menu. Only negative thing was the wine. The Malbec wasn't room temperatured and didn't fit at all with the Filet but what can you do? We... More 

Thank Thompa84
Montréal, Qc
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's one of the best restaurant in Bocas Town. It's a bit expensive but I'm a foodie and I can't resist to a good restaurant with a good menu and wonderful view !

Thank Boo71
Vacaville, California
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87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has so much going for it. It is a wonderful setting with a perfect view of the sunsets, overlooking anchored sailboats, water taxis busy in many directions, an open air deck over the water. Life is good here. And that's before they bring the menu hand-written on a dry-erase board which changes daily. The coconut shrimp was some... More 

Thank Mauibird
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125 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to really follow google to find this spot in the dark but make sure you do. They are right in the water and have designed a really quirky ambiance. Menu is presented on a white board and everything we tried was excellent. In fact the first time was so good, we went back a second time. Highlights were... More 

Thank CanadianTraveller48

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, 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?